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  • Colin Salmon and Stephen Fry star in this brand new adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Sherlock Holmes adventure, The Hound of the Baskervilles, reinterpreted as a dark folk horror by best-selling authors George Mann and Cavan Scott. 

    An ancient curse has awoken on Dartmoor, the members of the Baskerville family hunted by a spectral hound of Hell. With Sherlock Holmes busy in London, Doctor John Watson is sent to protect the new lord of the manor as fear and superstition run wild in the ancient countryside. Can Watson overcome his own terror to discover the truth behind the legend before the hound strikes again?

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  • Ep 1

    Nov 16 2021

    A convict escapes from Princeton Prison on Dartmoor; whilst an esteemed local falls victim of an age old curse. 

    Holmes and Watson are engaged to investigate. 

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    45 mins
  • Ep 2

    Nov 16 2021

    Holmes and Watson learn more about ‘the curse’ and meet the heir to the Baskerville estate. As they begin to investigate the mystery, Watson agrees to travel to the Moor. 

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    51 mins
  • Ep 3

    Nov 16 2021

    Watson and Henry meet some of the locals, including the Barrymore's, as they arrive at the Baskerville estate. 

    Watson sets about investigating the mysterious events on and around the Moor. 

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    55 mins

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  • Findlaigh
  • 19-11-2021

First Rate!

It matters not how well one knows the tale when the tale is told this well...

Enjoy!

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  • Vedli
  • 20-11-2021

Awful

when it's the original story it's pretty good but the new stuff they crowbarred in ruins a perfectly good story. Old mother Gree or whatever she is called is particularly bad, the fact they felt the need to add the 19th century version of an Anti-vaxxer is terrible, oh and they changed the ending, it sucks.

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  • ColinB
  • 22-11-2021

Why mess with a classic?

First thing to say is that the production values and performances are excellent, Stephen Fry is, well, Stephen Fry. Is that a criticism? Not sure, but he does seem to essentially play the same character whatever he is in. He does it very well though. Did I enjoy listening to the episodes - yes, undoubtedly.

BUT…what on earth were they thinking with the added scenes and added characters? I get that some adaptation is required for radio but whole new scenes were shoehorned into this, scenes that didn’t appear in the original. ‘Improving’ on Conan-Doyle?’ Er… I don’t think so.

Ditto characters, mainly the awful ‘wise woman’ of the moors. What the heck? She sounds like she’s come straight out of a Blackadder episode (“Two things must ye know about the Wise Woman. First that she is wise. Second, that she is…. A WOMAN!) Just cringe, cringe, cringe. What puzzles me is that Stephen Fry is a massive and very knowledgable Sherlock Holmes buff. Did he not think to intervene at any point?

All very odd. It would be great if there were more new adaptations of the Holmes stories. But there’s a reason the stories have never been out of print and that’s because Conan-Doyle was rather good at what he did. Please don’t try and improve on perfection.

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  • Solas
  • 18-11-2021

More of the same please Audible

Excellent actors and production, did not want it to end! Even though I know this story my interest did not wane.

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  • VW
  • 20-11-2021

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SIMPLE - WE WANTS MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORR MORE MORE ... AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST.. MORE

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  • Edward
  • 19-11-2021

An absolute pleasure

My absolute favourite of the Holmes collection, will certainly be a re-listen! It's gems such as this retelling of the Baskerville curse which keep me tied to Audible!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-11-2021

superb

superb re telling of a classic tale, really enjoyed it, thanks.. my fave Holmes story

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  • Mel
  • 27-11-2021

Very Well Done

This isn't one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes stories, but they really brought it to life - it was very entertaining & very well done. I love radio dramas with a full cast and all the sound effects!

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  • Mark Alders
  • 27-11-2021

The traditional charm of Holmes and Watson

Sherlock Holmes, so very English. He has been updated to be more modern in the last few years, yet this adaption sees a return to his original roots. Mann and Scott do a fantastic job of writing this story with all the charm of the original, 'showing' us a side of England almost all but lost. The performances are exceptional, to be honest, what I've always come to expect from Stephen Fry. Along with the sound effects, all of this comes together to create a wonderful experience that completely absorbs you. I do hope they carry on making these Holmes adaptations!

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  • Centaur
  • 26-11-2021

An All Hallows Eve twist on a classic.

A relatively faithful moody retelling of this classic tale. There is a slightly superfluous thread of additional mysticism, but it's not quite enough to upset a purist. Good performances and an evocative soundtrack make it the perfect accompaniment to a winter evening by candlelight.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-11-2021

A magnificent performance

Was hooked from start to finish with this production of the hound! Strong performance from all of the actors, I really enjoyed this performance, thanks so much.

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