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Doyle mystery, one of the premiere in the Holmes canon. Without revealing too much of the story, it may be said that it is rendered with the precise and well-paced Doyle style, Holmes enlightening us all along the way with his superior intellect and wit. This is truly one of the great mystery tales. I do have to note a preference for the "sensation" novels of Wilkie Collins (start with The Woman In White) and Poe's Dupin "ratiocination" stories (start with "The Murders In The Rue Morgue" or "The Purloined Letter"), as these two early writers of mystery and detective tales, to my mind, create a fuller and more rounded world than does Doyle (whose cleverness and sharpness I would never begin to diminish!) At the very least, if you enjoy Doyle, you will love Collins and Poe as well!
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Would you consider the audio edition of The Hound of the Baskervilles to be better than the print version?
Yes! The print version is more challenging to read b/c of the language of the times (late 1800's). I found it much more pleasurable to listen to.
What did you like best about this story?
The style in which it is written. You have to truly listen and "decode" the decriptions to get all the humor in it. It's a pleasant mental challenge and very rewarding.
What about B.J. Harrison’s performance did you like?
His voice is pleasant. He has enough voice changes, but not too much, and can lend an air of excitement and suspense without being overly dramatic.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, but it was six hours long. I looked forward to crawling in bed every night and continuing the mystery!
Any additional comments?
Have been disapointed that I cannot easily find other Holmes stories read by B.J. Harrison...will keep looking.
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