The spectral hellhound, which dogs the descendants of the Baskerville family, has claimed another victim. The ancient legend, and the modern murderous facts are placed before the great Sherlock Holmes. And one of the greatest adventures put to print begins....
Public Domain (P)2009 B.J. Harrison
College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
Doyle mystery, one of the premiere in the Holmes canon. Without revealing too much of the story, it may be said that it is rendered with the precise and well-paced Doyle style, Holmes enlightening us all along the way with his superior intellect and wit. This is truly one of the great mystery tales. I do have to note a preference for the "sensation" novels of Wilkie Collins (start with The Woman In White) and Poe's Dupin "ratiocination" stories (start with "The Murders In The Rue Morgue" or "The Purloined Letter"), as these two early writers of mystery and detective tales, to my mind, create a fuller and more rounded world than does Doyle (whose cleverness and sharpness I would never begin to diminish!) At the very least, if you enjoy Doyle, you will love Collins and Poe as well!
Yes! The print version is more challenging to read b/c of the language of the times (late 1800's). I found it much more pleasurable to listen to.
The style in which it is written. You have to truly listen and "decode" the decriptions to get all the humor in it. It's a pleasant mental challenge and very rewarding.
His voice is pleasant. He has enough voice changes, but not too much, and can lend an air of excitement and suspense without being overly dramatic.
Yes, but it was six hours long. I looked forward to crawling in bed every night and continuing the mystery!
Have been disapointed that I cannot easily find other Holmes stories read by B.J. Harrison...will keep looking.
Harrison supplies emotion that a first read does not always capture. I actually feel the sense of urgency and panic in many scenes.
Certainly, and more than once.
I like audiobooks.
The reader was great. Conan Doyle is someone I'd never read again, were he not well-known. I somewhat enjoyed the book, but it seemed more an exercise in showing off than anything particularly exciting or compelling.
I could have done without the extremely direct, verbose explanation of everything. The book would have been far better had he woven it into his story better.
Yes, as I now have at least some impression of Sherlock Holmes, a significant part of our culture.
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