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THE GAME'S AFOOT... It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks. Intrigued by the man's tale, Holmes and Watson find themselves swiftly drawn into a series of puzzling and sinister events, stretching from the gas-lit streets of London to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston. As the pair delve deeper into the case, they stumble across a whispered phrase 'the House of Silk': a mysterious entity and foe more deadly than any Holmes has encountered, and a conspiracy that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of society itself. With devilish plotting and excellent characterisation, bestselling author Anthony Horowitz delivers a first-rate Sherlock Holmes mystery for a modern readership whilst remaining utterly true to the spirit of the original Conan Doyle books. Sherlock Holmes is back with all the nuance, pace and powers of deduction that make him the world's greatest and most celebrated detective.
©2011 Anthony Horowitz (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Ltd

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  • Pierre Lomax
  • 10-18-15

Great story, brilliant narration

Goes along at a great pace which will keep you listening. The narration is also brilliant.

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  • YorkshireMum
  • 10-12-15

Just like Conan Doyle

Excellent narrative but not enough variation in voice to always distinguish Holmes from Watson. Writing style reminiscent of the original stories.

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  • N. Dyne
  • 10-05-15

nearly perfect

Very compelling and close enough in style to a Conan Doyle version to feel authentic. couple of bits don't quite work but in order not to spoil let it be a river under a bridge.

having listened to the whole BBC radio canon it takes a bit of time to get used to Jacobi but it is beautifully read.

off to listen to Moriaty now.

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  • judith
  • 10-05-15

Somehow unsatisfying

I'm not sure why,but I was quite glad when this one finished. It wasn't boring or bland, maybe the subject matter?

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  • J Whitfield
  • 09-14-15

Masterful

One of the best books I have read. excellent from start to finish. I was transported to the thick smog of old London

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  • chikwan
  • 09-13-15

Great Story

It took a while to get into as I couldn't get used to the voices (good Watson but doesn't sound like Holmes to me). I thoroughly enjoyed the story, plenty of twists and turns but much more suited to a modern audience.

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  • Michael
  • 08-17-15

Faithful to the spirit of Conan Doyle's SH stories

Really enjoyed this story & narration. Pretty gruesome stuff naturally... Wouldn't have guessed it wasn't the author of the original Holmes stories

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  • Alice Cadis
  • 08-07-15

Engaging

A picture of the era, more realistic than the current series, bit short on emotional involvement, very well read and engaging.

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  • Iris7900
  • 07-26-15

An enjoyable Sherlock Holmes story

While not having read too many original Arthur Conan Doyle tales I have watched several television versions and the iconic duo of Watson and Holmes seem well realised in this book. The narration and story are well matched and I felt my audible credit was well spent.

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  • Diana Judd
  • 07-24-15

An excellent read

A story well told, full of intrigue and interest. Those who like Sherlock will be very satisfied.