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Richard Hoskins

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  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A colonel receives five seeds in the mail---and dies within weeks. A young bride disappears immediately after her wedding. An old hat and a Christmas goose are the only clues to a stolen jewel. A son is accused of his father's murder. These mysteries---and many more---are brought to the house on Baker Street where detective Sherlock Holmes resides. No case is too tricky for the world's most famous sleuth and his incredible powers of deduction.

    Richard Hoskins says: "This version is complete"
    "This version is complete"
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    I don't want to nitpick Tad's excellent review, but he is inaccurate on one point.

    This version, as of April 2012, includes all twelve short stories collected in 1892 as "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", including "The Red-Headed League," and "The Adventure of the Speckled Band."

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes are overshadowed by the event with which they close - the meeting of the great detective and Moriarty, the Napoleon of Crime. When "The Final Problem" was first published, the struggle between Holmes and his arch nemesis, seemingly to the death, left many readers desolate at the loss of Holmes, but it also led to his immortality as a literary figure.

    David says: "Good narrator, Incorrect product description"
    "Does include "The Final Problem.""
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    This edition of the book that I downloaded in May of 2012 does include "The Final Problem."

    It seems to follow the 1894 American book edition, in that "The Cardboard Box" is *not* included, and several paragraphs of that story are inserted into "The Resident Patient." You can see the Wikipedia entry for the most singular circumstances surrounding the publication.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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