A Biased Judgement

The Sherlock Holmes Diaries 1897
Narrated by: Dominic Lopez
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
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Sherlock Holmes thrives on danger. Sudden knife attacks, being stalked, and facing a network of assassins present little more than a cheery break in the monotony. But the enigmatic Lady Beatrice presents danger of a different kind. Is she a murderer or a potential victim? Or something even more perilous? Uncovering her secrets could change Holmes's life forever, and in ways even he cannot anticipate. The newly-discovered Holmes diaries shed light on a tale so potent, Watson was never permitted to reveal it.

©2014 Geri Schear (P)2016 MX Publishing
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This was just what a Sherlock Fan needed someone to capture the Doyle's Spirit Of Writing!

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A bit over-modulated, otherwise fine.

There were one or two places where some editing would have been nice, but other than that, the only negative aspect of the final production is that when Dominic Lopez was reading, somebody in the control booth apparently did not notice the VU meters on the audio console were pegged "into the red" far too often, When you listen with headphones or on a really good audio system, the distortion of the narrator's voice is obvious to the point of detracting from the listening experience.

Dominic Lopez did a splendid job, and as to Schear, well I seriously wish he'd write more sequels because he has become my favorite writer of Sherlock Holmes stories, surpassing even Conan Doyle, and I burn for more of his work If he writes more I beg of Audible to make it available ASAP. Incredible stuff.

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Good pace, loyal to the Canon, well read. Read this one you'll read the next. Enjoyed Holmes experiencing frustration in complicated casework.... no easy brilliance in this, Holmes must grind. Beatrice is the perfect intellect to capture the Holmes brother's attention. Characters are well developed.... nice job Geri ! Looking forward to a third .

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  • 08-27-19

A Biased Judgement

Very good and sticks to Conan Doyle's characters by and large.What Ms Schear needs to do is write about why ShErlock Holmes suddenly retired in 1904.

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  • Derek S.
  • 11-09-16

Well written Holmes pastiche but oh the narrator..

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Story is good enough and is written in the first person from Holmes's point of view

What did you like best about this story?

Authentic atmosphere and a different perspective as it's written by Holmes

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Dominic Lopez?

In my opinion there is no finer narrator of Holmes than John Telfor who reads the Donald Thomas books (and the originals). I really don't know where they get these narrators, this guy cannot say his 't's so 'cottage' becomes 'coddage' etc, gets annoying.

Could you see A Biased Judgement being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No

Any additional comments?

Spoilt by the narrator in my opinion.