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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 Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Clive Merrison, Michael Williams, and Full Cast Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A coded warning of imminent danger sends Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson to the fortress-like country house of the reclusive Jack Douglas. When they arrive too late to prevent a tragic death, the great detective and his chronicler must follow a series of bewildering clues to find a murderer who has vanished into thin air. Only then will they solve the mystery of the dead man's desperate plea: 'Am I never going to get out of the valley of fear?'

What is the connection between a corpse with a missing face and a ruthless secret society which once terrorised a desolate region of the United States? With the aid of a local guidebook, a missing dumb-bell, and Dr Watson's umbrella, Holmes unravels a tangled web which stretches over fifteen years and two continents; and in the centre of that web lurks the sinister presence of the most brilliant criminal mind in all England: Professor James Moriarty. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by J.J. | 2/14/2014

    " Another fantastic Sherlock Holmes novel. I only wish there were more. Time to dig into the short stories! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Russell Grant | 2/10/2014

    " Holmes final novel I think. 2nd last book in this reprint series anyways. Damned solid stuff too. The mystery itself was a good one, and it borrowed the format that made "A Study In Scarlett" so good, way back in the very first Holmes novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sean Kottke | 2/8/2014

    " The last Holmes novel fills in some of the blanks in the story of arch-nemesis Moriarty, who nonetheless remains off-stage, yet casts a dark shadow over everything. The initial murder mystery that sets the story going is really a variation on themes established in several of the earlier Holmes stories. There's a big break in the narrative to fill in the back story, a la Study in Scarlet, which makes for a mildly entertaining melodrama despite the absence of Holmes and despite its leaning heavily on plot twists reused in so many movies and TV serials that they're predictable from a long way off. For no good reason, every time I read the title Valley of Fear, I make a mental association with Valley of Gwangi, and I get a little disappointed that this novel doesn't involve Sherlock Holmes investigating dinosaurs. Is that so wrong? :) "

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

    " I took this to be one of Conan Doyle's attempts to write a story using the trappings of Holmes without writing a Holmes story. Valley of Fear is another one of those tales that makes America seem properly frightening and lawless. In any case, without giving too much away, this could easily be two stories, first a typical Holmes short story and second a story about a criminal union-cum-secret society in coal country. I found the prose more fluid than some of the other Holmes stories I read, but the book itself is not unified. "

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