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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sherlock Holmes Series Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781455196555
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The one and only Sherlock Holmes is back from the dead and devoting his life once more to examining the criminal complexities of England’s capital city.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote of many dreadful murders, but the one which astonished and distressed readers the most was when the author, anxious to try something new, killed off Sherlock Holmes. Trapped in mortal combat with the dastardly Professor Moriarty, Holmes and his opponent plunged to their deaths in the Reichenbach Falls. For ten long years, Baker Street was without its most revered resident. Then, in 1903, Doyle took pity on his readers and brought the sagacious sleuth back to life. The thirteen stories included in this masterful book tell of his return. Cases of mysterious codes, persecuted millionaires, stalkers, abductions, and a meeting with “the worst man in London” are all tackled with renewed vigor. But Holmes’ old enemies are watching his every move.

Stories include: 
The Adventure of the Empty House 
The Adventure of the Norwood Builder 
The Adventure of the Dancing Men 
The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist 
The Adventure of the Priory School 
The Adventure of Black Peter 
The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton 
The Adventure of the Six Napoleons 
The Adventure of the Three Students 
The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez 
The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter 
The Adventure of the Abbey Grange 
The Adventure of the Second Stain

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Every writer owes something to Holmes.”

    T. S. Eliot

  • “Sherlock Holmes is the very foundation stone of the edifice that is crime fiction.”

    Times (London)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/2/2014

    " Not as good as the earlier ones. Still want to read them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Petersen | 1/22/2014

    " This may be the weakest of the Holmes volumes -- or is that just because I know Conan Doyle didn't really want to bring Holmes back from Reichenbach Fall? Stll, I can't bear to give Sherlock fewer than four stars, and besides, The Return does include some winners:"The Dancing Men" is fun; "Charles Augustus Milverton" certainly has its moments of surprise; "Black Peter" was quite the adventure, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April Buff | 1/16/2014

    " Once again, I was not disappointed by the writing of these fantastic stories by Doyle. In this particular work, my favorite adventures were The Dancing Men, Charles Augustus Milverton, The Golden Pince-Nez, and The Three Students...but really, I loved all of the mysteries. I noted how believeable Doyle makes his characters, and how excited I get at each unexpected twist in the stories that I tried, but could never predict. The perspective from Watson keeps the reader baffled and surprised by Holmes as Watson remains to be despite the many intellectual feats his partner has triumphed. Doyle also writes with great detail of the places so that you feel as if you can actually see the scene in England. He also did not disappoint with the amazing deductions the character of Sherlock Holmes makes, which I always try to incorporate into my own observations. ; ) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drew Cauthorn | 1/16/2014

    " Entertaining. A good beach read! Each of the stories is short. I enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kati | 1/6/2014

    " Of all the stories I liked "The Adventure of the Empty House" and "The Adventure of the Norwood Builder" best because we learned more about Holmes and Watson, how Holmes survived the Reichenbach Falls incident and how Watson returned to Baker Street - that part was especially great because it showed just how devious - and sweet - Holmes could be when he wanted something. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 12/26/2013

    " Just my Favourite Collection of books that has not maintained all of it's brilliance to this day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennannej | 12/15/2013

    " More mystery goodness. Always a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Sagirs | 12/5/2013

    " Great stories but the one thing that stands out in my mind was how highly they thought of brandy for its medicinal purposes. "Mr Holmes, this man has had his finger chopped off!" "Quick Watson, get some brandy!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carlie | 11/24/2013

    " I love these stories! I love how Watson narrates the stories, and how he can tell when Holmes gets agitated or excited by tiny details. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Cloud | 11/20/2013

    " Elementary. Absorbing. And just watched the recent mini series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 8/28/2013

    " It's Sherlock--who doesn't love Sherlock, for cryin' out loud??? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Exxagirl | 5/13/2013

    " buku ini berat,. tapi seru. gw punya lho.. he3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaija | 12/14/2012

    " I really enjoy the Sherlock Holmes books. This was a great read with some interesting mysteries. The only thing that disappointed me was the last story was supposed to be the greatest one, yet, I didn't think it all that spectacular. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca | 7/7/2012

    " Can never find a fault in any Sherlock Holmes story. Loved every one of them as usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 4/16/2012

    " I really must get off the Sherlock Holmes train. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Josh | 12/27/2011

    " I didn't care for this one as much. It just wasn't as good as the others I had read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 10/14/2011

    " Second or third read for me. I've been a fan for a long time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexkerr | 8/24/2011

    " Okay, so I'm not quite done, but this is a book of short crimes, so I can go back to it whenever I want. It was fun, as I find many sherlock Holmes novels, but a bit short for my taste. Still, it kept my Holmes reading going! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 7/31/2011

    " I'm not saying it's the greatest stuff ever written, but it's entertaining enough to keep going through as bedtime reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shah Abu | 7/1/2011

    " Absorbing. All plots are interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 4/12/2011

    " Even better than the adventures.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Clark | 3/2/2011

    " Not as good as some of the previous collections, as some of the stories are a little lacklustre - but still a classic piece of literature "

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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

Ralph Cosham (1936–2014), a.k.a. Geoffrey Howard, was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles, and several of his narrations were named “Audio Best of the Year” by Publishers Weekly. In 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for his narration of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery.