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This review is of the whole Consummate Holmes Canon collection.
I wanted the whole collection of stories in chronological order on audio and this is the only collection I found with a narrator I could stand. (I don't like Covell.) I'm not pleased that the volumes don't correspond to the published collections (e.g., Vol 3 has stories from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes), but at least the stories are in order.
If you don't mind some recording-quality oddities, it's a serviceable narration. Davies does a good job with multiple character voices.
There are some quirks to the recording.
The rhythm of the narration is oddly choppy, often without sufficient natural pauses. (I think this version was produced from another version with sound effects - the last story of volume 9 has the sound effects. Chopping out the sound effects could have chopped out the speech pauses.)
In some cases female-range voices are produced by speeding up the narration, but this was done inconsistently, so there are occasional sections where a female voice sounds like something out of Alvin & The Chipmunks.
One can hear modern traffic noises in the background occasionally.
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