I have listened to Volume 1 completely, and have now started back at the beginning. It just never gets old.
"That woman" getting the best of Holmes... a very rare occurrence, indeed.
Although his female voices are a bit weak, his voices for Watson and Holmes are spot on. He really makes them come alive.
There are, I believe, two blips on this recording. One seems to be a skip, perhaps from editing. The other sounds like a watch alarm or a low battery alarm. Other than that, it is extremely well done. I could not imagine any other voice for Holmes, besides Rathbone of course. I will certainly enjoy this again and again and look forward to purchasing Volume 2.
I read all these stories when I was about 18 and loved them then. They do a great job with the audio version. The story telling is great and the guy does Holmes and Watson very well. I enjoy listening to the vocabulary and the tone of their speaking - what gentlemen! Highly recommended.
Yes I have - generally when I get an audio book and see that Charlton Griffin is readng then I am assured it will be a good listen.
Holmes and Watson of course
Great stories to listen with your spouse and family - great stuff to share on a long car ride with the family.
Some of them, but not all. I was quite familiar with sleuthing books from Hardy Boys and the 3 Investigators. At the very least, I was able to guess who the villian was 50% of the time before Sherlock Holmes revealed it.
I'm quite happy to be more intelligent than Lestrade and Co.
Sherlock Holmes' voice! I love his dry tones. The female voices were a bit odd though.
Ah, I think that title is acceptable and I have no complaints.
I definitely look forward to Volume 2
I'm a big fan of si-fi, but I'm finding that a love for mysteries budding up in me. I also like a lot of nonfiction.
I once heard is said that the best characters are the ones with flaws. Sherlock Holmes is one of the best examples of that. He is eccentric. He is so obsessed with facts and practicality that he seem heartless. Ironically he is willing to go above and beyond for people who are more deserving of he services. Even to the point that he will of letting the criminal go free if the crime was, at least in Sherlocke's opinion, justifiable. He is also a bit egotistical, but is willing to set his ego aside and admit he was wrong at times. Worst of all, he is constantly criticizing Watson for his lack of deduction as well as other issues, but Watson is the only person Sherlock Holmes ever loved. For those of you who believe relationships are important in a story , the relationship between Holmes and Watson is the perfect example of how true love between men can happen without sexual attraction.
It bothers me that I have made it to 40 without reading Sherlock Holmes -- and I love detective stories! So, when I saw this on sale, I snapped it up. I thoroughly enjoy both the story and the narrator.
the presentation of plot
The murderer--- you have to follow to the end to appreciate
good character impersonations
watson--he would be relaxed than holmes
loved the plot was surprised by the twist. the storey lingers. be patient just when i thought i had lost the plot there it was.
The narrator is wonderful! It makes the book the best listen. I like Sherlock Holmes but it was great to listen to.
A classic series for a reason! The narrator is fantastic! The character of Holmes is enthralling. I now recognize how often modern fictional detectives mimic Sherlock's observation skills. I also like the short length of these mysteries, I often listen to one or two between other books to break it up a little. Listen and realize why these stories have lasted and been duplicated for over a hundred years!