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巴斯克維爾的獵犬 (Sherlock Holmes #5, 7)

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This volume contains two of the greatest Sherlock Holmes novels penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Hound of the Baskervilles is the classic detective chiller. The Baskerville family is haunted by a phantom beast which roams the mist-enshrouded wilds of Dartmoor. Now The Hound seems to be stalking the young Sir Henry, new heir to the Baskerville estate. Is this devilish ...more
Paperback, 477 pages
Published January 2009 by 好讀發行 : 知己圖書總經銷
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Jo Lisa
So, here I am, with 35 minutes to spare! I have met my 100 book challenge! I am sad to say that this book was not a good one in my opinion... The 1st part was moving along when the 2nd part happened upon me, and it was a flashback... It was full of what I considered to be unnecessary details. It was not at all like the other Doyle books that I have read!

OH, I forgot to say that my above review was about The Valley of Fear... NOT The Hound... The Hound was AMAZING!!
Xime García
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Sergio
Apr 14, 2016 Sergio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Hound of the Baskervilles I opened first when I was a school kid, and it was in translation and, probably, an adaptation. Hence my memory of it was very poor and I read the original now as a tale new to me. A few things I guessed before the author (and Mr Holmes) related them but that did not spoil the pleasure. A great story indeed.
Of The Valley of Fear I never heard before. I like how it is told, in two parts: first what had happened, and then how and where all this originated and develope
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Jolanda
This book has both the Hound of the Baskervilles as the Valley of Fear in it, so I'll be reviewing them both.
I must say that I think these are my favourite Sherlock Holmes stories so far.
I first started off with the strange occurings at Baskerville manor. Comparing this novel to the first two, A Study in Scarlet and the Sign of the Four, you can see how much Doyle has grown as a writer. He grasps the attention of the reader much better than he did in the two former novels and he takes you on an
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Susan
Oct 10, 2012 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, 2012
Though familiar with this story from various TV adaptations, I've never read the actual story (I KNOW, right?), so this gave me a feeling of experiencing this brand new. I hadn't realized the story was basically a narration of Dr. Watson's journal which made it telling, not doing, so I'm not sure I liked that aspect of the story. Only at the end when he finally meets up with Holmes does the story take on a here and now tone. Does that make any sense?

Once again it feels like Holmes is absent thro
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Lina
I had expected much more from this, but to no avail.

The Hound of the Baskervilles
This took me way too long to read. I started in late August, and didn't finish until early December. I'm blaming school, but I also find that the novel-length Sherlock Holmes stories can be quite boring. The story in itself was interesting, but it felt a bit dragged out. Honestly, I think I would have enjoyed it more if it was a bit shorter and a bit more fast paced says the girl who spent nearly four months reading
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Teneille
Mar 04, 2014 Teneille rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant! Wonderful!
Keriann Davey
As this is two books in one I am going review them both separately.

The Hound Of The Baskervilles 5/5 stars

“He said that there were no traces upon the ground round the body. He did not observe any. but I did - some little distance off, but fresh and clear"
"Footprints?"
"Footprints."

"A man's or a woman's?"

Dr. Mortimer looked strangely at us for an instant, and his voice sank almost to a whisper as he answered: "Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of s gigantic hound!”


I loved this book, it was a bi
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Gulsina
Jan 17, 2017 Gulsina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Такая атмосфера, такие приятные персонажи
Kally Sheng
The Hound of the Baskervilles: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2852 or http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3070
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Audio): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/9552
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Audio): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21520
CONTENTS
Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes
Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
Chapter 3. The Problem
Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
Chapter 5. Three Broken Threads
Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
Chapter 8
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Khalid Al Khalili
Aug 20, 2012 Khalid Al Khalili rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The change in the manner of storytelling has brought back my initially experienced joy! The Hound of the Baskervilles is brilliantly told, the twists and turns is excellent, and the display in Holmes' prowess and calculating nature is illustrated marvelously. The Valley of Fear is not to be shadowed by the dark nature of its predecessor, as it contains a similarly dark and sinister plot that is structured from beginning to end with skill and great imagination. I thoroughly enjoyed both stories a ...more
J4
Feb 19, 2008 J4 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two parts.
Part One - Hound of the Baskervilles. appox. 200 pages.

