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Download The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (from the Naxos Audiobook 'A Family Christmas') Audiobook

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3.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 5 3.68 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: David Timson Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN:
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Many writers used Christmas as a backdrop for their stories: among them none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This delightful Sherlock Holmes story is one of the first that he authored, appearing in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. It is, fittingly, a wild goose chase through London! Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Whitney | 2/8/2014

    " Truly enjoyed the time I spent with this audio book. I will listen to it again and again. The narration was fantastic and the story was priceless at this time of year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Kaess | 1/24/2014

    " audiobook narrated by Alan Cumming. Well done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ☠☼Serena☼☠| 12/24/2013

    " I actually figured it out....kinda easy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edel | 12/7/2013

    " This was just okay. I am normally a big Sherlock Holmes fan but this just did not do it for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LinseyM | 12/3/2013

    " Holmes and Watson always a favorite. Narrated by Alan Cummings! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex Walker | 11/18/2013

    " Good wee short story. Freebie from Audible for Christmas :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 11/13/2013

    " Free from Audible as we head to Christmas. Classic Sherlock Holmes short story that's a nice quick listen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 11/7/2013

    " Sherlock Holmes is simply the best! What more can be said. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra aka Sleo | 10/27/2013

    " A fun Sherlock Holmes adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 9/6/2013

    " This was a wonderful short story for the season. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Reese | 7/8/2013

    " This was a fun read, especially during the Christmas season. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Nash | 3/5/2013

    " A lot of fun for a free Audible Christmas gift. I especially liked where Holmes used the guys head size to make deductions about his intelligence. Oh, the 19th century. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Sanderson-green | 2/19/2013

    " A freebie from audio .com a short straight forward crime mystery solved faster than csi and with more humour, worth listening . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manny | 2/11/2013

    " Not as good as the other Sherlock Holmes books but apropos for the holidays. Read it to meet my goal for 2012 since I did not get credit for a couple of books I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Eshleman | 2/10/2013

    " Impossible to solve ahead of Holmes unless you are immersed in things Victorian, but a jewel of a story anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristel | 9/1/2012

    " A little Christmas story free from audible. A little grace handed out by Sherlock to one unfortunate man and a would be crook. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victor Carson | 6/29/2012

    " I enjoyed this short Christmas story that Audible made available at no cost this year for all of its subscribers. Sherlock Holmes' solution to the theft of a huge blue gem, concealed inside a Christmas dinner, is amusing and diverting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mikell | 6/12/2012

    " A quick Christmas read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elsbeth | 12/4/2011

    " Freebie from audible for the holiday season. While I love Sherlock Holmes and I love Alan Cumming even more, this story was almost too short to even be interesting. Over before it even began. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Reem | 10/9/2011

    " I didn't like it that much .. you can say it was good light but not satisfying "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/16/2011

    " A super quick, change of pace, delightful "Ah Ha" read :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JanB | 11/21/2010

    " This is a short Sherlock Holmes Christmas mystery involving a Christmas goose and a missing gem. Holmes's classic deductive reasonings are demonstrated and there is a nice holiday message. Alan Cummings as the narrator was excellent. A fun listen and a nice free Christmas gift from Audible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 6/21/2009

    " this was a quick listen and very typical sherlock holmes. we learn how a goose and hat lead to the cofession of a jewel theaf. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 2/26/2009

    " I do like all the Sherlock Holmes adventures. The mystery of this one is quite nice, even though the ending is a bit disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie Cortesi | 2/15/2009

    " I still like Encyclopedia Brown best....just saying.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 10/6/2008

    " Click little read of a mystery I won't remember tomorrow - something about poultry and a hat. Nicely performed by Alan Cumming; he of course is the only reason I bothered listening to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Afsheen | 8/20/2008

    " Funny twist of a story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia Todd-dennis | 3/23/2008

    " This is a great Christmas story. It is short and poignant without being mushy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 3/1/2008

    " The new audible.com version is truly a joy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Meyer | 3/1/2008

    " Great Christmas-time read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Durdle | 11/25/2007

    " Alan Cummings does a masterful job of portraying the legendary detective on this seasonably themed adventure. "

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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.

About the Narrator

David Timson is an actor, voice actor, and playwright. He is best known for his narration of The Complete Sherlock Holmes audiobook, in which he voices all 125 characters in the Holmes novels and short stories. His narrations have earned eight AudioFile Earphones Award.