Martin Hewitt, Investigator

Narrated by: Walter Covell
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
4 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

These six adventures of Sherlock Holmes' greatest rival will keep you guessing and listening.
Public Domain (P)1981 Jimcin Recordings

Critic Reviews

"Martin Hewitt is a genial Sherlock Holmes, a brilliant private detective who uses logic, minute observation, and then imagination and common sense to solve an odd assortment of perplexing crimes in 19th century England. His clients tend to be nervous types who overreact to crises, thus allowing Hewitt to be the calming, soothing presence. Even without sound effects this presentation is excellent as Covell narrates in a superb dramatic style, with multiple vocal characterizations. This collection of notably read stories will be enjoyable fare for many." (Booklist)

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For Holmes & Father Brown Fans

If you enjoy the Father Brown or Sherlock Holmes style of detective fiction - the detective notices small, everyday details that others miss and pieces together the answer to the puzzle - you'll enjoy the Martin Hewitt stories. They're interesting puzzles, and I'd like more of them.

What prevented a 5 star rating was the narrator. He had a nice voice and he was able to distinguish between characters very well. However his delivery was sometimes very halting - as if he was reading something he'd never seen before and he was having to think out how to say something before the words came out of his mouth. It was distracting.

Still, they're worth a listen!

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Great Listen

As with all collections I've read or listened to, some stories are better than others. This group has two that are outstanding, two that are fair. The rest are very good. I strongly recommend this to anyone who loves classic detective fiction.