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Publisher's Summary

Here in one recording is every Sherlock Holmes story ever written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally appearing in serial form, these famous stories are here presented in the order in which they were first published beginning in 1887. Included in this definitive, awardwinning collection are four novels and 56 short stories, a total of 60 titles. The 56 short stories are aggregated into five named collections, just as they were originally published in book form. The contents of this recording are presented by date of publication as follows:A Study in Scarlett (novel – 1887) 4 hours, 45 minutesThe Sign of Four (novel – 1890) 4 hours, 39 minutesAdventures of Sherlock Holmes (12 short stories – 18911892) 10 hours, 52 minutesThe Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (11 short stories – 18921893) 9 hours, 21 minutesThe Return of Sherlock Holmes (13 short stories – 19031904) 12 hours, 12 minutesThe Hound of the Baskervilles (novel – 19011902) 6 hours, 18 minutesThe Valley of Fear (novel – 19141915) 6 hours, 7 minutesHis Last Bow (8 short stories – 19081917) 7 hours, 30 minutesThe Case Book of Sherlock Holmes (12 short stories – 19211927) 9 hours
©1927 Estate of Conan Doyle (P)2013 Audio Connoisseur
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Critic Reviews

"Since he received an Audie nomination for Volume I and an Audie Award for Volume II, it’s not surprising that Charlton Griffin gives another extraordinary performance in this volume of Sherlock Holmes works. In addition to impeccable interpretations of familiar characters - Holmes, Watson, Mycroft, and Lestrade - Griffin creates remarkably believable women. Griffin’s narration is fresh, flawless, and completely winning." ( AudioFile magazine)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Myusollo on 07-22-14

More collections like this, please!

What did you love best about The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes?

This was my very first Audible purchase, and I purchased wisely. I read Sherlock Holmes in bits and pieces while growing up because my dad was an avid fan, so getting this collection for such a bargain seemed like a great idea. Fortunately, I was right.

This collection covers a huge range of stories, most of which are excellent, some of which fall a little flat. This is, however, to be expected for such a volume of work. Some of it also feels a bit dated, also to be expected from any classic. Anyone interested in the detective mystery genre has to be familiar with Sherlock Holmes, and this particular collection is strongly recommended.

The narrator, Charlton Griffin, does an excellent job. I listened to a sample of another audiobook covering the same stories, and the narrator was rushing everything. Mr. Griffin takes his time and delivers an outstanding performance. My only point of feedback is that his American accent (as some American characters do present themselves) could use a little bit of work, and his voices for women were a little distracting until you got used to them.

Any additional comments?

My subject line says it all. I would very much like to see Audible release more massive collections like this one as bulk purchases.

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19 of 19 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Brian Pack on 10-08-15

Great value

Would you consider the audio edition of The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes to be better than the print version?

I prefer it as I can listen while I work.

What did you like best about this story?

The fact that it's a complete collection. You get your "money's" worth when you use a credit!

Have you listened to any of Charlton Griffin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


Any additional comments?

It's overall pretty good. There are some odd audio errors though. In the first couple chapters there's a sound like someone's digital watch alarm is going off that lasts for 30 seconds or so. There's also a sound like someone is shuffling papers once in a while. Otherwise it's good.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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2 out of 5 stars
By SARAH on 01-18-14


What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Having the right person reading it.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I cannot fathom why an American actor would be chosen to read such a quintessentially British book. Don't get me wrong, he has a lovely voice and makes a valiant effort at an English accent, but that doesn't help if you still use American pronunciation, e.g. on words like 'lever', 'depot', 'Cecil' and he's obviously not familiar with British place names as many of those have been pronounced incorrectly too. Worst of all something weird happens with the 'O' vowels in places so 'Holmes' has mutated into 'Hormes' and 'dog' into 'dawg'. Really, really disappointed because I love Sherlock stories.

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31 of 31 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By gypsy on 01-24-14

very poor narration

Would you try another book written by Arthur Conan Doyle or narrated by Charlton Griffin?

love the author but the narrator is terrible

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Charlton Griffin?


Any additional comments?

this narrator speeds through the text like a runaway train, he reads far too fast and the story is impossible to listen to, very disappointed. The narrator is supposed to be a professional, but he hardly pauses to breathe. I tried to listen on 0.75 speed but this simply distorted the audio. can I have my credit back please?

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23 of 23 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By Nissology on 08-03-15

Good as far as it goes

With the current "Elementary" television series being set in New York City, some may like this American accented take on the familiar Sherlock Holmes stories. I did not mind much as the performer does a good job and has a good voice, but my London-born wife could not stand it, so it will remain largely unplayed.
Excellent for long drives over many days, this version of the famous sleuth's adventures should prove popular with people in North America.

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