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*10 Illustrations provides this volume unique from other transcripts This is one of the best Historical Fiction Ebooks ever written in history. Ebooks have extremely good quality with pop up illustrations. This is a mystery book with several stories to keep you mystified. Goal is to be Top 100 Free Kindle Ebooks The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Adventures of Sherlock Holme *10 Illustrations provides this volume unique from other transcripts This is one of the best Historical Fiction Ebooks ever written in history. Ebooks have extremely good quality with pop up illustrations. This is a mystery book with several stories to keep you mystified. Goal is to be Top 100 Free Kindle Ebooks The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective and illustrated by Sidney Paget. These are the first of the Sherlock Holmes short stories, originally published as single stories in the Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. The book was published in England on October 14, 1892 by George Newnes Ltd and in a US Edition on October 15 by Harper. The initial combined print run was 14,500 copies.


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*10 Illustrations provides this volume unique from other transcripts This is one of the best Historical Fiction Ebooks ever written in history. Ebooks have extremely good quality with pop up illustrations. This is a mystery book with several stories to keep you mystified. Goal is to be Top 100 Free Kindle Ebooks The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Adventures of Sherlock Holme *10 Illustrations provides this volume unique from other transcripts This is one of the best Historical Fiction Ebooks ever written in history. Ebooks have extremely good quality with pop up illustrations. This is a mystery book with several stories to keep you mystified. Goal is to be Top 100 Free Kindle Ebooks The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective and illustrated by Sidney Paget. These are the first of the Sherlock Holmes short stories, originally published as single stories in the Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. The book was published in England on October 14, 1892 by George Newnes Ltd and in a US Edition on October 15 by Harper. The initial combined print run was 14,500 copies.

30 review for SHERLOCK HOLMES Complete Collection (illustrated): Historical Fiction

  1. 5 out of 5

    Caz (littlebookowl)

    Rating: 3.5-3.75 stars?

  2. 4 out of 5

    Beata

    Ten stars would be too few for A C Doyle in the interpretation of Stephen Fry ... two Masters meet ..... and give delight to readers ......

  3. 4 out of 5

    Gio Listmaker

    Stephen Fry Narrates Sherlock Holmes The Characters Come To Life The Different Voices Are Amazing Highly Recommend Stephen Fry Narrates Sherlock Holmes The Characters Come To Life The Different Voices Are Amazing Highly Recommend

  4. 5 out of 5

    Katerina

    Amazing narration of (mostly) amazing stories. This is a great listen and a splendid investment of one 15-dollar Audible credit:) It's wonderful to get to reread Sherlock Holmes mysteries for the first time since secondary school and to find them still gripping and cool. Also, Fry's prefaces to each volume is a delight.

  5. 5 out of 5

    BrokenTune

    Simply the best! (Except if you are listening to the US version of the Audible audiobook which, at the time of writing, is missing the final book in the Holmes canon...because of copyright reasons, apparently.)

  6. 4 out of 5

    Michael Perkins

    I've read these stories many times over the years. My first versions, which I bought in the 70's, were a set of paperbacks as a boxed set. Often I would take one of the paperbacks along to keep me company and entertain while in waiting rooms or at a hotel for a night. Eventually the paperback pages grew yellow and began to crumble, but I still have them. I do not usually read mysteries or thrillers, I prefer film or TV depictions, but Holmes has always been an exception. Stephen Fry is the perfe I've read these stories many times over the years. My first versions, which I bought in the 70's, were a set of paperbacks as a boxed set. Often I would take one of the paperbacks along to keep me company and entertain while in waiting rooms or at a hotel for a night. Eventually the paperback pages grew yellow and began to crumble, but I still have them. I do not usually read mysteries or thrillers, I prefer film or TV depictions, but Holmes has always been an exception. Stephen Fry is the perfect narrator and, as an accomplished writer in his own right, he has written lucid and informative introductions that he engagingly reads aloud as part of this package. I am new to audiobooks. There is a certain point in the evenings where my eyes tire and I have no interest in watching TV, so these audiobooks keep me company in the watches of the night. I also take them to bed where they help me drop off to sleep. I know the stories so well that I don't have to worry that I will miss anything important. As with audiobooks of Huckleberry Finn and Alice in Wonderland, I've learned to appreciate the Holmes stories in a new way. Though there is the classic dynamic of Holmes & Watson, Doyle's style is not the least bit formulaic. His is the perfect narrative voice for the short story. And it has made me realize why all attempts at imitation of Doyle have inevitably failed. Doyle was an entirely unique and gripping storyteller that one can go back to again and again. ---------- "We must begin in Baker Street; and best of all, if possible, let it be a stormy winter morning when Holmes routs Watson out of bed in haste. The doctor wakes to see that tall, ascetic figure by the bedside with a candle. "Come, Watson, come! The game is afoot!" (Christopher Morley)

