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The Adventure Of The Three Students (The Return of Sherlock Holmes)

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Published (first published 1904)
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bookaholic_kim
I have always loved Sherlock Holmes because of the movie and the series but hasn't actually read any of it. And I hate my self for that so I had to read one at least. But because I am in reading slump, I listened to the audio book instead. The narrator is really awesome. I forgot his name but his voice is really nice.

Sherlock Holmes short stories are always awesome and are good to read when you are in a reading slump. And of course the characters and the humor make it exciting together with the
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Jacki Rose
Mar 03, 2013 Jacki Rose rated it really liked it
"For once you have fallen low. Let us see, in the future, how high you can rise."
Jason Parent
May 05, 2016 Jason Parent rated it liked it
Meh. No murders. I like murder. :) A nice little mystery, but the stakes were of little importance to all but one or two people.
Cintia
Jul 31, 2015 Cintia rated it really liked it
Good Sherlock Holmes mystery, as usual. I love his power of deduction, that will never change. With his stories, it's never time wasted!
Dan Wilson
Nov 02, 2016 Dan Wilson rated it liked it
The Adventure of the Three Students is mediocre in comparison to the many Sherlock Holmes stories it follows. It suffers from two main weaknesses: first, from the present-day reader's viewpoint, the stakes (someone cheated on the test!) are very low, and second, Doyle (with an assist from illustrator Sidney Paget) telegraphs the solution to the puzzle, at least for those who have read the previous Holmes stories. On the bright side, it is still fun to watch Holmes at work, and at least some ...more
Roberto Mattos
Nov 10, 2014 Roberto Mattos rated it really liked it
In this story, Sherlock Holmes finds himself in a famous university town (probably either Oxford or Cambridge) when a tutor and lecturer of St Luke's College, Mr. Hilton Soames, brings him an interesting problem. Someone had been into Soames’s office and looked at the galley proofs of an exam he was going to give. Soames had gone to a friend’s for tea and locked his office. When he came back an hour later, he found a key in the lock. His servant, Bannister, forgot his key after he found Soames ...more
Alex Basewell
Jun 05, 2016 Alex Basewell rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics
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Rajan
Jul 18, 2015 Rajan rated it it was amazing
A very mysterious story of my most favorite fictitious character of all time, Sherlock Holmes.
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Diego Guerra
Apr 11, 2014 Diego Guerra rated it liked it
Definitely not one of the best Sherlock Holmes stories - prior to this one (and I've been reading all them in the order they were published), I've only rated Holmes stories with 4 or 5 stars. This one, however, though it has all the classical elements of a Sherlock Holmes adventure, is comparatively uninteresting. The crime itself is quite dull (and of little consequence), the characters involved are hardly appealing, and it does not present any unique "feature of interest", to quote the great ...more
Pavla
Mar 02, 2015 Pavla rated it it was amazing
This story is about the great detective Mr. Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson. At first, he doesn't get into Prof. Soames' case. But when he learns the details, Mr.Holmes really gets interested and decides to help.
On the eve of the Greek translation test someone comes into Professor's house and copies the examination material. Three students are suspected...
I liked the story. It's interesting, exciting and unpredictable. Mr. Holmes is brilliant. His logic is accurate and the way of thinking is u
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Collin A.
Nov 15, 2013 Collin A. rated it liked it
Holmes' and Watson's short adventure in the academic environment was nice change of pace for the two detectives. This story catalogue various pressures faced on academic students as well as the responsibilities that entail those students. In the end, lessons were learned, and everything turned out for the best.
Serena
Apr 01, 2016 Serena rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
the Return of Sherlock Holmes

My Rating System:
* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.
Amy
I listened to this on audiobook as part of the Great Classic Mysteries II collection. This was a typical Sherlock Holmes story, but it was quite nicely narrated by Simon Vance.
Jeff Yoak
This story is a bit off the beaten path with Holmes attempting to learn which of three students has cheated on academic work. Though different from his usual need to uncover a murderer or other serious criminal, all the hallmarks of Holmes's method are present.
Rao Javed
Feb 10, 2015 Rao Javed rated it liked it
Shelves: short-story
Like most of, Sherlock books this was an other common story. The case was such a small one that even Sherlock was not ready to do it at first but then he changed his mind.

Much like others stories.
-OVer and Out
Rao Umar
Doublezerodomino
Jul 16, 2016 Doublezerodomino rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, audio
Short and sweet. I guessed the student correctly based on the clump of mud but still have far to go on my sleuthing skills.
Joanne G.
Nov 16, 2013 Joanne G. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic, mystery
Who stole the exam? Three young men who are eligible for a large scholarship are the prime suspects.
Billy Rodriguez
Aug 31, 2015 Billy Rodriguez rated it really liked it
Shelves: sherlock-holmes
Saw the ending coming. It's nice to have figured it out, but it felt a little too easy. Still, a good story.
Amélie Boucher
Aug 22, 2015 Amélie Boucher rated it liked it
Predictable, but with a nice twist.

"For once you have fallen low. Let us see, in the future, how high you can rise."
Nik
Dec 08, 2015 Nik rated it liked it
Shelves: audio-books
I love a well read Sherlock Holmes story. This was well done on You Tube. Great narration. Not the best story from The Return of Sherlock Holmes collection, but still enjoyable during a hot bath.
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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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“« Aujourd’hui, vers trois heures, les épreuves sont arrivées de chez l’imprimeur. L’exercice consiste en la moitié d’un chapitre de Thucydide. Je dois le relire avec attention car le texte doit être rigoureusement correct. À quatre heures trente, ma tâche n’était pas achevée. J’avais, cependant, promis à un ami de prendre le thé avec lui, j’ai donc laissé les épreuves sur mon bureau. Je me suis absenté à peine plus d’une heure. « Vous savez, Mr. Holmes,” 0 likes
“« Aujourd’hui, vers trois heures, les épreuves sont arrivées de chez l’imprimeur. L’exercice consiste en la moitié d’un chapitre de Thucydide. Je dois le relire avec attention car le texte doit être rigoureusement correct. À quatre heures trente, ma tâche n’était pas achevée. J’avais, cependant, promis à un ami de prendre le thé avec lui, j’ai donc laissé les épreuves sur mon bureau. Je me suis absenté à peine plus d’une heure. « Vous savez, Mr. Holmes, que les portes de notre université sont doubles : une matelassée à l’intérieur et une lourde porte en chêne à l’extérieur. De retour, en approchant de ma porte extérieure, je m’étonnai de voir une clef dans la serrure. J’ai pensé une seconde que c’était la mienne que j’avais oubliée là. Mais en tâtant ma poche, je constatai que ça n’était pas le cas. Le seul double existant, pour autant que je sache, est celui de mon domestique, Bannister – un homme qui s’occupe de mon domicile depuis dix ans et dont l’honnêteté est absolument hors de soupçon. Je découvris que la clef était cependant la” 0 likes
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