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I have a particular love for the stories of Sherlock Holmes and tend to be wary of "new" Sherlock Holmes tales. Still, I'm glad I tried this one out. I have a weakness for James Marsters's work and this did not disappoint. The humor, though unfamiliar to the story did not detract from it and most of the tale stayed true to the original. All the actors did an excellent job and I have listened to this production a number of times and it doesn't lose its sense of mystery or of fun.
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STORY - I haven't heard the regular version of The Hound of the Baskervilles, so I'm unable to compare them in this review except to say I doubt the original version was this much fun. Bottom line, there is a dark family history of mysterious deaths. Holmes and Watson try to figure out if a huge supernatural dog is the cause of the deaths, as is rumored, or whether there is other evil at work. I would imagine the original book is eerie and suspenseful. This version draws you into the dark mystery of the murders but then makes you laugh at stuff that happens in between.
PERFORMANCE - This is performed by a professional theater group, so there is great music and sound effects. There are multiple actors, therefore you will hear different voices for each character. Since you aren't watching them perform on stage, you don't get the benefit of watching their antics or expressions, but it is still a great listening experience.
OVERALL - Since this is Sherlock Holmes, there is no cursing or sex, and the murder descriptions don't dwell on blood and gore. Highly recommended for all adult listeners, male or female.
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