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When the papal apartments are burgled in 1901, Sherlock Holmes is summoned to Rome by Pope Leo XII. After learning from the pontiff that several priceless cameos that could prove compromising to the church, and perhaps determine the future of the newly unified Italy, have been stolen, Holmes is asked to recover them.

In a parallel story, Michelangelo, the toast of Rome in 1501 after the unveiling of his Pieta, is commissioned by Pope Alexander VI, the last of the Borgia pontiffs, with creating the cameos that will bedevil Holmes and the papacy four centuries later.

For fans of Conan Doyle's immortal detective, the game is always afoot. However, the great detective has never encountered an adversary quite like the one with whom he crosses swords in The Vatican Cameos.

©2016 Richard Ryan (P)2016 MX Publishing

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Wow! Sherlock returns!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! I've read a lot of Sherlock Holmes and this book was true to Arthur Conan Doyle's style. The story was interesting in that it told two related stories alternating between them with each new chapter. Either story could stand on its own to keep you guessing their outcome. Together they made a robust and complex Sherlock Holmes mystery. The only thing that exceeded the quality of the story was the superiority of the narration. In all the audio books I've listened to, no narration was even close to the variety of voices, use of sound effects and overall production quality. This is truly the best audio book I've downloaded, and there have been many amazing ones I've downloaded..

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Vatican Cameos?

Every time another character would show up and add to the complex obstacle course the artist had to traverse.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Michelangelo attended the ball.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

I would just say if you enjoy the creative mind of Sherlock Holmes you'll certainly enjoy this audio book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Excellent entertainment

Honored to be the first to review! Magnificently written. Beautifully narrated.
Must add for your library!

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ok story, weird/akward performance choices

Story's not bad, though bifurcated narrative feels odd for a Sherlock Holmes story.
Weirdest Holmes voice I've ever heard. Sounds bizarrely low and menacing. Personally I really disliked it.

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Excellent tale of "what if"

I Loved this story! Highly recommend it! The author does well with fictional History! Bravo!

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Sherlock as Winston

If you can get over Nigel channeling Churchill and the over exaggerated Italian accents, you will enjoy a fairly interesting Holmesian panache.

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Did not find funny.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I was looking for something funny. Love Christopher Moore books, this was no match. Didn't make it 11 minutes before shutting off. Boyfriend agreed, and we are not snowflakes. We didn't find much funny.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

In less than 11 minutes, I didn't find any.

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