Against the Brotherhood : A Mycroft Holmes Novel

  • by Quinn Fawcett
  • Narrated by Alan Stanford
  • Series: A Mycroft Holmes Novel
  • 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Acknowledged by Sherlock Holmes himself as the smarter brother, and gifted with even greater powers of observation than the famous consulting detective, Mycroft Holmes appears in only four stories in the Canon and remains an enigmatic figure wrapped in the mysteries of international politics and conspiracies.
Now, in Against the Brotherhood, we learn of Mycroft's secrets throught the eyes of his new secretary, Patterson Guthrie. Guthrie's upper-class education has not prepared him for the rough-and-tumble world of international politics, nor for his encounters with the beautiful and cunning Miss Gatspy, thief, spy, assassin - whatever the situation calls for. Mycroft is revealed to be a vigorous player at world politics and international skulduggery. Against the Brotherhood is full of attempted assassinations, secret spymasters, anarchist cabals, concealed identities, double- and triple-agents, burglary, and sabotage, all done in true Conan Doyle style.

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Holmes - but not as we know it Jim!

The story and narrator were OK but the whole lacked that certain 'something' the Sherlock originals had in spades. The character of Mycroft seemed to be pitched in the indeterminate area between real person and a Demi-Superhero! An enjoyable read but already forgetting the characters and details and not sure if I'll make the effort to renew acquaintance.
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- SilverScot

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What disappointed you about Against the Brotherhood?

I can understand the temptation, Mycroft maybe an interesting character. Certainly from a marketing perspective, anything written about a member of the Holmes family will attract readers. {Thinks: has anyone written about the mother yet? or a great grandfather in tudor times - books with "Tudor" in their plot fall into a similar category at the moment}

Perhaps I was expecting too much but I would have had more time and respect for the author if he's actually created a character independent of the Conan Doyle legacy.So, all in all, the author should have more confidence in his ability to weave a good story - the second narrator was an underused character.but I couldn't help myself expecting to see Sherlock popping up.


Would you be willing to try another book from Quinn Fawcett? Why or why not?

Probably not in this series


Did the narration match the pace of the story?

I had no problem with the reader


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- Wendy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-05-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios