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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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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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    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"
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    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?

    0 of 0 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

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  • 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.


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