The writings of Doyle and the narrator
Both Holmes and Watson
Too many to name
Sit back and enjoy
the way he can deduce the crime and find the out who did
no favorite character
Whether you are acquainted with Sherlock Holmes or not, this series is sure to please. Like other comments my only complaint is the voice the narrator chooses for women and the way it makes women seem like weaklings. However that is one minor complaint in a great collection.
The Sherlock Holmes stories are ideal for a puzzle-loving, intelligent reader. And the narration is excellent! I listen to these audio books repeatedly and never tire of 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 am a proud Mexican woman that loves words and reading/listening to books. I also believe that only through knowledge can we achieve progress.
Sherlock Holmes is one of my favorite characters of all time and I love that they have the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle books on audible that are unabridged as well as some of the performance pieces.
The stories, as those who know anything about Conan Doyle, are excellent. Far better than the TV series - they give Holmes a more sympathetic character and therefore a more human one. I can listen to these again and again and shall do so!
The narrator was disappointing. At times his pronunciation of words is, to say the least, peculiar. It is as though he is not used to how English should be pronounced and is trying to speak the Queen's English and getting it wrong. In addition, he does not do justice to some of the characters, particularly those of females. It is a shame and disappointing.
I find it strange that they have much older people than the characters reading some parts, especially the women's voices. I think they have one woman who voices all of the female parts, and I can tell by listening to her that she has to be at least in her 60's - and many of the characters in the stories are in their 20's or 30's. Sounds a bit strange and gets tiresome after a while. Otherwise they're great recordings and I recommend them.