The Clockwork Scarab : Stoker & Holmes

  • by Colleen Gleason
  • Narrated by Jayne Entwistle
  • Series: Stoker & Holmes
  • 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you're the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood. And so, when two society girls go missing, there's no one more qualified to investigate. Now, the fierce Evaline and the logical Mina must resolve their rivalry, in order to navigate the advances of not just one, but three mysterious gentlemen, and solve a murder with only one clue: the strange Egyptian scarab. The stakes are high. If Stoker and Holmes don't unravel why the belles of London society are in such danger, they'll become the next victims…

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What the Critics Say

"The mishmash of popular tropes (steampunk! vampires! Sherlock Holmes!) will bring readers in, but it's the friendship between the two girls that will keep them." (Kirkus Reviews)

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5 Words: Sherlock Holmes, Time Travel, Steampunk.

So this was a bit of a surprise for me. For one, it absolutely flew by. It ended and I was actually surprised because despite everything wrapping up quite nicely, I was prepared for more.

Jayne Entwistle does a fabulous job of reading this. The next book in the series is on my audible wishlist and so are a few of her other readings.

I liked the distinct voices. Even if I wasn't paying attention to the beginning of the chapter, where it told you who the narrator was, I was never lost. It wasn't just the voices that the actress was giving the characters were different, it's that the characters themselves were so distinct.

This plays on Sherlock canon, adds a dash of Steampunk and a touch of time-travel, picks up some Bram Stoker on the way and then runs madly into the wild, flailing its arms around hoping to pick up some ancient Egyptian lore. And it's excellent.
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- TeaPartyPrincess

Much better than expected

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

No I have none hence listening to audiobooks all day.


Would you be willing to try another book from Colleen Gleason? Why or why not?

I'll continue with the series, the characters are all likeable, that's the most important thing to me in most books. too many people aren't.


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

I bought this book because of Ms Entwhistle having listened to her on the Flavia de luce series, the narrator on audible is not as good so I had to get them from iTunes. ||||||
|She has a lovely tone to her voice though one criticism I have is that it is difficult to concentrate on which character is speaking at any time, I feel Stoker and Holmes sound too similar. It would be improved if one of them sounded more distinct say like Daphne in the De luce novels.


Any additional comments?

Joyfully not a Vampire (or vampyre if your cool) in sight. Like the Theodosia series ancient Egypt makes a welcome return.

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- hugh

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-09-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios