Very interested, wanted to continue and continue listening.
excellent set of stories, with each being about 45 minutes
I could not put this down. I forgot just how good Doyle's stories are and what a cool dude Holmes was. There is also something to be learned here and that is that "good investigative work" still trumps all the para-military stuff we do today.
The way he solves and the way he fiqured out the answers. The way they keep the stories moving
The lady fools Holmes
I would keep it like it is now
Charlton Griffin did such a great job with all the characters, I loved his voice! It was like listening to your grandfather, if he had an English accent.
I found myself sitting in the bathtub until it was cold because I didn't want to stop listening, and then I'd sneak my headphones into bed so I didn't disturb my husband while I finished a story. When listening to it in my car, I'd circle the block a few times or sit in the driveway to listen a bit longer. Heck, I even listened to it while grocery shopping. I love this book.
Overall, very well done. Some of the short stories are more compelling than others but enjoyable nonetheless.
He did a great job. Sometimes with women voices they sound a little weird, but for guy it was still pretty good
Actor/Writer in ATX "The Most Wonderfully Ridiculous Person" -Kristen Kurtis 93.3 KGSR
These stories have been told and retold in countless variations, but to hear the original words, delivered wonderfully by Charlton Griffin, really satisfies the brain that craves good acting and better puzzles.
This is an extremely well done systematic retelling of the Holmes short novels and stories in the order in which they appeared. Charlton Griffin, clearly a very talented actor, seems to relish the many characters he is called upon to portray. An unexpected pleasure was the amount of 19th-century social history contained in the stories. A world where the new--typewriters and telephones--collides with the old, rigid class system of Victorian England. I had forgotten that Dr. John Watson is a disabled veteran of the Second Afghan War--chillingly familiar in the world we walk around in, 130 years later. There is much more humor in the stories than I had remembered: Watson's hilarious description of how he met and courted his future wife during the course of a story (that I will not spoil by describing further) is a good example.
When Holmes--whom Watson claims was entirely innocent of any knowledge of literature--quotes from Henry David Thoreau to explain deductive reasoning. I did not see that coming.
And another spoiler alert: When Sherlock Holmes is bested by "the woman"--Irene Adler--but still saves his princely client, all he asks for, when he might receive any reward that he could name, is a photograph of her.
There is no accounting for taste, but I have been sharing my pleasure with these stories with many people--to the point that I probably seem to be obsessed with them, and I still have parts II and III (almost forty hours--including both "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and the "The Valley of Fear") of listening pleasure ahead of me.
Make note of the descriptions of Americans who play a surprisingly prominent role in the Conan Doyle novels and stories--an interesting combination of admiration for what are perceived to be our admirable qualities--and more than a few familiar and sometimes painful stereotypes.