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The Holmes Affair Audiobook

The Holmes Affair

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Publisher's Summary

Victorian London: As the world mourns the demise of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle has a new preoccupation, as a chance encounter sets him on the trail of a brutal killer targeting suffragettes. Together with Bram Stoker, he roams the streets of Victorian London searching for clues. Modern-day New York: Literary researcher Harold White's lifelong obsession with Sherlock Holmes turns into something far more sinister.

The world's leading Doylean scholar is found murdered, and only Harold is familiar enough with the Holmes novels to recognise the clues the killer has left. Clues which will lead him not only to a murderer, but also to the mystery of Conan Doyle's missing diary - and a secret that Conan Doyle risked everything to hide...

©2010 Graham Moore (P)2011 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    lilacaliston 29/01/2012
    lilacaliston 29/01/2012 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story, terrible accents!"

    Two interesting plotlines, I enjoyed the story, but found the dire accents of some characters very distracting!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    luke crocker Norwich, norfolk, United Kingdom 29/05/2016
    luke crocker Norwich, norfolk, United Kingdom 29/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "A mild distraction"

    Not a thrilling page turner but a pleasant enough mystery.

    Set in 2 time periods with 2 narrators the Holmes story had me more interested and had the better narration. The modern day story was fine but the narrators mock cockney accent was a grind.

    3* not because of anything bad - the book just isnt as good as ones i give 4* to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Annie 03/04/2016
    Annie 03/04/2016

    Annie

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    "Holmes or Watson? This book?"

    I liked this storyline. It was well written and narrated. An interesting twist! It scored four because it didn't have a sharpness or edge.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JoBev Birmingham, United Kingdom 19/03/2015
    JoBev Birmingham, United Kingdom 19/03/2015 Member Since 2009

    Enjoy most Audible books on route to and from work.

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    "Disappointed"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not sure


    What was most disappointing about Graham Moore’s story?

    Just could not get into it even when I re-started in case I missed something


    How could the performance have been better?

    Be less monotonous


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul J Cullen 17/03/2015
    Paul J Cullen 17/03/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Light but interesting"

    Not much depth to the characters. Plot line also quite light so didn't really feel any momentum building. Bit blah

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ian Gosport 16/09/2014
    Ian Gosport 16/09/2014 Member Since 2011
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    "The Da Vinci Code for Conan Doyle enthusiasts"

    If, like me, you are interested in the 'legend' of Sherlock Holmes then you should find this story very entertaining. How accurate the 'facts' and 'history' contained within are is debatable but like the eponymous book mentioned in the headline, that is largely irrelevant. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It's no classic but fun and pacy. I do have a couple of small gripes with regards the narration. Firstly, I was unaware of how camp Conan Doyle and Bram Stoker were; at least they were according to their voices in this. But most irritating is the American pronunciation of the name Conan. Throughout the book the two narrators pronounce his name differently and if American narrators are going to affect an English accent they could at least use English pronunciation. Only a small gripe but it does get annoying....surely the producers could get the narrators to agree on the pronunciation they would both use.
    Good story though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. Edwards 14/09/2014
    J. Edwards 14/09/2014

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    "Very poor"
    Would you try another book written by Graham Moore or narrated by John Chancer and Nick Rawlinson ?

    No. His writing is childish, drawn out and inaccurate.


    Has The Holmes Affair put you off other books in this genre?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of John Chancer and Nick Rawlinson ’s performances?

    No


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Holmes Affair?

    If I was editor, I would not have published it at all. It really is complete drivel. I cannot see any redeeming features.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United Kingdom 04/06/2014
    Amazon Customer United Kingdom 04/06/2014
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    "Bored"
    What would have made The Holmes Affair better?

    The story to me had no bearing on Sherlock Holmes the plot I found completely detached from the original


    Would you ever listen to anything by Graham Moore again?

    Not without listening to a longer extract


    What didn’t you like about John Chancer and Nick Rawlinson ’s performance?

    I just could not get interested in the book


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I will reconsider purchasing a modern uptake on an old character

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    WM 10/08/2012
    WM 10/08/2012 Member Since 2011
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    "Took a while but..."

    This took me a bit of time to get into, but once I did I enjoyed it. Having the two different voices for the two time periods was very good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jayne chard, United Kingdom 16/04/2012
    jayne chard, United Kingdom 16/04/2012 Member Since 2011
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    "a fab read"

    i love all things "sherlockian" so this was right up my street! fantastic narration from both sides of "the pond". really good story-telling which held me to the end ... a fab read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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