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Publisher's Summary

Spring 1937. While German Chancellor Adolf Hitler ceaselessly talks of peace, his actions seem deliberately calculated to make the Western allies lose patience. The schizophrenic geopolitical atmosphere even can be felt as far away as Fulworth, England, the home of the retired Sherlock Holmes, where the Steiners, a German migrant couple, have recently found a refuge and have assumed care of the detective's household after the passing of Mrs Hudson. 

Spying and detective work are far from the thoughts of beekeeping enthusiast Holmes, but the suicide of his protEgE - a local youth whose natural talent the detective developed and encouraged for ten years - is a heavy blow. The death without apparent motive has now pulled Holmes back into the world, which has changed dramatically. Steam power has given way to electricity, carriages have been replaced by automobiles, and the skies are dotted with giant airships. The only thing that has remained constant is evil, in the shape of an enemy with whom Holmes first tangled more than forty years ago... 

©2017 Petr Macek (P)2021 MX Publishing

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My own fault - I should have known better

I knew that trying to insert 80-something year old Holmes and Watson into a late 1930's Nazi Germany was stretching the bounds of believability and to maintain the spirit of the original stories was a big ask. Really, these two octogenarians end up doing some pretty unbelievable action/adventure stuff that I'm sure their bodies wouldn't be capable of. Yes, it is a bit too action/adventure for my liking and just not believable. I hate to leave a bad review but if inserting Holmes and Watson into every historic moment through to and beyond WWII is your thing, then go for it - you'll probably enjoy this story. The narration is good.

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Narrated by Kevin E. Green

Summary:
Sherlock Holmes geriatric version. Literally. The author has placed our intrepid detective and his faithful sidekick, Watson, well into their golden years.

Additional Comments:
- Written in classic Sherlock Holmes style with a few concessions for the venerable detective’s advanced years.
- If you like Sherlock Holmes, this could go either way. You could think “hey, it’s close enough. Cool.” Or you could think “this is a pale shadow of the classic story. No. Just no.” I guess I’m more a casual fan of the detective because I fall in the former camp.
- The death of a young man propels Watson and Holmes on a spy caper reminiscent of their old adventures but with a few less fistfights on their part.
- Performance: Very fitting. Has the classic feel to it.

Conclusion:
Like the bajillion Jane Austen knockoffs, this is a story homage that manages to tell a good tale.

*I got a free code for the book. I have freely chosen to review the book.

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Great Story

Loved this book. The story is fast paced and full of action. The narration is top notch. I really hope there will be more to come in this series!

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weak

I would like to know what happened to holmes. The storyline is weak, not believable.

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Fan Fiction For Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created a character named Sherlock Holmes that featured in several of his stories. Petr Macek has taken Sherlock Holmes and aged him by many years and then involved him in a new mystery. I enjoyed this tale that involved Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson and intermixed some of the more memorable phrases attributed to Sherlock Holmes by his original creator. Kevin E Green's narration is great creating a new voice for old characters. I was given a free copy of the audiobook and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Really Enjoyed

I really enjoyed this audiobook. The story was great and the narrator was excellent!

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  • 03-02-21

A Good Listen

This is one of the better Sherlock Holmes books that I have read/listened to. I am not talking about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, no one can surpass him and his writing. But I enjoyed this offering and the history the author employed in this story. Also Kevin E. Green did a fine job of narrating. I received this audiobook code for free in a promo, and I am voluntarily writing this. Thank you to the author, narrator or publisher who provided me this listen.

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  • 03-30-21

fascinating story

sherlock Holmes in his twighlight years still delivers! I enjoyed this book very much. narrator did a great job.

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  • Tracey
  • 03-27-21

Super

Who doesn't love the workings of the incredible Sherlock Holmes and his faithful side kick Dr. Watson? I certainly enjoyed it, amazed once again by his mastery of misdirection and skill. Very nicely narrated, good pace, what's not to recommend 👍

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  • Lynn Walker
  • 03-24-21

excellent

Great story well written and narrated. bringing fiction to true life world event... looking forward to another installment