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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

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

For more than a century and a quarter, fans of detective fiction have enjoyed the doings of the iconic sleuth, Mr. Sherlock Holmes. In the company of his faithful companion, Dr Watson, Holmes has consistently delighted generations of readers. Created by a Scottish writer and physician, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this immortal private eye has solved cases for kings and commoners, lovely damsels and little old ladies, engineers and country squires and a legion of others who come to him in distress and perplexity.

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 12 stories featuring the pipe-smoking, violin-playing eccentric central character. The collection first appeared in 1894 in serial form in The Strand Magazine and then was later compiled into a single volume. The stories featured here include such gems as The Silver Blaze which is about the disappearance of a famous race-horse. This story is memorable for its “curious incident of the dog in the night-time” remark by Holmes.

Other riveting tales in the book include The Adventure of the Gloria Scott – a rare story narrated by Holmes himself. Also there is The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter where we finally get to meet a member of Holmes' family, his brother Mycroft, who is reputed to have an even sharper brain than Sherlock's. Additionally there is The Adventure of the Naval Treaty, with a spy-versus-spy plot. Then there is also The Adventure of the Yellow Face in which Holmes gets it all wrong, and a host of other compelling tales culminating in the story that shook the nation when it first came out – The Final Problem.

In The Final Problem, Holmes meets his death at the hands of the evil criminal kingpin, Dr Moriarty. The two engage in a deathly duel at the edge of the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland and a broken-hearted Dr Watson returns to England, having lost his dearest friend forever.

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of unique stories that showcase Holmes' prodigious intellect, Victorian London, wonderful descriptions of rural landscapes and above all, gems of deductive wisdom. The stories are a fore-runner to many investigative methods that were adopted in police practice later. If you've never read a Holmes story before, this could be the start of a wonderful new literary adventure and if Holmes is an old favorite, these stories will only add to the appeal.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 26 reviews)

Reviewer: - May 20, 2021
Subject: books
the reader of book 1245 are amazing keep it up guys love it 3 was bad need to finish the book
Reviewer: - May 19, 2021
Subject: should be listened to before posted
I haven't finished this yet but disappointed with the 3rd story I cant understand what the woman is saying it's hard to get into a british story when the story isnt read in English should have been listened to by the owner of the site before added to the book this is ridiculous it even cuts out so miss some of the story such a shame
Reviewer: - April 3, 2019
Subject: iPod download
This links to the wrong book (to the Return of Sherlock Holmes)
Reviewer: - November 28, 2018
Subject: the final problem
the reader on number 11 is so good i would love to hear more from him. one of the best readers i have ever heard
Reviewer: - November 27, 2018
Subject: sherlock holmes
#11 was so great I loved the reader on number #11sounds like a professional I would love to hear him in many more books
Reviewer: - October 19, 2018
Subject: Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Stories were entertaining. Two stories had subpar readers, but only the Final Problem reading was awful on another level. I can only hope that particular person ceased all audio book readings forevermore. That's the only story which I chose to read instead of listen.
Reviewer: - August 22, 2018
Subject: Sherlock Holmes Memoirs
Great stories! I love how the narrator changes voices with different characters.
Reviewer: - May 11, 2018
Subject: #3 and #11
The reader for #3 had an heavy accent but she was a good reader. The reader for #11 - he needs to just read in his normal voice. - His reading is chopping and distracting and slow. Also the constant mouse clicking is nerve racking. #11 needs to be re-recorded
Reviewer: - April 3, 2017
Subject: READING
Who's every is reading is doing a good job>keep up the good work!!!!!!!!
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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