Arthur Conan Doyle never wasted time in getting his stories moving. His plots are always direct and refreshingly lucid, and the narrative has a velocity that sweeps you along right to the end. This was no doubt a large part of his immense worldwide success. Not surprisingly, each time he tried to end the series, his fans would howl in protest. But, as he says in the preface to his last collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, all good things must come to an end. And so it is with this series, as we have now arrived at the end of the Sherlock Holmes tales, Conan Doyle's most magnificent creation.
This last volume contains one novel, The Valley of Fear, and two collections of short stories: His Last Bow and The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes.
if you enjoyed classical reading in the past, this is the series for you! It is read very well and I have enjoyed every bit of it. I hope you do too.
I have just finished listening to all three volumes of this set. I thoroughly enjoyed the quiet and quaint stories and story-telling. While driving, I found myself relaxed and transported to another place and time. Often I was prepared to correctly guess the results of the investigation by Mr S H. Just as often, I was guessing until the end of each story. Doyle's expressions in literature were also amusing and I mused often on what would happen today should a writer use the same expressions. If you get the series, prepare to be entertained in a way that will engage your imagination and relax your mind. This is not a series to criticize but to drink in with slow steady intention like a great brew or a fine wine.
Love the way it truly was a performance, rather then just a reading. I have the complete collection.
I have listened to all three volumes now and loved all of them so much
loved it , really love Sherlock Holmes. now got to go find more of the books.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes different stories with different plots and they are all good.
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Even though this book is compiled of several different stories each one was interesting in their own way. I am a mystery buff and loved every story that was told. I like how the book is written like it is from a diary of Watson.
Have you listened to any of Charlton Griffin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Not sure.. I guess I need to start paying attention to who is reading the books. Normally I dont. But his performance was great.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes because it wasn't just one story. Even though it is about Sherlock, there are various stories so once I got into another story I wanted to hear it all the way to the end.
Any additional comments?
I have listened to quite a few versions of Sherlock and this is my favorite. I like the chronological order of the books. Griffin does a very nice job though at times the women's voices are not quite right. Excellent Holmes and Watson voices.
It's a classic, what's not to like? Sometimes I would tune out a bit on lengthy descriptions but it was still easy to pick up the thread.
The stories are very well narrated and can easily translate to today society with a bit of imagination.
After being riveted by the first two volumes, volume 3 lacked the depth of the previous two. The stories began intriguing enough, but fizzled with predictability. It felt like these were the stories the editors had rejected at first publication. That said, I am sad to have finished the collection and say goodbye to Sherlock and Watson. They've kept me entertained for quite a while!