Murder in the Casbah and Other Mysteries (Abridged): New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Audiobook, by Anthony Boucher Play Audiobook Sample

Murder in the Casbah and Other Mysteries (Abridged): New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Audiobook

Murder in the Casbah and Other Mysteries (Abridged): New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Audiobook, by Anthony Boucher Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Series Release Date: November 2005 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780743555265

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Longest Chapter Length:

68:12 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

64:03 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

65:30 minutes

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Publisher Description

Welcome to the Golden Age of Radio and the best in classic mystery.

From 1939-1946 Americans gathered around their radio to listen to The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes -- featuring Basil Rathbone as the high-strung crime solver and Nigel Bruce as his phlegmatic assistant, Dr. Watson.

Witty, fast-paced and always surprising, these great radio plays, written by the prolific writing team of Anthony Boucher and Denis Green, are as fresh today as they were then.

The latest audio technology was employed to bring the best audio quality and fidelity to the original performances, which feature nostalgic wartime announcements, original commercials and radio narrations.

This special CD edition includes:

Murder in the Casbah and The Tankerville Club

The Strange Case of the Murderer in Wax and The Man With The Twisted Lip

The Guileless Gypsy and The Camberville Poisoners

The Terrifying Cats and The Submarine Cave

The Living Doll and The Disappearing Scientists

The Adventure of the Speckled Band and The Purloined Ruby

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“Basil Rathbone’s Sherlock Holmes will be familiar from movies, and Nigel Bruce makes a convincing, if intentionally dim, Dr. Watson. The stories move along at a crisp pace, and the few sound effects and musical transitions are simple, but smooth and convincing.”

— AudioFile 

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About the Authors

Anthony Boucher, pseudonym of William Anthony Parker White (1911–1968), was a prolific mystery author and Edgar Award–winning editor. Between 1942 and 1947 he worked for the San Francisco Chronicle as a mystery reviewer and also spent time writing for the New York Times. His short fiction has been published in many distinguished American fiction magazines, including Adventure, Black Mask, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Weird Tales, and many others. His short story “The Quest for Saint Aquin” was selected by the Science Fiction Writers of America as one of the best science fiction short stories of all time. In the 1940s, he was also involved in radio, hosting a show called Golden Voices and writing a number of Sherlock Holmes dramas. He also helped to create the Mystery Writers of America in 1946 and served as president in 1951.

About the Narrators

Philip St. John Basil Rathbone (1892–1967) was a South African–born English actor. He rose to prominence in Britain as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in over seventy films. He was widely recognized for his many portrayals of Sherlock Holmes in a series of fourteen feature films made between 1939 and 1946.

Nigel Bruce (1895–1953) was a British character actor best known for playing bumbling English aristocrats, high-society snobs, and military types. He played Dr. John Watson to Basil Rathbone’s Sherlock Holmes in a number of films, as well as in the classic radio show.