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The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols

Adapted from the Journals of John H. Watson, M.D.
Narrated by: David Robb, Nicholas Meyer
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
4 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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"...rich with period detail and clever invention!" (Wall Street Journal)

This program is read by Downton Abbey actor David Robb, and includes a bonus conversation with the author. 

With the international best seller The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Nicholas Meyer brought to light a previously unpublished case of Sherlock Holmes, as recorded by Dr. John H. Watson. Now, Meyer returns with a shocking discovery - an unknown case drawn from a recently unearthed Watson journal.  

January 1905: Holmes and Watson are summoned by Holmes' brother Mycroft to undertake a clandestine investigation. An agent of the British Secret Service has been found floating in the Thames, carrying a manuscript smuggled into England at the cost of her life. The pages purport to be the minutes of a meeting of a secret group intent on nothing less than taking over the world.

Based on real events, the adventure takes the famed duo - in the company of a bewitching woman - aboard the Orient Express from Paris into the heart of Tsarist Russia, Holmes and Watson attempt to trace the origins of this explosive document. On their heels are desperate men of unknown allegiance, determined to prevent them achieving their task.  

And what they uncover is a conspiracy so vast as to challenge Sherlock Holmes as never before. 

©2019 Nicholas Meyer (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Excellent Read!

All Sherlocians will devouer this one. Please note that it has relevance to our era; read/listen entently to the Prologue. Enjoy!

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Just Kinda Sorta Okay

I was certainly interested to receive a fact based education on the Protocols, having only a vague knowledge of their origins. But I found this Sherlock Holmes redux a bit slow paced, and at times sputtering if not downright dithering. You had to bring your own memories of the original author's character development of Holmes and Watson because there wasn't much in this book. There was little real tension in the plot, the only action was low grade and contrived, and while the nouveau Holmes struggled mightily to look sharp this was not a very complicated situation for him to face. The ending was consistent with the rest of the story. There are legions of Sherlock Holmes takeoffs which you should find more engaging than this one.

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Disappointed

No foggy London streets. No twists and turns SH and JW versus the anti semites. Weird combination. Good reader. Bad story.

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