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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (72,218 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN:
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The exciting tales of the legendary detective will surprise you as Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson find the cause of a mysterious death among gypsy tales and exotic animals as well as free an innocent young man accused of the death of his own father. 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 Dbobbys | 2/16/2014

    " Sherlock holmes was a very interesting man indeed to read!?!?!?! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zachary | 2/12/2014

    " I do love an analytical read; it comes from the philosophy major in me. That being said, sometimes the stories are rather too bland for my taste/ The last story in this collection - "the Copper Beeches" - was definitely my favorite, owing to its having a bit more excitement and urgency than its mates. Still, the positive portrayal of the power of human reason is something that is welcome. Itaque, while my response to it is rather indifferent, I am firmly of the opinion that everyone needs to read at least some of Sir Arthur Conan Doyel's classical chronicles of Holmes and Watson. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nimra K. | 2/11/2014

    " Well, to start with, I am not quite a fan of short stories. I like detailed, long, never-ending stories. Not ones that start as soon as they finish. It's not that the book was not entirely good but the stories, since too short and simple, could almost all be guessed, which was unexpected. Being too short, they sounded almost like the writer was in a hurry to finish them up and make it as short as possible. ._. The suspense and the 'adventure' was mostly missing. As a conclusion, this book is for you if you have nothing better to do in the world and like to read short little simple narratives, really. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juliana Giacobelli | 2/5/2014

    " I feel like a better person after reading some Sherlock Holmes. "

  • 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 Sunil | 2/1/2014

    " Aha, now here is the Sherlock Holmes we all know and love! This first collection has classic stories like "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Adventure of the Red-Headed League," and "The Adventure of the Speckled Band." What impressed me was the variety of crimes Holmes investigates. It's not always a murder mystery! In fact, there are some stories where it turns out there's no crime at all. In some others, there is a crime, but Holmes anticlimactically fails to catch the criminal, though he's confident he knows who it is. Although the stories do tend to follow the general format of "Poor soul explains his or her plight for pages and pages, Holmes basically solves half the mystery right there, and then they go visit the scene and he solves the rest of it," there is some variation here and there, though I would have expected a bit more ADVENTURE in these adventures. I did really like the continuity, though, as Watson and Holmes frequently reference not only the two novels but previous stories in the collection, making it feel like a cohesive narrative rather than a series of isolated tales. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 1/24/2014

    " I always like Sherlock Holmes stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ric Morte | 1/13/2014

    " Another free download to my Kindle. It will take me a few months to finish this volume of 12 "adventures", so really looking forward to it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigail | 1/10/2014

    " I absolutely love mysteries and I was thoroughly amused with all of Mr. Holmes' intrigues. Great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daryl | 1/6/2014

    " Still reading it. It is way different than what I hear on XM radio. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr. Coomey teacher | 1/6/2014

    " it reminds me of hugo cabret because same style and about the same thing almost to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 11/11/2013

    " An entertaining read. The stories are very short and I was expecting a bit more thrill and action, but once I got over that, I started really enjoying the narrative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi | 6/1/2013

    " Better than I could have imagined! I'm usually skeptical about classics, but I'm so glad I became obsessed with BBC's Sherlock series and picked these up! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonya Watkins | 4/21/2013

    " A series of short mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 9/19/2012

    " short stories, good in between book or when we can't stay awake long reading at night. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad | 8/24/2012

    " Sherlock Holmes is always awesome, and a throwback to when I was younger. As great as this is, though, I mostly used it as an easy jumpstarter to get myself back into the habit of reading. And what a jumpstart it was! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veronica | 7/2/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 5/12/2012

    " Holmes has been a favorite since I was a young teenager. Always entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Knittingprimate | 9/16/2011

    " 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 Taruia | 9/22/2010

    " A nice collection of short stories. Well written and rather imaginative. well recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 10/18/2009

    " An okay adaption of three great Holmes stories, but not the Best unless your Reading skills ain't for the original language - part of the titel is 'adapted for Young readers by....' So one must not expect too many fancy words and details. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ajoeynamedroo | 1/1/2009

    " 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 Amy | 11/7/2008

    " Spectacular collection of short stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cassie Journigan | 10/9/2008

    " Awfully pedestrian by today's standards, I think. Sir Arthur did not keep my attention for too long, although I did enjoy a brief stop in his world. "

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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.