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Sherlock Holmes: A Baker Street Dozen (Dramatized) | [Arthur Conan Doyle]

Sherlock Holmes: A Baker Street Dozen (Dramatized)

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

Included are:

  • "The Blue Carbuncle"
  • "A Case of Identity"
  • "Charles August Milverton"
  • "The Dying Detective"
  • "The Final Problem"
  • "The Golden Pince-Nez"
  • "The Norwood Builder"
  • "A Scandal in Bohemia"
  • "The Second Stain"
  • "The Six Napoleons"
  • "The Solitary Cyclist"
  • "The Speckled Band"

©1953 Charles Michelson, Inc; (P)1996 HighBridge Company

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    R. Compton Blountsville, AL 07-16-08
    R. Compton Blountsville, AL 07-16-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be proud"

    Never mind the garbage pumped out by Hollywood with Basil Rathbone and the like! Aside from the BBC-Granada TV versions this is the best rendition of ole' Sherlock around!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    William Zion, IL, United States 04-28-09
    William Zion, IL, United States 04-28-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Classic Holmes"

    What great fun for a Sherlock Holmes fan! 12 fully dramatized stories done for the BBC starring Sir John Geilgud as Holmes and Sir Ralph Richardson as Watson. Even Orson Welles starred as Moriarty. I enjoyed every minute of it. Done in the classic radio play style with music and sound effects.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Richard medford, NY, USA 09-26-08
    Richard medford, NY, USA 09-26-08
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    "Can't go wrong with original radio broadcasts,,,,"

    Always wonderfull to hear the old time radio broadcasts of this classic collection. A great addition to anyones audible collection.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Marnie LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA, USA 03-07-08
    Marnie LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA, USA 03-07-08
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    "You'll hit replay over and over again!"

    I loved how John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson equally portrayed the characters of Sir Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to a "T"!!! Perfect pairing and both complemented each other. Truly believable and I was quite happy with their performance. You'll want to keep listening to this over and over again.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Don Roosevelt, UT, USA 03-17-09
    Don Roosevelt, UT, USA 03-17-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Best Sherlock Holmes"

    Sir John Geilgud and Sir Ralph Richardson do a great job as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. They are my favorite voice actors of these two great literary characters

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Seawan Cordova, AK, United States 01-17-12
    Seawan Cordova, AK, United States 01-17-12
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    "Great to share with the whole family"
    What did you love best about Sherlock Holmes?

    I loved the Sherlock Holmes stories as a kid and they are just as delightful to share with my kids. The reading is engaging, the accents are authentic. Sometimes it's nice to be able to listen to a whole short story rather than just a chapter of a longer story. My kids want to listen to these stories over again with their friends which is a great endorsement.


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    Calliope 09-10-13
    Calliope 09-10-13
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    "series of 30 minute radio plays, wonderfully acted"

    These are wonderfully voiced radio plays of some of the original Sherlock Holmes stories - they are old (from the 1950s), so the quality of the recording is not up to the stereo, multi-track standards of some, but the quality of the actors make up for any such issues. It's obvious that the stories are episodes of a radio series, since they each start and end with theme music and a voice over. I like the episodic nature of these stories - I can listen to one or two of them in between longer audiobooks to kind of take a mental break before moving from one book to another. The stories are good fun, and the narration is wonderful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adrian Saint Louis, MO, United States 04-09-11
    Adrian Saint Louis, MO, United States 04-09-11
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    "Our Favorite Audio Book for Road Trips"

    Sir John Gielgud is great as Sherlock Holmes and the whole family enjoys listening to the the stories.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laurel Orland Park, IL, USA 01-22-10
    Laurel Orland Park, IL, USA 01-22-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Sherlock Holmes Dramatized"

    Stories were good. The music transitions were obnoxious - distracting, loud, repetitive and took away from the audio experience.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    James el cerrito, CA, USA 04-09-08
    James el cerrito, CA, USA 04-09-08
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    "ATTENTION TO DETAIL"

    VERY GOOD PERFORMANCES. UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS NO WAY OF TELLING WHAT STORY YOU ARE LISTENING TO.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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