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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (12,074 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Derek Jacobi Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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Three years have passed since Sherlock Holmes and his nemesis Moriarty vanished into the abyss of the Reichenbach Falls. In that time the criminals of London have been able to sleep safe in their beds.

But the capital has never been in greater need of its protector. And so it is that Dr Watson meets a mysterious deformed man who reveals the truth behind the fateful final conflict between Holmes and Moriarty, and paves the way for the extraordinary return of the world's greatest sleuth in these thirteen tales of mystery and deduction:

The Empty House
The Norwood Builder
The Dancing Men
The Solitary Cyclist
The Priory School
Black Peter
Charles Augustus Milverton
The Six Napoleons
The Three Students
The Golden Pince-Nez
The Missing Three-Quarter
The Abbey Grange
The Second Stain Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 2/19/2014

    " The Adventure of the Empty House, The Adventure of Black Peter "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stefan Vucak | 2/12/2014

    " For anyone who wants to craft a detective story, you must read this collection! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jed L | 1/20/2014

    " This compilation of Sherlock Holmes mysteries is the best I have read thus far. It has some fun, interesting stories with twists that I don't expect--compared to previous stories where despite Holmes' reputation the answers are relatively obvious and easy to guess. My favorites among these were The Adventure of the Empty House, of the Dancing Man, of the Six Napoleons and of the Second Stain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peri | 1/15/2014

    " Really enjoyed this batch of short stories. Am totally hooked and have abandoned all other books whilst on my SH binge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Pearce | 1/9/2014

    " Listened to the audiobook on librivox.org. Excellent commuter entertainment! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeannette Robinson | 1/9/2014

    " While this was a good, easy read, I enjoyed The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 1/7/2014

    " It's official. I'm a fan. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 1/2/2014

    " 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 Michele | 12/23/2013

    " From the "Hound of the Baskervilles" and "The Adventure of the Empty House" to the "Adventure of the Second Stain", Sherlock Holmes is always a freat read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 12/20/2013

    " Great collection of short stories! Liked it much better than the previous collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annika | 12/16/2013

    " yes. yes. i really liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kylie | 12/11/2013

    " Easy to read, intriguing, but not taxing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Upasana | 12/1/2013

    " Another set of cases written by Doyle featuring Holmes and Dr. Watson. Amazing read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roskzor | 8/17/2013

    " Excellent! Mr Holmes, you make my life worth living! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 8/2/2013

    " Either I am becoming like Sherlock Holmes, or the stories are becoming more predictable. Still enjoyable, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 12/11/2012

    " Another great Sherlock Mysteries from Conan Doyle. I really liked this book, many twists and turns that made for a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 12/4/2012

    " By today's standards, these detective mysteries are pretty tame and not very complex. For the time, they were groundbreaking, but for todays reader they're more a nostalgic trip to where it all started. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kurt | 4/12/2012

    " Another fantastic Baker street collection. I love how easily the 'problem' of Sherlock being dead is solved. Classic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jwjohnsen | 7/3/2011

    " If you already like Sherlock Holmes stories, you will like this book. If not, there is little here to convert you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 3/22/2011

    " I've enjoyed all of the Sherlock Holmes that I've read to date. Usually I'm not a big reader of short stories but these keep me engrossed and flipping the pages. Can't wait to read the last three books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 11/27/2010

    " Fun! Even if it is stereotypes and Empire. A strong character trumps both! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Petree | 5/25/2010

    " **This book is not the same edition that I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexkerr | 3/16/2010

    " 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! "

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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

Sir Derek Jacobi has had a long and distinguished career. He has toured in Becket and Uncle Vanya, and he received a Tony Award for his performance as Benedick in the RSC’s production of Much Ado about Nothing. His work in television includes the lead roles in Cadfael and I, Claudius, and his film credits include Henry V, Gosford Park, and Hamlet. His narrations have won him multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards.