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Study in Scarlet (Version 7 Dramatic Reading)

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Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel A Study in Scarlet marked the first appearance of fictional private detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Dr. Watson. Doyle wrote this novel in less than three weeks when he was 27 years old. Originally called A Tangled Skein, the novel was rejected by several publishers before it was accepted for publication as A Study in Scarlet in the November 1887 issue of Beeton’s Christmas Annual, an obscure British magazine remembered for little other than its inauguration of Sherlock Holmes. The novel was first published as a book the following year, but it was not until Doyle’s publication of the Sherlock Holmes short story “A Scandal in Bohemia” in The Strand Magazine in 1891 that the character of Sherlock Holmes received widespread acclaim. Since then, A Study in Scarlet has been published in many editions both in English and in translation, and allusions to the novel have frequently appeared in the works of other authors. A Study in Scarlet has occasionally generated controversy relating to the negative depiction of early Mormons in the chapters that take place in Utah. When visiting Utah for the first time in 1923, Doyle was asked to apologize for this depiction, but he defended the relevant content in the novel as historical. Like other installments in the Sherlock Holmes franchise, A Study in Scarlet has been adapted many times for a variety of media, including comics, radio, television, film, and the stage. The first two film adaptations, one British and one American, were released in 1914 and both are now considered lost films; in 2010, the British Film Institute named the British film one of the 75 most wanted films for their National Archive. The novel’s enduring legacy is also discernable in the widespread use of magnifying glasses in detective fiction, a trope initiated by A Study in Scarlet. - Summary by David Purdy Cast List: Sherlock Holmes: Peter Yearsley Dr. Watson: David Purdy Lestrade: Rafe Ball Tobias Gregson: Cavaet Jefferson Hope: Mike Manolakes John Ferrier: Greg Giordano Lucy Ferrier: Annie Mars Enoch Drebber: Tad Davis Joseph Stangerson: Andrew Kennedy Brigham Young: Mark Stockbridge Wiggins: James R. Hedrick Stamford: KevinS John Rance: jbcampo Sawyer: WendyKatzHiller Madame Charpentier: Lynette Caulkins Arthur Charpentier: Adrian Stephens Alice Charpentier: Michelle Purdy Cowper: Tomas Peter Elder Stangerson: chuckconvr Police inspector: Algy Pug Commissionaire: Alan Dove Journalist: Lily Kuntz Driver/Boots: Pelham Flowerdew Mormon 1: Donald Gilmore Mormon 2: Jake Malizia Mormon 3: Wayne Cooke Narrator: Michele Eaton

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 16 reviews)

Reviewer: - July 31, 2020
Subject: wonderful
i loved this story especially the narrator i hope he wil narate all the holmes books
Reviewer: - October 24, 2018
Subject: Study In Scarlet Review
A good story that was made even more enjoyable by great narrator. The audio was very well done. Agreeing with another reviewer, it felt as if being read to by an older Dr. Watson.
Reviewer: - April 24, 2018
Subject: April 24,2018
This was a very enjoyable "read".
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 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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