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Download Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (65,048 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Derek Jacobi Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
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Could the sudden death of Sir Charles Baskerville have been caused by the gigantic ghostly hound which is said to have haunted his family for generations? Arch-rationalist Sherlock Holmes characteristically dismisses the theory as nonsense. Claiming to be immersed in another case, he sends Watson to Devon to protect the Baskerville heir and to observe the suspects at close hand.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Orla | 2/20/2014

    " The best Sherlock Holmes story since a Study in Scarlet "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendi | 2/18/2014

    " Just reread this classic as if for first time (because I don't remember reading it before). I loved the first 90% of the book. Simple & suspenseful. But the last 10% - recounting how the mystery was solved, was slow and repetitive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephan Frank | 2/8/2014

    " Surprisingly fresh - both from the personal perspective, as I had read it as teenager (albeit in German), and for the fact that it is a classic that has inspired countless spin-offs, imitations, movie scenes, etc....Sure enough, some of the suspense is taken out by faintly remembering the ending, however that indeed allowed me to pay particular attention to how Doyle weaves his own net (like the botanist or Holmes himself) by only feeding as little information to the reader as is absolutely necessary to have them start thinking without giving them a chance to totally figuring it out. Fairly light, yet still enjoyable reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katastrofekat | 1/12/2014

    " I listend to this book while doing stuff around my apartment and it was a nice book for that. The story might not be the most engaging, but listening to it while doing something with my hands was a nice experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 carlos benjamin | 1/9/2014

    " Of all the Holmes stories.... this one is the best. Read it over thirty years ago and still have the occasional flash-back when I hear a deep, mournful howl. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zuzana | 1/9/2014

    " Much better than A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Ptacek | 1/5/2014

    " Good read, not sure it should be considered the greatest mystery novel ever though... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Messina | 1/4/2014

    " Doyle e Sherlock unici ed impressionanti, come sempre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Citizensnipps | 1/3/2014

    " Wow what a great read! This was the first sherlock holmes story I have read and now I see what the fuss is all about. Doyle is an amazing writer and I can't wait to read all the other holmes stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Praneet | 12/1/2013

    " Another masterpiece by the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Every word had suspense written all over it.And the climax, typical Sherlock Holmes!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Riley | 10/12/2013

    " Read it before. Doyle -- for all the pomposity of the set ups and dialogue -- makes crime fiction happen usually with a cracking narrative to keep you engaged. With a savage dog -- THE savagest dog -- what more could you ask? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 119 | 9/4/2013

    " It had a good plot and although somehow I still found it a little boring in the middle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray Melville | 6/30/2013

    " Very good, first Sherlock Holmes I've read. Should have read years ago. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lorena | 6/28/2013

    " what's the big deal? sherlock sux "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan Ence | 2/6/2013

    " A well written classic detective story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 12/1/2012

    " The Hound of the Baskervilles was written in old English. It has a good plot, but it is hard to follow. It is somewhat slow, and the mystery doesn't really begin to unfold until the very end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coleta | 11/22/2012

    " Read while in high school "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Van Ostaeyen | 11/10/2012

    " Loved it! One of Doyle's best stories, in my opinion. The suspense was killing me, but it was worth it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hector Hernandez | 9/12/2012

    " Undoubtedly, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put a great effort thinking ways of making Holmes a very interesting character. However, what I like the most is that the actual movies help you out to imagine the perfect Sherlock of all times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Edgar Coelho Inouye | 9/1/2012

    " I expected more for this book , many friends of mine tell me that it is the best Sherlock Holmes's book. It's really easy to guess the end of the story. I don't know if this book is a creepy or if I just don't like Shelock Holmes anymore. "

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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

Sir Derek Jacobi has had a long and distinguished career. He has toured in Becket and Uncle Vanya, and he received a Tony Award for his performance as Benedick in the RSC’s production of Much Ado about Nothing. His work in television includes the lead roles in Cadfael and I, Claudius, and his film credits include Henry V, Gosford Park, and Hamlet. His narrations have won him multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards.