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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: Peter Mesney Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Join Sherlock Holmes - and his faithful companion and chronicler, Dr. Watson - on their first case. The adventure begins when Holmes and Watson are asked by Scotland Yard to step around to a house off Brixton Road. In the vacant house, the police have discovered a body: one Enoch J. Drebber of Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. There are quantities of blood all over the room, and on one wall, the single word, Rache is scrawled in blood red letters. Inspector Lestrade wants Holmes's opinion: If this man was murdered, he asks, how was it done? Poison, Holmes said curtly. Come, Watson. The game is afoot. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annika | 2/19/2014

    " After reading the first Sherlock Holmes story, I honestly cannot believe that he ever became a household name. The parts of the story that are narrated by Watson are charming, but the (much longer) middle section is TERRIBLE. It reads like one of those ridiculous "riddles" where a man eats rare bird and promptly kills himself, and you have to ask questions to determine that years ago the man was stranded on a desert island with his wife, who died, and another companion who fed him rare bird, only now that the man has eaten that rare bird he knows that what he ate on the island must have been HIS WIFE. Truly, it's terrible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 2/15/2014

    " The worst of the Sherlock Holmes Novels, but it's still pretty good, and it's where Holmes and Watson first meet, so it's critically important. For that I almost want to give it one more star. The funny bit is that it does a tremendously weird thing where you're reading right along about Holmes, and then suddenly you're not. You're reading about mormons. It takes a long time to figure out why. I remember just being confused for a while. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmen | 2/5/2014

    " Starting over and reading all the conan doyle? Awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Allen | 1/30/2014

    " It's hard not to love the story that started the phenomenon that is Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's writing is like a shirt that's been perfectly starched--crisp but comfortable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harrison Cade | 1/14/2014

    " A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was the first published Sherlock Holmes story. Like all of Holmes' adventures, A Study in Scarlet presents a crime case which to the average eye seems impossible to solve, all but that of the Victorian detective. The story like most of the others is told from the perspective of Dr. John Watson, and tells of how Holmes and he first met each. From their like all Holmes stories a mysterious crime is committed, and a case is presented to the pair. The story is divided in three-parts, the first describes Dr. Watson's early bond with the detective and the two murders, the second explains why the murders were done in the form of a second-person narrative, and the third tells of how the case concluded. The length of the novel is small, but the content is grand. The relationship between Watson and Holmes is entertaining and humorous, and the crime captures the reader's imagination. The greatest part of the story is that if you are not used to stories about mysteries and crime, you'll only be able to solve the crime once it has been explained by the protagonist. However, this is what makes the story fun, because it is a hard struggle to keep up with the plot. Even if the reader does not plan on being a detective when they grow up, they must remember that being the crime solver is Sherlock Holmes' job, for the time being the reader's job is to watch the eccentric hero what he does best....proving people wrong "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 torque | 1/13/2014

    " My introduction to Holmes. I'm excited to read more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashlyn Bieber❤ | 1/8/2014

    " I would recommend this book because it was interesting and hard to put down it has a lot of British words that can sometimes be hard to understand.i would recommend it to people in 7th and 8th grade. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa Debroux | 12/27/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joylowe30 | 11/24/2013

    " Just a fantastic book. A must read for e everyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chaundra | 10/8/2013

    " The first of the Sherlock Holmes stories and my first retreading since I was thirteen. It's a bit of an odd one, what with the totally unnecessary middle bit, but still very enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zeltergiset | 9/26/2013

    " 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 Sheilah | 5/16/2013

    " Finally caught up after never having read Sherlock Holmes. Fun to read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 4/10/2012

    " Amazing. There's a reason some classics are classics. Brilliant. Random inclusion of tons of Mormon stuff, but it was all actually pretty rad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timothy Dorr | 3/20/2012

    " Getting started with the Sherlock canon. Kind of a weird turn to focus half the book on the backstory of a character, but it was a fun read overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 2/5/2012

    " I found the "mormon intelude" quite odd, but then again, considering the time it was written, I doesn't seem out of place. A good place for new sherlockians to start and also a nice place for old sherlockians to come back to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diede | 10/3/2011

    " Really enjoyed it - especially because of the BBC Sherlock Holmes series. I love how extensively the books go into the background story, although it is a shame that you can't really guess the 'whodunnit'. But that is just the way Doyle writes them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anncar77 | 7/31/2011

    " Loved the first half. Not quite sure why Sir ACD slowed down the second half SO much. Surprising so much was set in the U.S. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yelz | 6/29/2011

    " "Populus me sibilat,at mihi plaudo ipse domi simul ac nummos contemplar in arca." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adara B. | 5/24/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book, but about halfway through the book, it took a wierd turn into Morman history. But otherwise an awesome book. "

  • 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. "

  • 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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