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Publisher's Summary

Sherlock Holmes is bored between cases at 221B Baker Street. So when King Oskar II of Sweden - who has heard of the discovery of the Kensington Runestone by a farmer in Minnesota - asks to engage his services, Holmes jumps at the chance to decipher the runes and determine whether the find is real or a hoax. With Dr. John H. Watson by his side, faithfully recording every detail, Holmes makes his way to Minnesota for a third time. But, in the first of many strange and unfortunate coincidences, the farmer who found the mysterious stone is murdered, and the stone itself is stolen on the day the famous detective arrives.

With the help of one Shadwell Rafferty, now a friend and partner, Holmes must solve this baffling case to find both the stone and the murderer.

©2016 Audio-Visceral Productions (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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What Happens Near "Sock" Centre Stays in ...

Would you consider the audio edition of Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery to be better than the print version?

Haven't had the pleasure to read the Kindle or Print version. There are a lot of locales, names that may be more discernable in those formats. Thus the title for my review. lol!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Well, Holmes and Watson, but the whirling cast of locals are a hoot!!!

What about Steve Hendrickson’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed the performance by Steve Hendrickson. I laughed out loud of his portrayal of character named Larson. I waited for him to utter something along the lines "Well, Pilgrim".

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did laugh. The situations peculiar to the region are realistic. The historic and geographic references, walk on parts of famous people relevant to the time frame were fun for this listener!

Any additional comments?

Uff-Da! I enjoy this series! YaBetcha, dontcha know? Skol!! A strong four lutefisk rating...So Head Up North when the thermometer rises!!!!

Thank you for the opportunity to review it!

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost. I am happy to give my honest review of it.

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Best in series!

I think this was the best in the series so far. When I started it I wonder how poor Sherlock would fare. He suffer much abuse in the previous books. He came out relatively unscathed and the mystery was made most charming with the addition of Rafferty. It was a very good story and was a pleasure to listen to. The narration is wonderful.

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Stone Cold Crazy

This is the 3rd in the Sherlock in Minnesota series.  I have read (listened) to all 3.  Millett has done a good job capturing the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle feel but throwing in some American flair.  

Sherlock and John are called back to the great northern state of Minnesota when a representative of the King of Sweden stops in to ask for help with a Rune Stone.  Once arriving they jump right into a murder scene.  Lucky for them Shadwell Rafferty is back to help the m in one of the hardest cases of their careers.  Sherlock is sure the Rune Stone is a fake, but being as everyone who seems to know where the stone is kept turning up dead and they have a tough time tracking it down.  

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boring storyline

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. Honestly, i have never read any Sherlock Holmes books before and i thought I would give it a try. I quickly realized that this type of book just isn't for me. I didn't make it through the whole thing. I listened for about an hour and couldn't seem to focus on the story. It was quite boring to me. I did very much enjoy the narrator. The voices and accents he used were great. The story just started out way to slow for me and I couldn't get past that.

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Masterfully Told Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Would you listen to Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery again? Why?

Absolutely. Fun to try to grasp on to more clues I may have missed the first time. I'm always doing something while listening to a story, so it's a pleasure to listen to books again and again.

What other book might you compare Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery to and why?

I was more reminded of the genre than the actual story line. So, here goes....Although, I am a Barbara Rosenblat fan, I was thinking Mr. Hendrickson would be phenomenal with one of Amelia Peabody's stories.

Which character – as performed by Steve Hendrickson – was your favorite?

Love Watson. But truly, Mr. Hendrickson did a marvelous job on the full cast. I enjoyed all of the accents and personalities. Flawless movement from one character to the next. Bravo!

Any additional comments?

Wonderfully rich characters and lots of details. I love a story that can transport me to another place and time. Great comedic timing as well. It's always fun to hear the banter between Holmes and Watson. I received a free copy via audiobook boom in exchange for an unbiased review. Thank you.