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4.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 4.23 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sherlock Holmes Series Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781400185153
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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.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Peabody | 2/11/2014

    " 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 Doug | 2/9/2014

    " A good, solid Sherlock Holmes is always a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 2/8/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 2/5/2014

    " 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, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blake Adamson | 2/1/2014

    " my favorite Sherlock Holmes story! this book introduced me to the super-sleuth, and thanks to it, i'm hooked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil | 1/29/2014

    " Really good stuff. What was most interesting to me were the moments where Holmes was slightly outsmarted because he underestimated his foe. It made him seem a little more human. That Doyle can sure spin a yarn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce | 1/26/2014

    " Wonderfully written - one of my favourites! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 SA | 1/13/2014

    " I haven't read this in years, and I'd forgotten the rhythm of Doyle, which took a bit to recapture. But I did enjoy it, though I'd re-guessed the reasoning behind the murder from the first handful of pages. Holmes and Watson's reunion was lovely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick Rapp | 1/7/2014

    " A bit sludgy at times, but entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ven Kat | 12/26/2013

    " 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.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Man Solo | 12/20/2013

    " Made me into a better detective.... "

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

    " 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 Nightsparrow | 12/3/2013

    " A multi-layered story which draws the reader in, allowing them to decipher the murder as the story goes on. I thoroughly enjoyed this... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 10/23/2013

    " It was a good book, but honestly, the last thing I thought of when finishing this book was to ponder why it is so revered as a timeless classic. I mean, what's so special about a common old murder mystery? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luiz Felipe | 10/9/2013

    " I dont remember how it its very well, but i enjoyed the reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 8/5/2013

    " Highly recommended, way better than the recent BBC show adaptation, and even that was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harikrishnan | 12/1/2012

    " Gripping to the end! Narrative is so fluent you don't realize the pages turn. My first Sherlock and surely not going to be the last now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gniven | 10/15/2012

    " This book gave me nightmares in 6th grade. Great book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrice | 10/12/2012

    " Aside from the periodic reminders of how ethnocentric 19th century authors could be, I found it to be a clever mystery that featured mostly Watson and little of Holmes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Frank | 9/28/2012

    " Interesting, but not enough to seriously recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 6/18/2012

    " One of the best and most suspenseful mysteries I have ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alberto Schiariti | 10/5/2011

    " Un bell'intermezzo tra le Memorie e il Ritorno di Sherlock Holmes. Racconto lungo e con Watson che per larghi tratti ha il pallino dell'azione, ma come sempre, a risolvere il caso... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sal | 8/19/2011

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krishnaprasad Mundayoor | 6/10/2011

    " Its the first book i read. And it is simply a masterpiece by Arthur Conan Doyle. Its a must read for all the children "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelly | 4/10/2011

    " Still reading it. So far I love it! "

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About the Author
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.

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.