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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,568 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: David Timson Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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The Sherlock Holmes series read in unabridged form, by David Timson for Naxos AudioBooks, is widely regarded as one of the finest. Here, Timson brings his remarkable performance skills to one of Doyle's full-length novels. Holmes and his faithful Dr Watson are summoned to a country house by a coded message. They arrive too late to save a life and then pursue the trail which leads to the unmasking of the murderer.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Siti Nurul Amalia | 2/20/2014

    " Nggak begitu bagus. Soalnya Sherlock Holmesnya cuma muncul di awal sama akhir "

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

    " Hmm. Not so fond of this one. VERY like A Study in Scarlet. Also I figured out what was going on as soon as they noticed the dead man was missing his wedding ring. Which means I'm either getting better or the books are getting worse. Since this is very, very similar to the first Sherlock novel, I'm leaning towards the latter. Ah well, at least that's me read them all, I think "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kagome | 1/31/2014

    " Fascinating book. A real mystery "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.J. | 1/30/2014

    " Another fantastic Sherlock Holmes novel. I only wish there were more. Time to dig into the short stories! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 1/28/2014

    " This is not Conan Doyle's best work. He challenged himself to create believable scenes and dialog with an American setting, and as an exercise in writing he did a pretty decent job. However, as a reader looking for a Sherlock Holmes story I find this one unsatisfying. If I'm going to read about nineteenth-century America I'd rather read something written by an American author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CatBookMom | 1/19/2014

    " From Recorded Books 1999, narrated by Patrick Tull "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marco | 1/14/2014

    " Adoro la serie de Arthur Conan Doyle... si te gusta Dr. House, puede que te gusten todos los libros de sherlock holmes "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ahk | 1/7/2014

    " Interesting structure - the first half is a more traditional Holmesian mystery, the second half is the mystery behind the mystery, without Holmes. The short stories are better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 12/30/2013

    " The fourth of the Holmes novels, entertaining as always. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 12/26/2013

    " This is a nice little tale beginning with classic Sherlock Holmes supplemented by a prequel tale that feels more like Dashiell Hammett. A fast, pleasant read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Prasanna M R | 12/9/2013

    " Possibly the best story of Sherlock Holmes, although many cite Baskerville's, i was just amazed by its pacing and telling. The flashback sequence is one of the best of its kind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda Webb | 12/6/2013

    " My first Sherlock Holmes book... Weird when you are so used to seeing the character on screen. I shall read more "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Gillway | 11/17/2013

    " This book gives us another glimpse of the dreaded Moriarty. A tale of two halves and in one way very similar to the very first Sherlock Holmes' story. Written to a high standard "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mutiara | 9/29/2013

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Corry L. | 5/15/2013

    " The first half is fun, the second is not narrated by Watson :( It's more interesting than the non-Watson part of "A Study in Scarlet" but the ending "twist" was obvious and not particularly interesting in the context of the base Holmes/Watson story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki-shawn | 3/24/2013

    " Great fast paced read. I haven't read any Sherlock since elementary school and I still love these tales all the same. This is a great read for any fan of mysteries and detective tales. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Astrid | 3/20/2013

    " The only Sherlock Holmes novel I've not read... time to give it a go! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamandelb | 3/13/2013

    " Dark! Arthur Conan Doyle writes page-turners. This story within a story begins in the English countryside and ends up in the lawless American Frontier. A good read, though a bit of a downer if you're looking for the good side of humanity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa DeHart | 10/10/2012

    " It was a good mystery. A lot like "A Study in Scarlet". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Åžeyda | 8/16/2012

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arwen56 | 2/2/2012

    " 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 Megan Green | 11/30/2011

    " Not my favorite Holmes story but still great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 10/23/2011

    " Once I was into it, remembered reading it before, rembered the plot, and just finished it anyway, cause I love the way Conan Doyle tells a story. Actually two stories in this one, less Sherlock than I'd of liked, really. I think its the final Sherlock story? I enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shree | 10/22/2011

    " Has more references in common with a study in scarlet-a secret past,mysterious man, vengeance for years everything follows the first edition but its quite interesting too the man who wanted to kill has been killed forms the most interesting part a good entertainer "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 10/11/2011

    " I love Sherlock Holmes' character, and he was only in the first half, then the very end, so those were definitely my favorite parts. But, the second half that doesn't have Holmes was still interesting. We listened to this while puzzling, and it was time very enjoyably spent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 10/11/2011

    " not much holmes in this one, and the style is much removed from that of sherlock. Still a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 9/27/2011

    " The first half was really super super fun! The second half was the back story, which was still good, but there was no Sherlock Holmes, which is the best part of reading a Sherlock Holmes novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bionikchickens | 9/21/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 8/16/2011

    " can't wait to see jude law "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 7/31/2011

    " Yet another fantastic addition to the greatest mystery book series of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seyda | 7/30/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 7/29/2011

    " I felt the detour towards the end (I won't spoil) was overly long, and only seemed to be there to pad out the length. Then again, authors were paid by the word back then, weren't they? ;)

    Other than that, I though it was great! "

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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

David Timson is an actor, voice actor, and playwright. He is best known for his narration of The Complete Sherlock Holmes audiobook, in which he voices all 125 characters in the Holmes novels and short stories. His narrations have earned eight AudioFile Earphones Award.