The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

  • by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by Walter Zimmerman, Walter Covell
  • 0 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Watson visits Holmes at Christmastime and finds him contemplating a battered old hat, brought to him by the commissionaire Peterson after it and a Christmas goose had been dropped by a man in a scuffle with some street ruffians. Peterson takes the goose home to eat it, but comes back later with a precious carbuncle that his wife found in the bird's crop. Holmes cannot resist a good mystery, and he and Watson set out across the city to determine exactly how the stolen jewel wound up in a goose's crop. In doing so, they unravel an intricate criminal plot and set free a man falsely accused of a crime. "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" is one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is the seventh of 12 stories in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, which was first published in Strand Magazine in January 1892.


Audible Editor Reviews

From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, this classic episode was published in 1892. Commissionaire Peterson finds a carbuncle in his Christmas goose's neck, which leads the ever-curious Holmes to investigate who stole this jewel and just how it got inside the goose. Walter Zimmerman and Walter Covell's performances are right on target for this adventure tale. They smoothly navigate a variety of characters, from upper-crust British elite to the gruff downtrodden. Together, they bring joy to this quirky story. Besides, with their flawless diction and pacing, following this mystery is elementary!


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Terrific reading of good Sherlock mystery.
The two reader complimented each other very well.
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Loved it!

This is a great story. Short and interesting. I'll be looking for more Doyle books, especially narrated in this fashion.
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- Tina "I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-18-2007
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings