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Publisher's Summary

Clive Merrison stars as Holmes with Michael Williams as Watson in these 12 adventures from the unique, fully dramatised BBC canon of Conan Doyle's short stories and novels.

The 12 dramatisations are 'The Illustrious Client', 'The Blanched Soldier', 'The Mazarin Stone', 'The Three Gables', 'The Sussex Vampire', 'The Three Garridebs', 'The Problem of Thor Bridge', 'The Creeping Man', 'The Lion's Mane', 'The Veiled Lodger', 'Shoscombe Old Place' and 'The Retired Colourman'.

These short stories are the very last ones written by Arthur Conan Doyle about his much-loved fictional detective. Holmes and Watson are faced with cases that range from the suspicious to the seemingly supernatural, and they encounter characters as diverse as an evil Austrian adventurer, a formidable female criminal, a distinguished professor who is acting oddly and a mysterious tenant who refuses to show her face.

Gripping, suspenseful and hugely entertaining, these acclaimed dramatisations were adapted by Bert Coules from the original short stories. Among the guest cast are Hannah Gordon, Robert Glenister, Michael Troughton, Alexandra Bastedo, Harriet Walter, Douglas Henshall and George Cole.

©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Wonderfully entertaining!

Lovely done-12 stories that are greatly told and entertaining performance! Highly recommend this audiobook.

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Chapters and Order of the Stories

1-14: The Illustrious Client
15-28: The Blanched Soldier
29-42: The Mazarin Stone 
43-57: The Three Gables
58-71: The Sussex Vampire
72-85: The Three Garridebs
86-100: The Problem of Thor Bridge 
101-115: The Creeping Man
116-129: The Lion's Mane
130-144: The Veiled Lodger
145-159: Shoscombe Old Place
160-173: The Retired Colourman

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YOU HAD ONE JOB, TERRY!

I won't lie. It's amazing content.

But - tiny bone of contention: You BBC bozos had three jobs - MAX!
1. DIGITIZE ORIGINAL RECORDING
2. DIVIDE INTO SMALLER SEGMENTS
3. oh and one more... NAME THESE SEGMENTS!!!!!

Paying nearly 25$ for something I cannot browse is unreasonable and should be reflected in the overall grade. LOUDLY.

SOLUTION: Until then, fellow readers, it is best to avoid browsing. You can add bookmarks and name them as you go through the book and return to your favourites this way.

But do let the production pranksters know of the inconvenience by means of a LOW (2 stars?) rating. I know it seems extreme but think about the money you spent and they didn't. This content had already been produced ages ago.

25$? Decent dinner out. 6 overpriced cappuccinos at least. Lots to do with 25$.....

Chapters reported by Ace are reliable enough +/- 1:
1-14: The Illustrious Client 15-28: The Blanched Soldier 29-42: The Mazarin Stone 43-57: The Three Gables 58-71: The Sussex Vampire 72-85: The Three Garridebs 86-100: The Problem of Thor Bridge 101-115: The Creeping Man 116-129: The Lion's Mane 130-144: The Veiled Lodger 145-159: Shoscombe Old Place 160-173: The Retired Colourman

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I've Finally Found It!!!

I've finally found this collection after years of searching. Leave me alone. I'm there! I am there!

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Know your Holmes Before You Listen

Wonderful performances from everyone in the cast, but the stories are easier to follow if you know them going in. While they adapted them very well for radio, details were changed and the plot can sometimes get misconstrued amidst all the action. If you know the Holmes stories well, this will be a great addition to your library. If not, I would read them first before listening.

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Bad choice of leads

I'm generally ok at detecting different accents but the voices for Holmes and Watson were practically identical and it was a frustrating listen, trying to determine who was speaking at any given time. Also my least favorite collection of Holmes stories, not enhanced in any way by this performance.

Misophonia warning: a couple stories have the characters talking while eating for extended periods.
Completely unnecessary "atmosphere" noises.

I highly recommend the Stephen Fry version of the earlier stories!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-19-19

impossible to navigate

I have nearly all the Sherlock Holmes audio collections, but this is the worst. Literally a collection of 160+ chapters, with no titles at all. it is impossible to choose a story to listen to, with each chapter being around 3 mins. cannot believe they allow this to be charged full price. completely useless, and I have not been able to listen to more than one story as cannot find my place again.

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  • MR.K.GILL
  • 08-17-21

Enjoyable-But Pooorly Edited

1-14 ‘The Illustrious Client'
15-28 ‘The Blanched Soldier',
29-42 ‘The Mazarin Stone'
43-57 The Three Gables',
58-71 The Sussex Vampire
72-85 'The Three Garridebs',
86-100 'The Problem of Thor Bridge',
101-115 'The Creeping Man',
116-129 'The Lion's Mane',
130-144 'The Veiled Lodger',
145-159 'Shoscombe Old Place'
160-173 'The Retired Colourman'.
Hope this helps

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-17-18

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

Brilliant, the short stories made it easy to listen too. great acting helped the stories.

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  • Hilary R
  • 02-14-18

Good dramatisations, sloppy editing

Twelve individual episodes, helpfully divided up by Audible not into 12 individual chapters but into hundreds, each about two minutes long. What on earth?

But these are very good adaptations with an excellentcast

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  • Adam
  • 09-21-17

The Best Holmes

Clive Merrison is repeatedly overlooked on pollsfor best Sherlock Holmes. The audios are without doubt the best adaptations of Doyle's stories

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  • ETosack
  • 07-04-21

Audible app review of Sherlock Holmes

First off, I love these Sherlock Holmes radio plays and would highly recommend them but for the atrocious Audible app they're on.

I'm new to Audible and, frankly was expecting a much better app than what is offered considering the Amazon brand and the money behind it. I am seriously disappointed. I would have thought there would be more features. Audible offers not just books but radio plays and to not have the plays named within the 'book' is ridiculous.

I am so disappointed with this Audible app 'book'. There are to many 'chapters' and no way to know where one play starts or stops. None of the chapters are named, there is no way to create a playlist of a single play within the 'book'. You have to check the shop info for the story titles.

I doubt very much I'll continue after the offer period and my 3 credits. So very disappointed.

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  • Calogero S Farruggio
  • 12-19-20

Great audio book

I love to this audiobook. Obviously a great storyline the only thing that I found a little annoying worth some of the foreign accents leaving a lot to be desired.

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  • Jace
  • 08-10-20

Excellent

Great voice acting and sound effects an overall delight if you like Sherlock Holmes then this is a good one total enjoyment

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  • Mr. D
  • 04-14-20

Classic.

Always worth the money. Even if you have heard them always worth a second or third or fourth listen. Even my 5 year old has gotten into them and asks for them!! Crowd pleaser.

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  • andy ball
  • 11-23-19

Classic Holmes

Merrison and Williams are a fantastic pairing. Each brings out the best in the other. Wonderful!