The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Read by Ralph Cosham

The Sherlock Holmes Series: Book 1892

9.13 Hours 08/03/2009 unabridged
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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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Summary

Summary

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.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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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Reviews

by Holly 9/13/2017
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Great stories, great narrator

I love the Sherlock Holmes stories, and this is my favorite collection. I was very pleased with Ralph Cosham’s performance, and I always have high expectations with Holmes stories. If you haven’t ever read or listened to any Sherlock Holmes, first of all, shame on you. Second of all, this is a good collection of stories to start with. Everyone knows who the legendary detective is, so it’s not like he needs much of an introduction. But if you want to start at the beginning, "A Study in Scarlet" is excellent.

But back to this collection. Holmes’ genius is astonishing. It’s so much fun following along, waiting for him to astound you with his crime-solving deductions. He sees the world in such a different way than other human beings. It’s fascinating. Of course you have the bumbling Watson to filter the stories through so the revelation of the culprit at the end is always a satisfying surprise.

Author

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: 9.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English