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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: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9781400185207
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Gathering together in one volume the later exploits of Sherlock Holmes, the world’s first consulting detective, His Last Bow includes tales published individually between 1908 and 1917. It also contains one early story, 1892’s “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box,” which, with its themes of adultery, was previously considered too “scandalous” for American audiences.

Here, Holmes must contend with mysterious bearded men, stolen secret submarine plans, a missing lady aristocrat, and his own near-fatal illness. The stories contained in His Last Bow are

  • “The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge,”
  • “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box,”
  • “The Adventure of the Red Circle,”
  • “The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans,”
  • “The Adventure of the Dying Detective,”
  • “The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax,”
  • “The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot,” and
  • “His Last Bow.”
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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Maddox | 11/24/2013

    " As with all the Sherlock short stories its a good bed time book, easy to pick up and put down but written with a warm that makes the beloved characters spring to life in your minds eye "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsty | 6/6/2013

    " As with all short story collections some of these tales were far better than others. I very much enjoyed it, however, and I love the varied situations which Holmes is put into. If I meet a detective more intriguing and intelligent than he is then I will be astounded. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 3/27/2013

    " I just love anything Sherlock! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 2/8/2013

    " Part of my continuing saga to read all of the Sherlock Holmes stories. This isn't bad, with the exception of the last story, which is rather weak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tami | 1/13/2013

    " Another group of short storeies about the cases Dr Watson accompanies Sherlock Holmes on. Not the best, but still entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Xandretta | 6/28/2012

    " Am still enjoying these. Crazy to think there is only one collection left! "

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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

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received thirty-seven Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.