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Clockwork Sherlock

Narrated by: Shvorne Marks
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
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A thrilling new adventure featuring literature’s favourite detective like you’ve never seen him before. The first in a series, Clockwork Sherlock follows ex-soldier Captain Jo Barnes. The mysterious VR detective singles her out as his own Dr Watson, but he’s about to find out she’s no fawning sidekick. 

When tech giant Robert Fairfield is found dead of a suspected drug overdose, fingers are pointed at the two women who stood most to gain from his death: his fiancée and leader of the New Ludds, Greta Blackstone, and Beth Fairchild, Robert’s ambitious daughter. But when Beth is found dead and the evidence shows she was killed before her father, the suspect is obvious. To everyone, that is, except Sherlock Holmes. 

Using futuristic tech and good, old-fashioned sleuthing, Captain Barnes and the famed detective set out to find the killer. With rooftop pursuits, gangland bosses and plenty of action - this listen is sure to appeal to fans of Ben Aaronovitch, Paul Cornell and Jim Butcher.

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It has been quite some time since a book has ticked all my somewhat nerdy boxes. I am an avid Sherlock Holmes fan, but also enjoy a bit of sci-fy too. This book has been the absolute best recommended by Audible book for a long time - spot on!

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Conan Doyle / sci fantasy

This came as a suggestion while working through The complete Sherlock Holmes narrated by Stephen Fry (brilliant) and is a very good listen.
A good story and pays homage to Doyle's characters and writing plus including a compelling sub story.
I will be looking out for others in the series and by the author.

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definitely not another Ben Aaronovitch

struggled with the whingy quality of the storyline, particularly in the first few chapters. I did finish the book but it was more out of sheer bloody mindedness than because I was gripped by the plot.

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actually a surprise.

fully enjoyed it. actually intelligent. look forward to a follow up story in this world.

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Unexpected

The story is brilliant and riveting. The performance is outstanding. one of my best listens ever!