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The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 Audiobook

The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

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Publisher's Summary

First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.

Doyle ended up writing four novels and 56 short stories featuring Holmes and his companion, Dr. Watson. All but four are told in the first person by Watson, two by Holmes, and two are written in the third person. Together, this series of beautifully written Victorian literature has sold more copies than any other books in the English language, with the exceptions of the Bible and Shakespeare.

Volume 1 in this series consists of two novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four, followed by a collection of short stories entitled The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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    Jason Amarillo, TX, United States 09-12-12
    Jason Amarillo, TX, United States 09-12-12 Member Since 2010

    I'm a big fan of si-fi, but I'm finding that a love for mysteries budding up in me. I also like a lot of nonfiction.

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    "The perfect flaws"

    I once heard is said that the best characters are the ones with flaws. Sherlock Holmes is one of the best examples of that. He is eccentric. He is so obsessed with facts and practicality that he seem heartless. Ironically he is willing to go above and beyond for people who are more deserving of he services. Even to the point that he will of letting the criminal go free if the crime was, at least in Sherlocke's opinion, justifiable. He is also a bit egotistical, but is willing to set his ego aside and admit he was wrong at times. Worst of all, he is constantly criticizing Watson for his lack of deduction as well as other issues, but Watson is the only person Sherlock Holmes ever loved. For those of you who believe relationships are important in a story , the relationship between Holmes and Watson is the perfect example of how true love between men can happen without sexual attraction.

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    Melinda 09-11-12
    Melinda 09-11-12 Member Since 2015

    Always an avid reader, I have become addicted to audio books.

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    "Catching up on the classics."

    It bothers me that I have made it to 40 without reading Sherlock Holmes -- and I love detective stories! So, when I saw this on sale, I snapped it up. I thoroughly enjoy both the story and the narrator.

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    gary surrey hills, Australia 09-10-12
    gary surrey hills, Australia 09-10-12
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    "patience will be rewarded"
    What made the experience of listening to The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 the most enjoyable?

    the presentation of plot


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The murderer--- you have to follow to the end to appreciate


    What three words best describe Charlton Griffin’s performance?

    good character impersonations


    If you could take any character from The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    watson--he would be relaxed than holmes


    Any additional comments?

    loved the plot was surprised by the twist. the storey lingers. be patient just when i thought i had lost the plot there it was.

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    Amazon Customer 08-31-12 Member Since 2012
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    "The narrator is wonderful!"
    Would you listen to The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 again? Why?

    The narrator is wonderful! It makes the book the best listen. I like Sherlock Holmes but it was great to listen to.


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    Eric 08-19-12
    Eric 08-19-12 Member Since 2010
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    "the basis for every good detective story since."

    A classic series for a reason! The narrator is fantastic! The character of Holmes is enthralling. I now recognize how often modern fictional detectives mimic Sherlock's observation skills. I also like the short length of these mysteries, I often listen to one or two between other books to break it up a little. Listen and realize why these stories have lasted and been duplicated for over a hundred years!

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    Chris Arlington TX, United States 08-10-12
    Chris Arlington TX, United States 08-10-12

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    "Great to see how the legend began"
    If you could sum up The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 in three words, what would they be?

    Smart, funny, enlightening


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love hearing how the original author wrote these famous characters, and the original plots. I also enjoyed the way the parts were read. His portrails and voices of the characters were very entertaining, especially the ladies!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ladies voices


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

    Master sluth strikes again


    Any additional comments?

    Really helped me understand the characters!

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    Maggi United States 08-08-12
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    "Transport yourself to another era."
    Would you listen to The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 again? Why?

    Certainly, it is wonderful to listen to the language used and the characters have been brought to life in this series


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dr Watson, who is always entranced, bemused and astounded.


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

    The joy of having a story read to you, and his voice and the inflections are marvellous


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

    Sherlock Holmes I presume?


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    Ronald Monroe, CT, United States 08-06-12
    Ronald Monroe, CT, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Better narration then previous"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 to be better than the print version?

    Narration was good, but I listen to audio books based on convenience. Print versions are always better.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Holmes, for obvious reason


    Which character – as performed by Charlton Griffin – was your favorite?

    Watson


    If you could take any character from The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Watson, I always thought his would be the most objective view


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    JOHN 08-02-12
    JOHN 08-02-12

    Absolutly love to listen to the great classic English detectives.

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    "JUST OK"

    No. 1 is not as much of a fun listen as no. 2 but the stories are still Doyle's so worth the time. Also very Sherlockian of corse.

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    buffaloboy Buffalo, NY 07-31-12
    buffaloboy Buffalo, NY 07-31-12 Listener Since 2003

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    "Even my wife and kids liked it"

    listened to this on the way back from Disney - usually my wife and kids aren't into audio books - but this one captured their interest. I've never read Sherlock Holmes so this was a treat for me. On to volume 2!

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