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  • Sherlock Holmes

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 62 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,685
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,140
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,086

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the definitive collection of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and four collections of short stories. And, exclusively for Audible, Stephen has written and narrated eight insightful introductions, one for each title.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Chapter Guide!

  • By Katya Rice on 05-25-18

An Incredible Experince

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-17

Any additional comments?

I had purchased some time ago " The Complete Sherlock Holmes: The Heirloom Collection "Narrated By Simon Vance a favorite actor since I discovered his narration of the Stieg Larsson Trilogy "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" being book 1. I enjoyed the Stories and narration and listened the complete edition. It was wonderful. When I recently discovered a new "S. Holmes" audio book edition narrated by Stephen Fry whose work I admire greatly, I was tempted to purchase the stories all over again. I was also very much interested to hear Stephen Fry's commentaries on each of the wonderful stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle. It proved to be one of my better audio book decisions. I rediscovered Holmes and was swept away by this superb edition, narrated by an actor with a lifelong appreciation of the Holmes characters and work. Now you can have a visit at Baker St. and sit at Watson side. Thank you to Mr. Fry for this exceptional effort. - P.S. to Audible I would very much like to purchase Mr. Fry's reading of the entire Harry Potter series even though I own the Jim Dale version...with all due respect to Mr.Dale

193 of 203 people found this review helpful

  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

  • A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Harry Lloyd
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,089

Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there were Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve, but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg - whose true name (hidden from all he and Dunk encounter) is Aegon Targaryen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Martin is a genius

  • By Celeste Albers on 04-26-16

An apology to Mr. Martin!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-15

What made the experience of listening to A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms the most enjoyable?

I will never again say…why?!?.. does it take G.R.R.M. so long to write…etc and where is the Winds Of Winter, In reading A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms (I have read all of the exceptional books comprising a Song of Ice and Fire) I now fully understand, Mr Martin is a true artist, a word overused but I say it here...a genius... and in my opinion one of the finest American writers I have known in my life soon to reach 65 years … His dialogue is superb …as real as if you were there standing listening to each person. The development of every character is subtle and convincing. The conversation between Egg and Duc are simply "real" and clearly reflect the characters as he has established each one… Mr Martin reminds me, in many ways of Dickens… I marvel at G.R.R.M's significant and deep understanding of the culture which existed during the times of Knights, Lady’s. Kings, Queens and small folk (I am happy to say I am one of the small folk) Mr Harry Lloyd is marvelous and from my view he is perfect. …5 stars! no, no...6 stars!...no wait....infinity plus 1 stars! -b9

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works

  • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Greenberg
  • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

The piano is the most popular solo concert instrument in Western music. One of the key reasons is the fact that it has inspired many of the greatest masterpieces in the concert repertoire. To study these masterworks and to understand their genius and lasting appeal is to know one of the greatest accomplishments of Western culture, works that give great pleasure even as they deepen your insight into the meaning of music.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Janet M. Hawn on 04-27-15

narrators is overly emphatic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The points made in the narration are valid but strident in their delivery...It would be nice if the music was as loud as the speaker who often sounds upset...

Would you recommend The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works to your friends? Why or why not?

no...

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Professor Robert Greenberg?

A gentler voice; the lecture - written material could be less colorful and more informative for example, he states the works of Bach are primarily played on the modern Piano and Bach was not enamored of the pianos he played in the 1730 or so. He never says the very early pianos Bach played upon could not begin to compare to the modern piano and the likely cause of Bach's opinion of pianos.

What character would you cut from The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works?

replace the narrator

0 of 8 people found this review helpful