Veteran performers Walter Covell and Walter Zimmerman lead this gripping production of classic Sherlock Holmes stories. Get to know the sly Irene Adler in "A Scandal in Bohemia", or follow Holmes into the sordid opium dens in "The Man with the Twisted Lip". Collected here are 12 of some of the most beloved cases from one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. This performance of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a great collection for listeners just getting acquainted with the detective or those looking to renew their love for the famous resident of 221B Baker Street.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 12 stories by Arthur Conan Doyle that were originally published in Strand magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. This collection includes some of Holmes' most famous cases.
The 12 stories in this collection are:
Public Domain ©
Sherlock Holmes is a character who needs no introduction, and these stories represent some of the best written about him. The reading are decent, though I find the narrator a touch raspy. That said, I usually dislike cast readings as some of the voices can be difficult to hear in a car, though I have not found that a problem with these at all. I would recommend them to anyone interested in discovering Sherlock Holmes.
This recording offers some of the most famous cases read by a cast of actors that bring the stories alive. I'm a fan but not a fanatic, and I enjoyed hearing the stories I had read decades ago (and seen a few years ago) reminding me of the essence of Sherlock Holmes. Lots of fun.
I love Sherlock Holmes stories. This audible book delivered. There is always an excitement about how the story will end. Anticipating how Sherlock will explain his deductions is a thrill.
Father Brown mysteries can be just as thrilling and he reveals his deductions about the same as Sherlock.
It is almost like watching a movie, you see in your mind what is happening. You hear the details.
They always move me.
The biggest problem with this audiobook is that the doctor Watson character seems intent on doing his Nigel Bruce through the whole book making it virtually unlistenable.
I bought this because I want to listen to the stories as they were originally collected, not in smaller sets or themed sets, of which Audible offers so many. The stories are great, but I was disappointed in the narration. Some of the stories were read by several people and some by only one or two. Most did Watson in an extremely loud and abrasive voice and Holmes in a dull, lifeless voice - neither of which matched my conceptions of the characters.
The cleverness of Sherlock Holmes, even by modern standards of forensics, is still remarkable. The stories are generally brief and entertaining with timeless themes of greed, evil step-parents, and human folly. But Dr. Watson's throaty, too-loud exclamations were annoying through-out and totally unneccesary. The other readers were quite adequate but Dr. Watson spoiled listening to this book for me...
I don't require or even enjoy excessive emotion (including imitating "foreign" accents) in a narrator's voice while reading classic books. After 5 minutes of this performance, however, I was numbed by the completely leaden voices, devoid of any expression. Derek Jacobi's recorded Holmes stories are infinitely superior. Unfortunately, he hasn't done the entire set of stories (yet).
Very low quality recording. Person doing Watson is way too harsh and hurried. Also, the audible DRM is awful. I only burned 1 CD because I couldn't make an MP3 CD, and that first CD quality was awful. Will never buy from audible again.
Great stories but what is the 'narrator' Dr Watson doing ? Shouting out his lines like this is farcical. Why do Americans ( Actor) think that to be an Upper Middle Class Englishman you have to shout? This recording ruins a good set of stories.
Very disappointing given that people will spend good money buying this dreadfully narrated rubbish.
Sad really, please take note!!
And here's how I learned never to spend a credit without listening to an audio sample. An awful narrator who bellows in the least convincing English accent I've ever encountered.
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