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The House of Silk Audiobook

The House of Silk

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Publisher's Summary

THE GAME'S AFOOT... It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks. Intrigued by the man's tale, Holmes and Watson find themselves swiftly drawn into a series of puzzling and sinister events, stretching from the gas-lit streets of London to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston. As the pair delve deeper into the case, they stumble across a whispered phrase 'the House of Silk': a mysterious entity and foe more deadly than any Holmes has encountered, and a conspiracy that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of society itself. With devilish plotting and excellent characterisation, bestselling author Anthony Horowitz delivers a first-rate Sherlock Holmes mystery for a modern readership whilst remaining utterly true to the spirit of the original Conan Doyle books. Sherlock Holmes is back with all the nuance, pace and powers of deduction that make him the world's greatest and most celebrated detective.

©2011 Anthony Horowitz (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Ltd

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  • shirlzisme
    1/18/15
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    "Riveting"

    Great book, had me hooked from very early on. Beautifully read by narrator. In keeping with original stories, would recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • lucy-lou
    1/13/15
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    "Absolutely Brilliant"

    Gripping. A brilliant end to a famous characters life's adventures. I couldn't stop listening. The narration was perfect. Well done!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria
    Dumfries, United Kingdom
    1/4/15
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    "Superb"

    Captures the atmosphere of Conan Doyle to a tee. Horowitz does Sherlock and Watson just as the master did too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Judy
    1/4/15
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    "Excellent"

    Surprisingly good story, sorry when it was over. Well read. Excellent twists and turns. Wish his second book had been as good

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sue Bayliss
    London, England United Kingdom
    12/18/14
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    "Excellent book."

    This is my first Sherlock Holmes audio book and I very much enjoyed it. The story is excellent and is written in true Sir Arthur Conan Doyle style. The story moves at a good pace and there are a few good twists and turns to keep things moving along nicely.

    The narration is excellent.

    Just about to buy book 2 now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Warner
    scotland
    12/17/14
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    "sherlock holmes is'nt dead"
    Where does The House of Silk rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    one of the best i've listened to all year


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    my favorite character would be dr watson, holmes runs him ragged and along with the rest of us he too has to wait till the end until holmes explains whats been going on the whole time


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    the best bit was the reveal when all the threads of the story came together, i really did not see that coming


    Any additional comments?

    despite the story taking a much darker route than doyle may have done in his day, this really was the most authentic non doyle sherlock holmes story I,ve listened to, brilliantly written and narrated. I've listend to all of the derek jacobi read ones this year and having him be the narrator on this one made it all the better

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • rose
    MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
    12/5/14
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    "what a cliff hanger"
    If you could sum up The House of Silk in three words, what would they be?

    excellent cliff hanger


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The House of Silk?

    when the plot was uncovered at the school


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    all of it


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I found the story to be fantastic and when the plot cleared very sad to see how things have not really changed over the years


    Any additional comments?

    I cant wait for the next book by Anthony / Derek. i have already listend to Moriarty. lets have some more please.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Surrey
    6/4/14
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    "So worth a listen"
    What did you like most about The House of Silk?

    Couldn't stop listening to this book. You wouldn't know Conan Doyle hadn't written it as the characters are so lifelike. Not going to do a spoiler so only going to say everything about it was great and Jacobi has a voice I could listen to all day - and I did!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nadia
    United Kingdom
    5/2/14
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    "So perfect, you wouldn't know the difference"
    What made the experience of listening to The House of Silk the most enjoyable?

    Firstly, the excellent narration, also the fact that the Author had both the style and characters portrayed perfectly. It might have been written by Arthur Conan Doyle himself.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The House of Silk?

    Getting glimpses into Sherlock's more vulnerable side.


    What about Derek Jacobi’s performance did you like?

    He reads with his whole heart and plays every character convincingly.


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

    It's impossible to answer a question like that without giving away spoilers. There were some very moving moments in the book and some funny ones as well.


    Any additional comments?

    This book felt as if it belonged in the Sherlock Holmes Cannon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kennetman
    4/3/14
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    "Watson did not ejaculate!"

    I heard this as a Radio 4 dramatisation one Christmas and as I have ploughed through almost all the SH stories in book form I thought I would reward myself with this audiobook.
    Derek Jacobi, as one would think, does a grand job. The story zips along and the subject matter is somehow topical for now and then. It could not have been spoken about at the turn of the 19th century but such things almost certainly happened. It may be a little hard to stomach for some but Sir ACD did cover most of humankind's failings in his works and this is probably the one he didn't dare mention.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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