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The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2 Audiobook

The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2

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Publisher's Summary

Volume two in this series consists of one novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and two collections of short stories, which include "Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" and "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" (a total of 23 stories). These creations by Doyle represent the finest work of his Holmes series, and certainly the most famous. They are reproduced here (and in all volumes) in the order in which they were first published.

First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques. 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.

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    Alan LaVergne, TN, United States 03-26-13
    Alan LaVergne, TN, United States 03-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Sherlock Holmes - Still great after all this time!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audio book to a friend so that they could become familiar with Sherlock Holmes and how it stands up to the test of time. In fact I recommend the whole series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Classic Sir A.C. Doyle.


    Have you listened to any of Charlton Griffin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Mr. Griffin does an excellent job as narrator and doesn't lull you to sleep. His narrative work is consistent and even. A good voice that does not grate on the nerves even after many hours. I am sure the Doyle estate is happy with his treatment.


    If you could take any character from The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2 out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Sherlock Holmes of course. To observe his brilliance in action firsthand.


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    Nathan BELLEVILLE, IL, United States 03-24-13
    Nathan BELLEVILLE, IL, United States 03-24-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Sherlock is always awesome"
    Where does The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    pretty high


    What other book might you compare The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2 to and why?

    Volume 1. Because it's the same characters and author.


    What does Charlton Griffin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    nothing too unexpected


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    not really


    Any additional comments?

    absolutely great

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    Amazon Customer 02-19-13 Member Since 2015
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    "The most enjoyable audio book I have heard"
    Would you listen to The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2 again? Why?

    No mainly because the highlight of each short story is the plot and once you have the solution to each crime it would reduce the listening pleasure the second time


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes.
    The structure of each story and the logic of each solution is brilliant


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It is hard to separate one but the Hound of the Baskervilles is a standout


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No
    Because it is so long and is a number of short stories


    Any additional comments?

    Charlton Griffin has the most fabulous voice and his diction and slow delivery makes the book special

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    milla 02-09-13
    milla 02-09-13

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    "Awesome Narrator, Unfortunately NOT British"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2 to be better than the print version?

    No, if a British reader of similar talent to Mr Griffin had been cast it would have been awesome, but his British accents are pretty lousy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2?

    Every exposition of the breakdown by Holmes.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I loved the dramatic characterisation of the narrator, sadly let down quite severely by his shocking accents.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2 and why?

    Holmes. Why? He's HOLMES.


    Any additional comments?

    If you're American or Canadian*, or English is your second language it is likely that this will rock for you. The dramatic performance is wonderful. Griffin is great in that sense. If you're Australian , Kiwi, or South African it will probably be a bit irritating that a British actor wasn't cast to read Sherlock Holmes. Such iconic Victorian literature should be authentic, not hammy.* In my experience North Americans don't pick up on the flaws in bad false UK accents in the way other English-speaking people do. That would have to be a blessing in this case :)

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    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 01-27-13
    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 01-27-13 Member Since 2011
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    "A Great Classical Series"

    Really, what more can I say about a series so famous as this. The stories remain as entertaining today as they did when first written.

    Again, Charlton Griffin preforms flawlessly. It is great he has stayed committed to the series, as changing narrators between volumes can be annoying.

    Highly recommended!

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    Ruth BUTTE, MT, United States 12-30-12
    Ruth BUTTE, MT, United States 12-30-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Can't go wrong with this collection!"

    The collection includes much of Doyle's best work and it felt like Christmas. Though I know all of the stories it was a treat listening to them again. The narration was brilliant!

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    Lia 12-19-12
    Lia 12-19-12
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    "Great book, great narrator"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would, specially because I find it to be interesting, well written and well narrated.


    Any additional comments?

    I strongly recommend Volumes 1 & 3 of The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes.

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    Nathan locust grove, VA, United States 11-19-12
    Nathan locust grove, VA, United States 11-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Story"
    Where does The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best books that i have listened to


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dr. Watson


    What about Charlton Griffin’s performance did you like?

    His voice fit the characters perfictly


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Sherlock


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    Joseph Ewing, NJ, United States 10-30-12
    Joseph Ewing, NJ, United States 10-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Holmes at his best"

    The Hound of the Baskervilles might be my favorite Holmes story. I am a surprised fan. I definitely had a misconception of mystery novels. So even if you're not normally a fan of the mystery genre I strongly suggest a foray into Holmes.

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    Jason Amarillo, TX, United States 09-12-12
    Jason Amarillo, TX, United States 09-12-12 Member Since 2010

    I'm a big fan of si-fi, but I'm finding that a love for mysteries budding up in me. I also like a lot of nonfiction.

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    "The perfect flaws"



    I once heard is said that the best characters are the ones with flaws. Sherlock Holmes is one of the best examples of that. He is eccentric. He is so obsessed with facts and practicality that he seem heartless. Ironically he is willing to go above and beyond for people who are more deserving of he services. Even to the point that he will of letting the criminal go free if the crime was, at least in Sherlocke's opinion, justifiable. He is also a bit egotistical, but is willing to set his ego aside and admit he was wrong at times. Worst of all, he is constantly criticizing Watson for his lack of deduction as well as other issues, but Watson is the only person Sherlock Holmes ever loved. For those of you who believe relationships are important in a story , the relationship between Holmes and Watson is the perfect example of how true love between men can happen without sexual attraction.

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