Spanning events over thirty years, Volume I of The Papers of Sherlock Holmes relates narratives of Holmes and Watson's days in Baker Street, as well as particulars of Holmes's supposed retirement.
Follow along as The Master and his Boswell travel from the streets of London to the Kent countryside, to Oxford and Sussex.
Written in traditional canonical style, these stories provide fresh details of Holmes's world. Join us as we climb the seventeen steps to the Baker Street sitting room, where Holmes and Watson prepare to begin their next adventure. The game is afoot!
©2013 David Marcum (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
The volume was fine.
The stories were quite good.
His voicing of Sherlock was stilted, halting and sounded like a poor imitation of William Shatner. No one speaks like that normally and it was grating on the ears.
The stories/cases were good.
What a shame that the voice portrayal of the main character spoiled the whole experience. Very disappointing.
I enjoyed all of these stories. the narration was good except for the voice of Sherlock. for some reason the narrator would pause a couple of seconds after every word that Sherlock spoke. very irritating.
"Irritating american vocabulary"
Not bad until each ridiculous and lazy American term cropped up - Fall / Autumn, Sidewalk / Pavement etc - which was distracting
Not something like this
Yes but his Holmes voice is annoying
Not until author has better attention to detail
"Not great - narrator irritating"
Not one of the better ones of the 'new Holmes' genre. The narrator seems to be making Holmes sound like a poor man's Edward Fox, which becomes really irritating after a while.
And I'm afraid the plots just aren't in the style of Conan Doyle's. If you like the Bert Coules stories, I doubt you'll enjoy this any more than I did.
"Find another narrator"
Reasonable reader in general, but when reading as Holmes or one of the American characters this is very poor. This appears odd as the stories are clearly written by an American, the usage of pants, sidewalk, block, and most telling, the use of root cellar. A good editor is needed to decide whether the stories are written by the British Dr Watson or some unknown American.
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