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  • Summary

  • Audible’s bold new addition to the Sherlock Holmes universe, Moriarty: The Devils Game, dares to ask: What if Holmes’ most villainous nemesis was actually an innocent man?

    Featuring Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings, Lost) in a riveting lead performance, Moriarty turns one of literature’s most famous rivalries on its head, recasting Professor James Moriarty as a desperate fugitive framed for murder–and hunted by dark forces who will stop at nothing to exploit his brilliance.

    Moriarty finds the professor on the heels of an earth-shattering mathematical breakthrough–a formula so powerful, it can predict the future–and at the scene of a gruesome murder he must solve to prove his innocence. With London’s sprawling underworld as their battleground, Moriarty and Holmes match their peerless intellects to gain the ever-shifting upper hand. But as their duel escalates, so does the deadly cost of pursuing the truth. “What will it take to get your justice?” Dr. Watson asks an utterly ensnared Moriarty, “And if you do get it… what will you become?”

    Vividly brought to life by a sensational cast and meticulously crafted sound design, Moriarty is a heart-pounding series filled with biting wit and shocking twists at every turn. 

    Listen closely–and assume nothing. The game is afoot.

    ©2022 Treefort Media, LLC (P)2022 Audible Originals, LLC
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  • Jun 15 2022

    All episodes of this Audible Original podcast will be available on July 7th, 2022.

    Audible’s bold new addition to the Sherlock Holmes universe, Moriarty: The Devils Game, dares to ask: What if Holmes’ most villainous nemesis was actually an innocent man?

    Featuring Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings, Lost) in a riveting lead performance, Moriarty turns one of literature’s most famous rivalries on its head, recasting Professor James Moriarty as a desperate fugitive framed for murder–and hunted by dark forces who will stop at nothing to exploit his brilliance.

    Moriarty finds the professor on the heels of an earth-shattering mathematical breakthrough–a formula so powerful, it can predict the future–and at the scene of a gruesome murder he must solve to prove his innocence. With London’s sprawling underworld as their battleground, Moriarty and Holmes match their peerless intellects to gain the ever-shifting upper hand. But as their duel escalates, so does the deadly cost of pursuing the truth. “What will it take to get your justice?” Dr. Watson asks an utterly ensnared Moriarty, “And if do you get it… what will you become?”

    Vividly brought to life by a sensational cast and meticulously crafted sound design, Moriarty is a heart-pounding series filled with biting wit and shocking twists at every turn.

    Listen closely - and assume nothing. The game is afoot.

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  • Jul 7 2022
    Mathematical genius and esteemed professor James Moriarty’s world shatters when his fiancée, Rose Winslow, is mysteriously murdered. Unjustly accused of the crime, Moriarty pins his hopes on the one man who can help him solve the case: the great Sherlock Holmes.
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  • Jul 7 2022
    Facing the noose for a crime he didn’t commit, Moriarty must use his wits to prove his innocence to the courts. Reasonable doubt is on his side – but James’ new cellmate, Colonel Sebastian Moran, is not convinced it will save his neck.
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  • ian
  • 04-08-2022

An interesting angle.

Does for Sherlock Holmes what Wicked did for Wizard of Oz. A mystery all the way to the end.

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Definitely worth it

I don't write many reviews, but this was fantastic! I really hope they make another series.

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Absolutely gripping to the end

I could not stop listening. The performances are wonderful, then add the sound effects and I was totally immersed. Can’t remember when I last enjoyed a story so much , well worth getting.

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  • Mark
  • 15-06-2022

What a great concept!

I am very excited for this twist on the Holmes universe. Kindinger is a fantastic writer with a keen eye for turning classics into new tales.

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  • CDTulip
  • 07-07-2022

Wow.

What an incredible ending. Is this being turned into a TV show because I would watch!

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  • Ela
  • 08-07-2022

Lots of Creative Liberties Taken

I’m all for reading any kind of Sherlock Holmes adaptation and I’m usually quite lenient on portrayals. This was an interesting idea and reminds me Moriarty the Patriot which also depicts Moriarty as a protagonist. My only fear was that Holmes would be portrayed as less intelligent than he would be. Instead, he feels incredibly dismissive. He can certainly be this way sometimes but he is never one to dismiss someone who claims to be innocent without even so much as looking at the scene in question.
This is only the first episode though so I will continue listening because maybe there will be something else. But unless there is a plot twist where Moriarty actually IS the culprit despite the plot, I don’t see a reason why he wouldn’t at least look at the scene (and then blame him bc of red herrings or lack of evidence).