Old skool suspense in the English country side. A ghostly hell hound terrorizes the Baskerville family for generations. Holmes, Watson and company fight to save the last hier to the Baskerville fortune and attempt to solve the mysterious death surrounding the elderly Charles Baskerville. Using logic and reason, will Holmes and Watson be able to solve the mystery surrounding the Hound of the Baskervilles or is the ghastly spectre
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Jeffery Moulton
I first read The Hound of the Baskervilles in 7th grade. I was trying to be sophisticated at the time and forced my way through it along with several other Sherlock Holmes books and short stories. I liked Hound at the end, largely because it felt like such a triumph of someone my age, but I admit that I didn't fully understand it at the time.

The wonderful BBC update of the character with its brilliant revision of old cases, renewed my interest in the famous consulting detective and this book onc
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Masanobu
The Hound of the Baskervilles: 4 stars
It's more entertaining than I remembered, with ominous moors, supernatural agents, secret wives, secret children and not one, but two murderers. The only downside is that Sherlock doesn't appear as much as I would have liked.

The Valley of Fear: 2.5 stars
Its structure reminded me of A Study in Scarlet: an interesting mystery set in the novel's present where Sherlock is able to use his Sherlockian superpowers to deduct the murderer, and a boring flashback set
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Ugh
Jan 01, 2010 Ugh rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, I read The Hound of the Baskervilles last Christmas, and I enjoyed it, but obviously not all that much, as I left it a year before reading The Valley of Fear. They're both enjoyable festive fare, but Baskervilles had a little too much daft supernatural silliness if I remember rightly. Valley is more of a satisfyingly straight murder mystery, but only until about half-way through, at which point it switches to an almost entirely separate story. It was a bit strange and disappointing, not le ...more
Nicole
Well, what can I say about this book which have not almost been proclaimed.
I have read the Hound more than once and for me Holmes was never better than in this story!
Doyle wrote four novels and fifty six short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes and his friend Watson.
But what makes this one so special, at least for me?
Maybe because, unlike in the other three Holmes novels, which have flashbacks in which Holmes is not directly involved,here he has a continious narrative.
Although he is absent from t
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Austin Somlo
Dec 23, 2016 Austin Somlo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Valley of Fear has a similar set-up as A Study in Scarlet and reads like an exciting yarn of adventure.

So, it comes in two parts: the first the mystery and the second the background story. Finally, it comes with a fateful conclusion which seemingly acts as a prelude to The Final Problem, written many years before, leading to Sherlock Holmes' death during his showdown with Professor Moriarty.

Naturally enough, that's why Watson proclaims that he had never heard of Moriarty before when in fac
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Rosa
Curious as to how much of the BBC's Sherlock takes from the original stories I decided to give this a lesson. I liked the story alot however, my version seemed to be a little confused as discs 4 & 5 appeared to be from another set and disc 6 appeared to be from the original set but covered the same material as disc 5. I liked the narrator on discs 1-3 & 6 more then I liked the narrator from 4 & 5. The Valley of Fear appears to be missing or was at the end of disc 6. I admit to being ...more
Michael
Aug 28, 2010 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Continuing my way through all the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes story. This review is only for The Valley of Fear. I already read the Hound of the Baskervilles, which I previously reviewed. The Valley of Fear is a fun book, and much like A Study in Scarlet, it includes a lengthy flashback to give context to the crime Holmes and Watson are investigating. The story is pretty enjoyable, and there is a nice twist in the flashback story. Definitely not as good of a novel as the Hound of the ...more
Sean Kennedy
Nov 30, 2009 Sean Kennedy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The Hound of the Baskervilles" is Sherlock Holmes' best known and best-loved mystery, and it is worthy of that accolade - but in my opinion "The Valley of Fear" is just as good. Maybe because the twist is more surprising - if you are reading Holmes in chronological order of stories you will know that the hound cannot be supernatural in any way, so even though the paranormal elements are creepy you cannot really be shocked by the revelation as Holmes puts it together. Maybe to other readers "The ...more
Christina
The Hound of the Baskervilles is an amazing an thrilling story and by far the best Homes story I have read so far. alone I would give it 5 starst, but the reason I only give this book 3 stars, is because of part two of the Valley of Fear. The first part is truly great, but the second part is not as great, because neither Homes or Watson is a part of it. I get why it's like that, but I thought it was too long a story without the two reasons why I love these stories.
But I will definitely recommen
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Brett
Mar 20, 2007 Brett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Mystery
I love me some Sherlock Holmes. This cat is who the cool kids wanted to be back at the turn of the (last) century. The Hound of the Baskervilles is the longest Holmes tale I've read by Sir Arthur Canon Doyle, and I certainly wasn't disappointed. Watson is the narrator as always, and in this one you get to see more of him than Holmes, really. But it's spooky, haunting, and possesses a mystery with an air of the supernatural. (Note: I didn't read the Valley of Fear in this volume yet, but I will u ...more
Anna Mcfarland
Aug 03, 2013 Anna Mcfarland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although very different from the modern adaption of BBC, The Hound of Baskervilles deserves its place on your shelf. Is there a diabolical hound on the trail of the Baskervilles or is it a figment of an over-active imagination?

In Valley of Fear, the curtain opens with a man named Douglas being murdered in his own home surrounded by a moat. How did that happen? Holmes' investigation will surprise you. The flashback can become lengthy at times; but in the end, it is very satisfying.
Bonnie Staughton
Nov 04, 2013 Bonnie Staughton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have watched Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett on TV for many years and the new adaptation with Benedict Cumberbatch,plus the 2 movies with Robert Downey, Jr. but had never read any of the stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. From the first word, in my mind I was seeing Jeremy Brett as Sherlock in the book.

The 2 stories, "The Hound of the Baskerville" and "The Valley of Fear" were both great and I enjoyed them both. A definite "must read" for anyone who enjoys the adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
Joevarian
Jun 28, 2011 Joevarian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature
Cukup samar juga saya mengingat kasus yang ada di novel ini karena sudah lama sekali semenjak saya membaca novel ini. Hal yang paling saya ingat adalah lembah penuh teror itu sendiri dan introduksi terhadap Professor Moriarty di sini. Walaupun tidak terlalu ingat kasusnya, tapi entah mengapa saya menyukai novel ini. Mungkin saya perlu membaca ulang novel ini dan menuliskan review ulang dari novel ini.
Mike  Davis
Nov 27, 2010 Mike Davis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 'Hound' is perhaps the best of the four 'long' Sherlock Holmes mysteries. I read this and "The Valley of Fear" as an eBook. The 'valley' uses Doyle's flashback technique to establish the characters and their setting after the mystery is complete, although there are surprises even so. Great read for any mystery fan.
Chazzle
Maybe almost 4 stars, but it took me so long to complete, I couldn't quite give it that 4th star. (I only read "Hound", not "Valley".)

Still, quite a good book. Thankfully, as with all the Holmes by Doyle I've encountered, this title bears the virtues of charming writing and complete, almost replete, explanations of Holmes' logic.
Moose
Feb 13, 2011 Moose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, I have never understood why The Hound of the Baskervilles was the most famous of all the stories. It's not that the book is horrible, it's that it doesn't have a twist like Murder on the Orient Express. It is a good Sherlock Holmes story; however, expectations should be lowered slightly.
StitchingDeb
Sep 02, 2015 StitchingDeb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone with a hankering for classics and certainly anyone who likes a good mystery!
I loved reading this classic! I tried to figure out "who" done it and couldn't, but loved trying while reading. Very well written and descriptive - I felt like I was on the moors at times. This is a definite recommendation and probable re-read!
Luis Zaldivar
Todo iba bien mientras leía el Sabueso de los Baskerville. Se va a convertir en uno de mis relatos favoritos. Pero el Valle del Terror... Empezó más o menos, toda una intriga. Pero se volvió más aburrido que nada. Es un relato pésimo y con un final bastante malo. Pero bueno, ya acabé.
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