Lock and Key: The Gadwall Incident

Narrated by: Nicola Barber
Series: Lock and Key, Book 2
Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (417 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author of the Peter and the Starcatcher and Kingdom Keepers series, Ridley Pearson, brings us the stirring digital prequel to the Lock and Key series, which reimagines the origins of the rivalry between Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty.

In The Gadwall Incident, listeners get a glimpse into James' life a mere 24 hours before the tipping point - before life as he knows it changes irrevocably and his childhood slips into the shadows. Listeners will come to know the dangers that surround the Moriartys before James and Moria are sent off to the hallowed halls of Baskerville Academy, where they first meet the insufferable, inexhaustible Sherlock Holmes. It's a tale full of intrigue and false starts and daring getaways, one that will leave listeners desperate to know what's next.

©2016 Ridley Pearson (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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Great narration!

This audiobook was delivered masterfully! However, story-wise, it took me 10 chapters to capture my interest. there was a lot of author intrusion that kept reminding me that I was listening to an audiobook instead of being immersed in a story.

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Great short story

Just what I needed from a book. Short and well written. Kept my interest from the start.

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Enjoyed the story

I enjoy when a story pulls you in by the way to describes the environment of the characters in it

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Got me interested

This is a prequel book for Lock & Key. I wasn't sure what to expect for a free prequel but this definitely has me looking forward to Lock & Key. Good story and narration.

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there was no end. just leaves you hanging.

not worth downloading.story just ends with no proper ending please don't bother I'm requesting refund

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Worst kind of cliffhanger

A nice freebie story, but it sadly ends on a screaming "read the series" cliffhanger that soured the experience for me.

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Great read!

Loved it! It was entertaining with a great storyline. I do recommend reading this book.

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I wanted more!

Simply fantastic to be drawn in this way. Love it. Definitely looking forward to more from this author.

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Disappointing:(

I was really excited to listen to this book for several reasons...#1 It’s by one of the authors of Peter and the Starcatcher‘s...#2 It’s was a Sherlock Holmes story...#3 I love fantasy fiction! It may be a great book...but the narrator was so bad that I just couldn’t listen to it :(

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ended too soon

cute brother sister mystery that ended too soon. I wanted to hear why the father was going out and why he was followed! is there more to this story?

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  • Kazasid
  • 04-01-20

a strange little interlude

enjoyed this light short. narration was clear and precise, in all a most pleasant little tale which felt somewhat un-finished

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  • LYNNE E.
  • 01-15-20

Enjoyable

Cleverly writen and intriguing from the start. It's easy listening and keeps your interest 👍😂

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  • LTC
  • 01-06-20

It's a great story but abrupt ending.....

loved the narration and the story is intriguing and all the great workings of young detectives but could have had a more adequate ending.

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  • K. D.
  • 03-20-19

Not a standalone story

This story has no plot of its own and ends abruptly. It's probably fun for fans of the rest of the series.

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  • Emily
  • 06-14-18

Interesting

I haven’t read Lock and Key, and I found this quite interesting. I really liked Moria, and I’d be interested to read more from her perspective. I do feel tempted to start the rest of the series.

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  • Adam Smith
  • 07-28-17

Good listen

Good listen with a modern day twist Looking forward to the next few installments of the series

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  • GAYLE S.
  • 05-02-17

Brilliant!

Me and my 9 yr old son loved it! Can't wait to hear next volume :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-17

suspenseful enough to want more..

... it just ended. ok.. it's worth investigation and possible investment ;) I l love audible free <3