  7. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Rose

    How does one review the complete anthology of Sherlock Holmes adventures? These classical works by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are such a huge part of contemporary literature that I find it difficult to convey my thoughts suitably. Nevertheless, as some who had never read Sherlock Holmes before, Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection was an amazing introduction; Stephen Fry did a brilliant job of immersing the reader in each of the adventures. As such, I believe that with 72 hours of Sherlockian How does one review the complete anthology of Sherlock Holmes adventures? These classical works by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are such a huge part of contemporary literature that I find it difficult to convey my thoughts suitably. Nevertheless, as some who had never read Sherlock Holmes before, Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection was an amazing introduction; Stephen Fry did a brilliant job of immersing the reader in each of the adventures. As such, I believe that with 72 hours of Sherlockian magic, it goes without saying that this definitive collection is well worth a monthly credit. Although, if I am honest, I much preferred the short stories to the full-blown novels. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book to my fellow audio lovers.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    Between fact and fiction is a space where legend dwells. It is where Holmes and Watson will always live. ~ Stephen Fry Almost 72 glorious hours spent listening to the wonderful Stephen Fry bring Holmes and Watson to life can hardly be considered a waste of time. His love for these stories is so palpable, it makes even the most boring case a delight to listen to! I also really loved his personal introductions which sometimes explained the role Holmes has played in his own life, or philosophized o Between fact and fiction is a space where legend dwells. It is where Holmes and Watson will always live. ~ Stephen Fry Almost 72 glorious hours spent listening to the wonderful Stephen Fry bring Holmes and Watson to life can hardly be considered a waste of time. His love for these stories is so palpable, it makes even the most boring case a delight to listen to! I also really loved his personal introductions which sometimes explained the role Holmes has played in his own life, or philosophized on the impact Holmes and Watson have had on our culture and why we are so fascinated by them.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Cáitín

    I just love Sherlock Holmes and it was great to be able to set back and listen to Stephen Fry reading these stories and also given us some interesting information about the tales and Arthur Conan Doyle own private thoughts

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sheila Beaumont

    It's not quite complete (the "Casebook" is omitted), but this is the best and liveliest narration of the Sherlock Holmes stories and novels I've ever heard. Stephen Fry does a brilliant job of it, and his introductions are fascinating.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sarah-Grace

    I had read the complete Sherlock Holmes a couple times. First time when I was 12 year old, that was my summer vacation. Listening to Stephen Fry narrate made it exciting and new again for me. Also it is awesome that I saw the movie he was in as Mycroft.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Rachel England-Brassy

    A wonderful experience, despite the attitude towards women being of it's time and the stories also have overtures of racism too. Despite all that I still love them all.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Tara♥ {MindforBooks}

    Absolutely wonderful. Stephen Fry does an amazing job narrating this and his introductions to each book were a joy. I honestly think that this is a collection that everyone who loves audio books should consider adding to their library. I will add the disclaimer that I adore Stephen Fry though and would likely be happy with him reading the phone book. This however is not the phone book. It is the enigmatic Holmes and his Watson. I had some issues with various cases, mostly the sexism and racism t Absolutely wonderful. Stephen Fry does an amazing job narrating this and his introductions to each book were a joy. I honestly think that this is a collection that everyone who loves audio books should consider adding to their library. I will add the disclaimer that I adore Stephen Fry though and would likely be happy with him reading the phone book. This however is not the phone book. It is the enigmatic Holmes and his Watson. I had some issues with various cases, mostly the sexism and racism that belonged to the time. I was also sad to see the Holmes of the earlier works becoming more and more aggressive and uncooperative. It is very easy to see that the creator had grown tired of his creation. Overall though I really enjoyed this collection and I find I'm going to miss the man himself. Part 1 Chapter 1: Opening Credits and Introduction to A Study in Scarlet Chapters 2-15: A Study in Scarlet Chapter 16: Introduction to The Sign of Four Chapters 17-21: The Sign of Four, Part 1 6hrs 34mins Part 2 Chapters 1-7: The Sign of Four, Part 2 Chapter 8: Introduction to The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Chapters 9-21: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Part 1 13hrs 20mins Part 3 Chapter 1: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Part 2 Chapter 2: Introduction to The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Chapters 3-14: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Chapter 15: Introduction to The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapters 16-21: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 1 13hrs 30mins Part 4 Chapters 1-9: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 2 Halfway point. Chapter 10: Introduction to The Return of Sherlock Holmes Chapters 11-21: The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Part 1 14hrs 7mins Part 5 Chapters 1-2: The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Part 2 Chapter 3: Introduction to The Valley of Fear Chapters 4-18: The Valley of Fear Chapter 19: Introduction to His Last Bow Chapters 20-21: His Last Bow, Part 1 9hrs 15mins Part 6 Chapters 1-7: His Last Bow, Part 2 Chapter 8: Introduction to The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes Chapters 9-20: The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes and Closing Credits 15hrs 8mins

  14. 5 out of 5

    A.M.

    2435 pages or in audio book, 71 hrs 58 mins. Let’s call it 72 hours. All four novels and five short story collections. A Study in Scarlet The Sign of Four The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Hound of the Baskervilles The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Valley of Fear His Last Bow The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes It even includes the only work written in third person pov [it was originally a stage play]. It is very odd to have things happening without Dr Watson there to descri 2435 pages or in audio book, 71 hrs 58 mins. Let’s call it 72 hours. All four novels and five short story collections. A Study in Scarlet The Sign of Four The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Hound of the Baskervilles The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Valley of Fear His Last Bow The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes It even includes the only work written in third person pov [it was originally a stage play]. It is very odd to have things happening without Dr Watson there to describe them to us. And another two that Holmes himself narrates for us: The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier and The Adventure of the Lion's Mane. In the Valley of Fear, Doyle writes what is basically an undercover cop story. Is it one of the first? The last set of stories from the Casebook, contain a few of the more unfamiliar elements: Holmes’ love of Turkish baths, the ‘come at once’ note, a bit more of his overt racism, and Sussex vampires. Ikr? [no… story brain] Racism is, sadly, a flavour of the time. I swear that volume has some of the better lines, as well. Some of the story ideas repeat but it is a set of work that had a real affect on the world. Changing police procedures, and generating Detective stories for all worlds and genres. The modern English police computer is called HOLMES. Of course it is. I love the way that often the servants know exactly what’s going on, but no one bothered to ask them. 72 hours is a lot of walking. But truthfully, it’s going very quickly. Fry is a brilliant narrator. I adored these books when I was a child and still have my hardback collection. I even covered them in clear plastic during my ‘I want to be a librarian’ phase. Yes, I wanted to be a librarian and an opera singer, as I recall. Weird kid. Damn, Fry - I’m walking 9km a day! In one story, The adventure of the Abbey Grange, he not only nails an Australian accent, he nails a SOUTH Australian accent. They’re different. He talks at length before each volume on how Holmes affected his own life. And I learned some things about Doyle as well. I did not know he was obsessed with magic and unexplained phenomena. It strikes me as most amusing that Doyle gave us the most clear headed and logical character; one who was so completely at odds with his own nature. Sadly, he was fleeced by such people. 5 stars

  15. 5 out of 5

    Bart

    Sherlock Holmes stories are remarkable, and with Stephen Fry as narrator, it's a magical story!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Dyan

    I did it! I finished! I listened to this collection on audiobook and I must say, it was a great experience. The narrator was Stephen Fry, and his narration is just wonderful! Sadly, I didn't jot down which stories I liked over others, and they would be too many to recap anyway, so I'll just say a few words about the collection as a whole: I really liked it! I'm glad I finally read this classic of its genre and I'm also happy I read them on audiobook, as I don't know for sure if I would've powered m I did it! I finished! I listened to this collection on audiobook and I must say, it was a great experience. The narrator was Stephen Fry, and his narration is just wonderful! Sadly, I didn't jot down which stories I liked over others, and they would be too many to recap anyway, so I'll just say a few words about the collection as a whole: I really liked it! I'm glad I finally read this classic of its genre and I'm also happy I read them on audiobook, as I don't know for sure if I would've powered my way through if I had had to read all of it myself. While definitely enjoyable and well thought-out, when listening to these stories back-to-back, I began to notice that they all followed the same pattern and this repetitiveness did bore me a bit once in a while. Thinking back to how this collection will have come out in many separate installments in its own time, however, I can imagine that this wouldn't be the case. If you're thinking of borrowing or buying the print version, I would suggest reading one 'book' at a time. Sure, the beautiful collector's editions can be enchanting, but I think you will get the most out of it if you read a book once in a while!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Deanna

    Sherlock Holmes is reliably good-not-great for me, and still worth the occasional nostalgic re-read.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Muphyn

    This will take some time... 72 hours of Sherlock Holmes, phew. I expect that I'll have listened to most of these previously but Stephen Fry narrates them so deliciously and these stories never seem to get old that it'll be hours of audio fun. :) Wow, I've done it! 2 1/2 months and 73 hours later, I've listened to EVERY SINGLE SHERLOCK HOLMES story ever published! They are all deliciously ingenious, some more than others but it's amazing how 100 years later, they are still captivating and withstand This will take some time... 72 hours of Sherlock Holmes, phew. I expect that I'll have listened to most of these previously but Stephen Fry narrates them so deliciously and these stories never seem to get old that it'll be hours of audio fun. :) Wow, I've done it! 2 1/2 months and 73 hours later, I've listened to EVERY SINGLE SHERLOCK HOLMES story ever published! They are all deliciously ingenious, some more than others but it's amazing how 100 years later, they are still captivating and withstand the test of time. Of course, there are plenty of patriarchal ideas, some outdated stereotypes around femininity and such but the characters are incredibly resilient and entertain the reader/listener nonetheless. And Stephen Fry is an absolute delight to listen to. Half the time you forget that it's only one person creating all the different voices and characters. The introductions to each Sherlock Holmes volume is a nice touch, enjoyed that. * A Study in Scarlet ★★★★☆ * The Sign of Four ★★★★☆ * The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal in Bohemia ★★★★☆ - The Adventure of the Red-Headed League ★★★☆☆ - A Case of Identity ★★★☆☆ - The Boscombe Valley Mystery ★★★★☆ - 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 ★★★☆☆ - The Adventure of the Copper Beeches ★★★★☆ * The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jazzy Lemon

    Brilliant read, Stephen does all the accents and makes the stories such a pleasure !

  20. 4 out of 5

    Bookish Nessie

    Audiobook not finished. Completed: A Study in Scarlet ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Sign of Four ⭐⭐⭐ The Adventures of S. Holmes ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Hound of Baskervilles ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ His Last Bow ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Stephen Fry's voice ✨✨✨✨✨

  21. 5 out of 5

    Cloak88

    This here is a true literary classic! The Sherlock Holmes collection of novels and short stories is in it's entirety, a work of art. This massive audio-collection of 72 hours includes all of Holmes's stories, and a true delight to listen to. Especially so because of the added context and flare given by narrator Stephen Fry (who in his own right is a SH fan). In short this is an almost mandatory example of quality literature for any old school detective stories. Ps. As a side note I would like to a This here is a true literary classic! The Sherlock Holmes collection of novels and short stories is in it's entirety, a work of art. This massive audio-collection of 72 hours includes all of Holmes's stories, and a true delight to listen to. Especially so because of the added context and flare given by narrator Stephen Fry (who in his own right is a SH fan). In short this is an almost mandatory example of quality literature for any old school detective stories. Ps. As a side note I would like to add that, in all I was surprised by how modern the language use was in this novel. Even though it was written well over a century ago, I had no problems following everything that happened.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Nancie Lafferty

    Masterful narration by Stephen Fry of a timeless set of detective stories. Thanks Audible for producing this wonderful experience - and free, even!!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kiesha ~ 1Cheekylass

    I am totally in love with this collection. It's taken me 3 decades to finally appreciate the GENIUS of Sherlock Holmes and my Dear Watson. There are so many great stories in this collection. I think A Study in Scarlett was my favorite but many other short stories were equally as brilliant. I'm totally hooked, so much so that I'm considering STARTING the series again. This was 70+ hours of bliss! Highly recommended for anyone who loves Mysteries. Stephen Fry's narration was UTTERLY brilliant. I wis I am totally in love with this collection. It's taken me 3 decades to finally appreciate the GENIUS of Sherlock Holmes and my Dear Watson. There are so many great stories in this collection. I think A Study in Scarlett was my favorite but many other short stories were equally as brilliant. I'm totally hooked, so much so that I'm considering STARTING the series again. This was 70+ hours of bliss! Highly recommended for anyone who loves Mysteries. Stephen Fry's narration was UTTERLY brilliant. I wish that I could give this 10 stars! This will go in my favorites pile, top 10 easily.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Ella

