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The House of Silk Audiobook

The House of Silk

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.
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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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  • 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
  • lucinda
    FAREHAM, United Kingdom
    3/20/14
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    "Well I didn't expect that!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great classic Sherlock tale with twists that keep you guessing and I certainly did not expect that ending!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great interlocking stories


    Which character – as performed by Derek Jacobi – was your favourite?

    Watson- intelligent, loyal and gentle just as he should be


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    Saltash, United Kingdom
    3/8/14
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    "Sir Arthurs alive"

    I am not one for conspiracy theories but I think Sir Arthur is Anthony Horowitz. This is an excellent book totally gripping well-paced with a great characters I loved it and would highly recommend it even if you are a bit wary of Sir Arthurs work try this. Sir Derek Jacobi is an excellent narrator it feels like your favourite grandfather is reading to you. He manages to imbue the characters with such life without doing much at all. Wonderful book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    E. Midlands
    12/10/13
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    "A good choice for Sherlock Holmes fans"

    As a Sherlock Holmes fan for many years I was hesitant to read this book as I was didn't want to be disappointed by a poor copy. However Horowitz captures the style of the original books very well and the narration by Jacobi was well paced and descriptive in tone and character voices. Without wanting to give any of the story away in this review I was slightly disappointed by the underlying theme involved in the crime and would have enjoyed it more if it had been a different subject. I will look out to see if more are published in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kevin
    London, United Kingdom
    11/28/13
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    "Excellent. Anthony Horowitz a true talent."

    As a devoted Holmes fan I found the story and the attention to detail to be excellent, very subtle writing, keeping the basic premise of Holmes without resorting to copying ACD but managing to weave previous stories throughout this story. Obviously a lot of thought and research went into the writing of this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Martin
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    11/27/13
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    "Sherlock Holmes lives again!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Anyone who enjoyed the Conan Doyle mysteries will enjoy this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Like all good mystery stories, there are a few twists that you never saw coming!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roderic
    Victoria Park, Australia
    11/2/13
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    "Pretty good, but not Conan Doyle"
    Where does The House of Silk rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was a very good audiobook, and satisfying to listen to. It is difficult to write a book from an earlier author's opus - so much to compare - and this was not vintage Conan Doyle. However, I was engrossed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rose
    London, United Kingdom
    9/9/13
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    "All round excellent"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'd recommend this as a great audiobook for anyone who hasn't tried the format before. The narration and story are both excellent.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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