The Holmes stories have been done and re-done many times. In recent years there has been a trend to "spice up" the stories with mixed results. Fortunately this series is straightforward and faithful. The readings are not overly dramatic, just the right amount. Particularly nice is the opening history of Dr. Watson-something that is not commonly read or presented.
Holmes. He's a cool character.
I really like the stories. I use this collection as filler. When I haven't decided what I want to listen to next I'll listen to a couple of these stories because each one is relatively short and they're entertaining.
I have always enjoyed listening to Holmes stories. This one is among the best as it also contains many of those I don't have in my library already.
Mr. Griffin does a very good job at relating the stories. He is engaged and kept my interest as well.
I like a good mystery and Sherloch Holmes' logic is engrossing. It made very good listening.
The facts and solutions for each of the stories were very well presented and were thus most interesting
Enjoyed the period in which each of adventures took place.
No as I liked to ponder each of the stories before continuing to the next.
I loved listening to this audiobook. The voices were so well done and there was something so comforting about listening to these classic tales in perfect English accents that made me sad to come to the end. The characterisations were perfectly nuanced by the narrator, and I loved Sherlock Holmes' wry style and Watson's combined admiration of Holmes and exasperation at his ego. The stories were a perfect length. Great entertainment. Looking forward to the next Volume.
Yes, to my friends who love literature, this was one of the first books that I bought on Audible and the narrator is perfect for all 3 volumes. I have read/listened to other books in between finishing his complete works, but this is by far the best paring.
I enjoyed it thorougly and believe others will too. Whether you're on the beach, riding a bike, or laying in bed; the stories and the narrator make you feel like you are curled up in a large, brown leather chair, next to a fire at the end of long mahogany filled library with a glass of scotch and a cigar. Even if none of those things appeal to you in real life (I've never smoked a cigar and I don't like scotch), it doesn't matter. It's pure magic.
Which one? It's the complete works, and, while I liked some better than others, I enjoyed them all. One of my favorities was the Blue Carbuncle, but I'm not sure if it was in this volume. The first story is long and is unlike any of the others. There is a jump in the chronology and a lot more history and description than most. I loved it, but whether you do or not, give at leat the first three a try or skip the first, if you don't like the style because it does change.
Now that would give at least one of the plots away... Don't expect much from Moriarty. He is a much more central charater in many movies/tv shows than in the books. He hardly shows up in the books and not to their detriment.
It was witty and surprising at parts, but the stories are more about logic and following the clues to their conclusion. It's engaging for those who like to think along. However, one of the more surprising aspects was Doyle's look at the position of outcasts: the poor, women, etc, and tell their story as part of his own. There were many emotional moments where you feel the plight of Doyle's characters, whether Sherlock is able to help them or not.
Buy it, listen to it, love it!
Yes, I would. The stories keep you engaged and very curious about what happens next
cant make any comparisons as this is my 1st audio book
No, not because its not engaging but because there are mulitple stories and there are 3 parts to the book, each ~6hrs
Very good buy
Captivating listening experience
Yes. He rolls out the story so skillfully, and reveals the details in the end.
I really enjoyed these stories. I find Sherlock Holmes to be a more robust and fully formed character in the actual stories than from my impressions from movies or TV. The mysteries are interesting and usually the twists are unpredictable.
Yes. I love the stories.
He was excellent. Perfect accent and inflection. He did not make Dr. Watson sound like an idiot the way the old Basil Rathbone movies did. The books do not support that idea and I appreciate Griffin's narrating the characters as I think they were truly written.