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Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Version 3)

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This is the second book of short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle concerning the adventures of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his side kick Dr Watson. It contains 12 stories published in The Strand as further episodes of the Adventures between December 1892 and December 1893 with original illustrations by Sidney Paget.

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MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Adventure I. Silver Blaze

"I am afraid, Watson, that I shall have to go," said Holmes, as we sat down together to our breakfast one morning.

"Go! Where to?"

"To Dartmoor; to King's Pyland."

I was not surprised. Indeed, my only wonder was that he had not already been mixed up in this extraordinary case, which was the one topic of conversation through the length and breadth of England. For a whole day my companion had rambled about the room with his chin upon his chest and his brows knitted, charging and recharging his pipe with the strongest black tobacco, and absolutely deaf to any of my questions or remarks. Fresh editions of every paper had been sent up by our news agent, only to be glanced over and tossed down into a corner. Yet, silent as he was, I knew perfectly well what it was over which he was brooding. There was but one problem before the public which could challenge his powers of analysis, and that was the singular disappearance of the favorite for the Wessex Cup, and the tragic murder of its trainer... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 17 reviews)

Reviewer: - September 2, 2016
Subject: The Final Problem
Almost all of the other readings were top notch until you get to The Final Problem. His reading ability was just not up to par for audiobooks. Not only was he very choppy with his reading and MANY mispronounced words but the voices he tried to make for the characters reminded me of a child at a tea party full of stuffed bears.
Reviewer: - December 10, 2015
Subject: Sherlock Holmes
Most of the books were wonderfully read.
Reviewer: - August 27, 2015
Subject: all
Great stories, whoever doesn't enjoy someone else reading for them, should then pick the book themselves.
Reviewer: - February 2, 2015
Subject: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
good one!
Reviewer: - December 22, 2014
Subject: The Naval treaty
Back ground is really bad, you can hear the pages in the background and the chattering of the employees outside. but the story is pretty good
Reviewer: - October 26, 2014
Subject: review
The chapter 11 reader was pretty pitiful, but, I have heard lots worse.
Reviewer: - July 11, 2014
Subject: The final problem
I Just tried to get through number 11 again, haha. Last time it was very frustrating because most of the readers are exceptional. This time, it was actually kind of funny. The amount of words that he mispronounces, his inability to read with any flow and the fact that his impersonation of Sherlock Holmes sounds more like a drunken Davy Jones from the Monkeys make this almost a joke. The only saving grace is that it's free.
Reviewer: - May 28, 2014
Subject: Sherlock H.
I enjoyed almost of the audio books except for Ch #11. He sounds terrible. You would think that they would make ppl audition for the readings b/f they plop just anyone in front of a mic. #3 did have a strong accent, but she was a good reader.
Reviewer: - March 14, 2014
Subject: The final problem
I have listened to almost every recorded chapter of Sherlock Holmes you provide. I greatly applaud you for all but one. The reader of "The Final Problem" is horrible! The hesitation in his reading is so pronounced the listener loses track of the story. You find yourself being able to visualize his finger dragging from word to word across the page. His concentration appears to be so taxed by trying out bad accents that he has no ability left to read as though a conversation is taking place. The only one I had to turn off as it was ruining the story for me.
Reviewer: - January 28, 2014
Subject: Review
The accent on #3 made it nigh impossible to understand. The staccato narration on #11 was extraordinarily distracting. I would recommend replacing these two with more understandable and enjoyable narrators.
Reviewer: - October 23, 2013
Subject: Review
I actually didn't mind reader #11 at all. He was slow and elaborate, he used voices, etc. it didn't bother me at all. The accent was a little tough as people have pointed out for #3 but still this recording of this book is overall good and it's worth listening to them all I believe.
Reviewer: - July 19, 2013
Subject: #11 HORRIBLE
#11 is so bad, it's sounded like a teenager getting punished by reading something he's not interested at. Also I had a hard time listening to #3 because of the accent.
Reviewer: - June 20, 2013
Subject: OMG
#3 very bad accent and disfigured words, #11 so horrible, I couldn't figure out if it is a computer-generated voice or a teenager with horrible nasal voice. The rest is good.
Reviewer: - May 21, 2013
Subject: Review
Sounds like Stephen Hawking was reading chapter 11.
Reviewer: - March 29, 2013
Subject: #11 Review
The kid that narrates #11 is a horrible reader. Please find someone that can do a better job like the rest of the stories. Other than that, great series.
Reviewer: - March 27, 2013
Excellent! except that I had to skip #3 due to the narrator's accent.
Reviewer: - March 19, 2013
Subject: Review
Excellent as always my dear Watson!


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