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A thrilling new adventure featuring literature’s favourite detective like you’ve never seen him before. The first in a series, Clockwork Sherlock follows ex-soldier Captain Jo Barnes. The mysterious VR detective singles her out as his own Dr Watson, but he’s about to find out she’s no fawning sidekick. 

When tech giant Robert Fairfield is found dead of a suspected drug overdose, fingers are pointed at the two women who stood most to gain from his death: his fiancée and leader of the New Ludds, Greta Blackstone, and Beth Fairchild, Robert’s ambitious daughter. But when Beth is found dead and the evidence shows she was killed before her father, the suspect is obvious. To everyone, that is, except Sherlock Holmes. 

Using futuristic tech and good, old-fashioned sleuthing, Captain Barnes and the famed detective set out to find the killer. With rooftop pursuits, gangland bosses and plenty of action - this listen is sure to appeal to fans of Ben Aaronovitch, Paul Cornell and Jim Butcher.

©2020 Ian Sainsbury (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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  • Aimee Kratts
  • 16-08-2020

Another excellent take on a Sherlock story

If you like Sherlock Holmes stories and you like futurist fiction, you will like this. I liked the characters and story very much. I thought the technology was believable. I only have one quibble and that's the narrator can't do an American accent very well. Most of the Americans sound the same even when they should have had completely different regional accents.

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  • M
  • 15-08-2020

Clockwork Sherlock is such a fascinating story

I hope that sequels will be published. The universe feels real, timeless. Sherlock Holmes and... Augmented Reality, and AI? Highly recommended.

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  • Dennis Petticrew
  • 31-07-2020

Unexpected

The story is brilliant and riveting. The performance is outstanding. one of my best listens ever!

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  • Anita Davidson
  • 29-07-2020

Full marks...

It has been quite some time since a book has ticked all my somewhat nerdy boxes. I am an avid Sherlock Holmes fan, but also enjoy a bit of sci-fy too. This book has been the absolute best recommended by Audible book for a long time - spot on!

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  • RichardHp21
  • 01-08-2020

Conan Doyle / sci fantasy

This came as a suggestion while working through The complete Sherlock Holmes narrated by Stephen Fry (brilliant) and is a very good listen. A good story and pays homage to Doyle's characters and writing plus including a compelling sub story. I will be looking out for others in the series and by the author.

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  • Olivia Muldowney
  • 14-10-2020

Very enjoyable

Really enjoyed Clockwork Sherlock once I got my head around the VR concept! Well worth a read if you’re into ‘who done it’ stories!

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  • Imola
  • 16-10-2020

Quite enjoyed it

As a fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories , film/tv adaptations and also sci-fi I didn't know what to expect but it was surprisingly enjoyable. i didn't read the description because i like to be surprised. Would recommend for someone who likes a thriller, a murderer mistery with a bit of science fiction. the sci-fi part was not overly complicated that you don't know what's going on, it was cleverly built and explained when needed which resulted in an immersive world building experience. I liked the story and the elements of humour. I chose this book blindly knowing nothing about it, the protagonist is not Sherlock Holmes which put me off at first but i gave it a chance and I'm glad i did. It's a fun listen. I has two twists which i appreciated and a satisfying conclusion. Narrator was good, accents were also ok but i can't really judge, I'm not a native English speaker. 4/5 because it's not the most amazing thing I've ever read/listened to but still pretty good.

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  • timeout
  • 05-08-2020

Terrible narration

I generally try and stick with something until at least halfway but gave up after 3 chapters. The monotone narration is just awful.

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  • the-leveller
  • 01-08-2020

definitely not another Ben Aaronovitch

struggled with the whingy quality of the storyline, particularly in the first few chapters. I did finish the book but it was more out of sheer bloody mindedness than because I was gripped by the plot.

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  • Susan
  • 18-11-2020

The future

A great listen and a very good way to use a classic Holmes, looking forward to a follow up.

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  • Revan
  • 05-10-2020

An enjoyable twist on a classic

I enjoyed this new take on the Holmes Watson dynamic. My only question is, will there be more?

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  • joanne
  • 02-10-2020

Fantastic Characters and Journey - loved it

This book was excellent. Although it felt a little cliché at the beginning- that was not true. I loved the mystique and the main character was brilliant. The new ideas for technology were ace and I just couldn't fault it,

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-2020

great book and narration 🤟🤟 loved it

great listen great narration hope theres a nxt one🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟absolutely outstanding marvellous super great great great

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