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  • Echoes of Sherlock Holmes

  • Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon
  • By: Laurie R. King - editor, Leslie S. Klinger - editor
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin, Clive Chafer, Derek Perkins, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Expert Sherlockians Laurie King and Leslie Klinger put forth the question: What happens when great writers/creators who are not known as Sherlock Holmes devotees admit to being inspired by Conan Doyle stories? While some are highly regarded mystery writers, others are best known for their work in the fields of fantasy or science fiction. All of these talented authors, however, share a great admiration for Arthur Conan Doyle and his greatest creations, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mixture of good and not so good

  • By David on 02-08-17

Never reeled me in

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

It's a little hard to give this a single score because the stories, and the readers, vary in quality enormously. But none are great and some are pretty poor. (Full disclosure: I gave up half-way through; maybe it gets better.) Several of the stories had a clever premise, but somehow the execution was poor and they all promised more than they delivered. When listening just became a burden, I stopped.