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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,223 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sherlock Holmes Series Release Date:
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A body on the London Underground; the strange disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax; a parcel containing some coarse salt and two freshly severed human ears. This collection of eight world-famous cases from Doctor Watson’s portfolio illustrates the singular mental faculties of Sherlock Holmes. In the course of his investigations, Holmes himself is struck down by a virulent Eastern disease, and we are reintroduced to his remarkable brother Mycroft: “all other men are specialists, but his specialism is omniscience.” Finally, with the approach of the German War, Holmes emerges from retirement among his books and bees on the South Downs to lay his unique intellect at the disposal of the British Government, with the historic results disclosed in “His Last Bow.”

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  • “[This] flawlessly produced audiobook edition is ably narrated by the multi-voiced Frederick Davidson.”

    Reviewer’s Bookwatch

  • “Quintessential Holmes…Reader Frederick Davidson portrays the erudite, witty Holmes with considerable aplomb…Davidson’s style is well suited to the tone of these timeless stories.”


  • “These cases, ably read by Frederick Davidson…show that Conan Doyle knew how to keep Holmes current with the changing political environment. Recommended for all public libraries.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anie | 2/20/2014

    " A short and enjoyable---if not particularly spectacular---collection. If you're not particularly into Sherlock Holmes, you can pass this one up. If you really likes the Holmes stories, read it, enjoy it, and move on to the Case Book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chris Munson | 2/17/2014

    " "His Last Bow" is the next to the last book in the original Sherlock Holmes set of stories and also the next to the last collection of short stories. The plot lines are probably the most creative of the Holmes stories that I've read so far...but they aren't as much fun to read. Doyle doesn't provide all of the necessary clues for the reader to solve the mystery. Almost all of the stories' solutions involve things that Holmes found out while he was away from Watson...so key pieces of evidence are missing when you try to solve the crimes yourself. "His Last Bow" still contains fun and entertaining adventures...but it's not as engaging as most of the other Sherlock Holmes books. I felt too detached from the solution process. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Greg | 2/12/2014

    " Another set of enjoyable stories though I have found Holmes is starting to get a little predictable. I guess that happens after so many stories. The banter between Holmes and Watson, while still enjoyable, is also getting a little repetitive and familiar. But, I like it! Familiarity, often, is a good thing and I find a lot of comfort in "hanging out" with these two. Can't believe I'm about to start on the last collection! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by miss | 2/11/2014

    " Selalu mencintai kisah Holmes. Petualangan Detektif Yang Sekarat pastinya jadi kasus yang paling kusukai. ^^ "

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