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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 8,097
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,589
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,540

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

I have died and gone to Heaven. Or 221-B Baker St.

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

Where does Sherlock Holmes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Listening to the Holmes canon as read by S. Fry is like coming into a warm, cheerful room after braving a cold, dark, rainy night.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

These stories are far too familiar to put me on the edge of my seat. Rather, I settle back into my chair with a comfortable sigh and am transported to Victorian England.

What does Stephen Fry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

What a silly question. Stephen Fry reading the complete Sherlock Holmes?

Any additional comments?

What's left to say? This is an amazing performance by a polished actor who has an obvious love for one of the most beloved characters in literature.

22 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • The Elementals

  • By: Michael McDowell
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,305
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,297

After a bizarre and disturbing incident at the funeral of matriarch Marian Savage, the McCray and Savage families look forward to a restful and relaxing summer at Beldame, on Alabama's Gulf Coast, where three Victorian houses loom over the shimmering beach. Two of the houses are habitable, while the third is slowly and mysteriously being buried beneath an enormous dune of blindingly white sand. But though long uninhabited, the third house is not empty. Inside, something deadly lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Haunted House Book - and that's rare!

  • By Uber Femme on 06-28-18

Amazing novel by an all but forgotten author.

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Just a small warning: there is a prologue in the original novel missing in this supposed unabridged audio version, which - in my opinion - is essential to the story.

Nevertheless, this is without a doubt one of the finest novels of the supernatural I have ever read. I recommend this highly. I read my own somewhat tattered paperback original every year, and will likely continue to do so.

<-- ADDENDUM 3.9.2019 -->

Although a long time in coming, I felt I needed to add a recommendation for R.C. Bray. His performance of the story was - for me - spot on, and for someone who has been reading this novel since publication, at least once a year, I can't commend him highly enough for his vocal interpretation.

77 of 85 people found this review helpful