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The Great Detective Collection
- 24 of the Best Classic Detective Stories
- By: Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Ernest Bramah, and others
- Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
- Length: 21 hrs
An engrossing collection of detective stories featuring all the great classic sleuths, including Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, Max Carrados, J. G. Reeder, and C. Auguste Dupin. 1.The Tea-Leaf by Edgar Jepson & Robert Eustace 2.The Queer Feet by G. K. Chesterton 3.The Curious Circumstances of the Two Left Shoes by Ernest Bramah 4. The Club of One-Eyed Men by Arthur Somers Roche 5.Diamond Cut Diamond by F. Britten Austin 6.The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah
great stories, appalling narration.
- By Marsh on 26-01-16
If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?
I was very disappointed by this collection. I was looking forward to listening to all my favourites but I omitted to listen to the sample clip. The narration is stilted, mannered and extremely irritating. The narrator makes no attempt to differentiate characters and there was no way I could listen to the book all the way through. This is the only time I have ever been disappointed with an Audible choice. Ghastly!
Would you recommend The Great Detective Collection to your friends? Why or why not?
I wouldn't recommend this collection to anyone.
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Cathy Dobson?
Any one, Stephen Fry would be perfect.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Well the actual stories are great but the narration ruined them.
Any additional comments?
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