We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Lost Sherlock Holmes Story? Audiobook

The Lost Sherlock Holmes Story?

The Lost Sherlock Holmes Story? is now in Channels.
How to Listen
  • To access Channels, you'll need the latest version of the app.
  • iOS - Tap the Channels icon on the main menu.
    Android/Windows - Tap on the hamburger menu and select Channels
  • Tap on the channel to listen to The Lost Sherlock Holmes Story?.
Unlimited listening to Channels is included with Audible membership. Learn more
Channels requires the latest version of the
Audible app for Android, iOS, and Windows 10.
Regular Price:$2.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

It is a short vignette featuring the world's greatest detective and his sidekick - but is it truly a "lost" Sherlock Holmes story? Listen for yourself and decide....

In 1904 the Scottish town of Selkirk held a three-day event to raise funds to replace a wooden bridge destroyed in a flood two years earlier. As part of the event, the organizers sold a story collection called The Book o' the Brig. Most of the stories were written by locals - but one stood out because it starred Holmes and Watson.

It wasn't until 2015 that an 80-year-old Selkirk resident named Walter Elliot, who long owned a copy of the book, leafed through it and came upon the previously unpublished story. His discovery of "Sherlock Holmes: Discovering the Border Burghs and, by Deduction, the Brig Bazaar" caused quite a stir.

But was the story truly written by Conan Doyle? What's known is that the renowned author enjoyed visiting the area in and around Selkirk. And his name appears in the book, indicating that he was the opening presenter on the Saturday of the fundraising event. But Holmes experts have their doubts, since there is no mention of the story in Conan Doyle's papers, and the style of writing doesn't ring true. So the mystery may never be solved. But it is a fact that the fundraising effort succeeded - and a brand-new iron bridge was built.

Public Domain (P)2015 Audible Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.0 (265 )
5 star
 (37)
4 star
 (54)
3 star
 (88)
2 star
 (52)
1 star
 (34)
Overall
2.9 (241 )
5 star
 (31)
4 star
 (42)
3 star
 (78)
2 star
 (46)
1 star
 (44)
Story
3.8 (239 )
5 star
 (89)
4 star
 (70)
3 star
 (47)
2 star
 (16)
1 star
 (17)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Doreen Illinois 03-07-15
    Doreen Illinois 03-07-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    110
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Parody?"

    This struck me as a parody, an affectionate, humorous parody of the character of Sherlock Holmes in particular, and, of course, the series in general. Might Conan Doyle, for the sake of the fundraiser, have contributed this short piece, a seeming parody of his Sherlock Holmes stories and novels, to the collection?

    The story itself is so short that I really only find it satisfying if I think of it as a quick skit intended to poke fun at the Sherlock Holmes series. Kindly fun in my opinion. So yes, I find it plausible that Conan Doyle might've written this, but that is only speculation of course.

    Simon Vance's narration was spot on and contributed to the fun of the piece.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    William Fox Chapel, PA, United States 03-09-15
    William Fox Chapel, PA, United States 03-09-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    20
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "What a pleasant homage!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Lost Sherlock Holmes Story? to be better than the print version?

    This free treat from Audible Inc is well worth the download. If you have spent any time at all with Dr Watson's details of the adventures he shared with his peculiar friend, you will appreciate this contemporaneous homage to them both. Sir Arthur would scarce blink an eye, had he known, that such a fan would lend the logician to a cause such as restoring an historic and practical edifice. I throw down my 10 shillings for the supportive work metaphorically, in appreciation.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Sherlock Holmes Story??

    Simon Vance gives voice to the echo of Holmes and Watson in a very comfortable way. The surprise is, as always, in the revelation.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Imagining the political engagement, or disengagement, of Holmes and Watson.


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

    For a good cause, all fame is employed.


    Any additional comments?

    A pleasant 8 minutes.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Norma Davila Greenbelt, MD United States 03-06-15
    Norma Davila Greenbelt, MD United States 03-06-15 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    40
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Well...it's odd"

    I'm not sure it's a true Holmes tale. A bit more humorous than most of the tales. You can almost hear the mirth.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Darryl 05-05-15
    Darryl 05-05-15 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    699
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    979
    267
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    24
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "not worth it really"

    sorry, but though i am a sherlock fan i didn't think this was worth worrying about. It is so slight a piece there's not much else to say, except that it was a freebie at the time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    LoriAnn 05-25-15
    LoriAnn 05-25-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Short"

    I think the story was way too short. Just make it longer and it would be a 5-star story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mary Helen Bejarano 05-21-15 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not my cup of tea"

    Had a hard time with the accent. I must not be very logical because his logic evades me

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jonathan P. Jones 04-30-15 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Short, but sweet like a tootsie roll"

    Very short but I liked it. Captured the right feel. Nice to see Watson as a man of some ambition.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kristy Madden Glendale, CA USA 04-13-15
    Kristy Madden Glendale, CA USA 04-13-15 Member Since 2016

    junebugtyme

    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    178
    20
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Taste of Sherlock Holmes"

    I enjoyed this little tidbit of a story. It realistically captured the familiar banter that I so love between Holmes and Watson. The narration was excellent too. The solved mysteries were a bit underwhelming, but the wordplay more than made up for this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    NYC wheeler 04-01-15
    NYC wheeler 04-01-15 Member Since 2009

    dancingwriter

    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    73
    19
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Doesn't seem like the real thing"

    However it was a good attempt if a bit winded...

    Audible required a minimum of a certain number of words so here they are...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    M. D. Baines Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada 03-15-15
    M. D. Baines Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada 03-15-15 Member Since 2016

    GateGypsy

    HELPFUL VOTES
    33
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    30
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not essential, unless you're a completionist"

    It's a fun enough little story, written in the "Sherlock" style, though I can certainly see how there are doubts about its authenticity (the author as much as admits it in the introduction). Very political, a "timely" piece for when and where it was originally published.
    The casual or even mildly-invested Sherlock fan won't find anything particularly useful here, but if you're a Sherlock completionist, then by all means read/listen on :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.