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Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection Audiobook

Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

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Publisher's Summary

"...it was reading the Sherlock Holmes stories as a boy that first turned me on to the power of writing and storytelling." (Stephen Fry)

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories. And, exclusively for Audible, Stephen has written and narrated nine insightful, intimate and deeply personal introductions to each title.

Stephen Fry is an English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, comedian, television presenter, film director and all round national treasure. He is the acclaimed narrator of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter audiobooks and most recently recorded The Tales of Max Carrados for Audible Studios. Stephen has contributed columns and articles to newspapers and magazines, appears frequently on radio and has written four novels and three volumes of autobiography.

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
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
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
Part 4
Chapters 1-9: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 2
Chapter 10: Introduction to The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Chapters 11-21: The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Part 1
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
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

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Stephen Fry (introductions); original text public domain (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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    Carlos 05/03/2017
    Carlos 05/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "well recommended"

    love stephen fry's narration and the story of cause is a a timeless classic thoroughly enjoyed it

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    pietj 01/03/2017
    pietj 01/03/2017
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    "Just getting going and"

    It is awesome. Stephen Fry's narration is so good. So glad I can continue my Sherlockian experience with such entertaining voices. 😁

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 07/04/2017
    Lisa 07/04/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Absolute classic performance of classic works"

    What can I say? I am overwhelmed by the quality of these audio books. What an absolute pleasure to sit back and listen to the amazing Mr Stephen Fry performing these works - do yourself a favour and download this right now! You will enjoy every second!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Agincourt 25/04/2017
    Agincourt 25/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "What a performance"

    We all know and love the Sherlock Holmes narrative but Stephen Fry absolutely brings them to life in this audio book - I've listened to it from beginning to end and enjoyed every moment of the 70 odd hours

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Agnew 24/04/2017
    Scott Agnew 24/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Couldnt stoo listening"

    Not only are these books a brilliant read but Stephen Fry has turned it into a master piece you wont be dissapointed

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    Matthew 13/04/2017
    Matthew 13/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "A fantastic collection"

    Not only is this an incredible amount of content for the same price as many titles that are the length of one chapter but an incredible full account of all that Sherlock Holmes has to offer. Read with all the care and attention you'd expect from a true professional, Stephen Fry delivers a variety of characters with consistency and accuracy to add the elements that are usually reserved for the imagination.

    This one will certainly be re read not only for entertainment but to get all the elements you missed the first time around.

    I can only hope that all the best titles are read by Fry as they become available. Arguably 6 stars for this one!

    Well done Audible.

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    Daniel 06/04/2017
    Daniel 06/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "brilliant of course"

    brilliant author, brilliant narrator, genius crime novels etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc

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    Amazon Customer 29/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant"

    An amazing set of stories that havnt aged a day. Masterfully narrated by Steven Fry, please do more

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Aaron Upward
    19/04/17
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    "WOW"

    I could listen to Stephen Fry all day, and I did, for multiple days, weeks even. This is a truely massive collection of stories and well worth the money!

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  • Amazon Customer
    14/04/17
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    "Sherlock is cool again"
    Would you listen to Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection again? Why?

    Timeless, riveting stories of who done it, how'd they do it and why they did it.This collection read by Stephen Fry is very good. His tone, diction and rhythm, not to mention British accent work for these classic mysteries very very well.


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  • Paul
    Northampton, United Kingdom
    6/03/17
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    "Location Location Location...."

    Love Stephen Frys narration
    Loved the books for 50 years
    Very good marketing by Audible, I bought it immediately and listened to Mr Frys introductions. He rightly points out that you can start anywhere but this isn't quite the case with the audiobook version. Whilst there is a chapter list on the website and on each download part the chapter numbers restart with each volume so the chapter numbers don't correlate. Also chapter numbers don't assist in finding a particular or favourite story. This is a terrible weakness for any compilation so I'd request audible to give it some thought and come up with a PDF file at leat to assist in. Avocation

    110 of 118 people found this review helpful
  • Colin S
    7/03/17
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    "Layout is an issue"
    Any additional comments?

