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His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes (version 2 Dramatic Reading)

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The last collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories contains some of the most dramatic moments of the entire Sherlock Holmes canon. "The Dying Detective" sees the great Holmes brought low by a fatal illness and refusing even Dr Watson's medical care. "The Bruce-Partington Plans" is a case of national importance, not least for the introduction of Mycroft Holmes. It also contains the quintessential Holmes line "whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." "The Devil's Foot" is what happens when the great sleuth and his doctor attempt to go on a restful holiday. "His Last Bow" is the last ever Sherlock Holmes story, about his war service and undercover spy experiences. These and other classic Holmes and Watson stories are here brought to life by a dramatic cast of voices, so sit back and let the mysteries unfold!

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His Last Bow

An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

(Part of a collection of stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published as a book entitled His Last Bow)

It was nine o'clock at night upon the second of August the most terrible August in the history of the world. One might have thought already that God's curse hung heavy over a degenerate world, for there was an awesome hush and a feeling of vague expectancy in the sultry and stagnant air. The sun had long set, but one blood red gash like an open wound lay low in the distant west. Above, the stars were shining brightly, and below, the lights of the shipping glimmered in the bay. The two famous Germans stood beside the stone parapet of the garden walk, with the long, low, heavily gabled house behind them, and they looked down upon the broad sweep of the beach at the foot of the great chalk cliff in which Von Bork, like some wandering eagle, had perched himself four years before. They stood with their heads close together, talking in low, confidential tones. From below the two glowing ends of their cigars might have been the smouldering eyes of some malignant fiend looking down in the darkness... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 5 reviews)

Reviewer: - May 25, 2016
Always interesting "Who-done-its" good reading in general.
Reviewer: - August 22, 2015
Subject: readings
I still think that the stories should be read by a male voice. Foreign accents do nothing for me as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are certainly English gentlemen. I do admire people who take the time to read the stories well and these are well read.
Reviewer: - May 26, 2015
Subject: sherlock homes
outstanting detective novel
Reviewer: - February 7, 2014
Subject: No problems
Excellent book, no problems at all.
Reviewer: - February 6, 2014
Subject: NO Problems!
This reading must have been updated since the last reviews because I thought the book was excellently read. No audio problems at all!

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