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The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Audiobook
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Written by: 
John Joseph Adams (editor), Robert J. Sawyer, Christopher Roden, Michael Moorcock, Anne Perry, Neil Gaiman, Anthony Burgess, Laurie R. King
Narrated by: 
Simon Vance, Anne Flosnik
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Audiobook

The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Publisher's Summary

A modern short-story collection featuring the great detective. Stories included:

"A Sherlockiana Primer", © 2009 by Christopher Roden
"The Horror of the Many Faces", © 2003 by Tim Lebbon
"The Case of the Bloodless Sock", © 2001 by Anne Perry
"The Adventure of the Other Detective", © 2003 by Bradley H. Sinor
"A Scandal in Montreal", © 2008 by Edward D. Hoch
"The Adventure of the Field Theorems"; © 1995 Vonda N. McIntyre
"The Adventure of the Death-Fetch", © 1994 by Darrell Schweitzer
"The Shocking Affair of the Dutch Steamship Friesland", © 2005 by Mary Robinette Kowal
"The Adventure of the Mummy's Curse", © 2006 by H. Paul Jeffers
"The Things That Shall Come Upon Them", © 2008 by Barbara Roden
"Murder to Music", © 1989 by Anthony Burgess
"The Adventure of the Inertial Adjustor", © 1997 Stephen Baxter
"Mrs. Hudson's Case", © 1997 Laurie R. King
"The Singular Habits of Wasps", © 1994 by Geoffrey A. Landis
"The Affair of the 46th Birthday"; © 2009 by Amy Myers
"The Specter of Tullyfane Abbey", © 2001 by Peter Tremayne
"The Vale of the White Horse"; © 2003 by Sharyn McCrumb
"The Adventure of the Dorset Street Lodger", © 1993 by Michael Moorcock
"The Adventure of the Lost World", © 2004 by Dominic Green
"The Adventure of the Antiquarian's Niece"; © 2003 by Barbara Hambly
"Dynamics of a Hanging", © 2005 by Tony Pi
"Merridew of Abominable Memory" © 2008 by Monkeybrain, Inc.
"Commonplaces" © 2008-2009 by Naomi Novik
"The Adventure of the Pirates of Devil's Cape", © 2009 by Rob Rogers
"The Adventure of the Green Skull", © 2008 by Mark Valentine
"The Human Mystery", © 1999 by Tanith Lee
"A Study in Emerald", © 2003 by Neil Gaiman
"You See But You Do Not Observe", © 1995 by Robert J. Sawyer.

©2010 John Joseph Adams; (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"For the most part, this volume of short Sherlock Holmes pastiches - a mix of straightforward imitations and parodies - delivers on its goal of presenting the best of such work from the last 30 years....Barbara Roden's "The Things That Shall Come Upon Them" riffs cleverly on M.R. James's "Casting the Runes". Perhaps the highlight is Peter Tremayne's "The Specter of Tullyfane Abbey", which offers a plausible explanation for a classic untold tale in which a man disappears from the face of the earth after returning home to fetch an umbrella." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Troy 08-31-12
    Troy 08-31-12

    I grew up on Golden Age Radio, I love to learn about a great many things, and I enjoy a wide variety of genres. Me, bored? Never!

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    "Holmes As His Creator Never Intended"
    What made the experience of listening to The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes the most enjoyable?

    There are so many different kinds of stories all on the same theme - what happens when Holmes is forced to confront the very things science can't explain? Like any anthology, there are works here of greater or lesser quality, but on the whole, this collection is brilliant. Special kudos to Robert J. Sawyer, whose story is the grand finale in this collection. It was bittersweet and profound in ways I haven't experienced in a long time.


    What other book might you compare The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes to and why?

    I'd directly compare it to the original Sherlock Holmes stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. That's the best way to know the characters and the worth of the stories presented here.


    What does Simon Vance and Anne Flosnik bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Simon Vance is spot-on as Holmes and Watson have always been in my imagination. Clearly, the man enjoyed himself recording these. I could say no less for Anne Flosnik in regards to the female narrators, but it's really hard to compare Vance as Holmes and Watson.


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    Shirley Craigieburn, Australia 11-28-11
    Shirley Craigieburn, Australia 11-28-11
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    "Weird stories"

    Not quite what I expected from a Sherlock Holmes series, interesting twists on an old storyline, great narration caught the era exactly.

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    Michael Wilson Huntington Beach,CA 10-21-11
    Michael Wilson Huntington Beach,CA 10-21-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Four Cheers!"

    I believe any fan that enjoys the exploits of Holmes and Watson will find this the next best thing to Conan Doyle himself! Enjoy!!

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    David 06-22-11
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    "Captivating"

    Some of the best from the genre of 'non-Conan Doyle', Sherlock Holmes stories. Well represented. Simon Vance's narration is terrific. He creates a consistency to the portfolio with interpretations, and timing, that bring Holmes and Watson to life. Nicely done Simon!

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    bill 11-07-11
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    "Sherlock Holmes is Sherlock holmes at his best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    the stories in the book are ones i have never red before in any connon doil collection collection


    What did you like best about this story?

    most of the stories are ritten by authors other then arther connon doile


    What does Simon Vance and Anne Flosnik bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    good british accense


    Any additional comments?

    a very very good yarn

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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