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"The Blackmailer": Holmes resorts to some lawbreaking of his own in the pursuit of essential evidence on a powerful blackmailer.
"A Scandal in Bohemia": A delicate case involving an ardent monarch and an indiscreet photograph leads Holmes to the one person he could not outwit: the beautiful Irene Adler.
"Silverblaze": Holmes searches for a murderer and a missing racehorse called Silverblaze.
"The Speckled Band": Holmes and Watson are entreated by a woman to get to the bottom of her sister's horrible and mysterious death.
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By Lee Grant on 02-01-11
Superb productions from a bygone age...
The production is simply lovely with outstanding performances from the cast particularly John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson as Holmes & Watson.
What is lovely is to hear a quality piece from the 1950s. The stories were co-produced by the BBC in the UK and ABC in the USA. This explains the American continuity announcer that loudly and proudly introduces each episode.
The audio quality is very good throughout but watch out for Holmes' violin playing - it does tend to hit the high notes and came as quite a shock through my earbuds.
Naturally the stories are superb and the production team really understood how to make radio drama narrative work well.
Treat yourself to a very reasonably priced treasure...
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By Mr H. Fairbairn on 12-02-13
a good listen
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
A good listen but the delivery is quite dated.
The Derek Jacobi versions are the ones to go for....