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The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Novel | [Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]

The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Novel

The country doctor had come to 221B Baker Street, the famous lodgings of Sherlock Holmes, with an eerie tale---the legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles, the devil-beast that haunted the lonely moors around the Baskervilles' ancestral home. The tale warned the descendants of that ancient family never to venture out on the moor "in those dark hours when the powers of evil are exalted."
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The country doctor had come to 221B Baker Street, the famous lodgings of Sherlock Holmes, with an eerie tale---the legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles, the devil-beast that haunted the lonely moors around the Baskervilles' ancestral home. The tale warned the descendants of that ancient family never to venture out on the moor "in those dark hours when the powers of evil are exalted." But one of the most recent Baskervilles, Sir Charles, was now dead, and the footprints of a giant hound had been found near his body. Would the new heir of the Baskervilles meet the same dreadful fate? Sherlock Holmes and his faithful friend Dr. Watson are faced with their most terrifying case in this wonderful classic of masterful detection and bone-chilling suspense. This audiobook includes the bonus Sherlock Holmes story "The Adventure of the Dancing Men."

(P)2009 Tantor

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    Tad Davis Philadelphia, PA USA 12-08-09
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    "A worthy competitor to David Timson"

    David Timson is a tough act to follow as a narrator of Sherlock Holmes stories, but Simon Prebble gives him a run for his money here. It's wonderful that Tantor released all four Holmes novels at the same time. Prebble is another in my growing list of favorite narrators. The voices of the different characters are less distinctive at times than in Timson's reading, but Prebble is equally effective at conveying the excitement of the story, the sense of dread, and the sharp humor of Holmes himself.

    "The Hound of the Baskervilles" is the quintessential Holmes story, even though he himself is absent from a significant portion of the action. If you never read another Holmes story, read this one. Among other things, it's the perfect antidote for people who grew up thinking of Watson as the likeable duffer from the old Basil Rathbone movies. He shows himself here as a courageous and loyal friend, and while his detecting is less brilliant than Holmes's, it's equally tenacious.

    I'm looking forward to the other entries in the series.

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    Amazon Customer Hobart, IN, United States 07-01-12
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    "The basis of many movies"

    Here we have Sherlock Holmes sending Watson to solve or at least attempt to solve a case. Largely we see Watson solving the case with Holmes coming in at the end to get the credit and solve the case. This story line has been used by writers across the board. Not going to spoil it however it also has a lot of great lessons like about who to trust and not trust. All people appearing to be evil aren't and all angles aren't as well.

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    Marci portland, OR, United States 05-21-13
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    "Deserves to be the classic that it is."

    This was such a fun book to listen to. It is a very accessible story, easy to follow, and all the characters are fun to get to know. It's a great history lesson--so many of our current "mystery" shows and stories are based on this story. That makes it even more fun--you can recognize the formula and the pattern of the story in everything from Law & Order episodes to "mystery" movies and books. These Doyle stories are SUCH a treasure.

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    David Halifax, NS, Canada 06-16-12
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    You can't argue with The Hound of the Baskervilles - it's a perfect, elegant mystery with lots of fun and no dull patches. Simon Prebble is a very listenable narrator. Unlike the other reviewers I thought he distinguished Holmes and Watson perfectly. Thumbs up!

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    The story is as good as any SH story. But I found the narrator a bit monotonous, and not very good at modulating his voice to distinguish the various characters. Holmes and especially Watson sound much too old. His attempt at giving a female character a lisp was utterly unconvincing and down right annoying.

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    The portrayal of Sherlock Holmes was fascinating


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    He really knows how to adapt his style to the moment in the story.


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