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  • The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • By: John Joseph Adams (editor), Robert J. Sawyer, Christopher Roden, and others
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 578
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 386

A modern short story collection featuring the great detective.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Improbable and Incredible.

  • By Shannyn Campbell on 03-28-10

Terrific Entertainment

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-10

To dispose of the obvious, I am not a Sherlockian. I also don't have a homoerotic sidekick, ingest heroin on weekends, or have an IQ that exceeds the combined IQ of the FOX nightly news broadcasters (squared). Having said that, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The stories were mixed but overall entertaining, and the reading by Simon Vance was, to put a fine point on it, spectacular--he is Dr.Watson. The handful of stories read by Flosnik were also generally passable (hint faint praise). I enjoyed the book and you will too, unless you have based your Assistant Professorship on a critical analysis of Sherlockian pastiche.

6 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • A German Requiem

  • By: Philip Kerr
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387

Bernie Gunther had his first brush with evil as a policeman in 1930s Berlin and came to know it intimately as a private eye under the Nazis, when each case drew him deeper into the enormities of the regime. Now the war is over and Gunther's in Vienna, trying to clear an old friend of the murder of an American officer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great german whodunnit, cont'd

  • By David on 01-13-09

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-09

Fabulous narration, great atmosphere and compelling story. Highly recommended.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful