©2011 Anthony Horowitz (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Ltd
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Great book, had me hooked from very early on. Beautifully read by narrator. In keeping with original stories, would recommend.
Gripping. A brilliant end to a famous characters life's adventures. I couldn't stop listening. The narration was perfect. Well done!
Captures the atmosphere of Conan Doyle to a tee. Horowitz does Sherlock and Watson just as the master did too.
Surprisingly good story, sorry when it was over. Well read. Excellent twists and turns. Wish his second book had been as good
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.
"sherlock holmes is'nt dead"
one of the best i've listened to all year
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
the best bit was the reveal when all the threads of the story came together, i really did not see that coming
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
"what a cliff hanger"
excellent cliff hanger
when the plot was uncovered at the school
all of it
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
I cant wait for the next book by Anthony / Derek. i have already listend to Moriarty. lets have some more please.
"So worth a listen"
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!
"So perfect, you wouldn't know the difference"
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.
Getting glimpses into Sherlock's more vulnerable side.
He reads with his whole heart and plays every character convincingly.
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.
This book felt as if it belonged in the Sherlock Holmes Cannon.
"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.
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