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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (360,888 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Ben Kingsley Publisher: Raffin Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sherlock Holmes Series Release Date: July 2017 ISBN: 9781538481394
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In the one hundred years since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the immortal Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Watson, no other mystery writer has come close to eclipsing him as the standard bearer of detectives. Holmes is at the height of his powers here in many of his most famous cases, first published in Strand magazine in 1891–1892.

This collection of short stories read by the celebrated actor Ben Kingsley includes the following:

  • “A Scandal in Bohemia”
  • “The Red-Headed League”
  • “The Man with the Twisted Lip”
  • “The Adventure of the Copper Beeches”
  • “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box”
  • “The Adventure of the Crooked Man”
  • “The Adventure of the Six Napoleons”
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Quotes & Awards

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

    Times (London)

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

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

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon O'Neill | 2/19/2014

    " Having read The Hounds of the Baskervilles, I was excited to read these short stories (which I like) of Holmes and Watson. What surprised me most is how modern Holmes seems - his witicisms seem like a modern character. I like that he is a man who likes a variety of things in life - music, reading, and the enjoyment from food and drink. It makes me appreciate Robert Downey Jr.'s portrail of him and makes me eager to see the new BBC production that is said to be good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael Hussey | 2/17/2014

    " In "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", Sherlock and Watson are hired by the king of Bohemia to track down a wanted thief who has stolen from the king right from under his nose. I feel like this would be a better book if it were a bit easier to read. The olden time english writing style compliments the feel of the book, yet sometimes it is overwhelming. You would read a chapter and no understand a single thing you read. Aside from that, The story is intriguing and mysterious, wanting you to read on. (If you can...) The cunning yet mischievous Holmes gets himself into a bit of trouble, but as always, his incredible detective work gets him back on track. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex Mayer | 2/16/2014

    " Not a big fan of short stories and I found them very predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy Kanjanakuha | 2/14/2014

    " Sherlock Holmes is one of the best book i had ever read. The excitement on how he, Sherlock Holmes, the greatest detective could even solve a case with the slightest clue. In this books there are many stories or events happening. The stories inclue the Scandal in Bohemia, The Red headed League, A Case of Identity, The Boscombe Valley Mystery, The fFive Orange Pips, The Man With the Twisted Lips, 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. My favorite one would be the The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet because i find it the most interesting. In this story a banker was given a precious necklace in which cause a lot of money. Then he needs to secure it, one day he finds his own son holding it with 3 diamods missing. His son was thrown in jail, and he wouldn't say a word. Then this banker came to Sherlock Holmes to ask for help. Then Sherlock Holmes went to this house, he was able to solve it in a short period of time. But the Coronet is still missing. To find out where the coronet went you should try to read the book, along with the rest of the stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hana Do | 2/11/2014

    " Ups and downs. You just can't escape. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 2/7/2014

    " Sherlock Holmes was waaay better than everyone said! I put off reading it for years because everyone kept going on about how dry and boring it was, but I found it to be very entertaining. Possibly because I was envisioning Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law instead of the traditional tweed-clad Sherlock?! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhiannon Hart | 2/7/2014

    " ADORED. These stories just haven't dated. I love their concise telling and descriptions. Managed to guess a few outcomes but were baffled by others. Listened to the librivox recording and I can recommend it. (Even my non-bookish boyf loved these tales.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zen Worx | 2/7/2014

    " I watched it in BBC, Found the show very interesting though they'Ve got some refinement then got the book and i Still loved it and enjoyed reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/5/2014

    " I read these a long, long time ago, as a young teenager and enjoyed them. Reading them again as an adult is, so far, just as enjoyable, if not a little more. Sherlock Holmes is one of my favorite literary characters of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 2/4/2014

    " Not particularly exciting as they're all short stories, but quite well written and Sherlock Holmes is always cool. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lewis | 2/4/2014

    " So far the first 2 adventures are fun reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 2/3/2014

    " Solid stories. Good mystery. Many stories are predictable. I was reasonably entertained. "

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

    " A classic, which I loved reading, but I can't help it, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are forever Sherlock and Holmes to me now. "

