• The Short Stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-18-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks
  • 2.5 out of 5 stars 2.3 (6 ratings)

Regular price: $34.04

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Publisher's Summary

A superb collection of stories that will enthral both young and old. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of the world's great storytellers, exhibiting astounding versatility in his narration, as he ranges between science fiction (in "When the World Screamed"), mystery and adventure (in "The Lost Special"), horror (in "The Leather Funnel"), action and heroism (in "The Croxley Master") and the ghostly occult (in "The Brown Hand"). This outstanding collection will keep listeners on the edge of their armchairs for 10 hours of breathless excitement and suspense.


'The Brazilian Cat'
'The Case of Lady Sannox'
'The Japanned Box'
'The New Catacomb'
'The Croxley Master'
'When the World Screamed'
'The Lost Special'
'The Leather Funnel'
'The Pot of Caviar'
'The Usher of Lea House School'
' B24'
'The Brown Hand'
'The Lift'
'How It Happened'

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4 out of 5 stars
By Christine on 04-24-12

Great stories but hard for me to listen to

I loved the stories in this audiobook- typical Arthur Conan Doyle. However, the see-sawing lilting narration completed distracted me from the story being read. The narrator read the stories as one might read a story to a child. I cringed the whole time but persevered simply because of my love of Arthur Conan Doyle's writing. Listen to a sample of the narration before buying this. She may sound lovely to you and if so, you will enjoy the audiobook.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Catherine on 10-12-15

Exaggerated, strange reading, fabulous stories.

Would you try another book from Arthur Conan Doyle and/or Cathy Dobson?

The reader is, perhaps, hamming it up -- adding intonations and dramatic weird pauses. It gets in the way of the stories, which are of course great.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Steve on 01-29-17

What on Earth??

What disappointed you about The Short Stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?

I got Twenty minutes in and could not stand another minute of the Narrators performance

What will your next listen be?

I've started Zodiac Station

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her voice was up in tone then normal then up then normal and all in the wrong places. It drove me insane

What character would you cut from The Short Stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?

I would still like to hear the stories as I'm a huge fan, but not with this Narrator

Any additional comments?

I also have great Spy stories with this Narrator and it's just the same; urgh

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3 out of 5 stars
By Wolf on 04-15-14

Good if you can bear the narration

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I loved the stories but the narration really intruded. Now I fully realise that some may find her style acceptable but personally I found her voice far too 'watch with mother' and her delayed terminal consonants very irritating. I would strongly suggest listening to a long sample before purchase. I am not sure if I can bear to finish listening to this audiobook!

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