• The Long Man

  • A Sherlock Holmes Encounter
  • By: Rafe McGregor
  • Narrated by: David Ian Davies
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-25-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: One Voice Recordings
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.4 (7 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

Writer Rafe McGregor’s short story "The Long Man: A Sherlock Holmes Encounter" is a delightful romp featuring Chief Inspector Roderick Langham of Scotland Yard, who is posing as a stockbroker to investigate an arms smuggling operation. At an inn, where he is tracking his target, he meets a loquacious professor named Edford. His undercover assignment goes awry when the academic is found dead. Enter Dr. Watson and Holmes. David Ian Davies gives an engaging, masterful performance, imbuing each character with a distinctive voice.
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Publisher's Summary

As he follows and observes an arms smuggling operation while on undercover assignment for Scotland Yard, Chief Inspector Roderick Langham encounters Holmes and Watson from a distance at the village inn. The morning after taking the tour of an archeological dig with the talkative professor Edford, the pedant is found shot dead at the site and the Baker Street duo are on the scene.
©2007 Rafe McGregor (P)2009 One Voice Recordings
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Customer Reviews

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1 out of 5 stars
By M. L. Shanks on 06-03-09

Incomplete Recording

As of 06/03/09 the recording is 15 minutes long. I believe it should be considerably longer.

Approximately 9 minutes into the recording the narrator (not Holmes or Watson) is walking toward an archaeological site in the company of a professor. In the NEXT SENTENCE, the narrator is looking at himself in a mirror. He has blood on his face, a growth of beard, and is considering the need to solve the professor's murder.
Holmes' first appearance in this story is a past-tense reference to actions and deductions which are not a part of the recording. The story then sweeps on to its ending.

I have notified Audible.com that the recording appears to be incomplete and Aufible is investigating.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rupert on 07-17-09


A really first class Holmesian pastiche performed to an excellent standard. Great writing by McGregor, great acting by Davies. One of my favourites so far.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Richard Irwin on 07-22-13

Ruined by narrator

What could Rafe McGregor have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Rushed sentences one into another, awful characterisation, read without any real feeling. Could not finish what might have been an interesting story.

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