This is a great continuation of the Sherlock legacy. I recommend. And read by one of the best actors ever. Wonderful.
After having read many of the original Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories, I found this fits right into the canon! And therefore an obvious choice for the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to finally approve a continuing Sherlock series. Derek Jacobi is spectacular! The writing style is elegant. A real "throwback" to a possibly greater time in creative writing... certainly a more reserved time, but in many ways more eloquent and beautiful.
Derek Jacobi did a wonderful job with narration but this is NOT Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. This Sherlock is much more open to explaining his methods and generally a more personable Holmes than Doyle's. Good story anyway with a definate "Holmesian" feel
Well written and performed book with enough complexity to keep one interested from first to last.
The Beekeeper's Apprentice was enjoyable, notwithstanding the fact that the protagonist was a new character inserted into the Holmes dynamic.
Excellent performance and purposefully (i'm sure) reminiscent of the Rathbone/Bruce formula.
Found and now released, a newly discovered manuscript of Dr John H Watson, suppressed for over 100 years to protect the reputations of members of several well placed families,due to the sensitive nature of its content.
When will more be coming?
This is among the top ten audiobooks in my vast library.
Dr Watson is forced to wander through pea-soup thick fog to do surveillance on an opium den while Holmes investigates on his own. Mayhem ensues that changes both of their lives forever.
Derek Jacobi is a superb actor and narrator. I liked all his characters. His portrayal of Lestrade was spot on.
A mysterious organization is killing street children and has framed Sherlock Holmes for a terrible crime. Can Holmes and Watson uncover the conspiracy in time?
This was a great listen, and I plan on listening to it a few more times. The stories interweave together very well. Horowitz' descriptive style and the rhythm of the story pull you into the heart of a very cold and foggy winter in Victorian London, from seedy pubs to dangerous alleys to a forced coach ride and on to an inescapable prison. It is Dickens and Conan Doyle all rolled into one exciting story. This is the first book or audio by Horowitz I've read/listened to, and will definitely have to try another of his works.
I don't give 5s a lot. Throwing 5s around makes it harder for others to distinguish what was good from what was great. For me 5s = top 2%.
I thought Derek Jacobi was excellent in the audio edition, making it far more entertaining than the printed version.
This was my first book with Jacobi, but he was fantastic. Eventually I googled him and saw he is an actor in some well known movies and has been doing theatre in London for many years. Well done Derek.
Keep in mind I won't hand out 5s very often. The book was slow to start and for awhile I contemplated bailing on it. The performance was good enough to keep me from doing so. The end was well done and it made a decent recovery. If you're a Holmes fan it will eventually be worth it. Patience is the key here.
I have listened to over 250 books in the last 10 years. I tend to listen to certain authors and try to read all their books. I listen while exercising and driving which makes the time past enjoyable.
It was good listen, but not the cliff hanger of other mysteries.u
I think the ending wrapped it up
Of course Watson
It was good, but not in the style and character plot of ACD.
I liked the basic story and the way it was told. It kept my interest to the very end.
I had nerver heard Derek Jacobi before and loved his voice. He made me feel like I was there.
There were all my favorite and necessary to the book.
Parts of it made me laugh and parts made me sad. It was interesting to know that some things never change.
I think this book is worth the read.
Judith H. Taylor
The story fit into "real" Sherlock stories.
Interesting plot that kept me guessing. I have read mysteries for over 50 years and usually can tell "who did it" less than halfway through. Not this time
I'm sure I will listen to it again in the future.