©2011 Anthony Horowitz (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Ltd
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"A blit blah"
I love the old Sherlock mysteries from when I was younger, but hesitated a bit before using a credit on this one. Was not sure how it would work with someone other then Conan Doyle writing it, but after seeing sherlock the BBC series and loving that, and thinking elementary a bit boring but nothing too offensive I thought i would give it a go. I was in the mood for a real murder mystery.
The fact that it's written by someone else is quickly forgotten, my problem with this story is just that it's a bit dull... it starts off alright but I found myself loosing interest very quickly. The solution to the mystery is not that surprising - gross, but it feels like that it is grossed up for shock value, and not for the solution being surprising. And it feels like you solve things before Watson and Sherlock...
Not a really bad listen (The narration is nice - i really do belive that "Old Watson" is telling me the story) but just not the mystery I was craving.
Cannot rate this book highly enough. Download it and you will not regret it!
"the house of silk by anthony WOWowitz"
I was first aware of Anthony Horowitz when my son stated reading the Cherub series of books aimed at teens to young adults. When I heard Anthony talking about the house of silk on the radio I thought that I should give it a go as I have always been a big Sherlock Holmes fan. I really wasn't disappointed. Horowitz has managed to step into sir Arthur Conan Doyle's mind and create a new fast moving, entertaining and often funny story. I FOR ONE WANT MORE.
This is a lovely story in a very convincing Arthur Conan-Doyle style. The story keeps you engaged throughout with many cross-references written into the work making it easy to pick up again if you don't get a chance to listen for a few days.
It is read beautifully by Derek Jacobi. Listening to his gentle voice and to a story in a very familiar style feels like tea and biscuits - very comforting and almost made for each other.
The tale however, does not lack suspense or action and as with all Sherlock Holmes stories, is full to the brim with intrigue and features bizarre characters that are nonetheless believable.
I would thoroughly recommend this book to all fans of historical mysteries.
"The best I've heard so far..."
This is by far and away the best book I have downloaded from audible so far. It brings together an exciting and thrilling story together with wonderful narration that has you hooked from the off. Whilst the plot is twisted and tangled, the excellent narration by Jacobi is never difficult to follow.
You will find yoursefl listening on long after you planned to switch off. One of the few audiobooks that I have wanted to listen to again.
"Horowitz succesfully takes on the master Detective"
Horowitz writes a Sherlock tale that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be proud of consisting of plot twists and a very exciting journey through the dark undertones of London. Derek Jacobi narrates it beautifully, his narrative tone matching the intrigue and suspense of this amazing tale. I never thought any writer could take on Holmes as well as Conan Doyle, so I am truly stunned by his novel and recommend Sherlock fans old and new to give it a go.
"A Masterpiece Woven by an Exceptional Writer"
Hooked. I have never read a Sherlock Holmes book before, possibly due to the hype. It puts me off. However I thought I would be a little adventurous, after all I am a fan of other crime books such as Ian Rankin's 'Rebus' novels. Within the first chapter Horowitz has woven a tapestry of mystery, grace and charm. A tapestry that carries out throughout the book and will certainly stand the test of time. Perhaps this is why it is the first book for many years to be endorsed by the Conan Doyle Estate. Furthermore the book is read brilliantly as Derek Jackobi brings each character to life, a truely gifted storyteller. Anyway I shall now fall silent and let you download and enjoy the world of 'The New Sherlock Holmes'. The story's afoot.
"Sherlock Holmes lives on!"
This story is very enjoyable . I found myself forgetting that it wasn't an original Conan Doyle tale. The narrator is perfect telling the story from the viewpoint of Watson looking back on past events. More please!
"excellent in the style of the original"
The narration is excellent, the story moves at a good pace, I can recommend it if you enjoy Sherlock Holmes novels,
"Gripping, fun, great narration"
Although I've seen both Sherlock Holmes books I'd never read one of the books before, but listening to The House of Silk has prompted me to download the entire works. Although not one of the originals I loved the twisting and turning story line, the unexpected humour, the detailed descriptions and most of all the genius of Sherlock Holmes. Thoroughly recommend - and a great narrator too - feels like you're being read to by Watson himself.
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