Here are 12 acclaimed, exciting, fully dramatized performances of Conan Doyle classics. It's elementary that any Conan Doyle fan will want this splendid set of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, 12 timeless tales performed as radio theater and linked by violin-music interludes.
The great Sir John Gielgud stars as the sleuth of Baker Street, with Ralph Richardson as his venerable companion, Dr. Watson, and Orson Welles as the nefarious Professor Moriarty. With three giants of the theater in such colorful roles, it's no mystery why this collectionwas so popular on cassette.
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"The cast is perfection: just to listen to John Gielgudwould be pleasure enough, but each cast member is terrific." (AudioFile)
"It will come as no surprise that Gielgud and Richardson, as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, are as perfect a pairing as are the fictional detective team." (Publishers Weekly)
Love books! Classics and lighter fiction, mysteries (not too violent please :-). And selective non-fiction--whatever takes my fancy.
Sherlock Holmes is always great--there would be nothing I could add to years of commentary on that. This recording is, simply, the best narration of any of Conan Doyle's work I've heard. John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson and Orson Welles came together in a superior performance of about a dozen of Holmes' best stories. The quality of the audio itself is better than I might have expected, given that I believe it was recorded for radio in the 1950's.
I loved the characters. Sir John Gielgud was great as Sherlock. I liked listening as if I was listening to a play to place. ... radio flare.
Not enough stories
This was a wonderful performance by some legendary actors from a time long gone, sadly.
Timeless and very entertaining.
Can't lose. Suspenseful, entertaining and great listening. I thoroughly enjoyed it. 3 hours of true enjoyment.
The music, the plots, the story telling. It was all superb. I love the way John Gielgud plays the part of Sherlock Holmes. On audio no one ( except maybe Basil Rathbone ) could have played the role better.
Sir John Gielgud is great as Sherlock Holmes and the whole family enjoys listening to the the stories.
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