This collection of stories continues the adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle’s much-loved fictional detective. In these intriguing tales, Holmes and Watson solve cases that range from the suspicious to the downright strange, and encounter mysteries as diverse as vanishing staff, secret plans, and eccentric lodgers.
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a fun escape
It's short stories that I know well, so no, not on the edge of my seat.
Yes, but instead I listened to it to and from work.
I love Derek Jacobi's voice and reading of anything. I love Sherlock Holmes. So they are the perfect pair.
I have many versions of Sherlock Holmes in my audio library, but Derek Jacobi is the perfect narrator! This is one version that I listen to over and over.
The stories are magnificent and stand proudly among the best literature of all times.
Jacobi is a star and has outdone himself. But then he is a brilliant actor and reader.
You know Sherlock Holmes. You've seen adaptations on TV, you know his stories. But, listening/reading the books is just wonderful. By reading, you gain a deeper understanding of Holmes, of Watson, of Victorian England and Derek Jacobi is an amazing narrator. He is perfect for the job. Also, by reading some of the books you get the added bonus of the second part of the story which gives you the background to the current case. So even though you may be familiar with the stories, have a listen and instead of being preoccupied with 'who done it' (cos you probably know already), enjoy the journey and allow Holmes to lead you there in his own unique way.
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