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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,568 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Christopher Lee Publisher: Audio Holdings, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN:
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A rich American is murdered in mysterious circumstances in a manor house in Sussex, England. Sherlock Holmes, accompanied by Dr. Watson, is invited to help the investigation. Though Holmes solves the mystery at hand, his attention and indeed the mystery itself shifts to the coalfields of North America. The heart of the matter is corruption - the date is 1875. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle outs his finger with uncanny accuracy on civil corruption which so blighted North America in that century.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Prasanna M R | 2/19/2014

    " Possibly the best story of Sherlock Holmes, although many cite Baskerville's, i was just amazed by its pacing and telling. The flashback sequence is one of the best of its kind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 2/7/2014

    " Another solid story, although it probably says something that it took me a while to get through it--not for bad writing or boring plot, but because I just didn't feel super compelled to keep going. This one is a lot like A Study in Scarlet, with the initial murder-mystery, the solved problem, and then a flashback to reveal the history of the people involved. It was a pretty lively backstory, full of Pinkertons, a league of villains and an interesting main character, but this still won't rank very high on my Sherlock canon. Now that I'm done with the novels, I've started the short story collection. So far the reviews are right: Sherlock goes down so much better in small doses, when you don't get lectures about dumb history, and when his quirks and genius are allowed to shine. Onward! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy | 1/27/2014

    " This was good. The first half was a great mystery but the second half was a long adventure story explaining one part of the mystery. That part got boring at times. But the book has added a new word to my every day vocabulary (bodymaster) which is always a good thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janette | 1/25/2014

    " The whole case is solved in the first half of the book and the second half is more of an explanation/back story for why the murder happened. I didn't like that so much, it took me a while to get through and finish it. I enjoy the way "Watson" writes better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry Robinson | 1/24/2014

    " The murder of a wealthy landowner in an English country manor is traced back to the actions of a Pinkerton detective in a crime-ridden American mining town. This, in my opinion, is one of the best of the Sherlock Holmes stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neil | 1/15/2014

    " The best book I have read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arshia Zehra | 1/5/2014

    " Amazing playscript. The mystery was quite mind-boggling and such an awesome twist in the end. A must-read! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 12/3/2013

    " This was the best story to date. Great clever ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisa | 11/7/2013

    " Great little story; did not expect the twist near the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 11/2/2013

    " ACD retcons an earlier statement in The Final Problem by openly discussing Moriarty in this one. Narrative structure also follows A Study In Scarlet, ie. second half is flashback, though at least the shift is less abrupt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marco | 10/30/2013

    " Adoro la serie de Arthur Conan Doyle... si te gusta Dr. House, puede que te gusten todos los libros de sherlock holmes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 9/5/2013

    " Slower than some Sherlock Holmes books, but excellent as always. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sachin Dev | 9/3/2013

    " Vintage Holmes...though I loved the Back Story more, proof that Conan Doyle can spin an entertaining yarn as good as any. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rolyn | 5/24/2013

    " I decided to read this again in in the attempt of understanding it better. But it was in vain and I realized I just wasted my time and effort. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Reid | 2/28/2013

    " I love mysteries! I enjoyed this one. There's nobody like Sherlock! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mutiara | 1/31/2013

    " Cukup menarik. Mungkin karena saya sudah baca beberapa buku sebelumnya, sehingga kurang daya tarik. Ada beberapa bagian yang sudah tertebak oleh saya. Repetisi beberapa kalimat yang hampir mirip dengan cerita yang ada pada beberapa buku sebelumnya, menjadi kurang greget. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pearce | 10/30/2012

    " This late Sherlock Holmes novel reads like two completely different stories linked together by contrivance. Both stories are entertaining, though they quite predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lotte | 8/13/2012

    " It was a pleasure to spend cozy time with Holmes and Watson but less satisfying were the exploits of Pinkerton's finest--the background story to the first half of the novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan Green | 11/11/2011

    " Not my favorite Holmes story but still great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 10/7/2011

    " Among my favorite stories of Sherlock Holmes. Was very tempted to rate it 5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ManicMyna | 8/16/2011

    " the second half of this tale is vastly different to the first, & when Doyle does this it really stuffs the narrative of the tale "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arnav Srivastava | 7/28/2011

    " It will be unwise to be an evaluator for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his incredible creation of the great intellectual character Mr Sherlok Holmes....but i think the mystry could have been more mysterious.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mollie | 5/19/2011

    " Twist ending I never saw coming! I did find it slightly odd the way that the story was split into the Holmes story and the Douglas story but once I hit the end, it was better. Another amazing story by Doyle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abasi | 3/17/2011

    " Quite similar to A Study in Scarlet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Braden | 3/11/2011

    " Not my favorite Sherlock Holmes novel--the plot dragged, the characters took an agonizingly long time to make up their minds, and the whole thing was pretty much just flat-out boring. Did have an interesting twist at the end, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 2/28/2011

    " I love mysteries! I enjoyed this one. There's nobody like Sherlock! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 2/14/2011

    " Not what I was expecting, which was two stories - the crime and the victim's history. I didn't care about the history, and the case was wrapped up too quickly. It doesn't help when you figure out "whodunnit" before the end, too. Meh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 2/10/2011

    " Among my favorite stories of Sherlock Holmes. Was very tempted to rate it 5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlin | 1/14/2011

    " I think someone didn't want to write a whole Sherlock Holmes book and halfway through it becomes a totally different story. Not bad though! "

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