It is the summer of 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is 14. On break from boarding school, he is staying with eccentric strangers—his uncle and aunt—in their vast house in Hampshire. When two local people die from symptoms that resemble the plague, Holmes begins to investigate what really killed them, helped by his new tutor, an American named Amyus Crowe. So begins Sherlock’s true education in detection, as he discovers the dastardly crimes of a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent.
©2010 Andrew Lane (P)2011 Macmillan Audio
It was a thriller.
He did a good job with the characters voices.
In certain parts, you couldn't stop listening.
I thought this book did a good job of capturing the same feel of Doyle's character. It explained a few of his idiosyncrasies and beekeeping. The story was very good.
The paralyzed man's contraption for getting around was very "steam punk" and fitting with Holmes cases.
Definitely worth checking out if you're a diehard Holmes fan.
I would listen to it again; its a clean and clever story for kids
Amius Crow was my favorite. He is the foreshadow of Sherlock Holmes as a grown-up, except American.
Daniel Weyman is one of my favorite narrators, that is actually why I purchased the book. His work on Nick Harkaway's books is fabulous.
I don't generally re-listen or re-read books, but I probably would on this one, to catch some of the items I may have missed during my rides too and from work :)
It was entertaining, well written, and well read. I enjoyed it so much that I've already purchased the next book in the series!
Near the top
This is excellent family fair. Fast paced and very interesting. The ending is complete, but sets up for many sequels which I hope come soon.
Yes, I loved the way the author took on the aspect of Sherlock Holmes and wrote him in his own manor. We finally get to know how Sherlock became who we all know and love!
I enjoyed that Sherlock wasn't ever quite sure what he was doing....It slowly pieced together bits of his personality that you see in all of his later adventures!
What moved me the most is at the end Sherlock looking back at the fire and watching the men jump into the water some of them on fire and hating himself because he caused that death, he caused that pain.
Welcome to the Young Sherlock Addiction!
Any one who loves Sherlock Holmes stories and adventures, and who has grown to love his life story... will really love the early years version of Sherlock life that is depicted in this book.
This story involved Sherlock entire family and starts to give a basis of where he came from and the events that led him in his life to become the worlds Greatest Consulting Detective
Definitely Sherlock... with a close second of Amios Crow
All great men through out history have extrodinary lives right fromt he start..... watch and learn the interesting events that turn a gangly smart normal boy, into the world greatest Detective
I can't wait for the second book.... Ihave already learned so much about Sherlock Holmes early life, and I can't wait to hear more!
It's so much fun to see how Sherlock learned how to read all the clues that are everywhere. This is the story of a teen detective but it's got way more history and adventure that your average Nancy Drew or Hardy Boy mystery. It's from a British author but since JK Rowling is a Brit, I thought I would give it a listen and I'm an Andrew Lane fan now. Give it a listen, you won't be disappointed.
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