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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (66,643 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Two American travelers have been killed - one with poison, the other with a knife through the heart - and the only clues at the scene are a woman's wedding ring and the German word for vengeance written in blood. The military surgeon Dr. John Watson is brought in to investigate, along with his clever, arrogant new roommate, Sherlock Holmes. Thus begins one of the most famous crime-solving partnerships of all time in this debut of one of literature's most remarkable detectives. Doyle borrowed his major elements - the detective of superhuman intellect; cases as fantastical as they are criminal; the final, dramatic resolution - from the works of Edgar Allan Poe, adding his own distinctive touches: a strong feeling for the atmosphere of late-Victorian London, an interest in the methods of science, and a chivalric concern for justice and the oppressed.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was born of Irish parentage in Scotland. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, but initial poverty as a young practitioner led him into authorship. His first book introduced that prototype of the modern detective in fiction, Sherlock Holmes. He also wrote historical romances and two essays in pseudoscientific fantasy, The Lost World (1912) and The Poison Belt (1913).

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Molly | 2/12/2014

    " Overall, it definitely stood up to expectations. Holmes is a quirky genius and entertaining to watch from the viewpoint of Doctor Watson. The transition in the middle as he told about the background of the murder was interesting but confusing as I had no idea what was going on at first. But overall a yay, it was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pratik Pantode | 2/12/2014

    " It establishes the character of SH in a good way. Clear and concise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Audrey Wilt | 2/4/2014

    " What a wonderful start to a legend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Csaba Berger | 2/1/2014

    " It's a bummer that I watched the film and serial adaptations of this novel because had I been to read the novel first, I might have given 5 stars for rating it. The way how Sherlock and his way of thinking is depicted, along with the other characters, their motives, and all the things that culminate in the clues in the end is amazing. Being in London, and knowing the streets and parks Doyle mentioned, it was also great to feel that these fictional characters live in a London atmosphere in the 19th century. Excellent work, can't wait to move on to The Sign of the Four. :) "

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