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Hound of the Baskervilles (version 3)

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The desolate, treacherous Devon moors. A bloodcurdling legend of a ghastly hound from hell, haunting the Baskerville family for generations. Such is the setting for the most horrific Sherlock Holmes story ever written, where the celebrated sleuth's brains are pitted against those of a most diabolically cunning and elusive villain.

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By A. Conan Doyle

Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes

Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table. I stood upon the hearth rug and picked up the stick which our visitor had left behind him the night before. It was a fine, thick piece of wood, bulbous headed, of the sort which is known as a "Penang lawyer." Just under the head was a broad silver band nearly an inch across. "To James Mortimer, M.R.C.S., from his friends of the C.C.H.," was engraved upon it, with the date "1884." It was just such a stick as the old fashioned family practitioner used to carry dignified, solid, and reassuring.

"Well, Watson, what do you make of it?"

Holmes was sitting with his back to me, and I had given him no sign of my occupation.

"How did you know what I was doing? I believe you have eyes in the back of your head."

"I have, at least, a well polished, silver plated coffee pot in front of me," said he... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 19 reviews)

Reviewer: - October 31, 2016
Subject: Hound of the baskervilles
I am only 2 minutes in and I love this narrator!!
Reviewer: - May 17, 2016
Subject: use good narrators like this!
Great book that can be enjoyed because of the great narration
Reviewer: - May 15, 2016
Subject: Great book
I really loved it and I enjoyed listening to it!
Reviewer: - March 10, 2016
Subject: AMAZING
Amazing story, my favourite. Perfect reader too
Reviewer: - August 19, 2015
Subject: Worth Listening To
Well read. An exciting mystery, suspense. Read with emotion. Excellent.
Reviewer: - June 25, 2015
Subject: Great story
Very well read classic tale.
Reviewer: - February 17, 2015
Subject: boring
reader was good but bored me, worst book ever read
Reviewer: - January 3, 2015
Subject: the book
good and sends shivers down your back!
Reviewer: - December 16, 2014
Subject: Great
Really good book great narrating!
Reviewer: - November 30, 2014
Subject: best story ever!
The best story I have ever read and heard, the narrator is wonderful too. The Hound of the Baskervilles is the best.
Reviewer: - September 23, 2014
Classic mystery, great reader
Reviewer: - July 1, 2014
Subject: cutting out
Seemingly good book with great voice recorder. Recordings kept cutting out at least once every chapter and then every few mins in chapter 6. Not sure if recording or my connection (Never had this issue before)
Reviewer: - April 11, 2014
Subject: Bob Newfound is great!
I loved listening to this story and made all the better by the accent and tone of Bob Newfound! I also listen to his Oscar Wilde readings- also excellent! Why isn't this guy on the radio? I could listen to him all day!
Reviewer: - October 14, 2013
Subject: A must read book
I am totally in a world of thrills after reading this masterpiece by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The reader's accent makes the situation sound more realistic and more interesting.
Reviewer: - October 10, 2013
I absolutely loved this narrative of The Hound of the Baskervilles! I love all of the Sherlock Holmes books, they were a big part of my childhood :). The narrator did an AMAZING JOB, and I hope to be able to listen to more recordings by him.
Reviewer: - September 12, 2013
Subject: Review
I so enjoyed this wonderful book. It was better then I had anticipated. Loved the narriation. I highly recommend this book.
Reviewer: - September 4, 2013
Subject: I like it!
I like the story and I like the readers accent!
Reviewer: - March 7, 2013
Subject: GREAT BOOK!!!
The reader needs to have some more tone changing, but otherwise, an amazing book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!!!
Reviewer: - March 7, 2013
Subject: GREAT BOOK!!!
The reader needs to have some more tone changing, but otherwise, a amazing book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!!!

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