I did note that the numbering on his list is slightly different from how my download appears - for each download part, where his list says Chapter 2, make it Chapter 1 and adjust the numbering from there. My only complaint is the same one others have mentioned: the way the books have been divided up across the files. I expect that I'll have listened to most of these previously but Stephen Fry narrates them so deliciously and these stories never seem to get old that it'll be hours of audio fun. Included in this collection are all four full-length Holmes novels and more than 40 short masterpieces — from the inaugural adventure A Study in Scarlet to timeless favorites like The Speckled Band and more. The narrator has just the right voice and he does a great job of bringing the characters to life, particulalry Holmes. His baptism record in the registry of St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh gives 'Arthur Ignatius Conan' as his Christian name, and simply 'Doyle' as his surname.
There's been plenty of film adaptations and tv series of the books. I'm new to Sherlock Holmes but am now a convert and intend to read all the stories. Dr John H Watson had been invalided out of the army on a pension of 11s 6d a day and was now, he told his old acquaintance, searching for somewhere to live. His love for these stories is so palpable, it makes even the most boring case a delight to listen to! Sadly, I didn't jot down which stories I liked over others, and they would be too many to recap anyway, so I'll just say a few words about the collection as a whole: I really liked it! Death on the Nile: Poirot is in Egypt when a chilling murder takes place. You already own this book! You will definitely enjoy it! His first book introduced that prototype of the modern detective in fiction, Sherlock Holmes. I didn't know Stephen Fry was such a passionate Sherlockian, and since his childhood too, just like me, although I had never been a proud member of a distinguished Sherlockian society. Some of the language is now archaic and sometime a little unpalatable particularly on subjects of race or religion.
After listening to and not really enjoying about 3 hours of The Hound of the Baskervilles, I finally decided to return it. By his side is Dr. Kindle formatting isn't so good in this one, however, unfortunately. The stories in this volume are: Evil Under the Sun, Sad Cypress, Murder in Mesopotamia, Lord Edgware Dies, Halloween Party, Murder on the Links and Five Little Pigs. Highly recommended for those new to -and familiar with - the Conan Doyle masterpiece.
Note to self: fix that someday. This set is a must-have for every discriminating bibliophile and Sherlock Holmes fan. But older readers, children, or individuals with bad eyesight may want to look for one printed on a larger font. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, but he also had a passion for storytelling. To listener: Contents shared by this site's users are only for evaluation and tryout, I extremely encourage you to buy the original book to support the authors and enjoy the highest quality books.
Heroes with remarkable gifts are as in vogue now as they have been since they first appeared, perhaps even more in vogue. They were married in 1855. Stephen Fry does an amazing job narrating this and his introductions to each book were a joy. Buying it is quite expensive, but I can recommend getting it with one of the monthly credits that Audible provides to its subscribers. I was also sad to see the Holmes of the earlier works becoming more and more aggressive and uncooperative. Bell had a long, thin nose — high as we imagine Sherlock Holmes — as well as was extremely watchful.
He also does an amazing job juggling the other characters and their myriad accents throughout the stories, bringing the tales of the Great Detective to uncanny life. Simon Vance has a pleasantly mellifluous voice and distinguishes between the dialogue of the different characters effectively but without overdoing the changes of timbre and accent. Overall I think it's a really attractive book that would certainly catch my eye on the shelf. As such, I believe that with 72 hours of Sherlockian How does one review the complete anthology of Sherlock Holmes adventures? The distinction between the characters is very clear but the main vocal contrast between the two main characters - Holmes and Watson is perfectly pitched. The stories are good and Simon Vance performes it with great gusto. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? He had died of a heart attack at age 71. Peril at End House: Whilst on holiday, the sleuth encounters a young woman, a hat and a bullet.
If there is a genius narrator, Mr. Properly labelled chapters would really help this and it wouldn't take much extra effort from the people producing the books. This is by far the longest audiobook I've ever had the pleasure of listening to, and there's something incredibly satisfying about being able to say that I've finished it. Two with his first wife—Mary Louise 28 January 1889 — 12 June 1976 , and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley 15 November 1892 — 28 October 1918. Due to his sense of loyalty he had maintained a purely platonic relationship with Jean while his first wife was alive. John Watson, his steadfast assistant and our trusty narrator.
A 2014 Audie Award finalist. Who was your favorite character and why? This single title contains all the novels as well as 4 of the 5 short stories I don't know why they left out the case-book and its delivered spectacularly by Stephen Fry. She's certain that to succeed in a man's world, she will have to go it alone. Although, if I am honest, I much preferred the short stories to the full-blown novels. It's not quite as thin or glossy as bible pages, but it's on the thin side. What did you like most about The Complete Sherlock Holmes? This was a complete delight from start to finish. Even then, it's a toss-up.