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Sherlock co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss present their all-time favorite Sherlock Holmes adventures, with introductions read by Mark Gatiss.

The hit BBC series Sherlock has introduced a whole new generation of fans to Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective. In this unique collection, Sherlock co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have selected their all-time favorite Sherlock Holmes adventures, providing listeners a curated masterclass in crime fiction.

Each of these 19 tales, from Sherlock's first appearance in A Study in Scarlet to the late classic The Dying Detective, is a potent mix of murder, suspense, cryptic clues, red herrings, and revenge - a ground-breaking combination of forensic science and bold storytelling. Sherlock Holmes established new rules for what a fictional hero could be, and provided a template for detective stories we still follow today.

With introductions to each story by producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, this beautifully designed collection is the perfect introduction to the world of Sherlock Holmes and the ultimate gift for fans of the show it inspired.

©2016 Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat (P)2013, 2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Sherlock still Amazes

Really enjoyed the whole experience.

Having Mark Gatiss introduce each story certainly made it more entertaining due to his love of the works.

Narrator was also very good.

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  • AlaskaKayakMama
  • 15-11-2017

Excellent, except...

I love Sherlock Holmes and all of the stories. I adore Simon Vance as the performer. I have only two issues with this particular Sherlock Holmes series: first, the photo of the BBC TV show “Sherlock“ on the cover is misleading. For whatever reason, you can’t listen to a sample even now in November, because the sample states that it’s unable to let you listen before the book release in March 2017. It is now November 2017; still no sample. Back to why it’s misleading: the photo implies that it’s going to have anything to do with the BBC TV show, but it does not. It is my favorite performer, Simon Vance, narrating the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories. The only problem with this is the other issue: if you have already purchased all of the Sherlock Holmes books then this is a duplicate. It is not the complete works, but a compilation of the original stories. It’s not the book’s fault, it’s not the story’s fault, it’s not the performer’s fault. If I had to blame anything: it would only be the fact that you can’t listen to a sample to know what you’re really getting, and any other sherlockian picture should have been used if this wasn’t a performance of the bbc Sherlock.

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  • WG
  • 30-09-2017

Reader sounded too fast

I love all Sherlock Holmes stories but for some reason, even though I played this at X1 the reader sounded slightly too fast to me and it spoilt my enjoyment. It has a slightly electronic feel about the voice. I love the Mark Gatiss introductions though. It's a shame he didn't read the stories!

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  • Jill Tallentire
  • 08-12-2020

Truly wonderful

Takes me back to my teens, curling up reading ACD instead of my set English text ( I mean, Mill on the Floss!). Beautifully narrated and the introductions make the experience so much more personal. Recommend highly.

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  • Mr. R. Bruce
  • 18-12-2017

Excellent

A interesting and exciting collection of Holme's stories read well by one of the modern Sherlock TV drama series creator's with introductions to each story and why they are in the collection..

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