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A concoction of twelve stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the third book in the original Sherlock Holmes series. It shadows the experiences of detective Sherlock Holmes, an enigmatic genius, as he tries to unravel the mystery of each investigation he partakes in. Set in late 19th century London, the novel not only creates a successful mystery plot, but also circulates through real locations including Hyde Park, the river Thames, St George’s Church in Hanover Square, as well as adding fictional places to spice things up. The vibrant reoccurring illustrations of London’s means of transportation are also worth noting. The novel begins in the famous apartment 221B Baker Street, home to Sherlock Holmes who is visited by clients in need of assistance in resolving various issues. Unsurprisingly, Sherlock Holmes works his magic in order to find a logical solution to each mystery. Narrated through the perspective of Dr. Watson, Holmes’s close friend and companion, he serves as a monitor as he accompanies or is given a full account of the sequence of events surrounding investigation details. Watson then documents each adventure and shares it with the readers which in turn act as memoirs of Holmes’s achievements. This type of narration only enhances the sense of mystery surrounding each case because of the occasional missing detail and leaves the reader wondering about the next course of action. Interestingly, Holmes offers logical explanations for each of his solutions, but nevertheless manages to keep the audience on their toes. Family fortune, reputation, social status and moral weakness are just some of the themes Doyle explores in his novel of suspense and mystery. Doyle’s use of 19th century English jargon proves to be a delightful read, whilst still maintaining a lucid style easy to follow and understand. For those embarking on their first ever encounter with the pipe-smoking, violin-playing sleuth, this is just the beginning of an unforgettable journey.

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A concoction of twelve stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the third book in the original Sherlock Holmes series. It shadows the experiences of detective Sherlock Holmes, an enigmatic genius, as he tries to unravel the mystery of each investigation he partakes in. Set in late 19th century London, the novel not only creates a successful mystery plot, but also circulates through real locations including Hyde Park, the river Thames, St George’s Church in Hanover Square, as well as adding fictional places to spice things up. The vibrant reoccurring illustrations of London’s means of transportation are also worth noting. The novel begins in the famous apartment 221B Baker Street, home to Sherlock Holmes who is visited by clients in need of assistance in resolving various issues. Unsurprisingly, Sherlock Holmes works his magic in order to find a logical solution to each mystery. Narrated through the perspective of Dr. Watson, Holmes’s close friend and companion, he serves as a monitor as he accompanies or is given a full account of the sequence of events surrounding investigation details. Watson then documents each adventure and shares it with the readers which in turn act as memoirs of Holmes’s achievements. This type of narration only enhances the sense of mystery surrounding each case because of the occasional missing detail and leaves the reader wondering about the next course of action. Interestingly, Holmes offers logical explanations for each of his solutions, but nevertheless manages to keep the audience on their toes. Family fortune, reputation, social status and moral weakness are just some of the themes Doyle explores in his novel of suspense and mystery. Doyle’s use of 19th century English jargon proves to be a delightful read, whilst still maintaining a lucid style easy to follow and understand. For those embarking on their first ever encounter with the pipe-smoking, violin-playing sleuth, this is just the beginning of an unforgettable journey.

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Episode 7 is an award winning performance

By Honest Drunkard O'Malley - Feb 11 2020
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Don’t miss episode 7 and the blue carbuncle mystery! Mark is fantastic. I was relaxing and trying to fall asleep but the performance was so amazing, I stayed up. There are moment where you can hear his smile as he reads the banter of Holmes, Watson, and their client.

Excellent stories

By Jimwillys junk - Jan 14 2016
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Excellent collection of stories. Wonderful narrator.

iTunes Ratings

154 Ratings
Average Ratings
107
21
14
8
4

Episode 7 is an award winning performance

By Honest Drunkard O'Malley - Feb 11 2020
Read more
Don’t miss episode 7 and the blue carbuncle mystery! Mark is fantastic. I was relaxing and trying to fall asleep but the performance was so amazing, I stayed up. There are moment where you can hear his smile as he reads the banter of Holmes, Watson, and their client.

Excellent stories

By Jimwillys junk - Jan 14 2016
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Excellent collection of stories. Wonderful narrator.
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Latest release on May 31, 2020

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01 - A Scandal in Bohemia

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02 - The Red-Headed League

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03 - A Case of Identity

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May 29 2020

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04 - The Bascombe Valley Mystery

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05 - The Five Orange Pips

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06 - The Man With the Twisted Lip

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May 26 2020

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07 - The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

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May 25 2020

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08 - The Adventure of the Speckled Band

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May 24 2020

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09 - The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb

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May 23 2020

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10 - The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor

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