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Publisher's Summary

An unusual sequence of events in "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" leads the legendary Sherlock Holmes to locate the precious jewel owned by the Countess of Morcar.

The story is read by a true master, Edward Hardwicke, a talented actor who plays Sherlock Holmes's associate, Dr. Watson, in the popular PBS series Mystery!

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Public Domain (P)2000 by The Audio Partners Publishing Corp.

Critic Reviews

"An outstanding audio edition (that) features the splendidly effective narration of Edward Hardwicke". (AudioFile)

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Holmes and Watson always a great read!

Edward Hardwicke narrated this book. He played Watson to Jeremy Brett's Holmes in the 1980 series on PBS. Reading or listening the wonderful duo have always been a favorite.

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A Clearly Told Classic

Not one of the best or worst Sherlock Holmes adventures, Yet I can't help but smile every time I return to it. This isn't my favorite reading, and I sometimes struggle to distinguish between the characters. But it's otherwise well read and enjoyable.

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One of the better tellings

This is SO much better than other audio versions I’ve listened to. Especially the awful play version performed by Sir Ralph Richardson and Sir Ian Gielgud , also available on Audible. This reading of the actual story as written by Arthur Conan Doyle is wonderfully done - it doesn’t need an inferior version adapted into a ‘play’ that leaves out so much.

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Classic Sherlock Holmes

A mystery about a hat, a man and Christmas goose with secrets. This story was easy to follow along as homes and Watson unraveled the case. Slightly surprising ending.

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Good Story

Good Story with diverse characters and a proper flow of ideas and incidents. It is also short which I like very much.

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  • Mr Alexander R Gill
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Amongst the best Holmes shorts

This is one of my favourite short stories and to have it read by Dr Watson himself is even better. Well worth 50 minutes of any Holmes fan's time.