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.
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.
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.
Always an avid reader, I have become addicted to audio books. I can "read" while cleaning house and commuting, I love it!
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.