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  • Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of Grinning Cat

  • By: Joseph W Svec III
  • Narrated by: Anthony LeRoy Lovato
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Time is running out! When the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, and The Mad Hatter turn up at 221-B Baker Street to enlist the help of Sherlock Holmes in locating Alice, who is missing from Wonderland, and Lewis Carroll himself, who is also nowhere to be found, there begins an adventure more stranger and curious than anything Sherlock has ever encountered.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • STUPID, STUPID, STUPID

  • By JOHN on 02-12-19

STUPID, STUPID, STUPID

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

Don’t waste time or money on this book, it is extremely stupid. Save you money or credit. The cat actually talks.

  • Collected Short Stories

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Brian Kelly, Dale Condon, Shane Hannigan, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25

This work contains the collected short stories of H.P Lovecraft: "The Festival", "He", "Cool Air", "In the Vault", "Pickman's Model", "The Nameless City", "The Alchemist", "The Very Old Folk", "Rats in the Walls", "From Beyond", "The Hound", "The Strange High House in the Mist", "The Unnamable - Hypnos", "The Quest of Iranon", "The Temple", "The Moon Bog", "The Evil Clergyman", "The Horror at Martin's Beach", "The Silver Key", "The Transition of Juan Romero", "The Other Gods", "The Outsider".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Readers, Interesting stories

  • By Trent Edwards on 09-07-18

BADDDDD

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-19

For 66 cents I guess I shouldn’t have expected much won’t even waste time returning it.

  • The Wisdom of Father Brown

  • By: G. K. Chesterton
  • Narrated by: Josh Smith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

"The Wisdom of Father Brown" is the second book in the series of cases involving the eccentric yet competent detective. Invented by renowned author, essayist and journalist G. K. Chesterton, Father Brown is an amateur sleuth whose day job involves preaching to his congregation at church. Chesterton himself was a committed Christian who wrote volumes of essays and fiction surrounding faith and spirituality, and would base his Father Brown stories upon a priest - Father John O'Connor - he himself knew.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't buy the audible. Get the book.... I think

  • By GrandmaRoot on 01-13-19

BLAAAA

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-19

I guess what can you expect for 66 cents, to cheap to waste time returning

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Is Blood

  • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 10
  • By: Will Thomas
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

In 19th-century London, Cyrus Barker and his associate Thomas Llewelyn are renowned private enquiry agents, successfully employed by the highest levels of Her Majesty's government as well as private citizens. Their success, however, has led to their acquiring a powerful group of enemies, many of whom are determined to have their revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great read!

  • By dmeriweather on 12-18-18

Still it’s Barker an Llewelyn.

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-18

This book is ok but as good as the rest. Don’t get me wrong I love the Barker series, this one had to many villains out to get the guys and was just to busy. Still worth a listen.

  • Murder in Keswick: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

  • By: William Todd
  • Narrated by: Ben Werling
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

While on a well-deserved holiday in the Lake District to get away from the toils and troubles of London, Holmes and Watson find no respite. As soon as they exit the train, they hear news of a grisly murder making its way around the murmuring commuters. A local aristocrat, Mr. Darcy, has been found missing his head. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Need Sherlock? Try this!

  • By DabOfDarkness on 01-29-19

Really Really good.

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

This is really close to being one of the best, other than Conan Doyle’s stories of corse, very Sherlockian. Well worth buying. Very good listen.

  • Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • By: Original Radio Broadcast
  • Narrated by: John Patrick Lowrie, Lawrence Albert, Rick May, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

The name of Sherlock Holmes conjures images of gas-lit streets and dark mysteries from a bygone age. Solving crimes alongside his trusted friend Dr. John H. Watson, Holmes is, without a doubt, the most famous sleuth the world has ever known. Now, with full authorization from the Conan Doyle estate, we bring you 23 newly written adventures as presented on the long-running dramatic radio series starring John Patrick Lowrie as Holmes, with Lawrence Albert as Dr. Watson, Rick May as Inspector Lestrade, and Mary Anne Dorward as Mary Watson. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • FUN LISTEN

  • By JOHN on 10-24-18

FUN LISTEN

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-18

A lot of fun, great little short stories. Well written and very Sherlockian. Worth the credit.

  • The Moonstone

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: Peter Jeffrey
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 417

Considered the first full-length detective novel in the English language, T.S. Eliot described The Moonstone as 'the first and greatest English detective novel'. The stone of the title is an enormous yellow diamond plundered from an Indian shrine after the Siege of Seringapatam. Given to Miss Verinder on her 18th birthday, it mysteriously disappears that very night. Suspicion falls on three Indian jugglers who have been seen in the neighbourhood. Sergeant Cuff is assigned to the case....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An engrossing detective novel

  • By Lucie on 01-03-09

HORRIBLE LISTEN

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-18

Don’t know how this book got so many 5 stars, longest most boring book I have ever listened to.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Making of a Man

  • By: John Worth
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

This extraordinary story unfolds in the dim streets of Victorian London's notorious East End. Poverty, squalor and crime fester and proliferate, blighting the lives of all who are unfortunate enough to dwell there. Yet from within the gloom, shines a beacon of light: the light of human dignity. And, sometimes, righteousness, decency and justice win out. In this dramatic play - out of the everlasting human conflict of good versus evil, various giants of their time, immortal beings, come into conflict.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • NOT SHERLOCKIAN AT ALL.

  • By JOHN on 09-04-18

NOT SHERLOCKIAN AT ALL.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Narration was pretty good, but the story was pretty bad. Not for me, save your money. I had high hopes of a great Sherlock listen.

  • The Druid of Death

  • A Sherlock Holmes Adventure
  • By: Richard T. Ryan
  • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

On the morning of the vernal equinox in 1899, Holmes is roused from his bed by Lestrade. The inspector has received a report of a girl brutally murdered at Stonehenge. Upon arriving at the famed site, Holmes discovers the body of a young woman. On her forehead, painted in blood, is a druidic symbol. On her side, also in blood, is a message written in a strange language that neither Holmes nor Lestrade can decipher. The girl was also eviscerated and her organs placed around her body. As a final touch, branches from yew trees had been artistically arranged around the corpse. Holmes senses a malevolent force at work, but without data, he is powerless. As the weeks pass, he slowly gathers information about the ancient druids and Celtic mythology and begins to assemble a small army of experts to assist him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holmes returns in the vein of Sir Arthur himself

  • By Ray Johnson on 09-03-18

Good story, bad narration

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-18

I think the story would be so much better with better narration, since when doe,s Sherlock have a lisp.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Basil of Baker Street

  • The Great Mouse Detective, Book 1
  • By: Eve Titus
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

Baker Street mice - beware! So far the twins are safe. They'll stay that way if you do what we say. We've decided to make your Baker Street cellar the headquarters for our gang. Everybody must be out in 48 hours. It's Basil's job to move you all out, just the way he moved you in. Better make it fast! And leave the furniture - we need it. This is the only warning you'll get. And listen - if you don't follow our orders, you'll never set eyes on those twins again!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FUN, FUN, FUN

  • By JOHN on 08-11-18

FUN, FUN, FUN

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

I bought all of the mouse detective stories last night, what great little inexpensive, fun stories they are. For adults and the grandkids.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful