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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Illustrated) (Top Five Classics Book 6) [Kindle Edition]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , Top Five Books , Sidney Paget

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From School Library Journal

Grade 7 Up-Four short stories of mystery and intrigue by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are performed radio theater style by the St. Charles Players: "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," "The Adventure of the Dancing Men," "A Scandal in Bohemia," and "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot." The narration is acceptable, although some characters sound flat and their British accent is too obviously forced. However, this detracts little from the overall entertainment value of the stories. The overall aural quality could be improved; a slight hissing can be heard throughout the narration. Though at times Holmes comes across as haughty, listeners become caught up in learning how he ingeniously solves the cases using clues that Watson, the other investigators, and most listeners miss. Fine for individual or group listening, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes could be used for entertainment or for a unit on the mystery genre in English classes. The lack of strong female characters in these stories may warrant including alternate classic mysteries with strong women, such as Simon Brett's Mrs. Pargeter, Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Heron Carvic's Miss Seeton, or Dorothy Gilman's Mrs. Pollifax. A nice feature of this package is that each short story is completed with one cassette. Unless you have a great demand for classic mysteries, this audiobook is an additional purchase.
Sarah Smith, Harrison Community Library, MI
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review

Perfect bite-size treats ... you'll be hooked inside two pages Independent

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2938 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1449979688
  • Publisher: Top Five Books (June 4 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007JMW46U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #545,621 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Choose this edition over any other Feb. 28 2013
By Chris McCaffrey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I have been re-reading the whole Holmes canon and this is the third installment. While I enjoyed A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four very much, I feel that this is where Doyle really got a handle on these characters and the way to tell these stories. It may well be that Holmes and Watson are better suited to the short story format than the novel/novella format.

I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of very different stories, ranging from a rather light hearted jilted lover mystery that introduces Holmes to one of the few people to ever best him, to a dark and deadly entanglement with the KKK in which Holmes can be said to cross a line by threatening his adversary with death. What happens? Read the stories. They are fantastic. Every one of them clever and varied and every one with a master's touch.

I also must praise this edition. If you are going to e-read this then get the Top 5 edition. It is very well done with lots of original illustrations that made the stories even more fun to read. If buying a stand alone e-book, I would get no other edition.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What is There to Say? March 6 2013
By Gary R. Barbiaux - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Sir Athur Conan Doyle is in my estimation the greatest mystery writer ever. This eBook certainly does his work justice, especially the inclusion of the early illustrations.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic! Oct. 18 2013
By R. Rivera - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes stories. The original illustrations brought the story to life. Most of our modern day detective stories are built on the antics and methods of Sherlock Holmes.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very good! Sept. 21 2013
By Mariela - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a good selection of Sherlock Holmes stories with nice illustration. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle way of writing is always good entertainment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best detective Sept. 3 2013
By Lacancan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
With the exception perhaps of Father Brown, Holmes is the best detective in fiction ever. These are classic mystery stories with great illustrations, and really are a joy to read!

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