• Warlock Holmes: The Finality Problem

  • By: G. S. Denning
  • Narrated by: Robert Garson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (210 ratings)

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Warlock Holmes: The Finality Problem

By: G. S. Denning
Narrated by: Robert Garson
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Publisher's Summary

The famous duo has been split! Watson has been banished from Holmes' company. Despite the interference of his horrible wife, Mary, Watson tirelessly insinuates himself into every magical adventure he can. Together, he and Holmes face a man with a twisted...everything, some very questionable juice-drinking Germans, Garrideb the Devourer, and the estimable Irene Adler. Yet, nothing can prepare them for Moriarty's new form and the terrible moment they must face their Finality Problem at the edge of the Reichenbach Falls. 

©2020 G.S. Denning (P)2020 Recorded Books

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my least favorite

The writing is superb in of all of this series. It is wonderful to go back and reread the books because they are so well written. You can enjoy them all even if you remember the plot. (My favorite was the Hound of the Baskervilles.)

But this one was a downer. I can see why the author did it but I wish he had not put Watson through so much pain. I hope there's something more enjoyable in the future.

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Robert Garson is an amazing narrator.

This audiobook was hilarious and the stories were brilliant and engaging. Denning do excellent job.

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loved it.

These adventures are always a fun way to relax and have a good laugh. They are a wonderful turn on the Holmes and Watson duo.

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Over Already?

I really love this series. I hate the book had to end so soon!! 😫

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These are silly and hilarious

If you like one you will like them all to-date. I listen when I get a little depressed or a lot bored.

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An Attempt at a Humorous Version of Holmes - DNF

If I could give this 0.5 stars, I would. It is definitely bush league. I made it halfway through before I quit.

The story is not just absurd, which might have made it a fun romp, but it is full of historical inaccuracies: e.g. a black mariah "is put into reverse." In the horse and carriage era, this kind of anachronistic oversight is laughable. Such errors keep happening throughout and for me continually detract from what could have been an enjoyable story.

I am personally not a fan of the narrator. His stylistic reading is not for me. It belongs to a Punch-and-Judy show.

For a less-than-fastidious reader/listener this might be a fun way of telling a Holmes story, but if you are interested in historical accuracy then avoid this version of the classic detective story.


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Cunning Collection of Reimagined Classics 6/5 Star

Having read and reread, listened and relistened to and fallen in love time and time again with the masterful minds and timeless partnership of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, I was absolutely delighted in stumbling upon this gem of a series penned by G.S. Dennings. The self-described world's first consulting detective finds himself recreated as an absolutely fantastic new character as Sherlock turned Warlock. This series retells the classic stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in a fantastic and wonderful way.

If you have a taste for comedic fantasy novels and are a fan of Sherlock and Watson, this is a must have series. The narration by Robert Garson is an absolutely top notch performance with perfect timing and charming character voices that are uniquely voiced bringing life to every character in the stories. Out of the countless reproductions made of Sherlock and Watson's adventures, this collection is hands down one of the most entertaining and original ideas of what has emerged in the last century. The classics of Doyle are clearly the source material which Dennings makes obviously clear by keeping the titles of most stories either unchanged or subtle adjustments to better fit his Holmes' world.

**WARNING:. Beyond this point spoilers and hints at the plot and key story concepts may be exposed in this review. I have attempted to not reveal any significant details but fair warning should be given for anyone hoping to not have anything revealed.**

Warlock Holmes is quite the opposite of his namesake. A bumbling buffoon with the common sense of a brick, Warlock Holmes is a heartwarming charming idiot. His naive rose tinted view of humanity in late 19th century England is somehow irresistibly hilarious.

Rather than being a genius of deduction observation and analysis, Warlock Holmes is just what his name suggests, a warlock with a mastery of demonic magics. He possesses immense eldritch powers in occult wizardry calling upon the forces surrounding the everyday world veiled just beyond perception of the everyday human. Despite having access to a seemingly endless font of power with endless potential, Warlock brandishes his power with hesitance and a reverence for the pricey cost of using his magical powers.

It is best understood that the magic he can access is not his own to harness but rather be borrowed from the demons, spirits, and otherworldly creatures just beyond the cross dimensional thread. With this in mind Warlock holds back from diving right into using his magic unless no alternative can be used in solving the various cases brought to him for solving.

With Warlock Holmes replacing the core concept of Sherlock Holmes, it falls upon Dr. John Watson to take up the slack as the brilliant detective and master of deduction. Moriarty once again emerges as a devious mastermind and nemesis that threatens not only our heroes but humanity, civilization, society, and life on earth as we know it. All the other familiar faces of Doyle's masterwork appear with fantastic new takes.

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The worst part about this...

The worst part about this book IS THAT WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE!!! I cannot say how much I love this entire series. I have listened to it multiple times and love it more and more. great story fantastic reading. I'm just... I may need to start at the beginning... again... right now.

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Don't miss out on the hilarity that is this series

I am deeply saddened I finished this book already this is hands down my favorite series.
The writing and storytelling are top notch and the jokes so well worked in. Characters are perfect and the narrator is spot on. He will make you forget time an time again you're not listening to a full voice cast.

GET THESE BOOKS.

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Boring

Struggled with it a while before giving up. Really slow and dull. Maybe it picks up down the road, but one story was more than enough.