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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (72,286 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: David Timson, Tim Pigott-Smith, Carl Rigg, Rupert Degas, Jonathan Oliver, Glen McCready, Crawford Logan Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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The rich life Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is featured here: his work as a doctor, his novels and journalistic writings, his support of Spiritualism and his defense of fairies. This is a unique set for the 150th anniversary of his birth. After his early years in medicine, the writing talents of Arthur Conan Doyle took over. Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger were among his successes.

David Timson, an actor and director who has read the complete Sherlock Holmes collection for Naxos AudioBooks, has compiled this commemorative collection showing the range of Conan Doyle's life and work. It includes the 2CD biography by Hesketh Pearson, The Speckled Band, an excerpt from The Lost World and his defense of the Cottingley Fairies. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassie Dance | 2/19/2014

    " I enjoyed the short story versions of Holmes and Watson and the breath of cases and people involved. As Holmes says, "Life is infinitely stranger than anything the mind of man could invent." I can understand why Holmes would be such an iconic figure. Although I must confess that I sometimes flashed to Robert Downey Jr. during reading. This book was entertaining and provided interesting views of weakness and intelligence. I will probably read more Sherlock Holmes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Kneipp | 2/15/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Knittingprimate | 2/8/2014

    " i enjoy sherlock holmes. I try to read one story between the other novels I read. I do, however, this the BBC's modern adaptation of the characters are far more entertaining. I tend to imbue the original holmes with more of cumberbatch's mannerisms than are actually present in the text. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 2/7/2014

    " I've been enjoying the Robert Downey Jr and BBC versions so I decided to read the originals. It's not surprising these are classics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janel Kuszewski | 2/3/2014

    " I have always loved Sherlock Holmes :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ddelduca | 1/30/2014

    " There are great characters in these stories. It's clearly a different time - horse carriages and servants. There is a very predictable plot to each story. Sherlock Holmes is clearly the smartest man in London. "

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

    " I found the stories to be interesting and clever (some more so than others) but not very inspiring or powerful. I was hoping for more character development. Sherlock is a brilliant detective, but as a literary character, I didn't connect with him in any other way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob Dukelow | 1/2/2014

    " Very best of all detective story collections. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lois | 12/27/2013

    " Conan Doyle is a master; most people know Sherlock Holmes and the much underrated Dr Watson through film and television and if you don't actually know them from the stories and novels then I thoroughly recommend that you become acquainted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mayte | 12/23/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 12/13/2013

    " 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 Nancy Graham | 11/22/2013

    " Thoroughly enjoyed these short stories. Despite the simpler era of their origin, the stories have aged well. Delightful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 4/1/2013

    " Just an enjoyable read. A timeless classic "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Collibee | 3/6/2013

    " Fantastic collection of short stories! One simply can't be a lover of mystery without reading everything by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The characters of Sherlock and Watson are truly delightful. This has been my second reading of the book, and I enjoyed it as much as the first go around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig Becker | 9/13/2012

    " The entire series of Sherlock Holmes stories in a single cover. Lovely. Had never read any of his books before and really enjoyed this. Read this in Kindle format "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ajoeynamedroo | 8/15/2012

    " Can't believe this was written in the late 19th century. The writing style is very modern, and easy to read. I am a sucker for detective stories. They are oddly comforting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Salma Ayu | 8/10/2012

    " Do I really have to say it? Arthur Conan Doyle is an amazing, remarkable, and talented writer. I really do loved all of his writings. Loved the stories, characters, and cases. Undoubtedly brilliant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marina | 7/1/2012

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aingheal Apryll | 6/13/2012

    " (a compilation of short stories) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Canada | 5/31/2012

    " Hello, Irene. we only meet you in the first story but the impact you make on us. swamp adders and peg legs; bachelor kings and watson's wife. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/31/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alberta | 12/22/2011

    " Short storys about sherlock holmes as told though the voice of Dr. Watson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Utkarsh Anand | 1/8/2011

    " A collection of twelve short stories, starring Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gene | 2/25/2010

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

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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.