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Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes' Rediscovered Railway Stories Radio/TV Program

Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes' Rediscovered Railway Stories: Four original short stories

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Publisher's Summary

Benedict Cumberbatch reads these four new Sherlock Holmes stories by John Taylor: "An Inscrutable Masquerade", "The Conundrum of Coach 13", "The Trinity Vicarage Larceny" and "The 10.59 Assassin".

Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes stories, John Taylor has written four more mysteries featuring the world’s greatest detective.

Read by acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbatch, these new adventures share all the suspense of the original tales.

In a drawer in his bureau, Dr. Watson keeps a locked cedarwood chest – a ‘box of secrets’.

It contains an archive of notes referring to some of Holmes’ cases that, for one reason or another, never saw the light of day. Now, for the first time, Watson has decided to reveal the truth to the world....

In these four thrilling stories, Holmes experiments with the science of ballistics, locates some missing gold bullion, investigates the theft of a large amount of money and solves the baffling mystery of the Stovey murder.

©2015 BBC Worldwide (P)2015 BBC Worldwide

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    Elizabeth 20/09/2015
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    "WONDERFUL!"

    I listened to this on my way too and from work, and it was so good, I actually left early just to hear more! I must listen if you like Holmes and Watson!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    dmad 31/08/2015
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    "Really enjoyable"

    Good fun short mystery stories. Read well and thoroughly enjoyable, true to Conan Doyle's style.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 21/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome."

    Really really easy listen. ☺ ben was amazing. love Sherlock Holms. great story. thank u.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Parris Labeur
    5/09/15
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    "A great and very well produced audio book!"

    A real treat for any Sherlock Holmes fan. Enjoyed the fresh reintroduction of these adventures. Highly recommended audio book!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Eugenia
    Chatsworth, CA, US
    7/09/15
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    "Benedict can read a grocery list brilliantly"

    Who could possibly resist listening to Mr. Cumberbatch read anything?
    These stories are just so-so, but it's sheer pleasure hearing this brilliant and amazing actor!

    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • April
    CATONSVILLE, MD, US
    15/12/15
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    "Really entertaining"
    What made the experience of listening to Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes' Rediscovered Railway Stories the most enjoyable?

    I love Benedict Cumberbatch. Great voice to listen to as well and his performance of the characters is really great.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Watson. Usually in Sherlock Holmes stories Sherlock Holmes is my favorite character but in this series of short stories you just have more information and insight into Waston as the stories are told from his point of view and they are so short.


    Any additional comments?

    Not quite as good as any of the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but still entertaining and intriguing.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Amy Deringer Robinson
    Sugar Hill, GA
    6/12/15
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    "No One Writes Holmes Like Doyle"

    I've read almost every Holmes story there is and I'm a huge fan of Cumberbatch's interpretation in the BBC's current iteration.

    I was more than a little disappointed, then, to find that these stories did not capture my interest at all. The first was so obvious, with so little mystery, that I was yelling the conclusion at the unbearably slow Dr. Watson about midway through. The other stories improved in complexity somewhat, but without the extraordinary amount of knowledge that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle brought to his tales, Mr. Taylor's Holmes didn't seem to know much more about the world than I did myself.

    Benedict Cumberbatch's performance was as delightful and nuanced as one would expect, so the read wasn't a total loss. And the quality of the writing itself was very good. It just wasn't the Sherlock Holmes I know and love.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Tina Arnold
    Johnson City, TN United States
    23/11/15
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    "Narration by our generation's Sherlock"
    If you could sum up Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes' Rediscovered Railway Stories in three words, what would they be?

    3 words--brief-interesting-enjoyable


    What did you like best about this story?

    Each story was thorough and enjoyable.


    What does Benedict Cumberbatch bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Benedict's narration kept my attention and I felt I was getting my Sherlock fix.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    4 short stories for when you need a little Sherlock in your life.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Viktoria
    9/02/16
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    "That voice"
    What made the experience of listening to Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes' Rediscovered Railway Stories the most enjoyable?

