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Download Sherlock Holmes: The Rediscovered Railway Mysteries and Other Stories Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (143 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Taylor Narrator: Benedict Cumberbatch Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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An Inscrutable Masquerade', 'The Conundrum of Coach 13', 'The Trinity Vicarage Larceny', and 'The 10.59 Assassin'. Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes stories, John Taylor has written four more mysteries featuring the world's greatest detective. Read by acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbatch, these new adventures share all the suspense of the original tales.

In a drawer in his bureau, Dr Watson keeps a locked cedar wood chest - a 'box of secrets'. It contains an archive of notes referring to some of Holmes' cases that, for one reason or another, never saw the light of day. Now, for the first time, Watson has decided to reveal the truth to the world... In these four thrilling stories, Holmes experiments with the science of ballistics, locates some missing gold bullion, investigates the theft of a large amount of money and solves the baffling mystery of the Stovey murder.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzy | 2/20/2014

    " I am thoroughly enjoying this audio and the kids like listening to it too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula Elder | 2/11/2014

    " Stories were a fun listen, and they did Holmes proud. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yu-Jie | 2/2/2014

    " This was not, in my opinion, a collection of especially memorable additions to the Sherlock Holmes canon. A number of aspects to each tale were painfully predictable, including, regrettably, the ultimate culprit of one of the documented crimes. However, as an audiobook, The Rediscovered Railway Mysteries are redeemed by Benedict Cumberbatch's mastery of such a variety of tones and accents, making each character easily distinguishable from the next. A reviewer from The Times once described him as having "a voice like a jaguar hiding in a cello" - you need not make a huge imaginative leap to conclude that his narration makes for some very enjoyable listening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kailey | 1/10/2014

    " Benedict Cumberbatch's voice reading Sherlock Holmes stories.... Could it ever get any better? No, it couldn't. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenn | 1/4/2014

    " I listened to the audiobook. I admit it: I was only interested in it because it's narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch (mmm...Benedict Cumberbatch). I think everyone who's listened to this listened to it precisely because it was read by Benedict Cumberbatch (mmm...Benedict Cumberbatch). People can't be listening to it for the stories. The stories are not up to snuff. Sherlock is not as brilliant as Doyle's original, the dialog is trite, and the mysteries themselves are not all that, well, mysterious. The redeeming quality of being narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch (mmm...Benedict Cumberbatch) is also somewhat diminished in that most of the time, he's not using his real voice or accent. However, he is a phenomenal actor and that shows through in his narration. So do like the rest of us have done, and listen to it solely for Benedict Cumberbatch (mmm...Benedict Cumberbatch). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 11/1/2013

    " These are good but a little average Sherlock Holmes stories, a couple were slightly predictible. The great thing is they are read by Benedict Cumberbatch and he does a great job. If you're a Sherlock Holmes fan this is a good edition to your audio collection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MiniSagas | 10/12/2013

    " I did not like these stories as much as John Taylor's previous collection, 'The Unopened Casebook of Sherlock Holmes', but as they are read by Benedict Cumberbatch (whose voice I love) I find myself giving them three stars just the same. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 9/11/2013

    " Not as good as Doyle's stories, but still enjoyable because of Benedict's excellent voice acting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 10/22/2012

    " A reasonably-entertaining quartet of Holmes stories. Nothing earth-shattering, but I enjoyed them all. Cumberbatch makes an excellent reader, as usual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samuel Rome | 7/20/2012

    " The best non-Doyle Holmes stories I've had the pleasure to go through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 knitnutt | 5/12/2012

    " Quite in keeping with the Sherlock & Watson we already know and love, although i was able to predict whodunnit once or twice - but very enjoyable. Benedict Cumberbatch is an excellent narrator and brought the stories in to full rich life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace Leigh | 3/22/2012

    " Benedict Cumberbatch did an excellent narration job and was very entertaining to listen to. :) The stories overall were good though I particularly enjoyed "The 10:59 Assassin" and "The Conundrum of Coach 13" -- I liked these stories the best. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olga | 2/17/2012

    " I listened to this collection of stories because of one reason. This reason was Benedict Cumberbatch and I was not disappointed - not only was the purring voice of the said narrator a pleasure for my ears but so was the variety of voices and accents that he showed he's capable of doing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 8/14/2011

    " Audiobook. I definitely got this to listen to Benedict Cumberbatch read, rather than for the stories themselves. The stories were pretty consistent with Conan Doyle's style and better than I was perhaps expecting. The performance was terrific. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kati | 8/1/2011

    " Wonderfully read by Benedict Cumberbatch. The stories themselves are pretty faithful to Doyle's style, yet only the first one "An Inscrutable Masquerade" really caught my interest because Holmes and Watson aren't just the investigators in this case, they are a part of it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/20/2011

    " These stories were not particularly amazing but the author did a good job of capturing Conan Doyle's style. What made the book shine was Benedict Cumberbatch's narration. If only Martin Freeman had read the Watson bits. Pity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 5/13/2011

    " Four new Sherlock Holmes stories by John Taylor. Uneven. Two were amazing, one was passable and one was just not very good. Worth a look and your time if you have nothing else around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 4/19/2011

    " Stories were a fun listen, and they did Holmes proud. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 1/20/2011

    " A lot of people probably picked up the audiobook for the same reason I did – Benedict Cumberbatch, who is more than a fine narrator. The stories themselves are nothing to get excited about as they add very little to the Sherlock Holmes canon and have nothing to recommend them. "

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