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The Hound of the Baskervilles | [Arthur Conan Doyle]

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate. The best of the Holmes novels!
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Publisher's Summary

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate. The best of the Holmes novels!

Public Domain (P)2013 Trout Lake Media

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    Daniel Wyatt Colorado Springs 11-28-14
    Daniel Wyatt Colorado Springs 11-28-14 Member Since 2015

    Addicted to Audible.

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    "Hoped for a better audio but it came short."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better narrator.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not another one from Arthur Conan Doyle. This was boring and slow paced. I'm sure that during the time period it was written it was awesome but we have better writers now.


    What didn’t you like about Grahame Stevens’s performance?

    British thing


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Hound of the Baskervilles?

    I would add sound effects and music


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great quality for a great price!"

    Some the accents were wanting, but that being said, for the price, it was fantastic!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Voreis 08-26-15
    Eric Voreis 08-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story, unfortunate narrator"

    Very hard to distinguish some characters, and Holmes has an obnoxious, lilting falsetto.

    The store was adequate, but surprisingly predictable and straightforward.

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    Reader From Aus 10-17-14

    A tad action, mix in some history, throw in some battle & a sprinkle of mystery. A dash narration with added heart & a novel can become art

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    "A classic of epic proportions"
    Any additional comments?

    A must read for all, especially those that like mystery but even those that dont. Classics like these are a lost but easily accessible treasure to most of the general public. Stop thinking if its worth buying and get it, because it is!

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  • Roger Cliffe
    Berkeley, Gloucestershire United Kingdom
    11/26/14
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    "Abysmal narrator"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The book is gripping and a salutary lesson in the genre.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Holmes is peerless.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I have listened to over 100 books from Audible, and this is the worst narration I have experienced. I doubt the narrator had read the book before he embarked on the recording. He has no sense of characterisation. He mixes up the voices of the characters. He cannot imbue the story with the necessary sense of tension that it deserves. How on earth was he chosen?


    Was The Hound of the Baskervilles worth the listening time?

    The book is certainly worth the time. My advice is either read it yourself, or choose a narrator like Derek Jacobi who can add to the story by the intelligent use of inflection.


    Any additional comments?

    The best books are enhanced by being read well (Timothy West in Trollope; Martin Jarvis in Dickens; Juliet Stephenson in Austen). What is the point in engaging a narrator who cannot bring anything to the table?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
    5/27/14
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    "Classic tale, well read"

    I love the Sherlock Holmes books. It is different reading this when you know whodunit, you lack the same level of intrigue and not knowing which of the red herrings are real. But this is such a classic, and it is great, well read (although I prefer Derek Jacobi's readings) and highly enjoyable

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ben
    9/3/13
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    "Not well read"
    How could the performance have been better?

    The reading in the sample sounds OK, but I found it unnatural and awkward. It's worth spending the extra to get the Derek Jacobi version.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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