A Study in Scarlet

  • by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by Simon Prebble
  • 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the first of all the Sherlock Holmes stories, Dr. John Watson, discharged from military service after suffering severe wounds, is at a loose end until a chance encounter leads him to take rooms with a remarkable young man. The arrogant, irascible Sherlock Holmes is a master chemist, a talented musician, and an expert on all aspects of crime. And when Watson is drawn into the investigation of a bizarre murder in which Holmes is involved, he is unaware that it is the beginning of the most famous partnership in the history of criminal detection. The mystery begins when a body turns up in an abandoned building. A baffled Scotland Yard calls in the world's first "consulting detective," Mr. Sherlock Holmes. Through observation, subterfuge, and tenacity, he is soon able to discover the identity of the assassin, but that is only the beginning of the bizarre mystery. This audiobook includes the bonus Sherlock Holmes story "The Adventure of the Speckled Band."

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masterful performance

Once again, one of the very best narrators. good story master of voices. kids. enjoyed it too.


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- PDC

Very enjoyable reading

Some readers read too quickly, some too slowly. This actor had a wonderful pace and while he doesn't have too wide a variety of voices, he is easy to follow through the story. He demonstrates emotions and tensions throughout the story very well.
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- NT

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-27-2009
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio