Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil: : Sherlock Holmes on Her Majesty's Secret Service

  • by Donald Thomas
  • Narrated by John Telfer
  • Series: Sherlock Holmes on Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In these five tales, Sherlock Holmes is shown at the height of his powers: he co-operates with a young Winston Churchill in the famed Siege of Sydney Street, helps defeat a plan for a German invasion outlined in the Zimmerman Telegram, establishes a link between two missing lighthouse keepers and the royal treasures of King John, contends with a supernatural curse places upon an eccentric aristocrat, and discovers a lost epic of Lord Byron. But it is all in a day's work for the great detective, who continues to defy the odds and lives to fiddle and ratiocinate another day.

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Don't waste your money.

It you want a story with a Holmes that doesn't follow Holmes' methods, this is for you. Guesswork, laying out all the details of his solution before the end, total disregard for Canon, I could go on. (Moriarty on a horse, in a Hindu costume, in a parade!) I've read many Sherlockian fictions before, but this is the first that if you change the name of the main character, I would have been unable to deduce that it was Holmes.
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- Michael "King's Evil Review was meant for Oriental Casebook. Please read other reviews of King's Evil"

Good but not Doyle

Would you listen to Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil: again? Why?

Not as good as the original by A.C. Doyle, especially the last story, it didn't have the right tone and storyline.


What did you like best about this story?

Several of the stories were really close to Doyles style.


Which character – as performed by John Telfer – was your favorite?

The preformance was good, the right tone for Sherlock Holmes stories.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

As it's a collection of short stories, it's perfect for listning on the way to and fromwork


Any additional comments?

I havent listen to any of the authers other Sherlock holmes stories.

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- Maximilian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-10-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.