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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781455175703
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“I have had a life which, for variety and romance, could, I think, hardly be exceeded. I have known what it was to be a poor man and I have known what it was to be fairly affluent. I have sampled every kind of human experience. I have known many of the most remarkable men of my time. I have had a long literary career after a medical training which gave me the MD of Edinburgh…I have traveled as Doctor to a whaler for seven months in the Arctic and afterwards in the West Coast of Africa. I have seen something of three wars: the Sudanese, the South African and the German. My life has been dotted with adventures of all kinds. Finally, I have been constrained to devote my latter years to telling the world the final result of thirty-six years’ study of the occult…Such is the life which I have told in some detail in my Memories and Adventures.”—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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  • “The charming memoirs of Sherlock Holmes’s creator show that he did much more than write detective stories.”

    AudioFile

  • “You would think that writing the complete works of Sherlock Holmes would be the accomplishment of a lifetime. Think again. In this autobiography, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle describes an incredibly adventuresome and full life, of which the authorship of his famous stories was only a small part…[Vance] offers a smooth and professional reading of this exciting book.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 2/11/2011

    " Did you know Sherlock has a brother - Mycroft - who is even more observent? These stories provide more insight into the great detective's character and background. The original illustrations are also fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 1/14/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book... my first on the Kindle. Enjoyed the twists and the occasional surprise... a good starter for my Kindle career.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anie | 1/2/2011

    " This was fantastic. Conan Doyle has such a nice, light touch with the pen, and the stories are exciting and enjoyable. Exactly what I needed on a winter break. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 12/8/2010

    " Sherlock Holmes is the best detective ever! The stories are very absorbing, even though they were written in slightly (slightly!) old English. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mick | 10/24/2010

    " Fantastic collection that takes you through Sherlock's adventures in order of publication culminating in his mysterious death!!! Lots of fun and proper grammar! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crazedgenius | 8/18/2010

    " The Sherlock Holmes stories are so outlandish, they might as well be in fantasy genre. In my book, that makes them excellent reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 6/23/2010

    " Many of these mysteries have been done in film and tv. Was very interesting to read them, and cross over some of the famous quotes that are used so often. It's hard to think of Sherlock and Watson as characters, they have been so imbued into our culture they deserve to be real. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 6/21/2010

    " I loved this collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories. It was perfect early summer reading to have crime, drugs, and wit--all rolled into one book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee | 5/27/2010

    " I was pleasantly surprised. I had picked up some Sherlock Holmes years ago and could not get through the book. Now, I found it amusing and clever. I also liked that this was a series of short stories. i could not wait to get to the next one and I was disappointed when the ride was over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justine | 5/24/2010

    " i love it :)
    classic holmes "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 5/11/2010

    " Read all the stories again and finally got the new movie out of my brain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 4/28/2010

    " Very enjoyable -- CSI-Olde London "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mansi | 4/14/2010

    " I have always found Sherlock Holmes stories so gripping and amazing to read. "

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About the Author
Author Arthur Conan Doyle

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 Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.