British stage-and-screen actor Patrick Tull gives an ebullient performance of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He has the remarkable ability to imbue each character with a distinctive voice, making the detective tales all the more enjoyable. This collection is comprised of eleven beloved stories including: “A Scandal in Bohemia” - the first and only appearance of the extraordinary Irene Adler - “The Speckled Band”, “The Man with the Twisted Lip”, and “The Blue Carbuncle”.
Public Domain (P)1980 Recorded Books, LLC
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ACD is a master of the short story. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes has very few duds. It is clear that not only was Doyle breaking new ground, but he absolutely pwned the form (and would for the next century). It is rare to find a literary work that sold so well initially (the Strand sold Holmes like crazy) and still appears relevant and popular today (from TV shows like Sherlock to Bones). That is the brilliance of Doyle's detective stories: they are universal, they are timeless, and they are -- elementary.
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Even today these stories are fun to listen to. I usually have problems listening to the storytelling style from so far back, but for some reason, Sherlock Holmes has the right stuff. And with fantastic narration, enjoyment comes easily with this selection
In the top thirty percent, easily. Well written, varied, and great performance from Patrick Tull, as always.
Sherlock floats to the top, but always with the support of Watson
Patrick Tull rates at the top of my list of narrators, hands down. His performance from the Master and Commander series will be the standard by which I measure all other writer/ narrator combinations. Patrick Tull brings each character to life as only he can.
The way it was broken up into stories makes it easy to listen to a story, take a break, and start afresh when schedule permits.
Worth the purchase and a fun ride. Fans of Holmes will not be disappointed.
Liz Cowen Furman
I'm doing the taxes to Sherlock Holmes so I am going to have to get more! I find myself saying things like "I'll ring you up" :0)
Passionate about reading, listening and widening my comprehension of the world. My favourite sentence: we have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
This book, after more than a century, still reveals how paramount is to observe and deduce facts from apparently small and insignificant things.
In each adventure I really enjoyed the way S.H. deduces things and the simple and astonishing logic behind his deductions
Patrick has perfectly undestood how to interpret the characters; he is very clear and the pronouciation absolutely well spoken
Sherlock Holmes is absolutely the main character but the role of Watson is so important that is difficult to decide who was the best
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