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!
Artist and teacher in Texas
Smart, funny, enlightening
I love hearing how the original author wrote these famous characters, and the original plots. I also enjoyed the way the parts were read. His portrails and voices of the characters were very entertaining, especially the ladies!
The ladies voices
Master sluth strikes again
Really helped me understand the characters!
Certainly, it is wonderful to listen to the language used and the characters have been brought to life in this series
Dr Watson, who is always entranced, bemused and astounded.
The joy of having a story read to you, and his voice and the inflections are marvellous
Sherlock Holmes I presume?
Narration was good, but I listen to audio books based on convenience. Print versions are always better.
Holmes, for obvious reason
Watson, I always thought his would be the most objective view
listened to this on the way back from Disney - usually my wife and kids aren't into audio books - but this one captured their interest. I've never read Sherlock Holmes so this was a treat for me. On to volume 2!
I would highly recomend this entertaining mystery series to everyone. So very well written and wonderfully read.
We enjoyed volume 1 so much we went on to purchase other volumes also!