The Screaming Staircase

The Screaming Staircase

Audiobook CD - 2013
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For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions. Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive.
Publisher: Bath, England : 2013. AudioGO,
Branch Call Number: YAB STRO
Characteristics: 8 x CDs (10 hr. 5 min.)
Additional Contributors: Raison, Miranda 1980


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May 10, 2017

Such an amazing story with great characters and a unique world setting. I highly encourage readers to listen to the audiobook instead as it had a greater impact on the senses. Miranda Raison does a really good job as the narrator. If you want to read a good murder story, with some really interesting YA characters, and some legitimately scary hauntings, then definitely pick this story up.

AL_BRIDGET Aug 06, 2016

This audiobook reader is fabulous, and the story itself is really interesting. I loved the premise and the world, and the characters were great fun. It's spooky and creepy without getting into true horror territory, and it's a great choice for a road trip listen.

May 13, 2016

Legitimately scary ghost book - love this series!

JCLMeganB Feb 02, 2016

In a re-imagined modern day London, there's a ghost epidemic, one that can only be kept at bay by psychic children. Stroud gives his young readers a great deal of credit via strong characters and pithy writing. The audio performance is excellent.

Aug 23, 2014

Great ghost story - 3 British teens putting ghosts out of business.

JCLStefanieE Feb 08, 2014

London is plagued with hauntings and the only people who can see the ghosts, therefore the only people who can rid London of them, are kids. Unlike most juvenile stories, The Screaming Staircase, laces adventure with wonderful relationships that show real growth throughout the story. The narrator read with enthusiasm and is wonderfully British. I can't wait to listen to the next book coming out this Fall!

Rather_be_reading Jan 09, 2014

I will read (or listen to) anything with Jonathan Stroud's name on it. Kids who run their own business, ghosts and a mystery-- what's not to love? The narration on the audiobook is excellent and pulls you right in. This is the first in the best kind of series: this story has a definite end, but the characters will come back for another adventure and there's a larger story arc.

Dec 06, 2013

Definitely listen to this on cd or downloadable audio. The voice actor does a wonderful job.
If you're a fan of Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus books you will enjoy this story as well. I can't wait for next one in the series.

Nov 16, 2013

Original use of the post-living: no vampires or zombies! Also has a fairly good mystery sub-plot.

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