The second volume of classic Sherlock Holmes stories on audio, brilliantly performed by John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson. Contents:
"The Mystery of the Second Stain": Holmes scores a diplomatic coup when he stops a certain letter from falling into the wrong hands."The Traitor": Holmes' brother enlists the help of the sleuth over some missing government documents."Rare Disease": Holmes plays possum and traps a conniving doctor into confessing what he thought was a perfect crime."The Norwood Builder": After inheriting some money, a young solicitor is accused of his benefactor's murder.
Sir Alec Guinness once famously likened legendary Shakespearean actor John Gielgud's voice to "a silver trumpet muffled in silk", and this second volume of 1950s BBC radio broadcasts of classic Sherlock Holmes stories puts Gielgud's talents on full display.
From "The Adventure of the Second Stain" to "The Adventure of the Norwood Builder", Gielgud, as Holmes, and Ralph Richardson, as Dr. Watson, turn in unparalleled performances of these iconic literary figures in this collection of classic dramatizations, which are beautifully accompanied by Sidney Torch's elegant violin score.
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