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Download The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Novel Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (65,198 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN:
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The country doctor had come to 221B Baker Street, the famous lodgings of Sherlock Holmes, with an eerie tale---the legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles, the devil-beast that haunted the lonely moors around the Baskervilles' ancestral home. The tale warned the descendants of that ancient family never to venture out on the moor in those dark hours when the powers of evil are exalted. But one of the most recent Baskervilles, Sir Charles, was now dead, and the footprints of a giant hound had been found near his body. Would the new heir of the Baskervilles meet the same dreadful fate? Sherlock Holmes and his faithful friend Dr. Watson are faced with their most terrifying case in this wonderful classic of masterful detection and bone-chilling suspense. This audiobook includes the bonus Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Dancing Men. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Huizinga | 2/16/2014

    " The more Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I read, the more I am impressed with his writing, especially word choice. The mysteries are often not all that mysterious, but they're really good stories! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dion Yulianto | 2/14/2014

    " Sekali lagi, kagum dan terpesona sama tokoh detektif fiktif legendaris ini. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Melgren | 1/22/2014

    " Great book. I can't believe I've never read any Sherlock Holmes before! It sort of felt like a Scooby Doo mystery, in which there's a supernatural event with a perfectly reasonable explanation. Although I think Mr. Doyle would be appalled if he knew I compared his book to a children's TV show. But the mystery was intriguing, the setting was eerie, and the characters wonderful. I'd highly recommend! It was a quick read, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alejandra Rodriguez | 1/18/2014

    " it was good... Mr. Holmes is always worth reading... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 1/8/2014

    " Rachel was reading this for school, so I read it too. I loved it! And it was fun to howl like a dog to scare her when she was in her dark room trying to fall asleep. I wish I'd "discovered" these fun mystery books when I was young, instead of just reading and rereading Nancy Drew books endlessly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 12/31/2013

    " Spine tingling, real "edge of your seat" stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew Lloyd | 12/29/2013

    " This wasn't the best of the Sherlock Holmes stories which I have read - it was good, except that I felt the end was a little rushed. But it is an entertaining read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack Doler | 12/24/2013

    " Great book it made me want to be an detective! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd Eschen | 12/17/2013

    " This is without a doubt, my favorite Sherlock Holmes book to date. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ela Mariano | 12/12/2013

    " Truly a great mystery that you can't put down because you're anxious of what will happen next. Arthur Conan Doyle is a genius. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Bigby | 10/12/2013

    " I like all of the Sherlock Holmes books. I don't think this is my favorite, but I like it. I had read it before and for some reason I couldn't remember "who done it." So on the second read, I paid closer attention but something about this book doesn't stick with me. It's good--just not great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ankur Singhal | 10/5/2013

    " We had this in our Literature course in Standard IX. One of the most riveting mysteries that I've read till date. When Sherlock exclaims to 'He's a Stapleton'!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irna Gayatri D. Ardiansyah | 6/21/2013

    " Ini kasus Holmes yang paling rumit menurut saya. Dalam kasus ini, logika Holmes dibenturkan oleh mitos mengenai kutukan keluarga Baskervilles. Saya merinding membacanya. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey | 3/2/2013

    " This was my first time reading Sherlock Holmes. I've been told this probably isn't the right book to start out with but I enjoyed it. It was thrilling! It was everything I expected a Sherlock Holmes story to be like and more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete | 9/3/2012

    " It was a good story, and Holmes as a character is as intriguing as ever, but the mystery aspect was lacking a bit. It wasn't quite as thrilling as his short stories could be and the end wasn't very exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Eppenstein | 7/9/2012

    " In its time this was probably a pretty exciting thriller. It's still a good book but time has tamed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andra | 4/24/2012

    " A wonderful and captivating story! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle really reached my expectations with this great novel and convinced me to read more of his work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesper | 4/11/2012

    " Some proper, old-fashioned suspense. I liked Sir Henry, by thunder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 2/8/2012

    " I love Sherlock Holmes. Quite clinical but very interesting reading. "

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

    " Could not put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darrell | 12/10/2011

    " Loved it. Sometimes classic mysteries can be too long, or not well paced, or without a lot of "draw", but this book just hit the nail on the head. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sal | 10/2/2011

    " Wow! Loved this book. Definately want to read more Sherlock Holmes books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 9/10/2011

    " The Hound of the Baskervilles was written in old English. It has a good plot, but it is hard to follow. It is somewhat slow, and the mystery doesn't really begin to unfold until the very end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Faith | 8/29/2011

    " Not a big fan of mysteries, but felt like I was missing a major cultural marker by not having read any Sherlock Holmes. Enjoy this book and now know (at least in part) what all the fuss is about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marjorie Kubacki | 8/10/2011

    " Not one of my favorite Holmes books, but OK. I have to read for book club, I am having tonight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Fleet | 8/4/2011

    " Classic. Love all of the Sherlock Holmes book, but this is one of my favourites thanks to it being set near where I grew up. "

  • 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

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received over twenty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.