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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (72,390 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sherlock Holmes Series Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9781455195633
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Since Doyle created the immortal Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson, no other mystery writer has come close to eclipsing him as the standard bearer in crime fiction. A brilliant London-based consulting detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess and renowned for his skillful use of astute observation, deductive reasoning, and inference to solve difficult cases. This collection includes twelve of Holmes’ most famous cases: A Scandal in Bohemia, “The Red-Headed League,” “A Case of Identity,” “The Boscombe Valley Mystery,” “The Five Orange Pips,” “The Man with the Twisted Lip,” “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle,” “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” “The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb,” “The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor,” “The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet,” and “The Adventure of the Copper Beeches.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “My compliments on your very ingenious and very interesting adventures of Sherlock Holmes.”

    Robert Louis Stevenson, in a letter to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  • “Sherlock Holmes is the very foundation stone of the edifice that is crime fiction.”

    Times (London)

  • “In a gravelly voice, Ralph Cosham becomes the voice of Dr. Watson as he narrates twelve of his adventures with Sherlock Holmes...Cosham brings these immortal tales to life once again, replete with details both significant and trivial and the sights and sounds of late-nineteenth-century London...Cosham captures the genius of Sherlock Holmes, the faithful friendship of Dr. Watson, the language of their time, and their zest for adventure.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 2/16/2014

    " I was not sure if I would enjoy this title, but it fit in overall with my goal to read more "classics" this year and the short story medium seems to require less investment that a full blown novel. As it turns out, I ended up being pleasantly surprised. It is true there is not much action if you require that to maintain interest in a book, but this book kept my interest nonetheless as I found myself trying to figure out the solution to a mystery before the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Riker | 2/7/2014

    " I enjoyed reading this book. I have a much easier time with the short stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naomi | 2/5/2014

    " Delicious and fantastic, my first time reading. Will definitely read again. Read the e-book, I would like to get a hardcopy with illustrations. Also, it was nice to picture the pretty people from the new (crap) movies in the old (awesome) stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juls | 1/30/2014

    " It was great revisiting this book. After enjoying the new modern Sherlock Holmes on TV it reminded me how much I enjoyed the books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue. Leonard | 1/29/2014

    " I loved this book. It is divided up into little stories of Sherlock's cases, each seems to start the same but then you are taken on little adventures of all types. What I loved most is how each little story takes you through Sherlock's investigation but waits until the end of the section to tell you what he found and how he solved the case, you just can't wait to get to the bit where Conan Doyle reveals how sherlock put the pieces together. A real page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Steinbrecher | 1/20/2014

    " Entertaining and lovable, as is usually the case with a quality mystery series. Short enough to read one story a night, but entertaining enough to keep you turning the page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew Neill | 1/17/2014

    " An interesting read, some short stories that give a good insight into Holmes and my first taste of reading Holmes and makes me want to read a lot more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 1/14/2014

    " Not what I had thought, given the old b&w movies and cultural stereotype. Much better and love the short story format. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vladimira Zhivkova | 12/26/2013

    " I've only read 'The Hound of Baskervill's' and i loved it very much. I should read some more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naching Kassa | 11/13/2013

    " These are just awesome! Need i say more? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashish | 10/31/2013

    " Interesting as usual. Typical Sherlock books. very intriguing and binds you to the end of the story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luckngrace | 5/20/2013

    " I don't usually like short stories but, I quite enjoyed these. I've read The Hound of the Baskervilles and other of his novels, but I think I preferred this book of short stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mutmainna | 2/6/2013

    " This is probably one of the best gifts my sibling have given me so far:D I just love Holmes, and I feel sorry the movies fail to portray the charm of the books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Leigh | 2/2/2012

    " I enjoyed the novel. I remember not really liking Sherlock Holmes when reading it in school. I thought he was a pretentious jerk, which I still think is true, but I definitely respect the quality of Doyle's writing and his ability to piece together these mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl Brewer | 10/27/2011

    " first of all, I enjoyed this one as a trifling of fun. I found the stories became more predictable as I progressed through the book. spoiler alert: if your father is living off your dowry that isn't from him, there is a good chance he doesn't want you to get married. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Logan | 6/14/2011

    " Fun stuff, but, for me, the formula becomes tiresome fast. Especially in the shorter form. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pete | 5/7/2011

    " I always wanted to be like Sherlock. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/7/2011

    " Absolutely brilliant! I cannot wait to read all of them! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan | 5/4/2011

    " This is an excellent story of mystery and suspense, and it provides details of the technology of which existed or was introduced in the time of the nineteenth century. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 5/4/2011

    " I really loved reading this book. It is something that could make one's brain work the way Sherlock Holmes's brain works.... it can put one completely in detective's world.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 shygirl1994 | 5/1/2011

    " Let's face it, who can't love Holmes! =P "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 4/28/2011

    " CSI is left in the dust... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 4/25/2011

    " Who doesn't love Holmes?

    Like Wuthering Heights, this book is also good in that if you read only the first half, you've already done the best part. The Holmes stories really drop off in quality after Conan Doyle decided to bring him back from the dead for some $$$.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 4/22/2011

    " Okay so I haven't read ALL of them yet, but I love these good ol' stories. A great collection to sit down and read a few every now and then. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Riodelmartians | 4/20/2011

    " It is all in the detail and the rest comes easy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlene | 4/9/2011

    " A classic and deserves to be a classic. "

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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

Ralph Cosham (1936–2014), a.k.a. Geoffrey Howard, was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles, and several of his narrations were named “Audio Best of the Year” by Publishers Weekly. He won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and in 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration for his reading of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery.