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
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!
Disappointing. Excellent beginning. Then just one chase after another at the end.
Author showed talent in depicting young Sherlock and family tensions. After that, fell apart.
I enjoyed the beginning as young Holmes is attempting to solve the mystery he stumbles accross. The characters, Matty especially, were well explained. The end left several loose ends so I guess there will be more in the series. The confrontations with the evil Count were close to ridiculous.
Well read and Weyman kept me intereted
Bought on impluse to use during a long car trip. It was enjoyable but not great.
I love fantasy and science fiction.
Entertaining from start to finish. Narration was excellent and compelling story. Definitely going to read more from Andrew Lane.
The narrator of quite good.
When Sherlock first sees the Abino man.
The confrontation with the albino man.
I enjoyed getting to know Sherlock Holmes before he became the adult version that knows everything
Very good. He kept you interested.
It was a thriller.
He did a good job with the characters voices.
In certain parts, you couldn't stop listening.
a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.
Building Holmes from a young teen...adding experiences and background to explain his idiosyncratic nature. I never would have considered the national background the author had for his tutor. Different enough to be interesting, there was some repetition in the story as written that may have been unneeded. Overall a good teen book.
The historical background is so descriptive I felt like I was standing next to young Mr. Holmes. Exciting, not slow paced as others. A pleasure to see the young Sherlock and how he develops his ideas, molds his future
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