Sherlock Holmes

  • by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Orson Welles
  • 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Here are 12 acclaimed, exciting, fully dramatized performances of Conan Doyle classics. It's elementary that any Conan Doyle fan will want this splendid set of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, 12 timeless tales performed as radio theater and linked by violin-music interludes.
The great Sir John Gielgud stars as the sleuth of Baker Street, with Ralph Richardson as his venerable companion, Dr. Watson, and Orson Welles as the nefarious Professor Moriarty. With three giants of the theater in such colorful roles, it's no mystery why this collectionwas so popular on cassette.
Included are:


"The Blue Carbuncle"
"A Case of Identity"
"Charles August Milverton"
"The Dying Detective"
"The Final Problem"
"The Golden Pince-Nez"
"The Norwood Builder"
"A Scandal in Bohemia"
"The Second Stain"
"The Six Napoleons"
"The Solitary Cyclist"
"The Speckled Band"

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What the Critics Say

"The cast is perfection: just to listen to John Gielgudwould be pleasure enough, but each cast member is terrific." (AudioFile)
"It will come as no surprise that Gielgud and Richardson, as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, are as perfect a pairing as are the fictional detective team." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be proud

Never mind the garbage pumped out by Hollywood with Basil Rathbone and the like! Aside from the BBC-Granada TV versions this is the best rendition of ole' Sherlock around!
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- R. Compton

You'll hit replay over and over again!

I loved how John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson equally portrayed the characters of Sir Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to a "T"!!! Perfect pairing and both complemented each other. Truly believable and I was quite happy with their performance. You'll want to keep listening to this over and over again.
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- Marnie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-24-2007
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books