    Benedict Cumberbatch has the most wonderful way of moving through each of the characters and placing you, the listener, in the room with them. Cumberbatch unfolds the mystery through the wonderful narratives written by John Taylor.


    Have you listened to any of Benedict Cumberbatch’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to Cumberbatch narrate anything before this & after finishing this book... I promptly spent all my money buying up everything he's ever narrated!


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoy! Any Benedict Cumberbatch fan will not regret it x

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Diana Køhler
    17/07/16
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    "Not Doyle"

    Though the stories are likeable they seem mostly like Sherlock Holmes because of Benedict Cumberbatch's reading of them than the stories themselves. Taylor is not another Arthur Conan Doyle for sure, but not bad either.

    Cumberbatch is great, though most of his different 'accents' are rather similar. He is Sherlock and it is a little difficult to listen to him read the stories as Watson, but this is a personal issue.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • John T.
    Alabama, USA
    10/01/16
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    "Great Reading"

    I love Cumberbatch's reading. It's perfect for Sherlock Holmes. The speed of this reading is also good. Others have been extremely slow.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Brooke K.
    30/12/15
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    "Sherlock read by Sherlock"

    Narration was excellent. Nothing like sherlock holmes stories being read by Benedict Cumberbatch! I would listen to it again!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sophia
    25/10/16
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    "loved it"

    Benedict really made this fun to listen to, i hope he does more Sherlock stories!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Rick 22
    England
    24/03/16
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    "Mixed"

    Average stories, good narration but really too short for the price. I found two of the four stories too simple, one other two unbelievable and the other worthy of Sherlock Holmes. Good narration by Benedict Cumberbatch with distinctive character voices.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • miss l hughes
    23/09/15
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    "Not bad"

    Stories were ok, nothing that I found mind blowing clever. Cumberbatch read beautifully. was nice easy train listening I guess.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
    14/09/15
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    "Entertaining"

    Surprisingly in keeping and realistic stories, I have read some 'new' Sherlock Holmes stories which have really grated, but these short ones are very good. Benedict Cumberbatch reading is good, although could have done with slightly more variation between Holmes and Watson to tell them apart. The other characters narration was good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rogayah
    Reading, United Kingdom
    27/08/16
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    "Good show"

    Well read and the puzzle or pieces of each of these crimes is explained by Holmes as he reveals the villain, but like the train's station stops the explanations are a bit brief. I feel both Watson and I are a bit dazed. They are short, enjoyable stories for all that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bee
    15/07/16
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    "Sherlock reading Sherlock :-)"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes' Rediscovered Railway Stories to be better than the print version?

    I found the audio wonderful, but I would still read the print version again and again but only listen to onces.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Benedict was able to bring Sherlock alive and kept you wanting to listen


    Which character – as performed by Benedict Cumberbatch – was your favourite?

    I have to say Sherlock


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    No Idea


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie Hardman
    United Kingdon
    8/07/16
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    "Benedict as more than Sherlock"

    If you want a quick fix of Sherlock and Benedict then this is ideal. Bit weird at first hearing him being Watson but he does the whole cast so well. Intriguing stories which are little bite size pieces of well written Holmes. Really enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • rodders
    17/05/16
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    "short but sweet"

    very short stories but they will keep you hook. I really enjoyed this audio book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • claire
    crook, United Kingdom
    5/04/16
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    "How could it not be a winner?"

    As if Cumberbatch reading anything sherlockian could be anything but gold. Love it. The voice fits the cannon perfectly and its a really nice rainy day listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yazzie
    5/03/16
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    "Sherlock Holmes new stories"

    easy to listern to a fresh set of short stories. No real indeapth investigations by the listerner is needed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kemi
    30/12/15
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    "Love it!!! "

    this is my ultimate combination, I love Sherlock and Benedict. The stories are in-keeping with originals and the performance was excellent. More More!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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