Lockwood & Co: The Hollow Boy : Lockwood and Co.

  • by Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by Emily Bevan
  • Series: Lockwood and Co.
  • 12 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lockwood & Co. might be the smallest (some might say shambolic) Psychic Detection Agency in London. But its three agents - Lockwood, Lucy and George - are exceptional talents. And they get results. When an outbreak of ghostly phenomena grows to terrifying levels in Chelsea, Scotland Yard is left baffled. Even more baffling is that Lockwood & Co appear to have been excluded from the huge team of agents investigating the Chelsea Outbreak.
Surely this is the perfect chance for them to show once and for all that they're actually the best in town? Well, that's if they can put aside their personal differences for long enough to march into action with their rapiers, salt and iron....
Ghouls and spectres, thrills and tension in this brand-new instalment in Jonathan Stroud's best-selling series.

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Got a little bit scared

Would you consider the audio edition of Lockwood & Co: The Hollow Boy to be better than the print version?

I've enjoyed all of the Lockwood & Co books so far, but this was the one that prompted me to recommmend the series to my older brother. Putting that into context I'm in my forties and I'm recommending a young adult book to another no longer young adult.
There was a section in this book where the combination of Jonathan's words and Emily's narration had me gripping the steering wheel and emitting a eeeeek sound and I was genuinely a little bit scared despite the fact I was commuting on a bright sunny day.


What did you like best about this story?

I love the characters, their humour and their flaws. There is a believable historical tapestry surrounding them.
How the many different strands of plot are carefully twisted through the stories.


What does Emily Bevan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Lucy's character comes through well in the narration, though the change in Lockwood from the previous narrator was a bit odd.
Emily did a very good job in building up the nervous anticipation whenever the team went into action.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Eeeek and 'Oh Lucy'.


Any additional comments?

Last book of the series is on pre-order.

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- FluBee

Things that go bump in the night

If you could sum up Lockwood & Co: The Hollow Boy in three words, what would they be?

Absolute pure delight


Who was your favorite character and why?

Lucy has always been my favourite character but only because of the Skull. The Skull probably ranks a bit higher than Lucy but only because of it's personality.


What about Emily Bevan’s performance did you like?

Having listened to both Miranda Raison and Katie Lyons read the first two books, I was delighted to find the book read by Emily Bevan. I adore her accent, she can switch well between characters (even when they're from London and she has to sound like the BBC) and, as Lucy comes from the North of England near the Cheviot Hills, she's 100% perfect for this book.

Emily Bevan puts life into this book, you really feel as if you're participating.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

"If you leave him now, he will die"


Any additional comments?

I feel that Audible have made a major mistake classifying these books. They appear in various categories but usually as suitable for 8 - 10 year olds. Now if you supply the kids with a dictionary, they'll understand parts of the book but how many are precocious enough to understand "surreptitious"?

Granted I am 50+ years old but I thoroughly enjoy these books and the idea behind them. Full marks to the author and to Random House for finally giving the books the narrator they deserved.

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- Sheryl Mason

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-09-2015
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks