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Death Cloud: Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins | [Andrew Lane]

Death Cloud: Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    sarah Post Edwards, WI, United States 01-02-13
    sarah Post Edwards, WI, United States 01-02-13
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    "Adventurous!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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!


    What did you like best about this story?

    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!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Welcome to the Young Sherlock Addiction!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Roger C. Park 08-12-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Hope, then disappointment"
    Would you try another book from Andrew Lane and/or Daniel Weyman?

    Depends.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Disappointing. Excellent beginning. Then just one chase after another at the end.


    What about Daniel Weyman’s performance did you like?

    Good enunciation.


    Could you see Death Cloud being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Don't know.


    Any additional comments?


    Author showed talent in depicting young Sherlock and family tensions. After that, fell apart.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    KOH 02-21-12
    KOH 02-21-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A bit over the top, but entertaining"
    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    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.


    What about Daniel Weyman’s performance did you like?

    Well read and Weyman kept me intereted


    Any additional comments?

    Bought on impluse to use during a long car trip. It was enjoyable but not great.

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    Alex CA, United States 03-17-13
    Alex CA, United States 03-17-13 Member Since 2015

    I love fantasy and science fiction.

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    "Entertaining"

    Entertaining from start to finish. Narration was excellent and compelling story. Definitely going to read more from Andrew Lane.

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    Peggy Amarillo, TX, United States 03-04-13
    Peggy Amarillo, TX, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Very original Holmes backstory."
    What made the experience of listening to Death Cloud the most enjoyable?

    The narrator of quite good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Death Cloud?

    When Sherlock first sees the Abino man.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The confrontation with the albino man.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Deltona, Fl, United States 02-03-13
    Barbara Deltona, Fl, United States 02-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Learning about Sherlock"
    Where does Death Cloud rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed getting to know Sherlock Holmes before he became the adult version that knows everything


    What about Daniel Weyman’s performance did you like?

    Very good. He kept you interested.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    GREGORY SCOTTSDALE, AZ, United States 02-03-13
    GREGORY SCOTTSDALE, AZ, United States 02-03-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Great listen"
    What did you love best about Death Cloud?

    It was a thriller.


    What does Daniel Weyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He did a good job with the characters voices.


    Any additional comments?

    In certain parts, you couldn't stop listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dean 07-01-15
    Dean 07-01-15 Member Since 2009

    a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.

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    "A maturing Holmes"

    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.

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    Lando Lakes 06-18-15
    Lando Lakes 06-18-15 Member Since 2003
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    "Young Homes is a marvel. A joy to read"

    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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    Marsha 05-26-15
    Marsha 05-26-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story and very well read!"

    This is my first young Sherlock novel; great story and very well read! I hope for many more in the series?!?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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