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

    " Sherlock Holmes, are a cluster of short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle between eighteen-ninety-two and nineteen-o-five. Set in the late ninetieth century England Mr. Holmes accompanied by his loyal partner, Doctor John Watson, tackle the most unusual cases that stroll through their joint apartment of 221b Baker Street. Dragging Watson into these adventures, (which he eventually started to appreciate and love), Holmes would use his skills of deduction, scientific theory, and near flawless memory to arrive to the final conclusion that would solve the case. Readers that are drawn to literature, which contains outstanding vocabulary, intricate detail, and a series of overlaying plots and relationships, will be duly satisfied with this book. Though the legendary writing of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is not the primary selling point. The primary points are the puzzles. The involvement. One trying their own hands at deduction, trying to solve these elusive mysteries. Sifting through facts. Rereading passages to find deeper meanings. Desperately attempting to determine the root of the problem, to identify the murderer, the thief. One toils in the wake of such a delicate tease. Then, either proving one’s truth, or uncovering the answer Conan, (through Holmes, through Watson) does so with simple brilliance. Now Watson and Holmes’ relationship is also another highlight of this book. While on their strenuous, (on the mind, and on the body) adventure cases, this brotherly bond is tested to various extremes, which displays the emotional fortitude between these men. Not know is how Holmes and Watson originally met, or how they attained such a strong friendship. But as the stories progress, the friendship grows even stronger. There are many qualities of this book that would appeal to advanced readers; versed deeply in the English language and it’s vocabulary, and people who enjoy the puzzle of the stories. For some, this book might not be appealing. It could be a step outside of their reading level. Also, the style of writing (of which it is quite slowly paced in comparison to closer to modern literature) could be unappealing due to its slow pace or some would say it is plainly boring. For some, mystery novels simply might not be their cup of tea, and should not choose to choose this book. In the entirety of itself, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Sherlock Holmes” is a bench mark for mystery-crime novels. A pioneer in the background, these stories are the original genius pieces that first spiked the now worldwide love of crime-mystery dramas. So hey there must be some value in em’ eh? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brigitte | 2/1/2014

    " Okay, so the only Sherlock Holmes book I had read prior to this was The Hound of the Baskervilles which I thoroughly enjoyed. And then my friends got me into the BBC TV show, Sherlock. And...thus my Sherlock obsession (or addiction) started. So obviously, after watching the first episode, I decided I should read the original stories and so I have! I enjoyed all of the stories, and the solutions always seem so simple even though the problem may seem complex. It's really quite fascinating how Sherlock Holmes can make such deductions and get so much out of so little. I would really recommend this to anyone who just loves reading or loves a good short story because that's what you get! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzzanne | 1/30/2014

    " Perfect! One of my go-to favorites, read every couple of years! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/29/2014

    " Spectacular collection of short stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandi | 1/26/2014

    " My all time favorite detective and the best way to get to know him. Truly brilliant writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcelle Myreille | 1/25/2014

    " There are surprises at ever turn and this book is quite the page turner. i just love the compilation of short stories that in the end paint the beautiful picture of the relationship between Holmes and Watson. I love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole Lucas | 1/25/2014

    " Every story was wonderful! Holmes is a genius and Dr. Watson is a great partner for him. They are all fantastic. You can read it all at once or just a few at a time. You will love them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiago | 1/25/2014

    " Great narrative and great characters. Too bad these are only short stories.. really addictive short stories! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/20/2014

    " A great book! Watson relates Holmes' cases in a fascinating manner, revealing the idiosyncrasies that make up Sherlock Holmes bit by bit. It's easy to see where many popular mystery and detective stories got their influence. A great book. By the way: I listened to this as a book on tape - and I highly recommend it! Each chapter is a different story, so you can take as much time as you need between chapters and still thoroughly enjoy the tales. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aditya | 1/19/2014

    " The awesomest piece of detective fiction ever!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 1/19/2014

    " I love reading these stories here and there between other books. I also love how frustrating some of the endings are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fred | 1/17/2014

    " Good stuff. Most of the stories, even if you did figure out who dunnit, had unpredictable plot twists that made the endings interesting, fresh and kind of realistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caitlin Griffin | 1/16/2014

    " jolly good. a bit formulaic, but i can see why the world has loved sherlock holmes since sir arthur wrote these stories! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonya Watkins | 1/16/2014

    " A series of short mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amelia | 1/14/2014

    " it was an okay book. sherlock holmes is brilliant and all, very sharp, and the stories are intriguing for the most part, but the way the crimes or mysteries work makes it hard for you as a reader to be involved in solving them because most of the evidence is gleaned from observation of the clients or of the crime scene areas. mostly then that means you're just reading one story after another about a great detective who solves strange and sometimes absurd cases, which is pretty cool, but it does get repetitive after a while. it's a collection of short stories that you read one chapter or story every once in a while. if you read the stories in succession, it makes them seem dull and boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 1/12/2014

