Someone is killing sheep in the Cotswolds. Or something. As Holmes and Watson arrive in the tranquility of a little village of shepherds and farmers to enjoy a few restful days in the idyllic countryside, strange things start to occur. While Holmes locks himself in his hotel room, consumed by depression, Watson is left to explore the surroundings on his own, acquainting himself with both the local shepherding community, the eccentric vicar, and the local folklore concerning a mysterious werewolf.
It isn't long before the murderer directs his attention to other prey than sheep, and Holmes is forced out of his ennui into a world of fog-enshrouded moors, wild men, pitchforks, and a big bad wolf.
This volume also includes four shorter stories in the vein of Conan Doyle: "The Adventure of the Velvet Lampshade", "The Adventure of the Missing Mudlark", "The Adventure of the Forking Paths", and "The Adventure of the One-Armed Pugilist".
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Well performed and cliff hangers to keep you hooked
If I had the time I could have done!
A brilliant book and will look out for others in the series
The audiobook hits all the right notes, it's a truly Hound of the Baskervilles adventure as Holmes and Watson are embroiled in the mysterious appearance of a Werewolf in a village community of local Shepherds etc. What makes it extra special is the narration which is full of very well defined characters performed by a very versatile Narrator.
I loved the narration and all the sound effects, which made this audiobook more like a full cast drama. Watson and Holmes are well characterised. Holmes in particular is truly enigmatic and powerfully performed. The strength of the vocal characterisation portrays the enigma that is Holmes.
Mr Peever is an actor Narrator, sometimes narrators have the most wonderful voices that are just a pleasure to hear them read, great for falling asleep too. Mr Peever performs the script, great for driving.
It was exciting and the tale of the journey by ship that is related is a hammer film in itself.
Well worth listening too.
Give this one a miss. Miscast, awful production, sounded like Holmes had a pickled egg in his mouth. Being a great fan of Sherlock Holmes stories I was so disappointed!
"NARRATION IS ABISMAL, STORY IS NOT TO BAD BUT THE DELIVERY IS HORRIBLE"
SAVE YOUR $$$$ OR CREDIT, COULD HAVE VERY GOOD READ IF NOT FOR NARRATION. THE VOICE OF SHERLOCK WAS THE WORST.
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