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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (67,080 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Derek Partridge Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2004 ISBN:
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A tired and battle scarred surgeon returns to London after being wounded in the third Afghan war. After his money starts to run low, a chance encounter leads him to take a flat with an eccentric man at 221B Baker Street. Thus begins the famous crime-solving partnership of the Holmes and Watson duo.

When a body turns up in an abandoned building, Scotland Yard is baffled, and 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Comfort | 1/18/2014

    " great first book to the Sherlock series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Oona | 1/17/2014

    " I read this after having watched BBC's Sherlock: A Study in Pink. I absolutely loved the book and became more impressed with the show. Sherlock (the show) included some funny things that I would not have got had I not read the book. ...SPOILERS...For example: In the book RACHE, german for revenge, is written on the wall in the book. Whereas in the show Anderson sees that the dead woman scratched "RACHE" on the floor and suggests that the case has something to do with revenge. Here Sherlock replies something of the sort: "Shut up Anderson, it obviously mean Rachel." (which of course, it turns out it does.) Anyway, I absolutely loved A Study in Scarlet and all the other Sherlock Holmes stories! :) "

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

    " Wow! This was a great book! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is so clever with coming up with these things! It was a really spectacular read, and I recommend to anyone and everyone! :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/11/2014

    " Inspired by the show to read the books, and I love them equally. I could have done without the long details of the Mormons/wildernessbut it didn't take awayfrom the rest of it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 12/30/2013

    " After watching the BBC mini series Sherlock, I decided to listen to the book and see where the inspiration came from as I had never read them before. I was very fun to listen to and hear the narrators change their voices for the various characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kandace | 12/24/2013

    " 1st half is excellent. The 2nd half was hard to read because of the inaccurate details about mormon history and culture. I read it because I wanted to find out the details of the solved mystery, but it was difficult for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sunshine | 12/23/2013

    " Wow, my very first Sherlock Holmes but was more awesome than I expected it to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen Brooks | 12/20/2013

    " It was really interesting to see the famous characters at the very beginning of their adventures. But I was rather shocked when the story took a left turn and ended up in Utah! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosie Tighe | 9/5/2013

    " Three and a half stars. I liked it quite a bit, but not sure Holmes is necessarily for me. I'll probably stick to the BBC series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 8/11/2013

    " A great start to the series -- having always been a fan of Sherlock is was a blast to read his first adventure with Watson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andalee | 4/3/2013

    " I love how this one especially shows Doyle's ability to switch the narrative voice. Brilliant detective narrative work and it completely switches the pace and tone in the middle of the novel. It almost seems like a new story until you understand how it fits in with the main mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miguel | 12/17/2012

    " The first... and one of the best! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 10/6/2012

    " So awesome, I could not put it down. Even when the story "jumped" (I liked that story JUST as much) I still was enthralled. I don't get the naysayers on the first book. Loved it so glad I am finally getting around to this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noramof | 1/12/2012

    " I struggled a little bit with the language and that kind of killed some of the joy of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 12/21/2011

    " Much better than I thought it would be. To be honest, I think the fact that I saw the movie helped. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ganesh | 12/20/2011

    " Kudos to the great Doyle who had created this masterpiece!! Sherlock's style of seeing the crimes & his profound reasoning is simply excellent. The second part was equally grasping even though Holmes was not involved. I'm sure, most of us would give a second read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruslan | 10/12/2011

    " This was fabulous and ravishing novel. As I started reading it I couldn't get my eyes off the book. I'm really glad that I finally took some hours to read it "

  • 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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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

Derek Partridge has been in broadcasting for over thirty years. He spent ten years as a news anchor, writer, and interviewer at the Financial News Network (now CNBC) and has served as host of Non Profit TV News. Derek started with RTV and RBC radio in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), where he became the nation’s head TV news anchor, host of top-rated talk show Frankly Partridge, and presenter of Message to the Nation TV specials. In Miami, he hosted two two-hour radio talk shows and anchored the six o’clock evening news hour for ABC affiliate WKAT. He was later a news anchor for London’s Sky TV. He is the national spokesman for the Balboa Pacific Corporation, a company whose technology converts toxic and hazardous wastes into reusable materials by pyrolitic gasification, and he is also the national spokesman for Madison United Health Care, whose system is set to revolutionize the health care industry.