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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (471 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mitch Cullin Narrator: Simon Jones Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN: 9781598871968
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Audie Award winner. This tale interweaves the aging Sherlock Holmes' hidden past and his unlikely relationship with a young boy. An engrossing mystery and a gripping character study. The film Mr. Holmes stars Ian McKellan. "Simon Jones and Mitch Cul Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marvin | 2/20/2014

    " This is, in a way, an homage to the Sherlock Holmes books the way Tilting at Windmills was an homage to Don Quixote. But this one goes further beyond the character's original portrayal while still remaining recognizably the same one. Holmes is, in 1947, 92 years old, caring for his bees, as he is cared for by his housekeeper & admired by her son, who has, almost against Holmes's will, become something of a beekeeping apprentice for whom Holmes has come to care deeply. Holmes has also recently returned from a visit to a correspondent in Japan and sees there the devastation caused by the war. He is repeatedly asked to answer why deeply troubling things happen & to come to grips with the realization that the meaning of human tragedy is much more elusive, much more difficult to solve than the mystery solving that made him famous. I'm sure this book was asking me as a reader to make far more connections than I was able to make, but I never felt that it was pretentious or that my failure as a reader diminished my appreciation for the author's ability to plumb the depths of a human soul who by his nature tended to resist such probing questions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 2/18/2014

    " Sherlock Holmes is 93 years old and has settled into a comfortable existence in rural England. His days are spent editing his the latest edition of his detective manual, badgering his housekeeper and caring for his apiary. What makes this book interesting is that author Mitch Cullin allows us into the head of Holmes as he ages and as his memory starts to fail. We see first hand what happens when that great, logical brain begins to age and, perhaps, become closer to human. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregor Xane | 2/16/2014

    " I liked this take on Sherlock Holmes. It made me laugh out loud in spots. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth Harper | 2/11/2014

    " While I'm not a Sherlock Holmes fanatic, I have enjoyed several good books about him over the years. None matches the elegance and humanity of this account of Holmes's old age. I recommend it to anyone who likes a beautifully written story that dares to grapple with issues of ultimate concern (i.e., the meaning of life itself). It's just a terrific read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 1/27/2014

    " A fascinating approach to the Sherlock Holmes myth. An aged Holmes reflects on his life in several episodes. Three stories inside the overarching story. Felt authentic to the character to me. At 93 most of the characters other than Holmes from his friend John Watson's stories are dead. This Sherlock Holmes is plausible as an old man reflecting on his life, the problems of fame and his imminent mortality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 1/21/2014

    " My favorite of the Sherlock Holmes modern attempts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 1/16/2014

    " I've always loved Sherlock Holmes and need to track down my big omnibus edition one of these days. :) This book was interesting but rather morose--featuring a reflective Holmes with fading recall, musing on his latter days in his country home. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 12/19/2013

    " People who stuff their characters' mouths with expository that belongs in the narrative shouldn't be allowed to write. This is a violation of poor old Sherlock. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 12/16/2013

    " I didn't know you could take someone else's character and write a new story about him. Pretty cool. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 dhani Machfud | 12/14/2013

    " Begini jadinya jika Sherlock Holmes kehabisan misteri untuk dipecahkan,..kehabisan kasus untuk mengasah kemampuan analisanya, sehingga lebih diceritakan mengenai kehidupan romantisme dan sentimentilnya. Sebagai novel drama,..saya suka. Tapi sebagai pembaca setia Sherlock Holmes,..gak lucu! gak seru. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ferris | 11/27/2013

    " Audiobook..........An okay Sherlock Holmes tale, taking place at the end of his life. In places it is quite poignant, and the theme of lost opportunities was pretty good, but overall, a bit of a boring book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 11/24/2013

    " This is an unusual book.....Sherlock Holmes is now 93.....yes, and the plot is as unusual and tricky as ever. Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammie | 11/22/2013

    " A book about Sherlock Holmes, now a beekeeper in Sussex, at the age of 93. Three stories are interwoven about his current and past life. An interesting and quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Herru Limarto | 5/15/2013

    " Terlalu melankolis, mana Sherlock Holmes yang idealis, ngotot, tanpa takut, jeli, berani, dan profesional. semua itu telah hilang digerogoti usia "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marsha | 5/15/2013

    " An aged Sherlock Holmes lives in the counryside keeping bees and correspondence. A mutual interest with a Japanese man has the 93 year old traveling there and to Hiroshima not long after WW11. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 3/9/2013

    " It was kind of tough to get through in parts. Not a huge recommendation from me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecilia | 4/13/2012

    " A beautiful, beautiful novel on what it is to be human. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cymiki | 10/13/2011

    " enjoyed this read about sherlock holmes as he might have been in his later years. the story ties together two past cases with the present and provides some interesting details about beekeeping, too! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 9/12/2011

    " "He doubted if there could be any mental state more relentlessly cruel than the desiring of real meaning from circumstances that lacked useful or definitive answers." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 8/30/2011

    " Not the best of Sherlock Holmes spin-offs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Haden | 8/27/2011

    " Very good. Sherlock ages and experiences some memory loss and confusion but also good mystery! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jo | 3/23/2011

    " good reader, but more disjointed than I like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 1/4/2011

    " A very old Sherlock Holmes, whose mind has begun to deteriorate, lives in the countryside raising bees in the new "adventure" written by a modern author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregor | 12/19/2010

    " I liked this take on Sherlock Holmes. It made me laugh out loud in spots. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 9/5/2010

    " "He doubted if there could be any mental state more relentlessly cruel than the desiring of real meaning from circumstances that lacked useful or definitive answers." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 2/26/2010

    " This is an unusual book.....Sherlock Holmes is now 93.....yes, and the plot is as unusual and tricky as ever. Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ferris | 9/29/2009

    " Audiobook..........An okay Sherlock Holmes tale, taking place at the end of his life. In places it is quite poignant, and the theme of lost opportunities was pretty good, but overall, a bit of a boring book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sri | 7/12/2009

    " banyak hal yg terlupakan dan menjadi sedikit penyesalan dikemudian hari... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Slone | 6/16/2009

    " Good portrait of Holmes as an aging man in mental decline: Still with signs of brilliance, but plagued by forgetfulness. I liked the alternate twists. Ultimately though, I probably didn't "get it" as well as I could have. "

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