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Download A Study in Scarlet: A Sherlock Holmes Novel Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (66,852 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the first of all the Sherlock Holmes stories, Dr. John Watson, discharged from military service after suffering severe wounds, is at a loose end until a chance encounter leads him to take rooms with a remarkable young man. The arrogant, irascible Sherlock Holmes is a master chemist, a talented musician, and an expert on all aspects of crime. And when Watson is drawn into the investigation of a bizarre murder in which Holmes is involved, he is unaware that it is the beginning of the most famous partnership in the history of criminal detection.

The mystery begins when a body turns up in an abandoned building. A baffled Scotland Yard calls in the world's first consulting detective, Mr. Sherlock Holmes. Through observation, subterfuge, and tenacity, he is soon able to discover the identity of the assassin, but that is only the beginning of the bizarre mystery. This audiobook includes the bonus Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Speckled Band.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Palmreader | 1/27/2014

    " Nothing is like Sherlock Holmes, nothing ever can be like reading these for the first time. I wish I could recapture that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Monica Prendergast | 1/16/2014

    " Quick read. Even quicker if you picture Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as the characters. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Abby | 12/24/2013

    " Let me start by saying that I made the mistake of watching every single episode of BBC' s "Sherlock" before reading this book. I thought the very first episode would ruin everything for me. However, once I started reading, I was surprised to find that the book and the show had parallel, but different plots all at the same time. I was already looking for the cab driver before the mystery even started. I was convinced, about halfway through that the book had run out of surprises for me. Although , as I entered into the second part of the book, it was a completely different story... or so it seemed. No less enjoyable than the first, but different. At first I was a little upset and wanted to hear more from Holmes and Watson. As the story went on, I started to recognize names and it suddenly all made since. As they say, "knowing is half the battle." Once I started to understand the direction of the story, it became more enjoyable and entertaining. Of course this book is an introduction, more than anything, of our dear Sherlock' s abilities and of the growing relationship between him and Watson. I recently began the second book, and I can see right away that it picks up right where we left off. I am enjoying the second one more and hope to continue to enjoy the series and see the friendship grow between the two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Leelan | 12/11/2013

    " Great introduction to two classic characters. Ritchie was right. Holmes and Watson are young men in the prime and fire of their lives. Not the old men portrayed by Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce thought those old movies were great in their day. Robert Downey Jr.and Jude Law seem to fit the descriptions that Doyle originally wrote much better than the actors in the old movies of the 1940's. I may reread the entire series. "

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