I am a proud Mexican woman that loves words and reading/listening to books. I also believe that only through knowledge can we achieve progress.
I love these stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It brings me back to the first time I ever read them.
I first visited 221B Baker Street around '93 - reading through a paperback edition of the complete stories of Sherlock Holmes. I, then, became a regular visitor through the auspices of Granada films - then a hardcover "Annotated Sherlock Holmes" and, now this excellent 3 volume compilation on Audible.
I, first, began engaging in "A Study in Scarlet" (Volume 1, chapter 1) and followed the clues till I arrived at "Shoscombe Old Place" (Volume 3, chapter 16). Since then I have often skipped through one volume or other till I found an adventure that suited my mood at the time. This 3 volume compilation is among my most frequent listens in my entire library!
For something less daunting to peruse I'd also recommend the Audible book "Sherlock Holmes (Dramatized)", a radio play rendition of 12 adventures and the Patrick Tull renditions of the major Sherlock Holes adventures; "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and such.
I teach high school physics and read/listen to books in my free time. My favorite genres are history, sci fi, fantasy, and science writing.
It honestly ranks somewhere in the middle. But, that is not to say it isn't very good. Doyle wrote terrifically intricate stories and Griffon does a great job at making the characters come to life.
Anyone who enjoys procedural shows on TV will probably love getting a look a where they all began.
I read most of the stories as a boy, and now have heard Volume 1 and 2. If you like Arthur Conan Doyle then you will love this version with the excellent narration by Griffin. It is tough for a man to speak for the woman, but there are not many female parts. That maybe the only negative in my view. Others provided the list that is included with this version, and there are lots of crimes and non-crimes to solve in volume 2.
Sherlock Holmes is one of my favorite audible books, and I have heard over 30 books so far. Each of these stories is about 50 minutes of less which is perfect for my commute. I listened to the same story twice as I try to solve the crime like Holmes. I am sure you will enjoy.
Old & fat, but strong; American, Chinese, & Indian (sort of); Ph.D. in C.S.; strategy, economics & stability theory; trees & machining.
I’ve been sampling the “classics” more for a few years. I have mixed feelings about the classics, as a group. Both time and the “wisdom of the crowd” are a powerful filter, but sometimes the gap in world views is a problem. For example Aristotle’s word view was just too un-modern for me glean much from his writings. In contrast Plato requires only a modest ability to explore less modern paradigm and many of his gyms are trivially transported to a modern context.
Sherlock Holms felt like it was written today and merely set in the past. It was truly amazing. The only tell was slight aversion to gore (which I rather think is not such a bad thing).
It is targeted at the young reader, but very inter-generational. It’s the perfect book to read to your children or grandchildren.
This review is really for all three. I spent about three to four weeks consuming these stories, while some are cliche most are still relevant and paint a great portrait of turn of the century British ideals and scholarship.
I highly recommend this set. Easy to start and very hard to put down. One very nice thing is most of these shorts are all about 45 minutes to an hour, and that makes them very easy to digest.
Narration was stellar. Good audio quality and a great reading with true inflection of the time period.
Why, Holmes of course.
I would recommend this audio book to a friend so that they could become familiar with Sherlock Holmes and how it stands up to the test of time. In fact I recommend the whole series.
Classic Sir A.C. Doyle.
Mr. Griffin does an excellent job as narrator and doesn't lull you to sleep. His narrative work is consistent and even. A good voice that does not grate on the nerves even after many hours. I am sure the Doyle estate is happy with his treatment.
Sherlock Holmes of course. To observe his brilliance in action firsthand.
Volume 1. Because it's the same characters and author.
nothing too unexpected
No mainly because the highlight of each short story is the plot and once you have the solution to each crime it would reduce the listening pleasure the second time
The structure of each story and the logic of each solution is brilliant
It is hard to separate one but the Hound of the Baskervilles is a standout
Because it is so long and is a number of short stories
Charlton Griffin has the most fabulous voice and his diction and slow delivery makes the book special