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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,192 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Stuart Davies Narrator: David Ian Davie Publisher: One Voice Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In The Tangled Skein, author David Stuart Davies accomplishes a creative coup by arranging the fateful meeting of two of literature's most resilient characters: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Bram Stoker's Count Dracula.

The setting is 1888 London, shortly after The Hound of The Baskervilles case. It opens with Holmes' characteristic derisive reaction to a newspaper account of a local lecture by Amsterdam University Professor Abraham Van Helsing upon the subject of vampires. The Baker Street detective's opinions of the supernatural are quite set and intransigent. The events which proceed from this moment of contempt and disbelief, however, eventually make a believer of Holmes and of the listener to David Stuart Davies' ability to resurrect the very spirits of Holmes and Watson. A mysterious illness begins to afflict the young ladies of a finishing school for girls. Reports of children being attacked and left with bite marks upon their necks appear in the papers.

From the outset, Holmes himself is stalked by an assailant whose obsessive, unmitigated hatred and cleverness may cost Holmes his life. So filled with complications is this gripping drama that the evocative title Tangled Skein could scarcely have been better suited. Portraying it all with customery style and wit is British actor David Ian Davies, whose solitary voice work weaves its own magic and allows us to enter into that place and time, beholding it all vividly in our minds, and forgetting that One Voice has captured our imaginations.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tyler | 1/27/2014

    " This book really drags the multiple plots together "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Wanda | 1/18/2014

    " This book is very obvious in the author's exploration of good versus evil. You are hit over the head with his ideas (and in the author's note at the end it happens again, just in case you didn't get it during the fiction portion!) It's pretty obvious that a man is writing--the women are very stereotypical (crying about everything, not nearly as intelligent as the male characters, consumed with housework & child care). At least the male characters are also stereotyped as being all about violence & sex. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marielle | 1/13/2014

    " Deze is weer beter als de vorige, langzaam maar zeker valt alles op zijn plaats. Het is alleen wel erg jaren 80 en emancipatie? Weten we nog wat dat is? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kennethwarrenwilson | 1/5/2014

    " Science fiction/fantasy story about the "office" of Fate. A must read. "

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