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Ron Banton

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  • Sherlock Holmes - The Final Problem and The Empty House

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Nicholas Briggs
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Briggs, Richard Earl, Alan Cox, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

The Final Problem by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Adapted by Nicholas Briggs. Sherlock Holmes visits his good friend, Dr. John Watson...but Holmes is not his usual composed and supremely confident self. He is a hunted man. Having unearthed the criminal mastermind behind the greatest crimes in the land, Holmes has found himself a fugitive. But the great detective already has a plan in motion. It will not be long before his arch foe, Professor Moriarty, is in custody.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A listening delight

  • By Ron Banton on 18-02-17

A listening delight

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

Reviewed: 18-02-17

Fabulous performances with built in atmosphere, left me wanting more, it's very seldom you come across storytelling this good, definitely a favorite, will look forward to playing it again.

Suitable for the avid Sherlock fan looking for a fresh take on Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective.

  • The Cotswolds Werewolf and Other Stories of Sherlock Holmes

  • By: Peter K. Andersson
  • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent homage

  • By G. Preston on 14-12-17

Do yourself a favor and set fire to your money

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

Reviewed: 18-02-17

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!

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  • Moriarty

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,078

Sherlock Holmes is dead. Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind who has risen to take his place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twist and Shout!

  • By Simon on 15-10-15

Excellent story telling

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

Reviewed: 01-12-16

Both intriguing and captivating from start to finish. Really enjoyed the storyline plus a bonus story at the end