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Moriarty Audiobook

Moriarty: Sherlock Holmes, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

The game is once again afoot in this thrilling mystery from the best-selling author of The House of Silk, sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate, which explores what really happened when Sherlock Holmes and his arch nemesis Professor Moriarty tumbled to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls.

Internationally best-selling author Anthony Horowitz's nail-biting new novel plunges us back into the dark and complex world of detective Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty - dubbed the "Napoleon of crime" by Holmes - in the aftermath of their fateful struggle at the Reichenbach Falls.

Days after the encounter at the Swiss waterfall, Pinkerton detective agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. Moriarty's death has left an immediate, poisonous vacuum in the criminal underworld, and there is no shortage of candidates to take his place - including one particularly fiendish criminal mastermind.

Chase and Scotland Yard Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes's methods of investigation and deduction originally introduced by Conan Doyle in The Sign of Four, must forge a path through the darkest corners of England's capital - from the elegant squares of Mayfair to the shadowy wharfs and alleyways of the London Docks - in pursuit of this sinister figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, who is determined to stake his claim as Moriarty's successor.

A riveting, deeply atmospheric tale of murder and menace from the only writer to earn the seal of approval from Conan Doyle's estate, Moriarty breathes life into Holmes's dark and fascinating world.

©2014 Anthony Horowitz (P)2014 Harper Collins Publishers

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    Elinor Anne Mody MD 01-06-15

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    Amazing twist
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    Def a keeper; can't wait for the next one
    Now I will read the first in the series

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    Jon 01-24-15
    Jon 01-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent story and presentation!"

    I could not be more pleased with this story. I'm a huge Sherlock Holmes fan and I was not disappointed at all! The narrator was absolutely incredible and I will definitely look for other stories voiced by him!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Norman Wendth 03-01-15

    I'm a retired college professor in love with books in all formats.

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    "Good but not great"

    I liked "The House of Silk" better. I found this a little too easy to figure out, but enjoyed it anyway. And the narrators are great!

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    Dustin E Porter 01-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    A surprisingly good book with an excellent voice actor with a surprise twist at the end. Highly recommended to anyone.

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    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 01-18-15
    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 01-18-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not sure. It's a little heavy. Sometime it gets lost in it's own story. Maybe on the next listen I catch what ever I lost in the story. It might be that I'm looking for Holmes and he's not there. Moriarity was always like an after thought.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I think the story dragged in a few spots. The narration was ok. Maybe if it was a shorter book.


    Did Moriarty inspire you to do anything?

    No.


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    jeff 01-19-15
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    "Amazing"

    There is little to say without giving the fun away. The story is enthralling as an one of Sherlock Holmes original.

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    Ruth Bain 01-15-15
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    "Excellent story in the Sherlock Holmes tradition"

    I am puzzled at the negatives reviews for narrator Julian Rhind-Tutt. I thought he did a n excellent job and felt his performance added greatly to the drama of the story. As a Sherlock Holmes enthusiast, I enjoyed this tremendously. It felt true to the spirit of he original stories.

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    ktkat1949 BC CANADA 01-11-15
    ktkat1949 BC CANADA 01-11-15 Listener Since 2009

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    "Wonderful story with surprise ending"
    If you could sum up Moriarty in three words, what would they be?

    Better than expected.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Moriarty?

    The end when everything you thought turns out to be wrong!


    What about Julian Rhind-Tutt and Derek Jacobi ’s performance did you like?

    Love Derek Jacobi. As always he does a fine job.Julian Rhind-Tutt's New York/American accent was quite weak in places. It was jarring come on top of Jacobi's performance. I think he just tried too hard to sound American.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Mrs Jones was explaining her husband's office to Chase.


    Any additional comments?

    Off to get the first book now. Definitely will be following this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Calliope 01-11-15
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    "Shouldn't have worked, but it did"

    There are so many pieces of this audiobook that don't seem to work, but by the end of it all they did all work together -- the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Many of the accents seemed a little wrong, but I understood and that was OK. Some of the plot seemed wrong, but in minor ways that didn't detract from the flow. Somehow, it all worked together to create an enjoyable audiobook when all was said and done.

    Although - as many have said - Sherlock doesn't appear in this book (taking place immediately after the Reichenbach Falls event), I don't agree that he doesn't isn't a part of this book.....His personality and notoriety are a strong factor in this book, playing a part in the actions of all the major characters. Still, I enjoyed it for what it is, not for being a part of the "Sherlock Holmes" world. The writing was good, the plot made sense without being too obvious, and the characters were interesting. I picked this title based on my enjoyment of House of Silk and not because I am a Holmes-ophile, and I was not disappointed.

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    Jason J Osborne 12-27-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Huge Letdown"

    I love Sherlock Holmes books, but I was so disturbed by the end of this book I wish I could get a refund. Why this is called Sherlock Holmes book two is beyond my powers of comprehension. I rarely write reviews, but this book was so disturbing I'm surprised anyone published it. I'm sorry if this offends someone who may have enjoyed this title, but I can't recommend it.

    11 of 16 people found this review helpful

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