The Final Page of Baker Street

  • by Daniel D Victor
  • Narrated by Ben Carling
  • 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When misadventure led a schoolboy in London to employment at Baker Street, few could have guessed where his introduction to Sherlock Holmes would lead. But as the lad matures and he finds himself caught in the middle of a murder investigation, his friendship with Holmes and Watson lures him into the role of detective. 'Billy' documents his experiences, and soon his sleuthing skills not only bring him to another murder, but also lay the foundation for his metamorphosis into a famous mystery writer, the novelist the world now knows as Raymond Chandler.

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Great gimmick, great narration, clunky story

Great gimmick but I never would have made it to the end if the audio narration weren’t so good. The gimmick is that a young Raymond Chandler meets up with a retired Sherlock Holmes and they team up on a case that sets the stage for Chandler’s future writing career focusing on double crosses and beautiful women. The text reads, though, like someone did a massive amount of research and then felt compelled to dump it all didactically into a book. People who like to study Arthur Conan Doyle and Chandler books will probably get a kick out of it, but my take is that the notes are there but not the music. The excerpts from Chandler’s real works at the top of each chapter are brilliant while Chandler’s fictional dialogue in the book is clunky. Excerpt of something a young Chandler says in casual conversation: “It’s as if all that British formalism in language can do is to produce a criticism of form and manners. In America, I expect more unrestricted opportunities.” Again, the audio narration, with its distinct and fun voices for each character, helped the clunky passages go down smoothly. Bechdel test: fail. Grade: C.
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- Mark

An entertaining Sherlock Holmes and friends adventure

It got a little confusing in places where there were multiple characters, but all in all, it was great! Enjoyable story and performance!!
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- billie2t

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-22-2016
  • Publisher: MX Publishing