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  • The Trials of Sherlock Holmes

  • By: James Moffett
  • Narrated by: Alexander Clifford
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

It is a cold London morning in 1887, and the discovery of a dead man in an abandoned house plunges Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson into a series of eight trying cases that will test the friendship of the two companions and threaten the safety of the country itself.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Abominable Reading

  • By Graysnell64 on 11-09-18

Abominable Reading

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I am a Sherlock Holmes enthusiast and, having read, listened to and seen all of the Conan Doyle stories I thought it would be refreshing to get another take on the great character. However, this execrable version should never have been released! The story could well be perfectly functional but the reading of it is truly abominable. Whoever produced this could at least have chosen a reader who could A) read properly and B) have some enthusiasm for the subject matter. Mr Clifford is, I'm afraid, extremely un-engaging and irritating in his delivery; he sounds like he would much rather be doing something else than reading this story. I would advise avoiding this iteration of Holmes.