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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (65,231 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Seamus Dever Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9781580819640
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Did a supernatural hound cause the death of Sir Charles Baskerville? Or is the famous Baskerville curse simply a cover for more sinister goings on? The redoubtable Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson face danger in an old mansion and on the moors in this rollicking adaptation of Doyle’s classic adventure.

This is an L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Seamus Dever, Geoffrey Arend, Wilson Bethel, Sarah Drew, Henri Lubatti, James Marsters, Christopher Neame, Moira Quirk, and Darren Richardson.

Included is a conversation with actors Seamus Dever (Holmes), Geoffrey Arend (Watson), and author Leslie S. Klinger, the New York Times bestselling editor of the Edgar-winning New Annotated Sherlock Holmes and the critically acclaimed New Annotated Dracula.

The Hounds of the Baskervilles was directed by Alexis Jacknow and recorded by L.A. Theatre Works before a live audience.

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  • “L.A. Theatre Works delivers a lively and funny full-cast adaptation of Doyle’s best-known Sherlock Holmes tale. Of course, Watson is the main character, and Geoffrey Arend gives him a gentlemanly and wry air that carries the story. Seamus Dever’s mercurial Holmes and James Marsters’ fish-out-of-water Henry Baskerville play off Watson’s steadiness, which generates humor but also illuminates character. The plot revolves around an inheritance, a family’s shame, and a mythic curse. As a dynamic Beryl Stapleton, Sarah Drew makes the character’s manipulations entirely believable. The reactions of the live audience add depth and immediacy to the performances, making for a production that will appeal to a wide range of listeners. A finalist for the 2015 Audie Award.”

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  • Winner of the 2015 Audie Award for Best Audio Drama

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey | 2/18/2014

    " Not my favorite Sherlock Holmes story but still a lot of fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kriti Dhanania | 2/15/2014

    " My favourite Sherlock Holmes novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Marren | 2/8/2014

    " I just love Sherlock <3 "

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

    " An amusing/thrilling read. Unfortunately, to me it doesn't match up to other Sherlock Holmes mystery cases. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andalee | 1/23/2014

    " I would say this ties with Valley of Fear and A study in Scarlet as my favorites. I cannot pick between the three because they are all amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katastrofekat | 1/18/2014

    " I listend to this book while doing stuff around my apartment and it was a nice book for that. The story might not be the most engaging, but listening to it while doing something with my hands was a nice experience. "

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

    " This is often cited as the best of the Holmes novels, if not the best of all the stories. It definitely lives up to those expectations. A complex plot that evokes intrigue and suspense. The only clear suspect is a supernatural demonic hound. It all wraps up with a logical explanation at the end. My only complaints were that it gets a bit dry in some of the middle chapters and the last chapter might explain things too thoroughly, but they are minor complaints and are necessary to plot. I think my favorite thing about this novel were the moody gripping descriptions of the moor and surrounding areas. Doyle provides everything with a haunted majesty that makes it easy to be swept up in. All said, I highly recommend this for anyone who wants a sample of Sherlock Holmes at his finest, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Afsheen | 1/15/2014

    " Truly one of the best Sherlock Books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Tutterrow | 1/11/2014

    " WOW! I love this book! I literally couldn't put it down. What a great read! As far as the character of Sherlock Holmes, it doesn't get any better than this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ven Kat | 1/10/2014

    " this is the first novel I've read in my life, I'm not sure how many times I've read this, everytime I read this, it is awlays great.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna-Kathrin | 1/8/2014

    " Holmes and Watson are awesome! I didn't think I would enjoy this so much! Really good mystery/detective novel that is rightly regarded as a classic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niklas Jönsson | 12/30/2013

    " I have read this book before (granted it was when I was a kid) and seen a few of the film versions and I still found myself confounded by the mystery from time to time. That is good writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Viènna | 12/15/2013

    " First Sherlock novel. Definitely not the last. What fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tyler Thompson | 12/9/2013

    " I didn't like this book that much, I thought it was very dry. The only thing I liked about this book was the fact that it was very hard to predict and was very surprising. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Proathlete16 | 9/28/2013

    " gaaah!!! i couldn't believe how utterly boring this book was. i almost ashamed putting one star by it, it was so boring. never going to read this book again in my lifetime! :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsi Herring | 8/30/2013

    " This was my first Sherlock Holmes book and I couldn't put it down! I always forget how much I love a good mystery until I start reading one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toto V | 7/29/2013

    " Great story,but I thought there was more mystery to be cleared about the dog! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thorne | 7/24/2013

    " It was good and i couldn't really put it down i read it in one afternoon. I would have liked it to be longer "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alisonx | 7/7/2012

    " i had high expectations but the tv show episode was so different and this was the first sherlock story I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chaitanya | 12/28/2011

    " This is one of the novels that would steal your time as can't wait to finish it once you start reading it.Its worth it but would be more of a childish novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dalia Woodliff | 12/28/2011

    " Even though I've read it 3 times and seen the movie - this is such a great read within Watson's perspective. Sherlock is as clever as ever "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zuzana | 7/30/2011

    " Much better than A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Jane | 7/28/2011

    " Oh how I love Sherlock Holmes! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle creates such clear images and feelings with his words. The Hound of the Baskervilles was superbly suspenseful and creepy. I couldn't put it down. My only complaint is that there wasn't enough Sherlock. Still, brilliant story! "

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

    " I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never read this before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Freak | 6/17/2011

    " Doyle learned quite a lot with Poe. =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 6/15/2011

    " My first Sherlock Holmes book and I loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 6/14/2011

    " My first sherlock holmes...it was fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gavin | 6/10/2011

    " I really enjoyed this classic. Nothing like a Sherlock Holmes mystery "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raquel | 6/10/2011

    " I had to read this one for work. Loved it, though! I'm always in for a classic mystery! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzie | 6/10/2011

    " There is nothing that needs said about this that has not already been said.

    Although sometimes I wish that Holmes would be a TOUCH nicer to Watson? "

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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

Seamus Dever is an award-winning actor and star of ABC’s Castle as Homicide Detective Kevin Ryan. His other television roles include Army Wives, General Hospital, and Mad Men, and his film credits include Hollywoodland. He is well known to theater audiences for his acclaimed role of Alex in A Clockwork Orange. He is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University and the Moscow Art Theatre. He and his wife Juliana reside in Los Angeles with their two rescue dogs and are proud vegetarians active in animal rights and environmental causes.