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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Audiobook

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

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Publisher's Summary

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes are overshadowed by the event with which they close - the meeting of the great detective and Moriarty, the Napoleon of Crime. When "The Final Problem" was first published, the struggle between Holmes and his arch nemesis, seemingly to the death, left many readers desolate at the loss of Holmes, but it also led to his immortality as a literary figure. The stories that precede it included two narratives from Holmes himself - on a mutiny at sea and a treasure hunt in a Sussex country house - as well as a meeting with his brilliant brother, Mycroft.

Included in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes are "Silver Blaze", "The Yellow Face", "The Stock-Broker's Clerk", "The Gloria Scott", "The Musgrave Ritual", "The Reigate Puzzle", "The Crooked Man", "The Resident Patient", "The Greek Interpreter", "The Naval Treaty", and "The Final Problem".

©1923 Public Domain (P)2010 Tantor

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    David Chicago, IL, United States 05-24-10
    David Chicago, IL, United States 05-24-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Good narrator, Incorrect product description"

    The narration provided by Simon Prebble is excellent. He's a good voice actor and manages to make each character distinct no matter how big the cast of a given story.

    I would give this book 4 stars, but there is one critical problem. There is a story missing. "The Final Problem," in which we are first introduced by Doyle to the character of Professor Moriarty, is nowhere to be found.

    This particular production company has seen fit to include it as an extra on their recording of "The Valley of Fear." It makes sense, from a certain point of view. Given the ending of the story and the role of Moriarty in both tales, there is a certain logic to packaging it with "The Valley of Fear." However, the description of this audio book EXPLICITLY STATES THAT IT INCLUDES "The Final Problem," which it does not. Listeners will therefore be surprised when the audiobook ends with, "The Naval Treaty."

    It's a good audiobook, and Prebble's performance is excellent. If you're working your way through the Holmes cannon, this isn't a bad production. But unless you buy "The Valley of Fear" as produced by the same company, you're going to feel a bit cheated.

    34 of 35 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Ashtabula, OH, United States 05-09-12
    Richard Ashtabula, OH, United States 05-09-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Does include "The Final Problem.""

    This edition of the book that I downloaded in May of 2012 does include "The Final Problem."

    It seems to follow the 1894 American book edition, in that "The Cardboard Box" is *not* included, and several paragraphs of that story are inserted into "The Resident Patient." You can see the Wikipedia entry for the most singular circumstances surrounding the publication.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Nicholas 06-03-16
    Nicholas 06-03-16
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    "Spectacular!!"

    It was amazing. My favourite part has got to be the ending. Don't miss it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Hoskins 05-09-12
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    "Does include "The Final Problem.""

    This edition of the book that I downloaded in May of 2012 does include "The Final Problem."

    It seems to follow the 1894 American book edition, in that "The Cardboard Box" is *not* included, and several paragraphs of that story are inserted into "The Resident Patient." You can see the Wikipedia entry for the most singular circumstances surrounding the publication.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    christy cridlebaugh 09-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "what a delightful visit"

    I've never read the sherlock stories. This reading was like visiting an old friend. the narrator's voice was inviting, friendly, and a pleasure to listen to. I liked the way he pronounced all the French flawlessly. I will look for more of his performances. Thank you for a wonderful read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MWallace 12-31-16
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    "Sherlock Holmes"

    I have enjoyed this book very much as I am sure any true Sherlock Holmes fan would. That is if you like the original stories and not just the modern ones. I really liked the narrator's voice. It sounded just like I thought Dr. Watson's voice would. I enjoy both but this one is a wonderful jewel. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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    Stephen C. Greeley 10-17-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful"

    The narration is well done. I really enjoyed the stories in this delightful collection. I'll be looking for more.

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    bri 05-29-16
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    "Excellent"

    Excellent narrator and production quality. I feel like I am traveling along with Holmes and Watson on their suspenseful adventures thought England and beyond.

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    David Thurthi 12-04-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Thanks Audible for bring this book."

    Thanks Audible for bring this book. Narrator has done a great job in narration. Great Book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Lim CA, United States 06-19-15
    Andrew Lim CA, United States 06-19-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good but not great"

    The stories in this collection aren't as strong as some of the others I've read but still entertaining.
    The narration is fine but I feel he goes for a reserved Holmes but comes away sounding a little stiff and wooden.

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    "Best reader of Sherlock Holmes"

    Simon Prebble is the best reader of these stories in my opinion, with beautifully distinct voices and a sensitivity for the text and era.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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