Could the sudden death of Sir Charles Baskerville have been caused by the gigantic ghostly hound which is said to have haunted his family for generations? Arch-rationalist Sherlock Holmes characteristically dismisses the theory as nonsense. Claiming to be immersed in another case, he sends Watson to Devon to protect the Baskerville heir and to observe the suspects at close hand.
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Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
Nope, probably not! After listening to a dramatized version, I decided I needed to revisit the genuine Conan Doyle article.
Dated it may be, and it may have become something of a cliche, but "The Hound" still resonates. It's a great, suspenseful yarn and makes for a wonderful short listen - especially with the hallowed tones of Derek Jacobi.
I say go for it!
Derek Jacobi brings these characters to life with his brilliant interpretation. Perfectly done. He reads at just the right pace. Listening to samples of Sherlock Holmes stories by other) narrators makes my head spin since they read so fast. Author, Doyle was ahead of his time when it came to understanding the importance of forensic evidence. His Sherlock Holmes stories are simply amazing.
Have always loved this story and Derek Jacobi brings it to life beautifully! He's AMAZING, I will definitely look for more from him.
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. 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.
"elememtary my dear watson!"
I have to declare upfront that I love Sherlock Holmes and the film of the hound is one of my favourites- basil rathbone version. I really enjoyed the book, Derek jacobi brings to life the adventure on the moor. His ability to keep you enthralled, with the tone and intonation of his voice, is brilliant. I will definetly be downloading more in the series. Highly recommended for Holmes fans and everyone else who likes an old fashioned good adventure story.
"Classic Book and brilliant Narrator"
I have listened and enjoyed a few of Sherlock Holmes now and allthough you have a vague memory of the various stories Derek Jacobi transforms them he is brilliant! I readly look for his narration before buying the book.
Excellent audiobook and excellent narration by Jacobi. I read the book many years ago and enjoyed it very much. However, listening the audiobook and the life and personality of the characters was like reading the book fir the first time.
"A true Sherlockian classic"
In my humble opinion the audio version is better. It takes a true classical Sherlock Holmes tale on the moors of the English countryside into a masterpiece with appropriate narration awash in the culture of the time by Jacobi. I will admit that I was introduced to Holmes by Cumberbatch's modern day version - also excellent - but in my head whenever I hear Holmes I see Benedict and hear Jacobi.
I believe my favourite scene was the denouement where Holmes, Watson and certain other characters finally discover the true nature of the hellish hound! This sequence was full of tension and energy and excitement in true Doyle fashion. I can't wait to get to The Valley Of Fear.
Yes! I could hardly put it down! I got through it as quickly as I possibly could.
"JACOBI THE BEST"
Derek Jacobi is a wonderful reader and as everyone knows the story is excellent. Have heard a lot of different narrations of this story but in my opinion Jacobi is the best. You won't be let down.
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