Exclusive audio collection. Eleven Max Carrados stories - narrated by national treasure Stephen Fry.
Max Carrados featured in a series of mystery stories that first appeared in 1914. Carrados featured alongside Sherlock Holmes in The Strand magazine, in which they both had top billing. The character often boasted how being blind meant his other senses were heightened.
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"[Narrator Stephen] Fry gives Max a perfect plummy voice and has equal fun with colorful supporting characters and ne'er-do-wells. His lovely mix of realistic conversation and pacing, as well as the occasional slow wink, encourages listeners to succumb in pleasure." (AudioFile)
I have read a different set of Max Carrados tales. So when I saw this audio book of Max Carrados tales narrated by Stephen Fry how in the world could I resist. Bravo to Mr. Fry. Another well done acting job, by voice only. The man is a national treasure both in the UK and in the U.S. too.
Stephen Fry adds to the Holmes-like hero and conundrums a stageful of character voices.
I love the multiple dimensions that books offer as a place to dwell for moments or the end of time.
One of my favorite narrators is ideal voice(s) match for this series. I enjoyed the author's style quite a bit.
excellent performance. I did have to stay very focused to follow the story simply because of the style of writing. But it did Keep my interest and I I looked forward to each new story. However, I was disappointed that it did contain foul language, however probably much less than in today's detective stories.
I found I experienced an expanded imagination during those days I listened to the stories. Each chapter is a complete adventure in itself and it's fairly easy to listen to one episode during one sitting.
So many books, so little time...
What a great lesson . We really love this back would love to listen to more by Stephen Fry
A collection of tales about a brilliant blind man, who cleverly uses his other senses to outwit criminals and solve crimes. Fun reading! For those who hate f-bombs and sordid scenes, this one is recommended.
Yes, I found the storys very interesting to listen to. How hints as you go along pull the whole investigations together at the end.
Max Carrados, very witty at manoovering situations to benefit his curiostity
Stephen Fry gives all the characters individual voices and gets your imagination working so that you can really imagine what there like.
Yes bits made me chuckle, I liked that Max does his investigations not for money or work, just purely to entertain himself.
If you liked Sherlock Holmes i think this is definitely worth a listen.
"Narrator is a good choice"
Stephen Fry's voice with its well placed inflections and tones make these stories very enjoyable. Where these stories might possibly be a little slow under another narrator they come to life with Mr Fry
Enjoyed this, with Stephen Fry's narration it was a great. Logical solutions to various puzzles sit around the period of WW1. Nice comfortable listening.
"Fantastic narration from mr fry"
Great for car journey the stories are entertaining particularly with Stephen Fry'
s excellent narration to bring them to life
"Tough to Review - but a Great Find"
I received a couple of these stories as a gift from audible - and I just loved them - and went on to buy complete 'Tales of'. Yes they can be compared with Sherlock Holmes but I found them much simpler - indeed there were a few occasions where I had actually seen the conclusion (not that it really mattered). What I found odd was that I'd be absolutely enchanted by one story and then the next one was so boring I couldn't even listen until the end - then the next one would be quite superb again... I am a little tired of Stephen Fry as a national treasure and yet I have to say his reading of this is just spot on, it's marvellous. I see other Max Carrados stories are single story downloads, I might well download one and hope its one of the good ones!
"Excellent performance of some classic stories"
Steven Fry has shown himself to be a truly fine narrator. He has done an excellent job in bringing these stories to life with perfect, clear delivery combined with brilliant vocal characterisation. Strongly recommended.
I enjoyed this book. The affable treasure that is Stephen Fry makes this book come alive.
I was led into stories of antiquated wonder. I recommend it highly.
"Awesome Fry performance which brings slightly archaic text to life"
These are really good stories whose slightly archaic but cerebral language is a perfect match for the voice of Stephen Fry.
"I'm sure it would be an excellent read in book for"
I struggled with the narration of the book and I don't think Mr Fry really did it justice. In fact I'm not overly keen on any of his narration, I find it very flat and unimpassioned and on this occasion really killed it.
"Stephen Fry was born to narrate books like this"
Fry's voice(s) and pace perfectly suit this early 20th century group of stories. The Carrados short stories remind one both of the writings of PG Woodhouse and of Conan Doyle. Despite the Wiki back story for Bramah it would not surprise me to hear in a few months time that Stephen Fry was the actual author and the whole thing has been a glorious set up. In any event it's all jolly good stuff, wreaking of Edwardian authenticity so I'm probably wrong.
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