It is Spring, 1874, and 20-year-old Sherlock Holmes is a lonely, mopey, friendless Oxford student. He attends classes and spends countless solitary hours conducting chemical experiments, reading, and playing his violin. Suddenly, his life changes because of a serendipitous moment on campus. While walking on the grounds of the university and practicing fencing moves with his foil, he encounters Victor Trevor and his sweetheart, Poppy Stamford, younger sister of the man who will one day introduce Sherlock to Dr. John Watson.
Having just attended the final rowing contest of Eights Week, Victor and Poppy are also walking with her bull terrier. When the dog decides he doesn't like the looks of Sherlock, he sinks his teeth into Sherlock's ankle. This dog bite incident becomes a life-changing event for all of them. Through his new friendship with Victor Trevor, and encouraged by Victor's father to use his genius for detective work, Sherlock discovers his uncanny abilities and a constellation of unfamiliar emotions as he and Poppy are thrust not only into a dangerous investigation into England's notorious baby-farming industry, but into the perilous realm of young romance. Be an eyewitness to the emergence of how Sherlock became the man and the legend we know today.
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An fanfic Sherlock Holmes before Watson
- Simona "Say something about yourself!"
Decent book, but not a great mystery
I thoroughly enjoyed the narrator. She did a good job with the different characters and was quite believable
I could not get real excited about the book. I found it to be a bit boring, especially the first two to three hours. The author did approach the book with an interesting perspective which was kind of a fun process.
Personally, I feel that a quality narrator always makes a book better than simply reading it yourself. I thought Cat succeeded at doing that.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom.
- Todd Klipstine