In these five tales, Sherlock Holmes is shown at the height of his powers: he co-operates with a young Winston Churchill in the famed Siege of Sydney Street, helps defeat a plan for a German invasion outlined in the Zimmerman Telegram, establishes a link between two missing lighthouse keepers and the royal treasures of King John, contends with a supernatural curse places upon an eccentric aristocrat, and discovers a lost epic of Lord Byron. But it is all in a day's work for the great detective, who continues to defy the odds and lives to fiddle and ratiocinate another day.
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Good performance overall. The story is the thing though- I just listened to all of the Conan Doyle Holmes stories and Mr Thomas rings true with these additional adventures. I definitely recommend.
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It you want a story with a Holmes that doesn't follow Holmes' methods, this is for you. Guesswork, laying out all the details of his solution before the end, total disregard for Canon, I could go on. (Moriarty on a horse, in a Hindu costume, in a parade!) I've read many Sherlockian fictions before, but this is the first that if you change the name of the main character, I would have been unable to deduce that it was Holmes.
Not as good as the original by A.C. Doyle, especially the last story, it didn't have the right tone and storyline.
Several of the stories were really close to Doyles style.
The preformance was good, the right tone for Sherlock Holmes stories.
As it's a collection of short stories, it's perfect for listning on the way to and fromwork
I havent listen to any of the authers other Sherlock holmes stories.
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