Griffin is the right man for the job of narrating these excellent stories. You're far better off spending a credit on this than watching the Ritchie movie.
The true genius of these works is brought to another level by the narrator Charlton Griffin. His reading is impeccable, and vocal characterizations are masterful. A totally entertaining experience!
I was listening to " A Study in Scarlet" and had thought that I read reached the end of the story and started " The Sign of Four" I got confused with story about a man and a child lost in Idoho and saved by Mormoms then forced to live their way of life. I researched this story and found that it was not the same. After I saw another person review I discovered that this was still "A Study in Scarlet" I rated this low because I thought the download was incorrect. However I found that this is part of A Study in Scarlet after doing some more research.
This is a wonderful series of stories with a narrator that has the ability to bring a listener to another place and time. He is able to keep the different character separate and distinct!
I didn't expect to enjoy these stories, despite the high ratings. When I first loaded my mp3 player, I ignored this book for several days, preferring to listen yet again to two other books I've listened to many, many times (Catching Fire and Mockingjay, vols 2 & 3 of the Hunger Games trilogy).
When I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about, I was very pleasantly surprised! The stories are interest grabbing and the reader is most excellent. Now I must get the rest in this series--and keep my eyes and ears open for the reader.
Reader Charlton Griffen: Wow, you're good!
Pretty good. The narrator does a great job but I'm not as much a fan of Sherlock Holmes as I was hoping I would be. The best story was A Study in Scarlet, but after that I began to lose interest.
Obviously well written, and the stories are interesting. But, what comes through most is the opening gap between modern culture and the world described by A.C. Doyle. For example, the character Holmes deduces that a man's wife doesn't love him anymore because she, "doesn't brush his suit anymore." Is this a euphemism or what? This could be good material for a historian studying the period.
Yes, Sir Arthur, No Griffin
This reader gasps LOUDLY at the beginnings of sentences. It sounds as if he's about to dive into deep water. This is NOT an exaggeration. When he doesn't gasp (sometimes he doesn't) you're afraid he's going to strangle because he hasn't taken that deep noisy breath. Seriously. Unlistenable.
Major anger at Audible for featuring such a badly read book.
avoid this reader at all costs until he learns how to breath.
What is the significance of skipping to the mormon story line in the middle of part one? is something wrong the copy i downloaded???? if not this is a poor transition to the next part of the story
I have always loved Sherlock Holmes, so I was surprised to find this audiobook only "ho-hum." After hearing a different narrator, I realized it was Charlton Griffin's reading that sapped the joy out of my favorite tales. I didn't find anything about his performance particularly bad or bothersome, but it was uncompelling. In contrast, Simon Vance's performance in Brilliance Audio's _The Complete Sherlock Holmes_ brought the excitement back in just a few sentences, and I thus highly recommend that audiobook over this one.