    This would have been an undoubtable 5-star review. Sherlock Holmes read by Stephen Fry - of course - 5 star! However it is very difficult to navigate to individual books let alone stories and practically impossible on Alexa.

    60 of 66 people found this review helpful
  • Nicholas
    Stonehouse, Glos, United Kingdom
    22/03/17
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    "NAVIGARTION, NAVIGATION, NAVIGATION, TERRIBLE"
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    Excellent stories, brilliantly read. HOWEVER YOU CANNOT FIND YOUR WAY ROUND OVER 70 HOURS OF RECORDING. AUDIBLE YOU MUST SORT THIS. The whole production is RUINED by poor navigation because it is IMPOSSIBLE to find any particular book or short story unless you search the whole 70 hours of recording.

    33 of 36 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    8/03/17
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    "Navigation Navigation Navigation..."
    What disappointed you about Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection?

    This is an amazing work with a great performance from Stephen Fry - HOWEVER... The chapter navigation is impossible to use - try scanning through 71+hours of audio to find the beginning of the short stories....


    81 of 90 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. P. J. Marsh
    Kent, England
    10/03/17
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    "Brilliant audio book, shame about the navigation."

    Sherlock Holmes has deserved an audiobook of this standard for a long time. Fry's narration is superb, his skills as an actor giving depth to all of the different characters that crop up in Conan Doyle's work. It's just such a shame that Audible don't seem to be able to divide the various books and parts that make up this epic book in a sensible way. The first part, consisting of 21 chapters, contains all of A Study in Scarlet, but only half of The Sign of Four. Why not just bundle both books into the first part, or have them in their own separate parts? It makes navigation very confusing, and the lack of a viewable guide in the audible app makes navigation extremely annoying. To find a favourite story, you either have to adopt a tiring method of trial and error, or look up the chapter divisions on the website. It's a shame that something so avoidable has let down what will become the definitive narration of Conan Doyle's masterpiece.

    Update: Audible have created and sent out a brilliant chapter guide to accompany this audition, so it is now much easier to navigate. Thank you audible.

    43 of 48 people found this review helpful
  • Marc
    14/03/17
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    "A must buy"

    This a great set of stories, narrated brilliantly and excellent value for money. This should be in everyone's library.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Liverpool Larry.
    England
    21/03/17
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    "Superb. "

    I will keep this short. Stephen Fry brings Watson, Sherlock and their adventures to life. I loved listen to this audio book. You are plunged right into the middle of these fabulous stories. An absolute joy to listen to. Download them, you won't regret it.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • R. M. O'Shea
    Diblin
    5/03/17
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    "Navigation"

    The design for navigating many chapters and for bookmarking needs revision, it is difficult to know where Titles as opposed to chapters begin, this becomes significant in large works encompassing multiple books

    100 of 115 people found this review helpful
  • Flutter Bye
    UK
    1/03/17
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    "Surely the definitive narration..?"
    Would you listen to Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection again? Why?

    Without a doubt. I've read the books and have another audio version of the oeuvre, but Stephen Fry's narration is superb.


    What does Stephen Fry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    His voice has the right timbre; it's mellifluous and just wonderful to listen to. He's added a new dimension to stories I'm familiar with and can now hear with a different voice to the one that comes through whilst reading.


    Any additional comments?

    As a child in the 1950's, Doyle was one of my favourite authors. I loved his books which took me into different worlds. I was transfixed by Holmes who could deduce from seemingly little. He taught me the value of quiet observation and deduction. But aside from that, these are belting good stories which stand the test of time. This edition, narrated by Fry is, to my mind, definitive. I'm only part way through, but absolutely engrossed and I'll listen to these stories again. Outstanding value.

    33 of 40 people found this review helpful
  • James
    12/03/17
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    "Wow...brilliant stories - brilliantly read"
    Where does Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best


    What other book might you compare Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection to, and why?

    can't think of any as it's Unique


    Have you listened to any of Stephen Fry’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    he clearly loves the subject


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not unless i was an insomniac...it's 76hrs!!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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