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Can a deadly and ferocious tiger really be stalking the fog-enshrouded streets of Edwardian London? Holmes and Watson decide to visit the local travelling Circus and are especially interested when a performing and very agile tiger bursts into the ring....

Audiobook enhanced with atmospheric music and sound effects.

©2019 Ian Shimwell (P)2019 Ian Shimwell

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An entertaining narration

Very much enjoyed this reading of the Spring-Heeled Tiger. Look forward to more of Sherlock Holmes.

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1st in a set of four great Holmes stories

This is the first 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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  • JM
  • 10-06-20

Just Okay

I have always been a fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories. This play was okay, but I prefer the Arthur Conan Doyle books. I have to say though that Kevin Theis did a nice job of narrating. I received this free promo copy audiobook and this is my voluntary review.

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The Game is Afoot

Ian Shimwell returns with more adventures in this script series. This one definitely peaked my interest as I’m curious about the clue left at the end, can’t wait to pick up the next book to see what the conclusion will be.

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Decent Attempt at Sherlock Holmes

As a licensed and certified Holmesian, I had some issues with this. I enjoyed that it was a short story like so many of my favorite Sherlock Holmes tales and I felt that atmosphere was properly created. Wasn't a huge fan of the writing as I felt that it missed the mark a bit. I know how Sherlock Holmes talks and while there was a certain feel of him, it just didn't resonate with me the same way Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's writing did. Nonetheless, anything Holmes related I will give a shot and if you are certified like me, give the series a try.

Kevin Theis did a good job with bringing up the dialect and narration I felt was necessary. Reminded me a bit of the old radio shows but seemed to be a bit more embellished than I wanted. Solid effort and still a great job. Just really hard to compete with Basil Rathbone or Nigel Bruce.

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A classic Sherlock Holmes type mystery

With the redoubtable Dr Watson, Holmes looks at a murder of gentleman of some note. All clues seem to point to the tiger from the circus, but Holmes doesn't believe that to be so.
A rather light hearted theatrical performance for Holmes and Watson.

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Couldn’t finish this book

Short story thankfully. Beyond the names I barely recognize these characters. Watson is a Buffon and Holmes is more annoying than ever

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Enjoyable

Reminds me of radio days, good or bad still love listening to anything of Sherlock and Watson, this was an adventure to the circus, and Watson got the blunt of it. Enjoyable
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What the...????

First off, the performance was good. We like the dramatization style. - only wished the narrator remembered they were Not on stage. We felt we where getting yelled at.

Second, the author watched too many black & while Sherlock Holmes movies and never bothered to read the books. The movies turned Watson into a buffoon, but Ian Shimwell raised the bar and made Watson an a**h*l*.
The story itself is rather unimaginative and childish. The author couldn't even be bothered to name the tigress the old standby of Jasmine. He called her Tigress. That's like calling a woman, Woman.
I'm not even going to list the historical inaccuracies.

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Watson Received His Reward!

Having listened to Sherlock Holmes and Lestrade, I purchased this story. While Holmes remained true to character,

Watson was an insufferable twit. His snide remarks were a distraction and did not help the story along. The best thing that happened to him was his encounter with the CLOWNS. I think everyone should listen to this story just to learn what they did to Watson. It was perfect!!!

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  • Debbie McLean
  • 07-05-20

fantastic

what great homage to the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, well written by Ian Shimwell and narrated by Kevin Theis