    " I didn't get all of this read for my Mom's book group. We all agreed that while the stories were enjoyable they were a little predictable. I think all the mysteries on TV and in the movies have jaded us a bit. I read an annotated version and it gave me some insight to Sherlock "groupies" --- amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Adde | 1/7/2014

    " Excited that this choice is our 'One Book One City' read for Sierra Madre in 2012! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris May | 1/6/2014

    " I had never read Sherlock Holmes before, but had seen the movies and thought I would give it a shot. These were enjoyable and each case was short. They are all very similar in style, so if you like one, you will like the rest in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 1/5/2014

    " I didn't think I would, but I throughly enjoy this book! Just because it is old doesn't mean that it isn't adventure and mystery packed. It's a classic for a reason. You should read this book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie | 1/3/2014

    " Read the first story. Not as fun as I'd hoped to follow the mystery (I just felt there was no way I could unravel it myself, so I'd just have to read and find out). And his view on mormons was kind of crazy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mayte | 12/28/2013

    " maybe it's because I'm obsessed with Sherlock, but I ship Sherlock/John so hard, even while reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Loveland | 12/27/2013

    " I've never been a great fan of detective fiction or Sherlock Holmes, but some of these stories were relatively intriguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 12/26/2013

    " I listened to these stories on my runs, and I thoroughly enjoyed them. Made me laugh out loud at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maira | 12/17/2013

    " Very clever, though a lot of the adventures required knowledge of the history of England and I found those a little more difficult to follow. But all the same, I enjoyed reading it very much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 12/13/2013

    " LOVED LOVED LOVED!!! I love everything Sherlock. The new BBC Sherlock Holmes sparked my reading. He is so brilliant and fabulous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gienkies | 12/12/2013

    " I recently loaded this onto my Kindle. I am thoroughly enjoying the re-read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kooshmeister | 11/26/2013

    " The game, as they say, is afoot! What can be said about these that hasn't already? The only thing missing are the wonderful Strand illustrations. I think my favorite story in this book is The Speckled Band. Very creepy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joey | 11/16/2013

    " I greatly enjoyed 9 of the 12 stories in this volume. I didn't dislike the other three, but thought them considerably weaker than the others. I think The Speckled Band was my favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mohini | 11/10/2013

    " I loved this one even more than the Study in Scarlett! This had so many amazing stories in one book. My favourite was definitely The Adventure of the Speckled Band followed closely by The Adventure of the Copper Beeches. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyle West | 11/8/2013

    " Fun to read and fun to compare to the current PBS series "Sherlock". Any body of work that remains popular for so many years and influences so many new works must be the work of a genius. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonya | 10/23/2013

    " Always love a classic and their free on my Kindle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex Mayer | 10/19/2013

    " Not a big fan of short stories and I found them very predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt Seeker | 10/18/2013

    " These are pretty sweet. I did not realize that Holmes was such a rockstar in the books. My only beef is that after 3 to 5 tales, you start to see the formula and it starts to get a little Law and Order or more precisely, Encyclopedia Brown. Still badass and still worth the read though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veronica | 9/30/2013

    " What don't we all love about Sherlock Holmes? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 9/27/2013

    " I read this adapted version for children to my boys at bedtime. Sherlock Holmes really captured their attention! They liked the challenge of trying to figure out what was really going on in each of the 5 mysteries. I recommend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luckngrace | 9/14/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Saman Perera | 8/30/2013

    " Great listen - wonderful narration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brigitte | 8/18/2013

    " Okay, so the only Sherlock Holmes book I had read prior to this was The Hound of the Baskervilles which I thoroughly enjoyed. And then my friends got me into the BBC TV show, Sherlock. And...thus my Sherlock obsession (or addiction) started. So obviously, after watching the first episode, I decided I should read the original stories and so I have! I enjoyed all of the stories, and the solutions always seem so simple even though the problem may seem complex. It's really quite fascinating how Sherlock Holmes can make such deductions and get so much out of so little. I would really recommend this to anyone who just loves reading or loves a good short story because that's what you get! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zen Worx | 8/12/2013

    " I watched it in BBC, Found the show very interesting though they'Ve got some refinement then got the book and i Still loved it and enjoyed reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Azucena | 8/11/2013

    " Mi favorito por siempre, puedo leer y re-leer las historias de Sherlock Holmes. Todos los casos son muy inesperados. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt Seeker | 8/7/2013

    " These are pretty sweet. I did not realize that Holmes was such a rockstar in the books. My only beef is that after 3 to 5 tales, you start to see the formula and it starts to get a little Law and Order or more precisely, Encyclopedia Brown. Still badass and still worth the read though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 8/5/2013

