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Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders | [Barry Day]

Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders

London 1899 and a matter of grave national importance. American impresario Florenz Adler, has rebuilt Shakespeare's Globe playhouse. The grand opening is to take place in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. Amid the excitement, the actors receive sinister warnings in the form of cryptic quotations from Shakespeare's plays and a drawing of a rose. A hoax? A literary joke? But not for long - the joke turns sour as the murders begin, each an exact copy of a death in a Shakespeare play.
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In Barry Day's mystery Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders, an American businessman rebuilds the Globe, in 1899 London, to much fanfare. But when the Globe's actors begin to fall victim to murder, each in the manner of a death in a Shakespearean play, Holmes and Watson step in to investigate - the stakes dramatically rising when Queen Victoria becomes a target. A virtuoso performance from David Ian Davies adds intrigue and excitement to the story, with Davies providing unique voices and accents for different characters.

Publisher's Summary

London 1899 and a matter of grave national importance. American impresario Florenz Adler, has rebuilt Shakespeare's Globe playhouse. The grand opening is to take place in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. Amid the excitement, the actors receive sinister warnings in the form of cryptic quotations from Shakespeare's plays and a drawing of a rose. A hoax? A literary joke? But not for long - the joke turns sour as the murders begin, each an exact copy of a death in a Shakespeare play. Even the Queen receives a warning, and so Sherlock Holmes is called in to fathom out the plot - assisted, of course, by Dr. Watson.

©1997 Barry Day (P)2010 One Voice Recordings

What the Critics Say

"The most incredible one-person audio you have heard. Has to be heard to be believed. David Ian Davies creates theatre in a book." (Charles Prepolec, one of the most respected Sherlockians)

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    Debra Wheeling, IL, United States 03-20-13
    Debra Wheeling, IL, United States 03-20-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Look for better options elsewhere"

    Annoying reading style, choppy. At points I wondered if performer was severely asthmatic. Too many comma insertions in the text. Too many modern anachronisms. Plot point based on something that didn't happen for 25years after the story timeline. Then, unforgivable to me, rehash of Conan Doyle plot points and phrases. Not homages, outright copy. Glad it was extra cheap on sale.

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    Michael Seattle, WA, United States 03-09-11
    Michael Seattle, WA, United States 03-09-11 Member Since 2007

    I'm an inventor and author, living in Seattle; an old man, living a full life with Kathy, my first and only wife.

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    "Much better done than you'd think for the price"

    The narrator does a much better job than the sampling shows, and the writer does an entertaining and competent job on the story. It would be a bargain at twice the asking price.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Domingo LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 02-04-13
    Domingo LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Production hobbles story and performance"

    The above story is strong and I will listen to it again however the production values are shakey. I can hear the audio cut out and come in again. It is as if the sound engineer and voice over artist decided to take a break. That happens in other audio novels but in the final product such rough patches are worked out. Not so here. So, high marks for story and narration. Average and low on presentation. Perhaps that is why I was able to buy it for under $5.00.

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    Amazon Customer Zion, IL, United States 09-01-12
    Amazon Customer Zion, IL, United States 09-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A Great Successor to A.C. Doyle!"
    What does David Ian Davies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Good at voices but made a few slips, using cockney for Dr. Watson at times and I kept thinking of Mr. Peabody (old cartoon character) when I heard Sherlock Holmes.


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    Jacobus Johannesburg, South Africa 05-24-12
    Jacobus Johannesburg, South Africa 05-24-12 Member Since 2009

    When I drive, I read... uhm listen. I like SciFi, Fantasy, some Detective and Espionage novels and Religion. Now and then I will also listen to something else.

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    "Agatha acting like Sherlock on Shakespeare's stage"

    I bought this book a little while ago as I saw it was David Ian Davies who performed the story. It also is not part of the regular Sherlock Holmes canon.

    Initially I started to listen to it and then I stopped. I must profess that I was a bit lost. I didn't understand the plot well. In the mean time I brought my Roman history up to date and read up a little bit about Shakespeare (not with listening to the book in mind).

    Recently I discovered that I had this book in my library and I decided to give it a second try. I was pleasantly surprised, the plot is actually well thought through. Yet it felt more Agatha Christie-like than real Sherlockian.

    David Ian Davies' interpretative reading performance needs to be commended, though I've heard better readings from him. It is still an excellent performance.

    While Barry Day wrote an excellent plot, I suspect that this story will gain a large readership from Shakespeare fanatics and Agatha Christie mystery admirers. I wonder if the acting hasn't been a bit overdone in the book. Still a worthwhile listen!

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    Gerald Port de Pollenca, Spain 12-19-11
    Gerald Port de Pollenca, Spain 12-19-11 Member Since 2003
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    "Not quite up to scratch Holmes"
    Would you try another book from Barry Day and/or David Ian Davies?

    I would certainly try other books from Barry Day and/or David Ian Davies if the selling price is attractive to me.


    What was most disappointing about Barry Day’s story?

    The story line of Shakespeare Global Murders, for me, was not up to my expectations. David Ian Davies gave his usually very good performance otherwise I might have gone to sleep confused by the multiple characters which entered left of stage leaving no opportunity for me to consider 'who done it'.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Was not concentrating on 'scenes'.


    Was Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders worth the listening time?

    Holmes appeared to be in a bit of an egotistical dream this time, I hope he does better next time. Sherlock Holmes is a 'must listen' but this time it was not worth listening to.


    Any additional comments?

    The excellent Author could have done better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Noah Naples, NY, United States 11-23-11
    Noah Naples, NY, United States 11-23-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Annoying reading"

    The character voices are poor and more importantly, the constant pauses after each and every phrase cannot be ignored. A choppy narrative that will make you grind your teeth anticipating the next phrase's pause.

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    "Let down by poor production"

    Unfortunately I purchased two audiobooks together. The story is interesting but the production is poor. Towards the end of the story the audio appears to jump and repeat. The narration is at times also tedious with some rather bizarre effects and what sounds like post-editing dubbing as voices would often change between sentences.

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