Doyle ended up writing four novels and 56 short stories featuring Holmes and his companion, Dr. Watson. All but four are told in the first person by Watson, two by Holmes, and two are written in the third person. Together, this series of beautifully written Victorian literature has sold more copies than any other books in the English language, with the exceptions of the Bible and Shakespeare.
Volume 1 in this series consists of two novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four, followed by a collection of short stories entitled The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
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The Conan Doyle writings are in my top 3 favorite books, have been since I was 15, and I'm a long way from that now. These are unabridged, so, of course, the story is 5 stars. The performance is really wonderful also. This narrator captures the spirit and that certain je ne sais quoi that exists in Holmes in my head. I am pretty sensitive to the breathing into the mike, or the spit rolling around in the narrator's mouth, or vocal fry. Whatever Mr. Griffin did was spot on for me, down to the last breath!
Just another reason to feed my Holmes obsession.
I was hesitant going into the series, i wasn't sure if i would enjoy these short stories and really wasn't sure what to expect. With that said i am truly glad i did. I listened to Volume I,II, and III. All the short stories are interesting and enjoyable. They also help you get a good mental picture of the era. The only two minor complaints i have that is i truly wish Sir Doyle gave you small clues along the way that let you be able to attempt to solve the mystery before Holmes did. I felt the guilty culprit came out of left field, and i wish these stories were in chronological order of Holmes life, and not when Doyle wrote them. With that said neither would stop me from recommending these books or listening to them again, which i already have.
Most likely. I enjoyed having it broken into mini-books, as it was written many a year ago.
He is expert at the male voices, but a touch off for the females, which is what stopped me from giving a 5 star for performance. Still, he's quite a good narrator, and I do recommend him.
Is this a real question for this type of book?
Very well done package! I'm looking forward to the next book.
It is near the top because I really like the stories.
Sherlock because he's good at his job.
Dr. Watson because he's more down to earth.
Charlton Griffin does an excellent job as narrator.
It had been fifty years since I first read any of Conan Doyle's books, and the thought of reading them again did not excite me on bit.
They were written in a still that I found hard to stay focused and concentrate on the story, and lost the plot quit often.
So I decided to try the Audio E book, and what do you knew it is all in the rhythm of the speech just like poetry, WAY DIDN'T MY ENGLISH TEACHER EXPLAIN THIS TOO ME?
In short Lady' s and Gentlemen I have found the rhythm in which to read his books and shell read all of his work!
Hope this is help full to any one else how found his work uncomfortable to read.
This is just a story,each story stands on it's own.
I read books to pass the time on a wet day.
No! it is 20 hours long.
a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.
The classic stories...no technological gadgets or Hollywood stars...just logic and wit. It is interesting to listen to these classic stories from a century ago and hear the vices and issues recognizing how little some things change and how some areas where we have become more open and others more closed.
Intersting! I heard lots I didn't know about Sherlock Holmes and the ways of life in those times, though no "Elementary, my dear Watson." I enjoyed the full books more than the short stories, but all were thought-provoking and intriguing, while satisfyingly unravelled in the end.
I loved the first volume of Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories. This is a series that I had never attempted before now. I am very happy to say that they are delightful and highly entertaining. Mr Griffin is an excellent narrator and truly brought Holmes and Watson to life! I would only say one thing bothered me was his interpretation of the female characters in which they all seemed to be the same generic "female" voice. However, I quickly overlooked this and let the sheer joy of these stories wash over me. I am excited to listen to the other two volumes!
This was nicely done and kept my attention. never got boring, couldn't wait to kep listening when i had to stop.
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