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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
By: (1859-1930)

This book entered the public domain in the year 2000. 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. (This description is an original work of Loyal Books. The cover image is an original work of Loyal Books, composed of public domain artwork or is considered fair use as a small image used only to identify the work in question.)

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 47 reviews)

Reviewer: - February 11, 2016
Subject: love it!
i love this book. I have only litened to one of the stories,but I really like it.
Reviewer: - January 23, 2016
Amazing rendition with perfect modulation of voice to suit the different characters. Would love to hear more and more of these books.
Reviewer: - January 11, 2016
Subject: great
lovely voices :)
Reviewer: - December 26, 2015
Subject: How much I love this book
It's amazing how he can find a logical solution for every mystery. :)
Reviewer: - November 16, 2015
Subject: beatifull
Thank you mr Mark Smith .
Reviewer: - October 29, 2015
Subject: Very good, indeed!
Very good voices, loved it!
Reviewer: - October 23, 2015
Subject: Fantastic!
I really enjoyed these classic mysteries. The reader did a superb job. His articulation, clarity of speech, and distinguishable character voices were excellent! I would highly recommend anyone who likes audio books. :)
Reviewer: - October 19, 2015
Subject: Voice
You read so well Mr. Smith! Don't stop!
Reviewer: - October 16, 2015
Subject: Wow!
Salute to Mr. Smith! I love his reading, and I love the book! :)
Reviewer: - May 17, 2015
Great ! Thanks for awesome and amazing voices!
Reviewer: - April 4, 2015
Subject: Awsome!
This book is AWSOME!!!! I love it!!!!
Reviewer: - March 20, 2015
Subject: Great Reader
I forgot that i was being read to and felt that I was in the story. perfect
March 16, 2015
By far the best narration I have heard.. Hats off Mark Smith!!
Reviewer: - February 7, 2015
Subject: Sherlock Holmes
A good narrator makes or breaks an audio book. A great narrator enables us to see the story and makes listening a delight. Mr. Smith is a great narrator - very articulate and differentiates the voices very well. Thank you!!
February 2, 2015
Thank you Mr Smith it's amezing to listen you
Reviewer: - January 13, 2015
Subject: Really great!
The narration is really great! For me its good to enjoy Sherlok Holmes end also to practice english.
Reviewer: - January 10, 2015
Subject: Great
Thank you Mr Smith I really enjoyed your storytelling
Reviewer: - September 22, 2014
Subject: Excellent!
Mr.Smith made a story sound really wonderful! Thank you very much!
September 1, 2014
Mr. Smith, never ever have I heard a better story- teller than you. You are a gift from God to all audio book listeners.
Reviewer: - August 24, 2014
Great narration. I'm learning English and your voice is clear and charming. Thanks a lots.
Reviewer: - July 17, 2014
Mr Smith is by far my favourite person to listen to.
July 14, 2014
Thank you a lots. This is just fantastic.
Reviewer: - June 2, 2014
Subject: Sherlock Holmes
The narrator is simply outstanding in reading skill & he brought whole story playing in front of my eyes.
Reviewer: - May 27, 2014
Great narrating, I enjoyed these very much.
Reviewer: - May 18, 2014
Great narrating, I enjoyed these very much.
Reviewer: - April 25, 2014
Fantastic narration. I find myself wishing that all of the Sherlock Holmes stories were narrated by the same person! I enjoyed these recordings very much!
Reviewer: - March 13, 2014
Great narration. Mr. Smith brings the life to characters and suspense to the plot.
Reviewer: - February 9, 2014
Subject: Sherlock Holmes
As always Sherlock Holmes stories are never boring.The reading by Marc Smith is excellent.
January 28, 2014
Give my compliments to the narrator. Thank you for delivering these classic stories in the auditory medium.
Reviewer: - January 13, 2014
Subject: Great Narration
I've just finished the first six parts downloaded from iTunes podcast app. Mr. Smith Narration is crisp and clear. Even at 1.5x speed, I had no trouble following the stories. Thanks.
Reviewer: - January 4, 2014
Very nice reading... It's easy to grasp the storyline.
November 21, 2013
Very nicely read- easy to understand, adds some nice touch of voice acting. Plus story is quite entertaining.
Reviewer: - September 25, 2013
So nice to listen while at a desk for 8 hours a day!
Reviewer: - September 5, 2013
Subject: sherlock holmes
I like Sherlock Holmes. He is a very good detective.
Reviewer: - August 12, 2013
Subject: Sherlock
Sherlock is the best detective ever.
Reviewer: - July 29, 2013
Subject: Sherlock Holmes
Great narration, Mr. Smith dose a great job.It felt like the characters were real!
Reviewer: - July 19, 2013
Subject: Awesome
Great reading, clear and coherent.
Reviewer: - July 15, 2013
Subject: Sherlock
Sherlock is a great detective, the best.
Reviewer: - July 8, 2013
Subject: Shrlock
Sherlock is always right!
Reviewer: - June 20, 2013
Subject: I'm Brazilian
I'm Brazilian and learning English. I have been Studying for one year, but only now I discovery this site. This site is very good for people that are learning a new language.
Reviewer: - May 15, 2013
Awesome recording - could completely get the hang of the character description. Great adventures as usual - nothing beats Sherlock Holmes.
Reviewer: - February 25, 2013
Subject: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Great book and not a bad reading. Started off a little shaky but quickly got into his stride and became very enjoyable.
Reviewer: - January 19, 2013
Can all the Americans/Canadians who will be reading Sherlock Holmes stories in the future just remember that the L in Holmes is silent and pronounced "homes" not "holl-mes".
Reviewer: - January 18, 2013
Subject: Dig that Sherlock and Watson too
What an amazing mind that Sherlock Holmes has. And what dedication his dear friend Watson portrays. Here's to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. One of the greatest write ever lived. Ranks up there with Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Alan Poe, Mary Shelly and others of that time.
Reviewer: - November 21, 2012
Subject: Arthur Conan Doyle
Greatest writer ever!
Reviewer: - November 16, 2012
Subject: Sherlock
I love sherlock!
Reviewer: - November 11, 2012
Subject: Sherlock!
Sherlock's always right! I love the way that everything always falls into place! I love this book!

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