Complete Holmes

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The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 Publisher's Summary

First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.

Doyle ended up writing four novels and 56 short stories featuring Holmes and his companion, Dr. Watson. All but four are told in the first person by Watson, two by Holmes, and two are written in the third person. Together, this series of beautifully written Victorian literature has sold more copies than any other books in the English language, with the exceptions of the Bible and Shakespeare.

Volume 1 in this series consists of two novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four, followed by a collection of short stories entitled The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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  • Book I

    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,902
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,891
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,912

    First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • mouth watering

    • By David on 03-30-10

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book II

    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 29 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,845
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,414

    Volume two in this series consists of one novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and two collections of short stories, which include "Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" and "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" (a total of 23 stories). These creations by Doyle represent the finest work of his Holmes series, and certainly the most famous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a list of what you'll find in Volume 2

    • By T. on 04-24-12

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book III

    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 3

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 23 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009

    Arthur Conan Doyle never wasted time in getting his stories moving. His plots are always direct and refreshingly lucid, and the narrative has a velocity that sweeps you along right to the end. This was no doubt a large part of his immense worldwide success. Not surprisingly, each time he tried to end the series, his fans would howl in protest. But, as he says in the preface to his last collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, all good things must come to an end.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a list of what you'll find in Volume 3

    • By T. on 05-10-12

    Regular price: $24.95