    Individual ratings for each book below. A Study in Scarlet, 1-8% (06/08/20) - 2.5 stars. This probably would have got 3 or 4 stars if not for the whole Mormon section. Like why did I need 5 chapters on Mormon history, etc. in this murder mystery book. Yes, I understand the reasons why but it was boring and honestly unnecessary, and just wHY?! Part 1 of the story was fine and fun and interesting, and part 2 picked up after the ‘escape’ from the mormons but still. Plus, while I know the main ch Individual ratings for each book below. A Study in Scarlet, 1-8% (06/08/20) - 2.5 stars. This probably would have got 3 or 4 stars if not for the whole Mormon section. Like why did I need 5 chapters on Mormon history, etc. in this murder mystery book. Yes, I understand the reasons why but it was boring and honestly unnecessary, and just wHY?! Part 1 of the story was fine and fun and interesting, and part 2 picked up after the ‘escape’ from the mormons but still. Plus, while I know the main characters from the BBC adaptation and I’m sure I imposed my existing feelings onto them as a result, they were all very one-dimensional characters and I am a very character-driven reader, so that was kind of disappointing. The Sign of Four, 8-15% (07/08/20) - 1 or 2 stars. Wow, the racism jumped out in this one. Damn. The first half wasn’t so bad but towards the end in particular it was very uncomfortable to read to be honest. And Sherlock saying women are never to be completely trusted was disappointing. I know these books were written in the late nineteenth century by a British white man but goddamnit I had higher hopes. Another thing I’ve noticed is the way the murderer’s backstory is revealed has been so long in both stories so far and I don’t find that particularly enjoyable or interesting. I definitely prefer the Sherlock and Watson part of the books to whatever long-winded stories the murderers have. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 15-32% (07/08/20-08/08/20) - 3 stars. Ok this was the best so far. I kind of found the second half of the first two books a bit boring with the murderer’s entire backstory being told when i really didn’t care that much. That wasn’t such a problem with these short stories so I appreciated that. The characters are still very one-dimensional but it’s also less noticeable in this format as there is so many other things going on. One thing I have noticed though is that the reveal of the mystery isn’t always something the reader really has a part in, we just get the mystery and then we’re told by Sherlock what it all means. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, 32-47% (09/08/20) - 4 stars. This is my new favourite. I’m not sure what it was exactly that I preferred to The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes but I liked most of the stories in this one more. It started strong with Silver Blaze and ended stronger with the introduction (and apparent send off) of Moriarty. There were a couple in the middle that I didn’t enjoy quite as much, I think partly because they were stories recounted to John by Sherlock so it didn’t feel as involved (I’m not sure what word I’m looking for there). Either way this has easily taken the place of my favourite instalment as of yet, which was unexpected before I started reading as I had only ever heard of A Study in Scarlet and the Hound of The Baskervilles. The Hound of the Baskervilles, 47-57% (09/08/20) - 4 or 5 stars. I’m not sure where to start. I really really enjoyed this book. Which was not something I was anticipating after I was so disappointed by both A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four. I don’t know if this may be something to do with the fact it’s the fifth Sherlock book I’ve read in a row so I have just become more used to the language and Arthur Conan Doyle’s storytelling but yeah. This book was intriguing, exciting and just a little bit spooky and I felt fully immersed into the setting of the moors and the lives of the characters, which isn’t something I have particularly felt yet in the rest of the series. The Return of Sherlock Holmes, 57-76% (10/08/20-11/08/20) - 4 stars. Another fun collection of short stories in the Sherlock Holmes universe. I can officially say I have become well and truly enthralled in these books and I can’t believe I’ve read 6 of them now. I am really happy I persevered through the first couple because I had started regretting setting the challenge of reading these books until I got to The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and since then I have been actively enjoying reading them. It has been really interesting reading these stories and being able to recognise the episodes of the BBC adaptation some of them inspired and I am very excited to rewatch that when I have finished the last 3 books. I am also starting to become better at picking up on the clues and have been feeling a bit proud of myself in correctly guessing some of the mysteries. One thing I will say though; what the hell happened to Mary? When Sherlock reveals himself to Watson 3 years after his supposed death, Watson quickly moves back in to 221B Baker Street with no reference to Mary. It was just a bit confusing that she’s not been mentioned once in any sort of explanation. Am I just to assume she died?? The Valley of Fear, 76-86% (11/08/20) - 2 stars. The first half of this book was fine. We were following Sherlock and Watson on another mystery in the English countryside, as you might expect and it was a solid 3 stars, it may have risen to a 4 depending on how it all wrapped up. However, I was disappointed to discover that this book did the thing that both A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four did which I did not enjoy and that The Hound of the Baskervilles did not do - which may have been part of why I liked that one so much. The entire second half of this book was set in America 20 years in the past following characters I could not have cared less for, telling us the backstory of the ‘current day’ mystery. I was pretty bored throughout as a result and so my star rating was lowered. His Last Bow, 86-97% (11/08/20) - 3 stars. His Last Bow had ups and downs for me. For example, the first story - The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge - was one I did not like, the language was uncomfortable as were some of the attitudes. This was followed by The Adventure of The Red Circle which I did quite enjoy and then by The Adventure of The Cardboard Box which literally started with a copy and pasted section from an earlier short story. I am not kidding. It was exactly the same few pages as a story from The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes and it confused me greatly until I looked it up and then continued reading to find out it lead into a different mystery. Also in this instalment I correctly guessed a number of the mysteries - or at least elements of them which again I’m not sure if its cause I’m just smart like that or the stories were becoming kind of predictable. However, I do have to mention The Adventure of The Devil’s Foot which was essentially just Batman Begins but in the early twentieth century and my familiarity with that film may account for my guessing the mystery. I will say though that made it a very fun story to read. The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, (12/08/20) - 2 or 3 stars. I think this may have been my least favourite short story collection. It may be partly my fault in choosing to read all 9 of the books in the series over a single week, but I really couldn’t tell if the stories were getting very repetitive or I was just getting very good at predicting their outcomes. Part of my issue with this book was that a few of the stories were from Sherlock’s perspective alone and did not feature Watson at all - and a lot of what I have really enjoyed about this series is the friendship between the two characters so I just wasn’t as interested when Watson wasn’t there. Sherlock also irritated me a bit in this one with some of his comments in this area saying that Watson moving out of Baker Street - and having his own life - was selfish of him and that rubbed me the wrong way. Plus there was another story or two in this collection with particularly uncomfortable language so that did not help. OVERALL - 3 stars. I am very happy that reading these books was something I set out to do as for the most part I did have quite a fun time. My favourite book was easily The Hound of the Baskervilles and it is one which I will soon be buying physically for my shelves with the intention to re-read in the future.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Brian

