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3.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 5 3.48 (29 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: 9781400185160
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In The Valley of Fear, the great detective Sherlock Holmes has been summoned by a coded message to the house of a man called Douglas. But he and his faithful friend Dr. Watson arrive to find they are too late—Douglas has been murdered, with a mysterious calling card left by his side. Scotland Yard is stumped, but Holmes, detecting the diabolical workings of his arch-enemy, Professor Moriarty, has some ideas of his own. Central to the novel lies the story of a terrorist brotherhood and the hold it acquired over an American mining valley.

This audiobook includes the bonus Sherlock Holmes story “The Final Problem.”

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arwen56 | 2/17/2014

    " Praticamente due romanzi in uno: dapprima la storia "gialla" propriamente detta e poi la ricostruzione del retroscena. Piacevolissimo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aby Gimeno | 2/8/2014

    " Tan impresionante como cualquiera de las anteriores entregas. Fan del detective! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Henrich | 2/7/2014

    " The first part of the story was ok. By the time I got halfway through the second half I just didn't care anymore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mad_Maudie | 1/23/2014

    " This story just didn't engage me like the other Holmes stories did, but of course, it's still a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neil | 1/10/2014

    " The best book I have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire Peal | 1/7/2014

    " I love Sherlock Holmes novels but this one is not the best of the bunch. However there is one excellent piece, but the rest seems predictable, ploddy and not up to the usual pace and verve. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William Herbst | 1/6/2014

    " I enjoyed the parts set in London but the chapters in Pennsylvania were a bit of a drag. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/3/2014

    " This is what happens when you run out of books while abroad...but actually rather fun in a predictable way. Hadn't realized before that Holmes is such an obnoxious prig. "

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

    " This is the first Sherlock Holmes I've read. I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Åžeyda | 12/14/2013

    " I think this is disappointing one compared to the writer's other books. There are not enough detective work. i wish there would more . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelo | 12/4/2013

    " Maybe one of the best Holmes stories yet! A real page-turner! One of the most intriguing plots and twists Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has ever conveyed from his magic top hat! I am impressed, really impressed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arnav Srivastava | 11/16/2013

    " It will be unwise to be an evaluator for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his incredible creation of the great intellectual character Mr Sherlok Holmes....but i think the mystry could have been more mysterious.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devy | 6/17/2013

    " Kisah petualangan Holmes yg menegangkan, melelahkan dan manarik karena kerumitannya. Alur dan ide ceritanya luar biasa. Gw butuh perhatian lebih untuk menyelesaikan buku ini. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rolyn | 7/9/2012

    " I decided to read this again in in the attempt of understanding it better. But it was in vain and I realized I just wasted my time and effort. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 4/19/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bionikchickens | 2/16/2012

    " I think I prefer the shorter stories of Holmes the best "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harrison Parker | 1/21/2012

    " This was the strangest of all the Sherlock Holmes stories. The first part was a perfect Holmes story. The second part wasn't Holmes at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Mowery | 1/4/2012

    " Christopher Lee is one of the best readers I've ever heard at clearly differentiating each character. Great with the many accents in this story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karl Gunnar | 12/5/2011

    " Fine introduction by Charles Palliser and notes by the reknowned Ed Glinert. This edition of selected stories as well as VALL, makes for a fine alternative to the Great annotated editions of the Canon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Qube [rV³] | 11/9/2011

    " Good, but not as good as the Hound of Baskerville or Sign of Four. Not ACD's best work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ManicMyna | 11/8/2011

    " the second half of this tale is vastly different to the first, & when Doyle does this it really stuffs the narrative of the tale "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mutiara | 8/20/2011

    " Cukup menarik. Mungkin karena saya sudah baca beberapa buku sebelumnya, sehingga kurang daya tarik. Ada beberapa bagian yang sudah tertebak oleh saya. Repetisi beberapa kalimat yang hampir mirip dengan cerita yang ada pada beberapa buku sebelumnya, menjadi kurang greget. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mollie | 5/19/2011

    " Twist ending I never saw coming! I did find it slightly odd the way that the story was split into the Holmes story and the Douglas story but once I hit the end, it was better. Another amazing story by Doyle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abasi | 3/17/2011

    " Quite similar to A Study in Scarlet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Braden | 3/11/2011

    " Not my favorite Sherlock Holmes novel--the plot dragged, the characters took an agonizingly long time to make up their minds, and the whole thing was pretty much just flat-out boring. Did have an interesting twist at the end, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 2/28/2011

    " I love mysteries! I enjoyed this one. There's nobody like Sherlock! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 2/14/2011

    " Not what I was expecting, which was two stories - the crime and the victim's history. I didn't care about the history, and the case was wrapped up too quickly. It doesn't help when you figure out "whodunnit" before the end, too. Meh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 2/10/2011

    " Among my favorite stories of Sherlock Holmes. Was very tempted to rate it 5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlin | 1/14/2011

    " I think someone didn't want to write a whole Sherlock Holmes book and halfway through it becomes a totally different story. Not bad though! "

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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.