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  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes

  • The Heirloom Collection
  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 58 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,690

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales are rightly ranked among the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction. Included in this collection are all four full-length Holmes novels and more than forty short masterpieces - from the inaugural adventure A Study in Scarlet to timeless favorites like “The Speckled Band” and more. At the center of each stands the iconic figure of Holmes - brilliant, eccentric, and capable of amazing feats of deductive reasoning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A long and rewarding listen....

  • By Lee on 29-04-15

Excellent reading of classic books

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-14

Where does The Complete Sherlock Holmes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right up there. And I have a two hour daily commute and have listened to a lot!

What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

The way he brought the stories to life.

Any additional comments?

Never really got into the Holmes stories but this reading is excellent and fast paced. Feels like you are really listening to Dr Watson himself. Makes it possible to appreciate what a great writer Conan Doyle was.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Katherine

  • The classic historical romance
  • By: Anya Seton
  • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
  • Length: 24 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

Katherine comes to the court of Edward III at the age of 15. The naïve convent-educated orphan of a penniless knight is dazzled by the jousts and the entertainments of court. Nevertheless, Katherine is beautiful, and she turns the head of the King's favourite son John of Gaunt. But he is married, and she is soon to be betrothed. A few years later their paths cross again and this time their passion for each other cannot be denied or suppressed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please give us more Anya Seton!

  • By C on 07-09-12

An enduring classic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-12

It was with great pleasure that I spotted "Katherine" in New Releases. I first read this book as a teenager and have re-read it many times since - I even took a copy of it with me on my honeymoon. If you like Sharon Penman and Philipa Gregory you will love this. The narrator is excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting yet another old friend courtesy of Audible.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Jump!

  • By: Jilly Cooper
  • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
  • Length: 26 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 253

Following the death of her bullying husband, Etta Bancroft's selfish children move her to a village in the Cotswolds. One night, she discovers a filly, left to die in the snow. With help, Etta rescues the horse, and she and her friends form a syndicate to pay for her upkeep. As the horse recovers, she begins to show racing pedigree, so the syndicate enters her into a maiden hurdle - and are shocked at the result.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Do not buy this

  • By Anne on 25-05-11

If you enjoyed "Riders" buy this !

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-10

Having greatly enjoyed the unabridged version of one of my old favourites Jilly Cooper's 'Riders' I was delighted to see her latest novel available by the same excellent narrator just before my holiday. It didn't disappoint - some great new characters and plenty of old ones and a brilliant story line - an ideal holiday companion. If you enjoyed 'Riders' I would highly recommend you buy this. Now we just need the rest of the unabridged Jilly back catalogue to come to Audible - 'Rivals' for starters please !

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Riders

  • By: Jilly Cooper
  • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
  • Length: 28 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

The brooding hero, gypsy Jake Lovell, under whose magic hands the most difficult horse or woman becomes biddable, is driven to the top by his loathing of the darling of the show ring, Rupert Campbell-Black. Having filched each other’s horses, and fought and fornicated their way around the capitals of Europe, the feud between the two men finally erupts with devastating consequences at the Los Angeles Olympics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!!! Riders perfect:)

  • By Jesse on 02-10-10

Return of an old favourite !

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-10

I bought this book in hard copy years ago and loved it. I had forgotten all about it until I saw it in 'New Releases'. I snapped it up and am now happily half way through. The narrator is great - spot on with all the characters.

The only thing now is that I will want to go on and listen to the unabridged sequel 'Rivals'. I have put my request in to audible customer services !

  • Stalky and Co.

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Based on Kipling's own adolescent experiences, Stalky and Co. is a cunning story of mischievous 19th century British schoolboys attempting scholastic mutiny. The faculty and headmaster of a boys' private school repeatedly pursue a trio of poetic pranksters, "Stalky", "Beetle", and "Turkey", as they wage war on fellow students and the "establishment" with unwavering energy and creativity.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • American pronunciation and accents wreck good book

  • By K on 18-10-14

A Real Joy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-06-07

This book was my childhood favourite and I still know it more or less by heart. I was delighted when I saw it was available on Audible. I have to say I was somewhat disconcerted however when I started listening to discover that the narrator is (a) female and (b) American - I didn't think that would be at all in keeping with the quintessentially English public school nature of the book - but as the story progressed this didn't matter at all - the narrator picked up all the right nuances and I found it an excellent listen. It was a real joy to revisit this old friend. Highly recommended !

0 of 1 people found this review helpful