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Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Peter Egan Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780001838
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Could the sudden death of Sir Charles Baskerville have been caused by the gigantic ghostly hound which is said to have haunted his family for generations? Arch-rationalist Sherlock Holmes characteristically dismisses the theory as nonsense. Claiming to be immersed in another case, he sends Watson to Devon to protect the Baskerville heir and to observe the suspects at close hand.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esme | 2/18/2014

    " I really did not think I would like it in the slightest, however we were studying it in English and so I had to read it, to start with I read it very half heartedly and then as the story began to unfold I was hooked. I enjoyed every page and could not put it down. A true timeless classic which will never date. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Austin | 2/14/2014

    " I thought that this book was well written and expertly put together. For the most part, it was exciting and riveting but there were some parts in the book where I began to do the head bob (or maybe it was just my lack of sleep). I liked this book for the for the reason of "other worldly" thrill. The mystery of course is that a hell hound is cursing the Baskervilles family, which interested me enough to read it. The length of the book is about a 120 page medium sized book so if you want a short, stimulating book this is the right choice. However, there is a downside. Mr. Sherlock Holmes only appears minimally in the story, which means that most of it is "Watson and The Hound of the Baskervilles." The reason why this is degrading to the book is the fact that there is less deductive reasoning and wit from the great mind of Sherlock Holmes. This book reminds me of a suspenseful movie directed by Guy Ritchie who in fact, directed the Sherlock Holmes movies. I would recommend this book to any who like suspenseful, thought provoking, mysterious novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 11/29/2013

    " Listen to this while traveling through Arkansas and Texas. Helped pass some of the hours of a 27 hour road trip. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee-anne | 11/28/2013

    " Really clever and engaging. Disappointed with the conclusion though. Also, didnt like how it jumped from Waston's diary to letters and stuff. Felt that i missed the action while it was happening and only caught the wrap up at the end. But still liked it. "

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

    " Outstanding. Dr. Watson has the majority of this story unto himself and it is brilliantly narrated as he pursues the investigation by himself (mostly ;) and shows how far he has come under Holmes' tutelage. Really excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marco | 8/4/2013

    " Adoro la serie de Arthur Conan Doyle... si te gusta Dr. House, puede que te gusten todos los libros de sherlock holmes "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin | 7/27/2013

    " Enjoyable but not a challenging read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 So | 7/26/2013

    " I read this book and it was soooooo gooood! ...but not enough to win a perfect 5 star... I read the graphic novel of this story too. But I liked the novel better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 8/9/2011

    " My favorite Holmes adventure. Gotta love those moors! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Edgar | 5/29/2011

    " I expected more for this book , many friends of mine tell me that it is the best Sherlock Holmes's book. It's really easy to guess the end of the story. I don't know if this book is a creepy or if I just don't like Shelock Holmes anymore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 1/11/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. Makes me want to hone my sleuthing skills. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nova | 10/24/2010

    " Loved it! Clever writing, great plot with interesting characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 2/20/2009

    " Obviously a classic - Loved the ending, but would prefer more chapters with Sherlock (as opposed to just Watson). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger | 1/11/2009

    " Exciting and unpredictable, all the way through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adithya | 5/27/2008

    " ingenious, exciting and doesn't drag on a bit "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Citizensnipps | 2/4/2008

    " Wow what a great read! This was the first sherlock holmes story I have read and now I see what the fuss is all about. Doyle is an amazing writer and I can't wait to read all the other holmes stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 cartercam | 1/10/2008

    " I've never read Sherlock Holmes before, and I thoroughly enjoyed the adventure and mystery! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 11/11/2007

    " I just love Sherlock <3 "

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.