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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (46 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Edward Hardwicke Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sherlock Holmes Series Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781482979077
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Avarice gets top billing in “The Adventure of the Priory School,” “The Adventure of the Red-Headed League,” and “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle,” three masterfully crafted cases from one of the greatest mystery writers of all, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and starring that most celebrated sleuth, Sherlock Holmes.

In “The Adventure of the Priory School,” a wicked scheme to kidnap a young lord results in a greater tragedy. In “The Adventures of the Red-Headed League,” Holmes catches one of London’s most daring criminals while investigating the strange business of the Red-Headed League. In “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle,” an unusual sequence of events leads Holmes to discover the precious blue carbuncle of the Countess of Morcar.

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  • “Edward Hardwicke once again delivers a pitch-perfect performance in these three classic mysteries grouped together by the greed at the heart of each crime…with Watson at his side, he utilizes his famous powers of deduction to search the English countryside for missing children, to investigate a bizarre cult of red headed men, and to discover how a stolen jewel found its way into a wayward goose. Hardwicke shines in his portrayal of Watson and Holmes and produces an impressive range of voices to round out the cast that populates these classic tales…this collection is certain to delight Holmes enthusiasts.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lily | 6/7/2012

    " Same narrator as "Three Tales of Intrigue," but this set didn't have the volume problem of the other one. It was easy to hear, and the narrator is fabulous. My only complaint is that there aren't more stories in the set! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 9/18/2009

    " The Red-Headed League is my favorite of the Sherlock Holmes stories! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilary | 8/14/2009

    " I really enjoyed all three cases. This is the first time that I have read any Sherlock Holmes, and I highly recommend it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 4/23/2008

    " These particular stories seemed anti-climactic "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 1/11/2008

    " The Red-Headed League is my favorite of the Sherlock Holmes stories! "

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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

Edward Hardwicke (1932–2011) was an English actor who primarily played supporting roles on television, in films, and on stage, where he was classically trained. He is well known for the role of Dr. Watson in the Grenada television series The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett. Hardwicke also appeared in a number of films, such as Shadowlands alongside Anthony Hopkins, Elizabeth, and the all-star romantic comedy Love Actually.