The Hound of the Baskervilles (Dramatized)

  • by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by Geoffrey Arend, Wilson Bethel, Seamus Dever, Sarah Drew, Henri Lubatti, James Marsters, Christopher Neame
  • 1 hrs and 53 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Did a supernatural hound cause the death of Sir Charles Baskerville? Or is the famous Baskerville curse simply a cover for more sinister goings on? The redoubtable Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson face danger in an old mansion and on the moors in this rollicking stage adaptation of Doyle’s classic adventure.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Geoffrey Arend, Wilson Bethel, Seamus Dever, Sarah Drew, Henri Lubatti, James Marsters, Christopher Neame, Moira Quirk, and Darren Richardson. Includes a conversation with actors Seamus Deaver (Holmes), Geoffrey Arend (Watson), and author Leslie S. Klinger, the New York Times best-selling editor of the Edgar-winning New Annotated Sherlock Holmes and the critically-acclaimed New Annotated Dracula. Directed by Alexis Jacknow. Recorded by L.A. Theatre Works before a live audience.

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A Fun Twist on the best Sherlock Holmes story

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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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- TC Pelletier

Sherlock Holmes with a fun twist!

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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- AudioAddict

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-09-2014
  • Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works