I think that this book failed to draw me in and convince me that the considerable liberties it took with Conan Doyle's works was anything other than farfetched. The author seems to have given Holmes many opinions about various subjects which seem out of place and anachronistic. In the author's attempt to update this Holmes for a modern audience he has lost a lot of what made Conan Doyle's work so good. It is almost as if he is writing an original story about an unknown character, who just happens to share a name and certain abilities with Sherlock Holmes. I would not recommend this audiobook to others. If anyone wants to listen to a story about Sherlock Holmes, I would recommend the originals.
I absolutely loved this book. The hero is dashing, the heroine is sweet and the supporting characters are well drawn. The characterizations are realistic, portraying the characters as likeable, if flawed, individuals. The writing is eloquent and witty. This book is set in the past and makes the past come to life, full of high spirited young people. I would recommend this book to others. The narrator does a wonderful job and gives all characters their own distinctive style.
I first heard this story as a little girl and when I saw it was available here I bought it immediately. The story is about elves living in a kitchen and the author manages to bring the world to life, making it magical and yet still recognizable. This story has many interesting characters and ideas. The narrator does a wonderful job and has a beautiful voice. This story is imaginative and I enjoyed just as much listening to it as an adult as I did as a little girl. I would heartily recommend this to others.
I thought this story was fun to listen to. The author melded the two stories of Dracula and Holmes together in a believable way. The characterizations were strong and the narrator's performance was well done. I'd recommend this.
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