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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [Audiobook, CD, Unabridged] [Audio CD]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , Simon Prebble
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Jan. 18 2010 Tantor Unabridged Classics
A colonel receives five seeds in the mail—and dies within weeks. A young bride disappears immediately after her wedding. An old hat and a Christmas goose are the only clues to a stolen jewel. A son is accused of his father's murder. These mysteries—and many more—are brought to the house on Baker Street where detective Sherlock Holmes resides. No case is too tricky for the world's most famous sleuth and his incredible powers of deduction.

This gripping collection includes many of the famous cases—and great strokes of brilliance—that make the legendary detective one of fiction's most popular creations. Included in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes are "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Red-Headed League," "A Case of Identity," "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," "The Five Orange Pips," "The Man with the Twisted Lip," "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb," "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor," "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet," and "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches."

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"Prebble's performance is spot on; he ably and admirably assumes the tales' many voices and dialects." ---Library Journal Audio Review

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Venture back in time to Victorian London to join literature's greatest detective team—the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and his devoted assistant, Dr. Watson—as they investigate a dozen of their best-known cases. Originally published in 1892, this is the first and best collection of stories about the legendary sleuth. It's also the least expensive edition available.
Featured tales include several of the author's personal favorites: "A Scandal in Bohemia"—in which a king is blackmailed by a former lover and Holmes matches wits with the only woman to attract his open admiration—plus "The Speckled Band," "The Red-Headed League," and "The Five Orange Pips." Additional mysteries include "The Blue Carbuncle," "The Engineer’s Thumb," "The Beryl Coronet," "The Copper Beeches," and four others.
Dover (2009) unabridged republication of the edition published by Harper, New York and London, 1892.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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3.0 out of 5 stars The Mysterious World of Sherlock Holmes Dec 13 2000
Format:Hardcover
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a wonderful book for the open minded. It takes you on a journey through London's city streets, throught the houses of pesents and the safes of bank owners. You travel with Holmes on his many cases and travles. Holmes is yet again assisted by his trusty companion Dr. Watson, who has yet to figure out Holmes' mysterious ways of going about his duty. In the novel you can witness Sherlock going about his buisness and try to solve the cases before he does (which rarely happens). But if you have trouble following the genious mind of Mr. Holmes he always explains how he could have possibly figured the case out. He will also express how important it is to pay attention to details. Holmes has the best set of eyes in London and uses them to their full potential in stopping thieves and robbers. As you read you see holmes narrowly escape death while he magnificantly singlehandedly outsmarts all of his opponets. His genious art of mystery is called upon by many people that range all the way from Scotland Yard in need of a priceless jewel to pesents in need of a returned goose. He treats every case with exceptional care.
I personly didn't love this book like i love the Harry Potter series but it was still a respectable piece of famous literature. I'll probably continue to read some of Sir Auther Connan Doyal's work, but not anytime soon.
Benjamin Boyd
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Format:Paperback
Are you ready to accompany the greatest detective in history on some of his most memorable adventures? Then this book is for you! Each of these stories are wonderfully put together, each with a more exciting and unexpected outcome. I have read them time and again, and am always newly surprised at Holmes's genius and reasoning abilities.
Are you still hesitant on whether or not to read "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes?" Well, I personally am not much of a mystery fan. In fact, some of my favorite books are "Watership Down," "The Hobbit," "A Wrinkle in Time" series, and "The Lost Years of Merlin" books. I also know that mystery books are either awful, by. But Sherlock Holmes and his cases have set the highest of standards for mysteries, which very few others have even come close to surpassing.
Through this great collection, I have come to greatly admire both Holmes's and Doyle's brilliance over and over again. No matter what genre you enjoy reading, this is a book for you!
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
