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"The Valley of Fear" is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is loosely based on the real-life exploits of the Molly Maguires and Pinkerton agent James McParland. The story was first published in the "Strand Magazine" between September 1914 and May 1915.

The first volume edition was copyrighted in 1914, and it was first published by George H. Doran Company in New York on 27 February 1915. In this tale drawn from the note books of Dr Watson, the deadly hand of Professor Moriarty once more reaches out to commit a vile and ingenious crime. However, a mole in Moriarty's frightening criminal organization alerts Sherlock Holmes of the evil deed by means of a cipher.

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Great, classic story. Rough narration.

The story was great, but the narrator wasn't so hot. I think I eventually got used to it, but it was distractingly bad at the beginning. There were several times that I thought to myself, "I wonder if this is a computer program reading this book and not a live person...". And when I finally settle on the fact it was a live person, I though, "well, this is definitely her first time reading through the book. Having said all that, the story was good enough that I think I can recommend this audiobook, despite the rough narration.

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Enjoyed this great story of u like classic Holmes u will too. Narrator was decent

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Amateur Narration

It was difficult to rate this as I was unable to finish it. The narration was painful and I did not make it past minute 20. I rated the story high because the story was not the problem.

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  • craig
  • 07-24-18

Worst narration ever!

Classic story as any fan would expect but the narration is the worst you ever listened to. Almost robotic with no emotional content at all. Learning of a murdered informant is spoken with the same non-emphasis as opening a letter. The Sir Ian Macallums or Stephen Fry's versions are pure bliss in comparison. Not even worth the 78 pence you payed for it.
Yours with kind regards, Craig a Holmes devotee for 40 odd years.

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