The cast is great at acting but I’m not sure about how well the voices really fit but that’s very much subjective. Again i will listen to more episodes and maybe get used to them.

Overall, I am curious to how this will develop.

Edit after finishing:
I will say, I very much liked Moriarty in this and I could see how he ended up in his position. I could quite believe him to be almost canon. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for the actual plot.
The conspiracy is kind of where it started to lose me. It’s at that point where the story becomes completely original. I really liked Watson and was rooting for him but I don’t think I could forgive how Holmes is portrayed. He’s outright aggressive and just much crueler than his canon counterpart (and there’s absolutely no trace of his friendship with Watson, which is probably the worst part). I’d hate to say he ruined the whole story for me but he kind of did. Not quite sure how I feel about the last twist either. It was certainly interesting for sure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-2022

FABULOUS

I haven't finished it yet, but this has been the perfect thing for me to listen to while I'm at work! its been very exciting and I even got a chill up my spine from the intro music...you know its good when you get chills or goosebumps from the music. FABULOUS job to everyone that worked to make this happen!!

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  • per erik loeff
  • 09-07-2022

Basically

Reichenbach falls in reverse. They kept Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock and made him more unlikely . Basically the series version where they frame "Sir Boastalot" is true . And Moriarty become the hero saving the day.

Not even a try on originality..

I don't understand what is original or twist/backstory reviews. Seems it is easy to impress listeners these days ..

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-07-2022

So worth your time!!!

Do yourself a favor, and give this a listen. Amazing voice acting plus original story with an interesting perspective of the characters. Complety worth the time.

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  • J-Cringe
  • 22-07-2022

A Great Interpretation of the Greatest Villain

James Moriarty has been one of the most vile, wretched, and evil villain in literature from 1893 onward. His cruelty knew no bounds. His criminal intellect was unmatched. He was the man to kill the great detective Sherlock Holmes (until the series needed to continue, that is).

Moriarty: The Devil's Game reimagined the entire world of Sherlock Holmes, turning the entire narrative of the cunning and daring detective and the equally cunning and daring rogue on its head. I wish I could go into more detail, but that would spoil the fun of the game.

All I will say is this retelling of the classic tale feels like it was made for people like me. People becoming monsters as a result of injustice doing anything the can to right what wrongs they've endured, it's become a staple of this generation with stories of phantom thieves, hacktivists, resistance groups, and freedom fighters taking over notable space in fiction.

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  • Sheryle Gallant
  • 08-07-2022

Moriarity wins

I can’t find words to say how much I enjoyed this dramatization. I listen to audible narration every single day and many of them are just terrific in all respects. But this surpass my expectations by two standard deviations. Congratulations on a great success. Hopefully there will be more to come.

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  • Wayne O.
  • 27-07-2022

Not what I expected

Loved listening to Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd. Didn’t expect Sherlock, Mycroft and John to be “evil”. Would definitely listen again.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-07-2022

Loved it!

1st, if you are a Sherlock Purist...brace yourself.
I enjoyed the spin on the characters. At one point I yelled, "Dom, I'm mad at you!"
I REALLY hope they make a sequel!!!!
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED hearing Dom & Billy working together again!!

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  • Tigger
  • 18-07-2022

"Alexa devices cannot be used to play podcasts"

This sounds really interesting, and I would love to listen. However, because it is presented in Podcast form and not as an audiobook, I can't. "Alexa devices cannot be used to play podcasts at this time." Amazon only owns Audible and Alexa, you'd think they'd be able to make this work wouldn't you? Bloody rubbish.

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  • Lena
  • 09-07-2022

Simply lovely

I've read and listened to all the Conon Doyle stories as well as some of the modern takes and really enjoyed this audio drama. Possibly not for the purest Sherlock fan but a heck of a lot of fun nonetheless.

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  • ian robinson
  • 11-07-2022

It’s pretty good …

…. Bummer that they keep pronouncing Durham as Derham. Sounds so weird. Duhr-ham not Dour-ham please haha

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