The Great Detective Collection

  • by Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Ernest Bramah, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Guy Boothby, Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Cathy Dobson
  • 20 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An engrossing collection of detective stories featuring all the great classic sleuths, including Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, Max Carrados, J. G. Reeder, and C. Auguste Dupin.

1. "The Tea-Leaf" by Edgar Jepson & Robert Eustace
2. "The Queer Feet" by G. K. Chesterton
3. "The Curious Circumstances of the Two Left Shoes" by Ernest Bramah
4. "The Club of One-Eyed Men" by Arthur Somers Roche
5. "Diamond Cut Diamond" by F. Britten Austin
6. "The Game Played in the Dark" by Ernest Bramah
7. "Murder Under the Microscope" by William Russell
8. "The Purloined Letter" by Edgar Allan Poe
9. "The Hammer of God" by G. K. Chesterton
10. "Who Killed Zebedee" by Wilkie Collins
11. "The Treasure Hunt" by Edgar Wallace
12. "The Shadow of the Shark" by G. K. Chesterton
13. "The Red Headed League" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
14. "The Story of Baelbrow" by E. and H. Heron
15. "The Invisible Man" by G. K. Chesterton
16. "The Perfect Crime" by Seamark
17. "The Wedding Guest" by Guy Boothby
18. "The Trial for Murder" by Charles Dickens
19. "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
20. "The Magic Casket" by R. Austin Freeman
21. "The Last Exploit of Harry the Actor" by Ernest Bramah
22. "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allan Poe
23. "The Mystery of Marie Roget" by Edgar Allan Poe
24. "To Be Taken in Water" by George Walter Thornbury


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

great stories, wrong narrator

What did you like best about The Great Detective Collection? What did you like least?

Many lovely long stories ruined by the narration. Cathy Dobson seems as though she is constantly trying to sound like a man, and every sentence is painfully drawled out at the end so that it becomes distracting and tortuous to listen to. All the characters sound the same from story to story. I hate leaving a review that is at all negative, and this is just my perspective, but I was really looking forward to listening to this book and it's been difficult.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Not really.

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- Terri V.


This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Those who can tolerate this particular narrator.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Detective Collection?

There is nothing wrong with these stories. They are well loved, classical jewels.

How could the performance have been better?

PLEASE, PLEASE do NOT use this narrator!

Any additional comments?

Believe the reviewers and take their advice. That will be a lesson for me. Wonderful stories! There is nothing wrong with that part. But how can you enjoy the STORY if you cannot even follow it because of the narrator!!!! Whoever is over the recordings... PLEASE do not use her. She is probably a good person, but I cannot follow the story because of the reading. I agree with one reviewer: emphasis on random, not logical words, sentences end with "up" intonation, tone of voice is distracting. All of that distracts from the story. I tried... I tried three times (21 hours of listening... I am not going to waste it). Had to give up. Please listen to the sample SEVERAL times before you buy.

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- V.D.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-27-2015
  • Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks