Holmes: The Legend Begins

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 691 ratings

Death Cloud Publisher's Summary

It is the summer of 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is 14. On break from boarding school, he is staying with eccentric strangers—his uncle and aunt—in their vast house in Hampshire. When two local people die from symptoms that resemble the plague, Holmes begins to investigate what really killed them, helped by his new tutor, an American named Amyus Crowe. So begins Sherlock’s true education in detection, as he discovers the dastardly crimes of a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent.

©2010 Andrew Lane (P)2011 Macmillan Audio
Show More Show Less
  • Book 1

    • Death Cloud

    • Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins
    • By: Andrew Lane
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 425
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 363

    It is the summer of 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is 14. On break from boarding school, he is staying with eccentric strangers—his uncle and aunt—in their vast house in Hampshire. When two local people die from symptoms that resemble the plague, Holmes begins to investigate what really killed them, helped by his new tutor, an American named Amyus Crowe. So begins Sherlock’s true education in detection, as he discovers the dastardly crimes of a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Suspenseful tension through last word to next book

    • By papa k on 12-22-12

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 2

    • Rebel Fire

    • Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins, Book 2
    • By: Andrew Lane
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 114

    Fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes knows that Amyus Crowe, his mysterious American tutor, has some dark secrets. But he didn’t expect to find John Wilkes Booth, the notorious assassin, apparently alive and well in England - and Crowe somehow mixed up in it. When no one will tell you the truth, sometimes you have to risk all to discover it for yourself. And so begins an adventure that will take Sherlock across the Atlantic, to the center of a deadly web - where a friend is in peril and a defeated army threatens to rise again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even better than # 1

    • By Lisa on 05-04-12
    • Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins, Book 2
    • By: Andrew Lane
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 04-24-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 127 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 3

    • Black Ice

    • Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins, Book 3
    • By: Andrew Lane
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    When Sherlock and Amyus Crowe, his American tutor, visit Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft, in London, what they find shocks both of them to the core: a locked room, a dead body, and Mycroft holding a knife. The police are convinced Mycroft is a vicious murderer, but Sherlock is just as convinced he is innocent. Threatened with the gallows, Mycroft needs Sherlock to save him. The search for the truth necessitates an incredible journey, from a railway station for the dead in London all the way to the frozen city of Moscow....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narrator makes a bad story worse

    • By Gail N. on 05-16-17
    • Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins, Book 3
    • By: Andrew Lane
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 02-19-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 84 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 4

    • Fire Storm

    • By: Andrew Lane
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Young Sherlock's friend and her father have vanished. Their house looks as if nobody has ever lived in it; the neighbors claim never to have heard of them. Sherlock begins to doubt his sanity, until a clever clue points him to Scotland. Following that clue leads him into a mystery that involves kidnapping, bodysnatchers, and a man who claims he can raise the dead. Only the budding detective Sherlock can untangle the mind-bending - and dangerous - puzzles that ensnare his friends. Think you know Sherlock Holmes? Think again!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Young Sherlock Holmes

    • By Brian Gannaway on 11-19-15

    Regular price: $20.99