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Publisher's Summary

It's a "three-pipe problem"!
Holmes and Watson are in for another rousing adventure in classic Holmesian style. They are joined by their erstwhile friend, Inspector Lestrade, and aided by the Baker Street Irregulars; Holmes' brother, Mycroft; and Mrs. Hudson, who is always there with a hot cup of tea.
Holmes and Watson are also joined by some new friends, including English royalty, the Fenians, an Indian illusionist, and the beautiful Susan Spaulding, whom Watson finds devastatingly alluring.
The game is afoot!
The riveting storytelling will keep the listener enthralled until the climactic, twist ending.
©2017 Palladium Education, Inc. and Sue Canter (P)2018 Palladium Education, Inc. and Sue Canter
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5 out of 5 stars
By cosmitron on 03-14-18

Updated Sherlock Holmes

What did you love best about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson: A Study in Illusions of Terror?

A London mystery with the best Private Dick in the business.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Not edge of the seat but it was fun.

Which character – as performed by Christopher M. Walsh – was your favorite?

The man of the hour Sherlock.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I dont get moved that easily unless I am on the Tube.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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29 of 29 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Ray Johnson on 03-24-18

Bring all the pipes you can!!!

I am a huge Holmesian, and cherish anything new that is great for perpetuating the tales of my favorite detective. This is such a story. I can see Sir Arthur stamping his seal of approval on this production, as it most certainly is worthy of his sleuthing duo. The tale has the same feel and atmosphere of one of Doyle's, and you might be hard pressed to tell the difference.

Walsh makes you feel like you are visiting 221 B for a fun afternoon. He plays both Holmes and Watson deftly, and you can feel the atmosphere of foggy London dripping off his every word. This is a fine example of a narrator who enjoys his work, and wants to share his joy with the listener.

This is a worthy addition to the Holmes cannon, and anyone who loves Sherlock will enjoy this tale.

Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

If this review helped, please press the YES below. Thank you immensely!!!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Norma Miles on 05-01-18

Midgets are people, too, my friend.

Written in a style similar to that of Conan Doyle, A Study in Illusions of Terror continues the Dr.Watson's accounting of another of his adventures with Sherlock Holmes, this one involving the kidnapping of the Prince of Wales. It has many of the hallmarks of the original books and features some of the well known faces including Mycroft and Lestrade, a bizarre tale and, of course, Holmes in all of his enigmatic disguises and deceptions.

The tale is told in three parts. The first sets the scene (the three pipe problem), the second sees Watson struggling to solve the case alone, and part three is the resolution. Although filled with exciting revelation and action, after the initial section the book loses it's earlier sparkle with the middle section actually becoming rather predictable and mawdlin.

The narrator, Christopher Walsh, however, maintains the essence of the Sherlock feel, his nicely clipped English accent hinting at the time period, and he reads clearly, with understanding, giving each character their own voice. He enhances the story as written.

Asda lifelong fan of the great detective, I have mostly avoided any attempts to recreate him. However, I was pleased to receive a freely given complimentary copy of Study in Illusions of Terror from the rights holder after I requested it via Audiobook Boom. My thanks for that. Overall, this was a good attempt to replicate the master story teller but overly long and could have benefitted from some reduction in the second and third sections. Worth a read, though. It's fun.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Rayc on 03-28-18

A great example of this genre

It isn't easy to write a Sherlock Holmes story Sir Auther Conan Doyle was the creator and master of the Holmes genre.
Never the less listening to this book it is easy to forget it's not by the master.
The authors have written a fantastic book which I believe easilypasses muster for Holmes fans.
Narration is excellent and sets just the right tone and feel especially to Dr Watson.
I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and voluntarily leave this review.

Highly recommended

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