    " Just an enjoyable read. A timeless classic "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bilel Bessaker | 7/15/2013

    " well written, very elaborate stories and enquiries! I kept reading it for hours!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vladimira Zhivkova | 7/14/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 6/24/2013

    " It's a classic for a reason. The language is a lot simpler than I was expecting, but you still need to pay attention. Each story is interesting and they're not too long. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren Burford | 5/24/2013

    " With such fun ADVENTURES and so much personality, how can you not like solving crimes with Watson and Sherlock Holmes? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gienkies | 5/22/2013

    " I recently loaded this onto my Kindle. I am thoroughly enjoying the re-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 5/22/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marina | 5/13/2013

    " A classic, which I loved reading, but I can't help it, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are forever Sherlock and Holmes to me now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathrine | 4/9/2013

    " Love the old language. Many words I had to look up in a dictionary, but I think that is part of the charm. Love that it is a collection of short stories, which makes it perfect for bedside reading for someone like me that has a difficulty in putting away good books when I start to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angelo Jamerlan | 3/30/2013

    " One thing I love about Sherlock Holmes is the Victorian flair it presents during its time. This coupled with my love for mystery and thrills makes this a classic well worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manda Tenorio | 3/22/2013

    " Truly masterful. A great example of what a mystery novel should be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Cooper | 3/21/2013

    " Romp! Nice collection if shorter stories. Really enjoying Sherlock Holmes, and it is very different to the Ladybird versions I read as a child! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Panagiotopoulos | 3/9/2013

    " Excellent books. Loads of fun. ADVENTURE. MYSTERY. SEXUAL INNUENDO. Brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiago | 2/14/2013

    " Great narrative and great characters. Too bad these are only short stories.. really addictive short stories! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Blakemore | 2/10/2013

    " Good fun if slightly formulaic. The stories have more of a Gothic spookiness to them then I imagined they would, but it's the character of Holmes that gives these adventures their appeal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hayden | 1/28/2013

    " I personally like the longer stories better, but these short stories make for a quick and very interesting read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 1/22/2013

    " piece by piece over the decades, i've read sherlock holmes stories. finally i have read an entire collection of them. always fun. is it really deductive reasoning as sherlock claims? or is it really inductive reasoning that he uses to come to his conclusions? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivi | 1/13/2013

    " I listened to the Librivox podcast of this book while at work describing corn, and really enjoyed it. My roommates and I enjoyed watching the BBC series Sherlock together, so I thought I might enjoy reading the inspiration for the show and getting to know Sherlock better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gene | 1/10/2013

    " Arthur Conan Doyle described Sherlock Holmes and Watson relationship very vividly. Watson and Sherlock seems to be in a good relationship, in some ways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ivy | 12/22/2012

    " I liked it a lot. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca | 11/25/2012

    " I'm not usually a fan of short stories, but I really enjoyed this collection. I loved how Sherlock gathers his clues and comes to a conclusion so quickly, and it's never anything I could had guessed. A good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorilee | 11/2/2012

    " I have to say that I thought this was just ok. I really thought I was going to love it I would say I really loved, 5 of the stories was bored by the rest. I am glad I read it but I will never read it again. Donated the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosie Crawford | 10/19/2012

    " Truly a classic. Every bit as good as I remember from reading it as a child, yet good enough for an adult! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mia | 10/6/2012

    " As always, loved it. Classic Holmes is always clever, fun and makes one scratch their heads until the last minute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn Leonard | 9/27/2012

    " If I could meet Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and shake his hand today I would.When stories can suck you in within the first few sentences you know it's good.Yet another great collection of stories from a phenomenal writer! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nur Wakhid | 8/24/2012

    " Some of the story are boring, but some more worth it! I usually read it again and pick random story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alasdair Peterson | 8/21/2012

    " Highly enjoyable, even if not, perhaps, as surprising as some of his other stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 8/9/2012

    " Actually the book that I read was the Gutenberg Project version which consists of 12 short stories in ebook format. The stories were entertaining, but didn't interest me enough to go and read any more Sherlock Holmes stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maira | 7/24/2012

    " Very clever, though a lot of the adventures required knowledge of the history of England and I found those a little more difficult to follow. But all the same, I enjoyed reading it very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 7/23/2012

    " I read these a long, long time ago, as a young teenager and enjoyed them. Reading them again as an adult is, so far, just as enjoyable, if not a little more. Sherlock Holmes is one of my favorite literary characters of all time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 7/5/2012

    " always a good read - nice format on the kindle being short stories you can pick up and read in a sitting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 6/25/2012

    " You don't even need to write Holmes/Watson slash fic--it's all there between the lines already. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veronica | 5/24/2012

    " What don't we all love about Sherlock Holmes? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla | 5/8/2012

    " Sherlock Holmes is always great, and this was a collection of my favorite Conan Doyle stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marghoob | 5/5/2012

    " I spent most of my spare time in eighth grade reading Sherlock Holmes. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delia Remington | 4/14/2012

    " Fun and satisfying mysteries I've enjoyed year after year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 4/2/2012

    " Very fun read. And because each chapter is a different adventure, it was easier to set down and walk away when needed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 2/29/2012

    " Previous Sherlock Holmes books provided more character development, yet the inquiry into deduction in this series remains acute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan | 2/1/2012

    " Not bad. Probably could have not read it and felt like I wasn't missing out on too much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rubina | 1/21/2012

    " I wasn't a big fan of the serialized style of these stories. They were so repetitive I had trouble getting through this (and eventually gave up halfway through). I imagine the novels are better reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Smith | 12/29/2011

    " I used Librivox to listen to this book, and really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosie Tighe | 12/29/2011

    " Wish I'd read "A Study in Scarlet" First, but will rectify that soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Quinn | 12/28/2011

    " The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was my introduction to the Sherlock Holmes series.There are 12 short stories, all of them marvelous and enjoyable. Definitely worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fatima Afridi | 12/20/2011

    " Quite an amusing read. I could tell it was written by a doctor :). "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Khansa Thamir | 12/19/2011

    " I like the stories, but I couldn't complete the book. This writing style doesn't suit my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn Leonard | 12/5/2011

    " If I could meet Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and shake his hand today I would.When stories can suck you in within the first few sentences you know it's good.Yet another great collection of stories from a phenomenal writer! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Kneipp | 11/18/2011

    " Enjoying it very much. Nice to see older styles of writing can still work today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex Bennetts | 11/6/2011

    " THIS WAS A PRETTY FUN READ IT WAS GOOD AND ENJOYABLE GOOD WORK MR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE YOU DID GOOD. I LIKED HOW IT WAS GOOD. THE BRIEFNESS AND EPISODIC NATURE APPEALED TO MY 21ST CENTURY-INFLICTED ADHD. GENERATION Y. COOL STORIES, WATSON. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juls | 9/27/2011

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nandini | 6/25/2011

    " Nandini's Review:::Adventures and stories present in this book are so interesting that a person may start feeling or wanting to become a real detective and have a friend like the Dr. Watson and himself as Sherlock Holmes
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 win | 6/23/2011

    " The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    di terbitkan dengan izin khusus Lady Conan Doyle

    Petualangan Sherlock Holmes
    Alih Bahasa: Daisy Diana
    Penerbit: Gramedia Pustaka Utama (1992) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Quizzle | 6/22/2011

    " Comprehensive! Truly a Masterpiece! Seeing his eccentricity is very entertaining "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jana | 6/19/2011

    " There is a reason certain characters in fiction like Sherlock Holmes stand the test of time. These stories are as fresh and exciting and thrilling in 2011 as they were in 1892 when they were written. Everyone should read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 6/14/2011

    " I loved it. It is the the origional CSI, ser in the 1800's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 6/14/2011

    " I am a Sherlockian. I read Sherlock Holmes in 7th grade. Love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M.L. | 6/14/2011

    " He was House before House was House! These were awesome. A must read for burgeoning mystery afficianados. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Leigh | 10/1/2010

    " 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 Tom Park | 4/17/2010

    " Fun reading the original Sherlock book with his adventures. Some had unexpected twists and some became obvious as the narration went on, Enjoyed them all, even if the language has somewhat changed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fred | 3/9/2010

    " Good stuff. Most of the stories, even if you did figure out who dunnit, had unpredictable plot twists that made the endings interesting, fresh and kind of realistic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Cable | 11/8/2009

    " It took the Modern BBC show "Sherlock" to get me to finally read these stories. I can't believe I waited this long. Utterly fun and intriguing, Doyle can still be enjoyed by contemporary readers of all ages and backgrounds. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Lillard | 5/24/2009

    " I've loved these stories all my life! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 3/27/2008

    " It was enjoyable to revisit beloved stories of a great character written by a great novelist! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LonelyRose | 7/19/2007

    " My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 10/11/2006

    " Some stories were better than others. I really really liked the Copper Beeches; it was my favorite of them all! "

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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

Ben Kingsley is a distinguished veteran of stage and screen. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his starring role in Ghandi, and has starred in other memorable films, such as Bugsy, Sneakers, and Schindler’s List.