The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Geoffrey Howard (Narrator)

08-03-09

9hrs 8min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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08-03-09

9hrs 8min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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“My compliments on your very ingenious and very interesting adventures of Sherlock Holmes.” Robert Louis Stevenson, in a letter to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Since Doyle created the immortal Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson, no other mystery writer has come close to eclipsing him as the standard bearer in crime fiction. A brilliant London-based consulting detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess and renowned for his skillful use of astute observation, deductive reasoning, and inference to solve difficult cases. This collection includes twelve of Holmes’ most famous cases: A Scandal in Bohemia, “The Red-Headed League,” “A Case of Identity,” “The Boscombe Valley Mystery,” “The Five Orange Pips,” “The Man with the Twisted Lip,” “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle,” “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” “The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb,” “The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor,” “The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet,” and “The Adventure of the Copper Beeches.”

Praise

“My compliments on your very ingenious and very interesting adventures of Sherlock Holmes.” Robert Louis Stevenson, in a letter to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Sherlock Holmes is the very foundation stone of the edifice that is crime fiction.” Times (London)

“In a gravelly voice, Ralph Cosham becomes the voice of Dr. Watson as he narrates twelve of his adventures with Sherlock Holmes...Cosham brings these immortal tales to life once again, replete with details both significant and trivial and the sights and sounds of late-nineteenth-century London...Cosham captures the genius of Sherlock Holmes, the faithful friendship of Dr. Watson, the language of their time, and their zest for adventure.”  AudioFile

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Language English
Release Day Aug 2, 2009
Release Date August 3, 2009
Number in Series 1892
Series Display String The Sherlock Holmes Series
Release Date Machine 1249257600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Craig Black
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Literature & Fiction, Anthologies & Short Stories, Classics, Traditional Detectives, Historical, 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
Geoffrey Howard

Geoffrey Howard (a.k.a. Ralph Cosham) (1936–2014) was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles. His audiobook narrations were named “Audio Best of the Year” by Publishers Weekly, and he won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and in 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration for his reading of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery.

Overview

Since Doyle created the immortal Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson, no other mystery writer has come close to eclipsing him as the standard bearer in crime fiction. A brilliant London-based consulting detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess and renowned for his skillful use of astute observation, deductive reasoning, and inference to solve difficult cases. This collection includes twelve of Holmes’ most famous cases: A Scandal in Bohemia, “The Red-Headed League,” “A Case of Identity,” “The Boscombe Valley Mystery,” “The Five Orange Pips,” “The Man with the Twisted Lip,” “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle,” “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” “The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb,” “The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor,” “The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet,” and “The Adventure of the Copper Beeches.”

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