• Sherlock Holmes and the Society Spiritualist: The Corvus Conspiracy 3 of 4

  • The Holmes and Watson Series, Book 8
  • By: Ian Shimwell
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 53 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The society spiritualist, Mrs. Hayden is seemingly able to converse freely with the recently departed at her popular gatherings. Holmes and Watson remain skeptical, until they attend one of her remarkable seances....

©2019 Ian Shimwell (P)2019 Ian Shimwell

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Interesting

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was an interesting story. It didn’t have the “wow” factor that normally happens in a Sherlock Holmes story. But it was still good. I did enjoy it. And I do recommend it as it helps give you clues to the overall series.

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3rd in a set of 4 great Holmes stories

This is the 3rd of four great Holmes stories about the Corvus conspiracy. They are also available in a completed volume. I grew up with a love for the old basil rathbone and Nigel Bruce black and white Holmes movies. This story is written and performed in that same spirit. Truly a wonderful addition to any Holmes fans collections. Highly recommended. The narrators deliver that old time movie/radio show feel. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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Rathbone Style Adventure

This is a review for the Audible version.

Book 3 of the Corvus Conspiracy is a delightful listen, as always Kevin Theis is a remarkable voice actor. He plays all the parts, and they are amazing. I recommend you start from the beginning with Holmes & Watson Book 1. Or buy both full sets. This adventure builds on their past ones (in Ian Shimwell's books).

It would also be helpful to know all Sherlock canon. I recommend the reader pick up Fry's version.

This story follows the adventure of Sherlock trying to uncover the secrets behind the Corvus Brotherhood and also a spiritualist who may or may not be a con artist.

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That was very confusing!

This particular "mystery " left me still up in the air, about the spiritualist and her involvement in the "Dolly" apparition.

Perhaps the next episode should shed more light and answer my questions.

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An improvement over the first book

The author is improving it his portrayal of Doctor Watson is painful. Wish I could say otherwise but that part hasn’t changed improved since the first book in the series

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Enjoyable

Who is this Mrs Hayden and how does she do her seances that seem so real, even Sherlock and Watson attend, and are questioning. Enjoyable and good narration Like a good radio program.

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  • Fred Jones
  • 06-10-21

The weakest of the series

To me this is the weakest of the four stories in this series. I found the storyline was not bad but the dialogue was very cliched. An audio drama more than an audiobook the performance was lacking compared to the others. Not one you can miss as part of the series but could have been much better. Kevin does a good male voice but not female and there are more female characters in this story.

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  • Rayc
  • 07-04-20

OK

Well it's ok as a novella -Short story.
Interesting narration which entertains .
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  • Debbie McLean
  • 07-04-20

beautifully written

these are beautifully written by Ian Shimwell and narrated by Kevin Theis. Full of the original suspense, a truly fantastic honor to Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle xxxxx