    I always wanted to read the Sherlock Holmes books but I'm glad I waited for this set. This single title contains all the novels as well as 4 of the 5 short stories (I don't know why they left out the case-book) and its delivered spectacularly by Stephen Fry. I'm only through the first book and partially into the second but I feel safe to say that giving the entire collection 5 stars at this point is a no-brainer. Best part is, you can own it for free is you sign up for a 30-day membership to Audibl I always wanted to read the Sherlock Holmes books but I'm glad I waited for this set. This single title contains all the novels as well as 4 of the 5 short stories (I don't know why they left out the case-book) and its delivered spectacularly by Stephen Fry. I'm only through the first book and partially into the second but I feel safe to say that giving the entire collection 5 stars at this point is a no-brainer. Best part is, you can own it for free is you sign up for a 30-day membership to Audible (or use a single credit in lieu of the $50+ price tag).

  26. 5 out of 5

    Deborah

    Sublime. Having all of Sherlock's adventures in one place is awesome enough, but Stephen Fry does a masterful job of bringing the audio version to life. At times I felt as if I was watching the stories unfurl, not listening. Highly recommended for those new to -and familiar with - the Conan Doyle masterpiece.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Alex ♈

    One of my 1st authors, who made me love reading. It's a classic, it's a literature. So, why not to reread it for 175th time? 😉 66 stories, it will be marked as read at least 10 times 😎👩🏻‍🎓

  28. 5 out of 5

    Erik Warming

    All of Sherlock Holmes - 72 hours with Steven Fry. Loved it! But I did cheat a bit, taking breaks with others books, as this is a heavy meal to go through in one sitting.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Marjo

    Stick a fork in it! It's done! I don't regret the time and money spent on this, it's generally pretty good. But there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    Take that you 71 hour bitch! I think I’ve been working on this for more than a year!

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