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.
IM A BIG FAN OF AUDIBLE THAY CAN MAKE DREAMS JUST AS BOOKS DO. THE TRUEST MAGIC I'VE EVER KNOWN ARE BOOKS IN ANY FORMAT ..
I think thay both have grate values like all books.
Sherlock is the book John Watson is the narrator.
Yes he did the book vary good and it's a hard book to do.
No but I think it holds it's place in time.Being one of best set of story's from the past in it's gender.
Classic imagined cases of crimes that keeps you intoxicated for more.
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.
I will listen to it again sometime in the future.
The voice of the narrator was excellent when playing male characters like Holmes or Watson. However his attempt at female voices is irritatingly falsetto. I hated it. It would be better to read them as a male voice.
The mysteries are easily explained and narrated along with the research and deductions coming from Holmes about his cases. The stories are very creative, and the solutions are not easily attained until Holmes explains his thoughts. So we're always astonished by his reasoning and amazed by his conclusions.
Each time Holmes meets someone new he makes a comment as to their history that he is supposedly unable to know. Their reactions to his knowledge is great, especially when Watson proclaims his abilities.
Charlton Griffin's portrayal of each character added a fantastic eloquence to the stories. Not only were the tales well-written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, they were brilliantly read with clarity and great performance by Mr Griffin.
I certainly laughed at the friendly relationship between Watson and Holmes. After hearing and reading the phrase so many times, it became very amusing to come across Holmes saying "My dear Watson." If one were to count the amount of times Holmes addresses Watson in this way, it would certainly be in the hundreds.
Mr Griffin's performance is spectacular. Certainly the best performance that I've had the pleasure of hearing since my venture into audio books. He deserves an award of some kind if he hasn't received one already.
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.