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LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
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  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 70 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

Here in one recording is every Sherlock Holmes story ever written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally appearing in serial form, these famous stories are here presented in the order in which they were first published beginning in 1887. Included in this definitive, award-winning collection are four novels and 56 short stories, a total of 60 titles. The 56 short stories are aggregated into five named collections, just as they were originally published in book form.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed.

  • By SARAH on 18-01-14

Strange reading for most English of stories

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-14

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Staccato delivery - at least in the first couple of stories. The americanisms are irritating (laboratory) and there are occasional mispronunciations. The overall impression is that this is close to sounding like a computer generated reading.

22 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • In Danger's Hour

  • By: Douglas Reeman
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

The Mediterranean, 1943... The HMS Rob Roy. A tiny machine, just 230 feet from stem to stern. In peacetime she would have trawled for cod. Now her catch is deadlier by far. Lieutenant-Commander Ian Ransome is a veteran of the treacherous front line of naval combat. Under sealed orders in the battle-tossed waters of the Mediterranean, he and his jack-tired crew face one final test of their courage....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing.

  • By John H on 05-09-16

In the Navy

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-11

Listening to this book will tell you about some aspects of Royal Navy life in minesweepers during the Second World War. As usual with Douglas Reeman there is much soul searching and self doubt expressed by the main characters - can be tiresome especially as it is difficult to fast forward. For me, this book is best at describing the day to day life of the minesweeper and the lives of the officers and ratings and their duties. The less convincing passages deal with the family lives of officers and crew. Overall it was an enjoyable yarn well read as always by David rintoul.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful