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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Ralph Snelson Publisher: Author's Republic Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9781518933646
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Watson visits his friend Holmes at Christmas time and finds him contemplating a battered old hat, brought to him by the commissionaire Peterson after the hat and a Christmas goose had been dropped by a man in a scuffle with some street ruffians. Peterson takes the goose home to eat, but later returns to Holmes with a blue carbuncle his wife had found in the bird’s crop (throat). Holmes makes some interesting deductions concerning the owner of the hat from simple observations of its condition, conclusions amply confirmed when an advertisement for the owner produces the man himself: Henry Baker. Holmes cannot resist such an intriguing mystery, and he and Watson set out across the city to determine exactly how the jewel, stolen from the Countess of Morcar during her stay at a hotel, wound up in a goose’s crop. The man who dropped the goose, Mr. Henry Baker, comes to reclaim his hat in response to Holmes’ advertisement. Holmes drops hints about how he saved the “innards” of the goose, but Baker fails to respond to them, simply saying that he is afraid goose remains are not much use. He does, however, give Holmes valuable information, eventually leading him to the conclusive stage of his investigation, at Covent Garden. Holmes offers a fresh goose to Henry Baker, who responds with gladness and departs, whereupon Holmes tells Watson that Baker is eliminated from the suspect list as he obviously knows nothing about the carbuncle. At Covent Garden, a salesman named Breckinridge gets angry with Holmes, complaining about all the people who have pestered him about geese sold recently to the landlord of the Alpha Inn. Clearly, someone else knows that the carbuncle was in a goose and is looking for the bird.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca White | 9/10/2013

    " The well-known mystery solving team of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are at it again in this graphic novel. The duo works to put the clues together to solve the mystery of the missing blue gem in a very easy to read, riveting story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tif | 10/9/2012

    " As a graphic novel, this book was not very interesting. I don't think I could recommend it to someone of the age it was meant for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shiela | 8/23/2012

    " This one wasn't as good as the other two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tatiyana Brown | 12/2/2011

    " When countess blue's gem is stolen and winds up inside a goose, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson jump on the case.They found out that the blue's gem was stolen by James and his girlfriend. Sherlock Holmes and Watson interrogated James and James admitted to actually stealing the blue gem. "

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About the Author

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.