Audiobook Review – The Creeping Shadow

Posted October 31, 2016 by Kathy in 5 stars, Audiobook Review, Book Review / 4 Comments

Audiobook Review – The Creeping ShadowThe Creeping Shadow Series: Lockwood and Co. #4
by Jonathan Stroud
Narrator: Emily Bevan
Published by Listening Library on September 13, 2016
Genres: Middle Grade Paranormal
Length: 13 hours and 2 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

After leaving Lockwood & Co. at the end of The Hollow Boy, Lucy is a freelance operative, hiring herself out to agencies that value her ever-improving skills. One day she is pleasantly surprised by a visit from Lockwood, who tells her he needs a good Listener for a tough assignment. Penelope Fittes, the leader of the giant Fittes Agency wants them--and only them--to locate and remove the Source for the legendary Brixton Cannibal. They succeed in their very dangerous task, but tensions remain high between Lucy and the other agents. Even the skull in the jar talks to her like a jilted lover. What will it take to reunite the team? Black marketeers, an informant ghost, a Spirit Cape that transports the wearer, and mysteries involving Steve Rotwell and Penelope Fittes just may do the trick. But, in a shocking cliffhanger ending, the team learns that someone has been manipulating them all along. . . .

 

5 Spooky Stars for The Creeping Shadow!!

I love this series and The Creeping Shadow is another fun and exciting story with the Lockwood & Co gang.  This is the fourth book in the Lockwood & Co. series and you need to read the previous books to understand the storyline. The Creeping Shadow picks up where the shocking ending of the previous book left off. I loved seeing Lucy, Lockwood, George and Holly together again. At first their interaction was tense but gradually turned into their familiar camaraderie that makes them stand apart from other agencies. It is clear to see how important each member is to the team and to the family they have become. The story has everything I have come to expect from this series: a hair-raising mystery, edge of your seat action and hilarious moments with team. Author Jonathan Stroud is a talented writer and gives fans another shocking ending. I can’t wait for the next book!

This is a Middle Grade series but I highly recommend this series to readers of all ages. This is a fun, exciting story with a group of friends you can’t help from falling in love with.

5 Star Audiobook Review

Emily Bevin returns as narrator for this series and does another amazing performance.  She brings all the characters to life and added excitement to the story. I loved how she captured the sarcasm of George and Skull, and the awkward moments between Holly and Lucy. This is my favorite series to listen to. I feel as if I’m in front of a campfire listening to ghost stories. I hope Ms. Bevin returns for the next book.

Rating Report
Plot
five-stars
Characters
five-stars
Writing
five-stars
Pacing
five-stars
Audiobook Performance
five-stars
Overall: five-stars

About Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Anthony Stroud is an author of fantasy books, mainly for children and youths.

Stroud grew up in St Albans where he enjoyed reading books, drawing pictures, and writing stories. Between the ages seven and nine he was often ill, so he spent most of his days in the hospital or in his bed at home. To escape boredom he would occupy himself with books and stories. After he completed his studies of English literature at the University of York, he worked in London as an editor for the Walker Books store. He worked with different types of books there and this soon led to the writing of his own books. During the 1990s, he started publishing his own works and quickly gained success.

In May 1999, Stroud published his first children's novel, Buried Fire, which was the first of a line of fantasy/mythology children's books.

Among his most prominent works are the bestselling Bartimaeus Trilogy. A special feature of these novels compared to others of their genre is that Stroud examines the stereotypes and ethics of the magician class and the enslaved demons. This is done by examining the perspective of the sarcastic and slightly egomaniacal djinni Bartimaeus. The books in this series are The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye, and Ptolemy's Gate, his first books to be published in the United States.

Stroud lives in St Albans, Hertfordshire, with his two children, Isabelle and Arthur, and his wife Gina, an illustrator of children's books.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2016 Audiobook Challenge
  • 2016 New Release Challenge

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4 responses to “Audiobook Review – The Creeping Shadow

    • Kathy

      I love this series! This is the scariest I will read (since I don’t like horror) and I love the characters. I also prefer listening to this as audiobook but plan to buy the hard copies too. Sorry for the delay in replying but for some reason your comment just showed up today in my spam folder. Thanks Katherine for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!

    • Kathy

      I love this series! I’m a big chicken so this is the amount of horror I can take lol. I hope you get a chance to read this Laura. Thanks for stopping by!