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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (66,882 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: David Timson Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN:
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A Study in Scarlet was the very first Sherlock Holmes novel. Here, in the most remarkably precise manner, Doyle produced two of the most well-known characters in English fiction. Their individual traits and their relationships, their ambitions and foibles are introduced against the backdrop of an exciting story of revenge and persistence, which starts in Victorian England but moves to the American West, and the environment of the early Mormon communities. 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 Chris | 2/13/2014

    " An interesting book, but did really captivate me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 India | 2/10/2014

    " I loved how intricately woven this story was. I expected nothing less of Doyle, but I was still pleasantly fascinated as I turned each page. Having seen BBC's Sherlock prior to reading this story I was also intrigued by how much detail the writers put into the show! I hope to always read them together because both bring a new level of excitement to my life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Rench | 2/2/2014

    " I think the book I read was corrupted. I don't think the full story was in there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dani | 1/31/2014

    " I got bored. So I couldn't finish it. Will probably pick up another Sherlock novel some other time but this one isn't for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Dosemagen | 1/21/2014

    " The background part about Jefferson Hope and the Mormons was a bit odd... but the book was good overall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anaala | 1/15/2014

    " I rather enjoyed the story of how the two met. Holmes is certainly more expressive in this book, I'm going to have a go at the series in order. It will be interesting to see how his character grew into that of the calm, sometimes arrogant figure that I've come to know and love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronald | 1/5/2014

    " awal mula pertemuan sherlock dgn Watson. certa yg menarik bagi semua penggemar serial detektif eksentrik ini. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shani | 12/1/2013

    " Loved it, loved it, loved it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noemie | 11/30/2013

    " I enjoyed it, but not to the point where I would go out of my way and recommend it to friends. I like it when the reader gets several chances to try and guess who the perpetrator is. You can't do that here...just accept that Sherlock has all the answers. However, it was brilliantly written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa Debroux | 11/30/2013

    " I have all of the Sherlock Homes books and enjoyed them very much, always a interesting twist! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 9/14/2013

    " Audio book. It was pretty interesting to learn about the origins of Dr Watson & Sherlock Holmes friendship. The part about Mormons was obviously off the mark, but overall I enjoyed the book. A lot more history of the people involved and less about solving the crime than I would have thought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 9/4/2012

    " I thought I had read this gripping tale before, but the further along I got the more I realized that I has most likely seen some TV interpretation long ago. Still a fascinating and riveting story. I shall keep on injecting Holmes into my reading list. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patti Henger | 8/17/2012

    " I probably shouldn't rate it this low because the writing is great, I just could not get into it:-( maybe ill try the Hound of Baskerville at some point- but for now I'm putting this collection away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lenka | 7/21/2012

    " I loved this book so much and I can't believe it took me so long to discover the legend that is Sherlock Holmes. I will definitely reading more of his stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zeltergiset | 6/17/2012

    " My favourite part was when Sherlock Holmes killed a dog to prove a point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trudy | 3/24/2012

    " This was great fun. Who knew that Arthur Conan Doyle would write about the Mormans? A wonderful surprise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neyly | 9/21/2011

    " A good introduction to Sherlock Holmes: not too long but long enough. Like Dr. Watson, I find Holmes and his science of deduction intriguing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suketa Faulkner | 8/10/2011

    " Loved this book!!!! Can't wait to read more "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cortney Jean | 7/29/2011

    " Although I love Sherlock Holmes, this story on its own was not fantastic to me. It's a nice introduction to Sherlock Holmes, but beyond that it's not a great mystery and isn't reader-solvable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cat | 5/22/2011

    " don't think i can add to the feverish fan base on this one-- super enjoyable. love that ACD was an MD. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 5/19/2011

    " I really enjoyed Sherlock Holmes when I was a kid, but that was from movies and TV series. I had never read any of the books, until now. While not literary, this is a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Prashansa | 5/16/2011

    " Well the 1st two chapters were boring as they were just an introduction about Sherlock Holmes but dude, the rest of the book rocks. Holmes is so clever, must say. The starting of Part-2 was boring but then it became good. For other details -Read the Book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 5/11/2011

    " It was a great book! I couldn't put it down. The mystery was so interesting. Also I love how Holmes reveals himself after a while. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrew | 5/10/2011

    " I love the anti-Mormon sentiment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 4/28/2011

    " Very interesting read, it is impressive how much of Sherlock Holmes is established in his first appearance. The digression into the ways of the Mormons is fascinating if odd, though vital to the story. "

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About the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) was born of Irish parentage in Scotland. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, but he also had a passion for storytelling. His first book introduced that prototype of the modern detective in fiction, Sherlock Holmes. Despite the immense popularity Holmes gained throughout the world, Doyle was not overly fond of the character and preferred to write other stories. Eventually popular demand won out and he continued to satisfy readers with the adventures of the legendary sleuth. He also wrote historical romances and made two essays into pseudoscientific fantasy: The Lost World and The Poison Belt.

About the Narrator

David Timson is an actor, voice actor, and playwright. He is best known for his narration of The Complete Sherlock Holmes audiobook, in which he voices all 125 characters in the Holmes novels and short stories. His narrations have earned eight AudioFile Earphones Award.