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A concoction of twelve stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the third book in the original Sherlock Holmes series. It shadows the experiences of detective Sherlock Holmes, an enigmatic genius, as he tries to unravel the mystery of each investigation he partakes in. Set in late 19th century London, the novel not only creates a successful mystery plot, but also circulates through real locations including Hyde Park, the river Thames, St George’s Church in Hanover Square, as well as adding fictional places to spice things up. The vibrant reoccurring illustrations of London’s means of transportation are also worth noting.

The novel begins in the famous apartment 221B Baker Street, home to Sherlock Holmes who is visited by clients in need of assistance in resolving various issues. Unsurprisingly, Sherlock Holmes works his magic in order to find a logical solution to each mystery. Narrated through the perspective of Dr. Watson, Holmes’s close friend and companion, he serves as a monitor as he accompanies or is given a full account of the sequence of events surrounding investigation details. Watson then documents each adventure and shares it with the readers which in turn act as memoirs of Holmes’s achievements. This type of narration only enhances the sense of mystery surrounding each case because of the occasional missing detail and leaves the reader wondering about the next course of action. Interestingly, Holmes offers logical explanations for each of his solutions, but nevertheless manages to keep the audience on their toes. Family fortune, reputation, social status and moral weakness are just some of the themes Doyle explores in his novel of suspense and mystery.

Doyle’s use of 19th century English jargon proves to be a delightful read, whilst still maintaining a lucid style easy to follow and understand. For those embarking on their first ever encounter with the pipe-smoking, violin-playing sleuth, this is just the beginning of an unforgettable journey.

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A concoction of twelve stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the third book in the original Sherlock Holmes series. It shadows the experiences of detective Sherlock Holmes, an enigmatic genius, as he tries to unravel the mystery of each investigation he partakes in. Set in late 19th century London, the novel not only creates a successful mystery plot, but also circulates through real locations including Hyde Park, the river Thames, St George’s Church in Hanover Square, as well as adding fictional places to spice things up. The vibrant reoccurring illustrations of London’s means of transportation are also worth noting.

The novel begins in the famous apartment 221B Baker Street, home to Sherlock Holmes who is visited by clients in need of assistance in resolving various issues. Unsurprisingly, Sherlock Holmes works his magic in order to find a logical solution to each mystery. Narrated through the perspective of Dr. Watson, Holmes’s close friend and companion, he serves as a monitor as he accompanies or is given a full account of the sequence of events surrounding investigation details. Watson then documents each adventure and shares it with the readers which in turn act as memoirs of Holmes’s achievements. This type of narration only enhances the sense of mystery surrounding each case because of the occasional missing detail and leaves the reader wondering about the next course of action. Interestingly, Holmes offers logical explanations for each of his solutions, but nevertheless manages to keep the audience on their toes. Family fortune, reputation, social status and moral weakness are just some of the themes Doyle explores in his novel of suspense and mystery.

Doyle’s use of 19th century English jargon proves to be a delightful read, whilst still maintaining a lucid style easy to follow and understand. For those embarking on their first ever encounter with the pipe-smoking, violin-playing sleuth, this is just the beginning of an unforgettable journey.

    01 - A Scandal in Bohemia

    01 - A Scandal in Bohemia

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    • 57 min
    02 - The Red-Headed League

    02 - The Red-Headed League

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    03 - A Case of Identity

    03 - A Case of Identity

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    • 45 min
    04 - The Bascombe Valley Mystery

    04 - The Bascombe Valley Mystery

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    • 2 min
    05 - The Five Orange Pips

    05 - The Five Orange Pips

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    • 46 min
    06 - The Man With the Twisted Lip

    06 - The Man With the Twisted Lip

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
204 Ratings

204 Ratings

SmileItsRome ,

Quite Enjoyable

I listened on my way to and from work. The reader, at first, was not to my liking. The voices of the extras, always seems to come off as Southern American. But a few episodes in, I grew to like him. I really enjoyed the stories, but then again, they are Doyle tales.

Honest Drunkard O'Malley ,

Episode 7 is an award winning performance

Don’t miss episode 7 and the blue carbuncle mystery! Mark is fantastic. I was relaxing and trying to fall asleep but the performance was so amazing, I stayed up. There are moment where you can hear his smile as he reads the banter of Holmes, Watson, and their client.

Lil.pegasus ,

Amazing Recordings no Complaints.

An amazing narrator who gives the listener the emotional response that Sir Arthur wanted. Also makes “old English” easier to understand. More recording's are wanted... please!!!

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