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Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles Audiobook

Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Could the sudden death of Sir Charles Baskerville have been caused by the gigantic ghostly hound which is said to have haunted his family for generations? Arch-rationalist Sherlock Holmes characteristically dismisses the theory as nonsense. Claiming to be immersed in another case, he sends Watson to Devon to protect the Baskerville heir and to observe the suspects at close hand.

©2012 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Rebecca 20/11/2015
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    "Definitely worth the read. "

    As a story originally published in 1902 I was amazed to find how easy a read it was and really enjoyed it.

    I have always loved the character of Sherlock Holmes though had yet to read any of the original work. I think I was afraid that I may find myself not like the works so I put it off. But alas I found the writing to be rather poetic and find myself wanting to read more Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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  • C. Telfair
    Shepherdstown, WV, United States
    9/06/15
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    "Could It Get Any Better?"

    Nope, probably not! After listening to a dramatized version, I decided I needed to revisit the genuine Conan Doyle article.

    Dated it may be, and it may have become something of a cliche, but "The Hound" still resonates. It's a great, suspenseful yarn and makes for a wonderful short listen - especially with the hallowed tones of Derek Jacobi.

    I say go for it!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • InfiniteRider
    Los Angeles, CA United States
    29/01/15
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    "Lovely"

    Have always loved this story and Derek Jacobi brings it to life beautifully! He's AMAZING, I will definitely look for more from him.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David
    18/03/16
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    "Excellent Reading"

    I purchased this version of the story specifically because it was read by Derek Jacobi, and I'm so glad I did! He was absolutely perfect for the role, and even huffed and puffed Watson expertly. Recommended!

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  • Teresa H
    Marietta, GA, United States
    19/01/16
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    "Interesting"

    Loved the book. starts off slow but very interesting at the end. some parts are unpredictable.

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  • Mrs
    Harrogate, United Kingdom
    30/06/13
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    "Love it!"

    You know Sherlock Holmes. You've seen adaptations on TV, you know his stories. But, listening/reading the books is just wonderful. By reading, you gain a deeper understanding of Holmes, of Watson, of Victorian England and Derek Jacobi is an amazing narrator. He is perfect for the job. So even though you may be familiar with the stories, have a listen and instead of being preoccupied with 'who done it' (cos you probably know already), enjoy the journey and allow Holmes to lead you there in his own unique way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ronald
    Church Stretton, United Kingdom
    19/03/13
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    "Classic Book and brilliant Narrator"

    I have listened and enjoyed a few of Sherlock Holmes now and allthough you have a vague memory of the various stories Derek Jacobi transforms them he is brilliant! I readly look for his narration before buying the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    23/12/12
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    "Very entertaining"

    Excellent audiobook and excellent narration by Jacobi. I read the book many years ago and enjoyed it very much. However, listening the audiobook and the life and personality of the characters was like reading the book fir the first time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • peter button
    27/09/16
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    "Great listen."

    One off the most famous Doyle books its great to hear it being read so well by Derek. It will keep tou on the edge of your seat well worth the money or credit. Peter burton

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  • Denise Hrebeniak
    30/04/16
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    "A cunning, mysterious plot and thrillingly read"

    Exciting story and cunning plot brought to life by the expressive voices of Derek Jacobi

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Julie E. Ellis
    Herne Bay, United Kingdom
    31/07/15
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    "brilliant narration"

    derek jacobi is the perfect voice for the most famous victorian detective. very addictive listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Denise
    ASHFORD, United Kingdom
    17/07/15
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    "Brilliant"

    Derek Jacobi reads this story beautifully. I found I wasn't aware I was listening to a book as I was there on the moors in my mind.

    Better being unabridged too.

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  • Alistair
    KIRKWALL, United Kingdom
    17/04/15
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    "A true Sherlockian classic"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles to be better than the print version?

    In my humble opinion the audio version is better. It takes a true classical Sherlock Holmes tale on the moors of the English countryside into a masterpiece with appropriate narration awash in the culture of the time by Jacobi. I will admit that I was introduced to Holmes by Cumberbatch's modern day version - also excellent - but in my head whenever I hear Holmes I see Benedict and hear Jacobi.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I believe my favourite scene was the denouement where Holmes, Watson and certain other characters finally discover the true nature of the hellish hound! This sequence was full of tension and energy and excitement in true Doyle fashion. I can't wait to get to The Valley Of Fear.


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

    Yes! I could hardly put it down! I got through it as quickly as I possibly could.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mary
    COVENTRY, United Kingdom
    3/10/12
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    "JACOBI THE BEST"

    Derek Jacobi is a wonderful reader and as everyone knows the story is excellent. Have heard a lot of different narrations of this story but in my opinion Jacobi is the best. You won't be let down.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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