(P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
What a great narrator Derek Jacobi is! His reading of "Sherlock Holmes" unabridged is just flawless. Sherlock Holmes cannot be beat for sheer fun and enjoyment. Try these books in the car -- each story is not too long but still really compelling. There is a reason that Doyle and Holmes are classics -- add Jacobi and you have a winning combination indeed! Elementary!
Enjoying audiobooks daily!
I've read these books many times before and wanted to listen to them on my ride between jobs. Great narration is the key to the Holmes Cannon of work. It delievered in spades. Loved it!
Derek Jacobi delivers Sherlock in fantastic form, the adventures seem short to begin with but as you get further into the book the stories get longer and more involved, which is quite a stroke of genius by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. the audio presentation sounds very authentic and as sherlock should be (I still only ever picture sherlock as jeremy brett), I would recommend this version of the adventures over any others.
I listen to a lot of audiobooks.
A PERFECT narrator. Can audiobook publishers please hire him for every recording? Thanks. (Jim Dale too)
Classic Sherlock Holmes--everyone knows the stories but with Derek Jacobi's performance they are fresh and entertaining. Excellent for family road trips.
Amusing, intriguing, historical
Sometimes. They're short stories, not a novel. I'd read them before but I didn't remember everything.
Here and there Doyle brings out a touching scene or character. Not really about being moved, these stories.
Jacobi and Holmes are perfect together.
I absolutely love audible! I read constantly and there is nothing better than finding a new series to follow. I'm a syfy/fant kinda gal.
I love this book! I am a huge Sherlock Holmes fan and anxiously await the 'wrap up' (as I call it) to see the small parts of the story that I missed leading to the 'bad guy'. This is a great book with a collection of SH stories that are every enjoyable.
The narrator does a good job, except it is confusing when he tires to narrate female parts. This was good, but not like the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce radio series. There is a lot of long narration. Still, I am not unhappy I bought it.
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