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Study In Scarlet (version 5)

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"A Study in Scarlet" is the first ever Sherlock Holmes story split into two quite distinctive parts. The first part is told from the viewpoint of Dr. John Watson and recounts his first experiences of meeting the illustrious Sherlock Holmes and their subsequent co-habitation and crime-solving partnership. The second is told in a third person narrative and is set in the USA, setting an elaborate back-story to the eventual motive of the murderer, before returning to the UK towards the end of part two, the narration, once again, being picked up by Dr. John Watson.

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By A. Conan Doyle


( Being a reprint from the reminiscences of JOHN H. WATSON, M.D., late of the Army Medical Department. ) [2]


IN the year 1878 I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course prescribed for surgeons in the army. Having completed my studies there, I was duly attached to the Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers as Assistant Surgeon. The regiment was stationed in India at the time, and before I could join it, the second Afghan war had broken out. On landing at Bombay, I learned that my corps had advanced through the passes, and was already deep in the enemy's country. I followed, however, with many other officers who were in the same situation as myself, and succeeded in reaching Candahar in safety, where I found my regiment, and at once entered upon my new duties.

The campaign brought honours and promotion to many, but for me it had nothing but misfortune and disaster. I was removed from my brigade and attached to the Berkshires, with whom I served at the fatal battle of Maiwand... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 14 reviews)

Reviewer: - August 30, 2016
Subject: A Study in Scarlet
The narrator really made the story enjoyable, like others it made me feel like an older Dr Watson was reading it.
Reviewer: - April 5, 2016
Subject: Study In Scarlet
Although I would have rated the book itself three or four stars, the quality and professional reading of the audio was fantastic! I enjoyed it!
Reviewer: - January 8, 2016
Subject: swag
its better than bbc sherlock
Reviewer: - October 26, 2015
Subject: A Study in Scarlet
A wonderful reading! I love stories of Sherlock Holmes, and the narrator makes an amazing job turning it even more interesting!
Reviewer: - February 6, 2015
Subject: Amazing reading
Love your reading soooo much! Thank you!!!
Reviewer: - February 3, 2015
Subject: A Study in Scarlet
One of the best Sherlock Holmes novels. Narrator does a fantastic job.
Reviewer: - September 20, 2014
An amazing performance for a fantastic read.
Reviewer: - August 4, 2014
Subject: Study In Scarlet
This book is superb!
Reviewer: - January 7, 2014
Subject: A Study In Scarlet
One of the best of the Sherlock Holmes series. Ironically this is the last one I listened to and it is the first in the entire series! The narrator, has a wonderful voice and narrating style. Great tone and timber and just enough inflection to keep it interesting.
Reviewer: - December 31, 2013
Subject: A complete surprise
The author has his geography mixed up, but the middle part of the story is amazingly accurate! I thought I'd read all of the Sherlock Holmes books/stories, but somehow I missed this one. It amazed me with its accuracy of some little-known material.
Reviewer: - March 30, 2013
Subject: Thanks
Thank you very much. I loved it.
Reviewer: - March 28, 2013
Subject: Awesome!
I loved this book and the way it was read!
Reviewer: - March 16, 2013
Subject: Excellent!
We listened to this during a long drive with the family, and were enthralled. Great story!
Reviewer: - March 15, 2013
Subject: Great book!
A wonderful audio edition of this classic. The reader is a bit slow, but very much like Dr. Watson.

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