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Download The Valley of Fear Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Valley of Fear (Unabridged), by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,607 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: John Bole Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Only Holmes and Watson can get to the bottom of this baffling murder mystery. John Douglas is found in his study, blasted faceless by a sawed-off shotgun. There is no obvious motive or suspect. Douglas and his wife, Ivy, a rich and locally popular couple, have lived for years in the ancient, moated Birlstone Manor House. Despite Douglas' nightly ritual of raising the drawbridge, the perpetrator had somehow concealed himself, shot Douglas, and made a clean getaway.

Does the mystery have something to do with the interesting relationship between Cecil Baker, Douglas' only friend from his obscure past, and the surprisingly merry widow? There are plenty of clues, including a brand mark on the deceased's arm and the fact that his wedding ring is missing, but not the ring that he always wore above it. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Prasanna M R | 2/12/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Caitlin | 2/8/2014

    " I took this to be one of Conan Doyle's attempts to write a story using the trappings of Holmes without writing a Holmes story. Valley of Fear is another one of those tales that makes America seem properly frightening and lawless. In any case, without giving too much away, this could easily be two stories, first a typical Holmes short story and second a story about a criminal union-cum-secret society in coal country. I found the prose more fluid than some of the other Holmes stories I read, but the book itself is not unified. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ange | 2/6/2014

    " What can I say? Suggest you read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by James Clark | 1/26/2014

    " Though this book has a good plot, this is a pretty week Holmes story, as the great detective only appears at the beginning and end, with the majority of the story tells of how the protagonists came to Britain. "

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About the Narrator

John Bolen brings his extensive theater, film, and television experience to audiobooks. His work in film includes The Land, The Inn Outside the World, Dream Parlor, and the American Film Institute’s Women Directors Workshop short This Is Bill. His television appearances include “CIA: Masters of Deception” on the Discovery Channel. He has performed at many theaters in the Los Angeles area. He is also a playwright and a member of the New Voices Playwrights Theatre.