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The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Audio CD, Unabridged, 9 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by In Audio
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I love this collection of smart mystery stories that Mr. Holmes seems to solve in an instant. Thhinking back, I cannot even think of a favorite because they were all so different and most of the resolutions were pretty shocking. (view spoiler) I love Holmes' amazing skills and quick wit and charm. I cannot wait to read more from him. (view spoiler) ...more
Aug 17, 2012 Ed rated it really liked it
Originally published in 1892. Sherlock Holmes series - Recorded - 12 SS: 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 -- The adventure of the copper beeches
Aug 30, 2011 MaryAlice is currently reading it
Listening to this one in car...funniest thing though, in the middle of A Study in Scarlet, I was suddenly listening to a tale about a lone surviving pioneer in the American west who I think goes on to become a Mormon, or maybe even to start the Mormon ahead a few chapters and I was back on Baker Street, where I belonged, but it was trippy! I need to go do some research to find out what it was.....
Jan 17, 2014 Heather rated it liked it
I really enjoyed about half of these stories. The ones where Sherlock was most involved were the best, but others (The Engineer's Thumb, for instance) where some person just tells Sherlock a curious story were not that great. However, it was really cool to see some if these played out while re-watching the new Sherlock series. I will probably read/listen to the other volumes, but I think I need a little break for now.
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Jun 02, 2015 Swathi Manda rated it it was amazing
Evergreen classic. The typical mysterious and meticulous writing style immediately transports the reader into the observation and deduction mode. Even then, in the end one has no other way but to agree that one has never seen a detective greater or passionate than Sherlock. :)
Jun 06, 2015 Simon rated it it was amazing
They're all here and are always worth a read to recalibrate your sleuthing skills. This collection I have both read as text and listened too and both formats are excellent. Each story is well written with fiendish crimes and very logical solutions.
Jul 10, 2011 Dele added it
Awesome, just awesome stories... Also a good way to boost an eclectic vocabulary...
Jun 10, 2014 Nella rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, adult, audiobook
Think this is the first time Holmes meets Irene Adler and she bests him.
Jan 13, 2012 Lissie rated it really liked it
Very fascinating and fun read.
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Simply brilliant.
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Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish. They were married in 1855.

Although he is now referred to as "Conan Doyle", the origin of this compound surname (if that is how he meant it to be understood) is uncertain. His baptism record
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