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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Audiobook

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Publisher's Summary

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes changed crime fiction forever and helped launch not just a popular character but an enduring legend who is just as loved today.

This audio book was narrated in London by experienced British stage actor Robert Maskell at a voice recording studio renowned for high production values.

The stories were originally featured not in a book at all, but were written as installments in a London magazine called The Strand.

Penned as always from the point of view of the ever-loyal Dr. Watson, these concise tales shed early light on Sherlock Holmes' analytical genius.

Throughout the 12 stories we see Holmes at his incisive and eccentric best. All groups within Victorian society feature, from European aristocrats to travelling Gypsies, mad doctors to innocent ladies. These are truly classic stories and a perfect introduction to the fascinating world of Sherlock Holmes.

The stories are presented in order that they were originally published:

  • 1 A Scandal in Bohemia
  • 2 The Adventure of the Red-Headed League
  • 3 A Case of Identity
  • 4 The Boscombe Valley Mystery
  • 5 The Five Orange Pips
  • 6 The Man with the Twisted Lip
  • 7 The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
  • 8 The Adventure of the Speckled Band
  • 9 The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb
  • 10 The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
  • 11 The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
  • 12 The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

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    "Classic Stories With Superb Narration"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Highly recommend


    Have you listened to any of Robert Maskell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, Loved the boldness of the voice which met the uniqueness of the stories. Did a great job


    Any additional comments?

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Reg McKinney, TX 12-01-16
    Reg McKinney, TX 12-01-16 Member Since 2011

    Avid reader who is also a mommy. Audible saved my reading time!

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    "Thoroughly Enjoyable Version of these Classics"

    I really enjoyed these stories. I had not before read or heard them all and they were all first rate tales of Sherlock Holmes at his best. The Man with the Twisted Lip is the only one that I guessed right away. All the others took me well into the story to get a bead on the real culprit. My favorites were A Scandal in Bohemia because of the ending, The Adventure of the Red-Headed League and the Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb largely due to the impeccable narration, and the Adventure of the Beryl Coronet because of the outcome.

    Robert Maskell really does an excellent rendition of these stories. His tone, speed, and cadence and the way he reads the exciting parts are really unsurpassed. And his voices are beyond compare. At times, I forgot only one person was narrating!

    I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom! in exchange for an honest review.

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    Cameron F. 11-23-16
    Cameron F. 11-23-16 Member Since 2017
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    "A most singular audiobook..."
    What did you love best about The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes?

    There are several singular points about this audiobook and I would not have missed it for a good deal. 'The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle', 'The Man with the Twisted Lip' and 'The Boscombe Valley Mystery' are, in particular, highly memorable pieces and among the better Sherlock Holmes stories I have read.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? Why or why not?

    Four of the twelve stories within this volume were later selected by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to be among his favourite Sherlock Holmes stories. This collection is an excellent launchpad for somebody to begin exploring some of the longer stories by the author.


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

    Several times I forgot I was listening to one narrator performing all the characters. Maskell's expressive abilities, perhaps also his vocal range, have allowed him to perform conversations taking place between Watson, Holmes and female client characters. That much of the dialogue is unassigned does not matter because Maskell is able to convincingly and immersively voice differentiated characters. Many of the women are given high and breathy treatments by the narrator but these are nuanced and avoid caricature.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I found it appealing to listen to a story or two in a sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Karowski 11-20-16
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    "Holmes is back in British voice"

    Well written and read collection of Holmes stories. It's always great to hear Holmes in a proper British accent. Forever in my kind will be the voice of basil rathbone and Nigel Bruce. But this one is an admirable performance. Highly recommend.I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Daman 11-19-16
    Daman 11-19-16

    A good listen makes for an amazing day!

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    "Classic Stories With Superb Narration!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The narration captivated me throughout the stories. I loved Sherlock Holmes since childhood and these stories brought back old memories, and the audio version only made it better.


    What about Robert Maskell’s performance did you like?

    I loved the boldness of the voice which met the uniqueness of the stories.


    Any additional comments?

    "This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Mulder 11-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic stories"
    If you could sum up The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in three words, what would they be?

    Quick thinking needed


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes?

    How quickly he solves the case before i have had a chance to process what just happened.


    Have you listened to any of Robert Maskell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, i have not.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Sherlock Holmes


    Any additional comments?

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andre Higgins 11-06-16

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    "A fantastic audio version of these classic tales"

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    I love these stories of Sherlock Holmes, and the narration by Robert Maskell is spot on. He's great voice actor that is perfectly at home with the Holmes saga. Good enough to be revisited over and over.

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    TinkerMel 11-01-16
    TinkerMel 11-01-16 Member Since 2017

    I am just a girl who loves dogs, her Husband, listening to audio books, and suffering the web.

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    "Now I see why people love these books!"

    Great stories!
    and my first time ever hearing Sherlock. and I now why ever one loves it!
    My dad was a huge fan, so I kind of wanted to connect with him hearing these stories!
    if your a fan, totally worth the credit!
    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nomi 10-30-16
    Nomi 10-30-16 Member Since 2016

    I like a wide range of genres. Favorites include Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Thriller, LGBT, classics and history.

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    "Loved it!"

    This is a collection of 12 classic Sherlock Holmes stories. I've always loved these as my grandpa introduced me to them. It was wonderful revisiting these stories again. The perfect book for any Sherlock Holmes fan.

    The narrator is just perfect for this book. I really enjoyed his performance.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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