His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Read by Frederick Davidson

The Sherlock Holmes Series: Book 1917

6.60 Hours 09/01/1999 unabridged
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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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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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“[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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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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English