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.
(P)2009 Audio Connoisseur
A classic series for a reason! The narrator is fantastic! The character of Holmes is enthralling. I now recognize how often modern fictional detectives mimic Sherlock's observation skills. I also like the short length of these mysteries, I often listen to one or two between other books to break it up a little. Listen and realize why these stories have lasted and been duplicated for over a hundred years!
Artist and teacher in Texas
Smart, funny, enlightening
I love hearing how the original author wrote these famous characters, and the original plots. I also enjoyed the way the parts were read. His portrails and voices of the characters were very entertaining, especially the ladies!
The ladies voices
Master sluth strikes again
Really helped me understand the characters!
Certainly, it is wonderful to listen to the language used and the characters have been brought to life in this series
Dr Watson, who is always entranced, bemused and astounded.
The joy of having a story read to you, and his voice and the inflections are marvellous
Sherlock Holmes I presume?
Narration was good, but I listen to audio books based on convenience. Print versions are always better.
Holmes, for obvious reason
Watson, I always thought his would be the most objective view
listened to this on the way back from Disney - usually my wife and kids aren't into audio books - but this one captured their interest. I've never read Sherlock Holmes so this was a treat for me. On to volume 2!
I would highly recomend this entertaining mystery series to everyone. So very well written and wonderfully read.
We enjoyed volume 1 so much we went on to purchase other volumes also!
i'd recommend this series for sure. holmes is the greatest detective in history, picking up on details that most would miss. he was CSI before CSI was even in the alphabet!
a case in scarlet was the first holmes story, and from the beginning you are hooked! his eye for detail and his rapid thought process are detailed very well, and as the stories go on, the character fully develops. even if you've read these before, it's great to listen to them as it adds yet another layer on to the sherlock persona.
i have not listened to any of griffin's other works yet, but can't wait to. he does a great job narrating as watson and giving voice to holmes.
ummm, i guess i'd have to go with sherlock. why? because he's sherlock!
classics are classic for a reason!
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.
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