His Last Bow : Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Frederick Davidson (Narrator)

09-01-99

6hrs 36min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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09-01-99

6hrs 36min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

Description

“[This] flawlessly produced audiobook edition is ably narrated by the multi-voiced Frederick Davidson.” Reviewer’s Bookwatch

A body on the London Underground; the strange disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax; a parcel containing some coarse salt and two freshly severed human ears. This collection of eight world-famous cases from Doctor Watson’s portfolio illustrates the singular mental faculties of Sherlock Holmes. In the course of his investigations, Holmes himself is struck down by a virulent Eastern disease, and we are reintroduced to his remarkable brother Mycroft: “all other men are specialists, but his specialism is omniscience.” Finally, with the approach of the German War, Holmes emerges from retirement among his books and bees on the South Downs to lay his unique intellect at the disposal of the British Government, with the historic results disclosed in “His Last Bow.”

Praise

“[This] flawlessly produced audiobook edition is ably narrated by the multi-voiced Frederick Davidson.” Reviewer’s Bookwatch

“Quintessential Holmes…Reader Frederick Davidson portrays the erudite, witty Holmes with considerable aplomb…Davidson’s style is well suited to the tone of these timeless stories.” AudioFile

“These cases, ably read by Frederick Davidson…show that Conan Doyle knew how to keep Holmes current with the changing political environment. Recommended for all public libraries.” Library Journal

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Language English
Release Day Aug 31, 1999
Release Date September 1, 1999
Number in Series 1917
Series Display String The Sherlock Holmes Series
Release Date Machine 936144000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Anthologies & Short Stories, Traditional Detectives, Classics, Evergreen Classics, Classics, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
Sir 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.

Narrator Bio
Frederick Davidson

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.

Overview

A body on the London Underground; the strange disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax; a parcel containing some coarse salt and two freshly severed human ears. This collection of eight world-famous cases from Doctor Watson’s portfolio illustrates the singular mental faculties of Sherlock Holmes. In the course of his investigations, Holmes himself is struck down by a virulent Eastern disease, and we are reintroduced to his remarkable brother Mycroft: “all other men are specialists, but his specialism is omniscience.” Finally, with the approach of the German War, Holmes emerges from retirement among his books and bees on the South Downs to lay his unique intellect at the disposal of the British Government, with the historic results disclosed in “His Last Bow.”

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