Dear peers, My opinion is that the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is one of the best book I have ever read.Sherlock Holmes is a good book because it challenges your knowledge. The plot are full of mystery and action.As I read the book, I could not put it down because I felt that I was Sherlock solving the case. Sherlock was one of the best in his time peroid. This information can be found at Conan Doyle's website. The author was known for his intelligence and ways of solving mysteries. For an example in the Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes Mr. Waston said "you are the best". He was admired all over Scotland. He always wanted a mystery to challenge his intelligence. before the person even knew what they would say he knew. He never told them, he would just wait and try to catch them in the act. Some people say Sherlock is nosey and rude. For an example he didn't listen to the man when he asked him what his daughter was doing in his office. Another example he went into someone basement because he was sure the criminals were making a tunnel to rob the city bank. Sometimes when he lies, the lies are to help other people from imbarassment.for example in the case of the star spangled banner. He said that the man got bit by his pet snake when he was playing with it. Sherlock figured the girl had been through enough and If he was to tell her it would make her depreesed and imbarass if someone should ask her about the incident. If you are in to mystery and adventure then The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes is the book for you. Your'e not be able to put the book down after you start to read it. You should not judge a book by it's cover: It may look oldfashion but the stories are great even in modern times.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes May 25 2003
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
A mysterious photograph. A disappearing company. A man with two identities. All this and more in the book, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This book includes puzzling mysteries such as The Case of Identity, in which a husband suddenly disappears, and A Scandal in Bohemia, in which a king tries to steal a photo, but needs Sherlock Holmes' help. This book is suitable for all people ages 10 to adult. It's puzzling and complex, yet adventuresome and amusing, able to catch all readers' eyes. Unfortunately, the book does have some boring parts, but its captivating stories and perplexing mysteries more than make up for this. Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes team up together once again and form what may be one of the best detective book yet, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Classic Literature March 28 2000
By Mike
Format:Hardcover
This is a faithful reprinting of the greatest mystery book(s) ever written. It is well written, powerful, captivating, and puts the Hardy Boys to shame. Holmes solves mysteries in a believable (if difficult) fashion that never fails to grip someone from start to finish. The stories are so well written, in fact, that when Sherlock Holmes "died" fans responded by rioting in the streets of London. The Queen insisted that Conan Doyle bring back his famous character, and so here he is. While we might not be willing to riot in the streets if Holmes died today, we can still feel loyalty towards the famous character, and the legacy that Conan Doyle left behind in these books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great free book
This book is public domain. You can download it free on your ipad or pc from a number of sites ( goodreads is one of them) or just read it on your browser. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Aidan McDermott
4.0 out of 5 stars Dated but still great
You can solve most of these before the end, but that only because we have been raised on detective strategies. And, it started here (or just about).
Published 6 months ago by Daniel Colquhoun
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for Intro
I've already read the Sherlock Holmes stories, but after watching Sherlock on BBC with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Scarlett
3.0 out of 5 stars interesting
This collection is very long to read. After several stories, you find that there is not much variety. The stories are different but it comes out the same. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Maurice
4.0 out of 5 stars Sir Arthur Canon Doyle; a fluid and renowned writer
Being neither a reader of Canon Doyle's nor a particular fan of mystery novels, I felt it was time to delve into both. Read more
Published on June 26 2012 by Ronald W. Maron
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless
I love these stories and the new BBC series Sherlock. Fun to see the new characters on the cover of the classic stories. Highly recommended!
Published on Dec 29 2011 by Anthea
5.0 out of 5 stars My dear Holmes
Everybody knows him -- the pipe-smoking detective on Baker Street (with or without the movie-added deerstalker), who is able to deduce all sorts of things just by glancing at a... Read more
Published on May 16 2010 by E. A Solinas
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE A MYSTERY, ESPECIALLY THIS ONE!
Who doesn't love a good mystery, especially one by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? His creation Sherlock Holmes is the prototype for countless modern detective writers and continues to... Read more
Published on Jan. 19 2010 by Gail Cooke
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Collection
Sherlock Holmes isn't just for kids. I just finished reading this collection and it was an absolute delight. Read more
Published on Feb. 2 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Book
If you like cuddling up and reading a comfortabele book. This is the one. U will never not be amazed by the famous Sherlock Holmes. Read more
Published on Jan. 30 2003 by Faeza S Ghani
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