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Moriarty Audiobook

Moriarty [Audiobook]

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Ably assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones of Scotland Yard, a devoted student of Holmes' methods of investigation and deduction, Frederick Chase must forge a path through the darkest corners of the capital to shine light on this shadowy figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, a man determined to engulf London in a tide of murder and menace.

Author of the global best seller The House of Silk, Anthony Horowitz once more breathes life into the world created by Arthur Conan Doyle. With pitch-perfect characterisation and breath-taking pace, Horowitz weaves a relentlessly thrilling tale which teases and delights at every turn. The game is afoot....

Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt. This audio edition also includes The Three Monarchs, a short story narrated by Derek Jacobi.

©2014 Anthony Horowitz (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group

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    Simon Somewhere between a pair of headphones. 15/10/2015
    Simon Somewhere between a pair of headphones. 15/10/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "Twist and Shout!"

    Heavens! It takes a brave man to take up the pen and try to extend the Sherlock Holmes legend. However, Anthony Horrowitz is just such a man. He produces a fast-moving adventure with plenty of action and possibly slightly more gore than you'd expect, though never overly gratuitous in my view. The foundations of a Holmes novel are here of course with a mysterr to solve, dastardly villains the two leads in Detective Athelney Jones and Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase. They are obviously there to provide a similar chemistry to Holmes and Watson but they are treated not as mere imitations but as characters and back stories in their own right. The way that Athelney Jones a minor character from the original stories is worked into the plot is particularly well done.

    All well and good but throughout the story there are continual hints that we are all missing something. I had all kinds of theories but the twist when it comes really does send a jolt through the senses and it's a genuine double take moment when it happens. I'll definitely say no more because to do so would be to risk ruining it. I'm sure it will divide opinion but there are some lengths taken to "reveal all" which helps.

    The narration is very good and although not all accents were fully convincing to my ear the different characters were easy to distinguish and the drama maintained throughout.

    In summary I felt this was a very fine effort and well worth a credit and the time spent. The big twist will most likely be the telling point for how most readers regard the book. I thought it was stunningly good and would highly recommend it!

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Joanna 11/03/2015
    Joanna 11/03/2015
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    "Completely taken in"

    I love Horowitz! This is such fun and as good as any Sherlock Holmes. Completely unexpected twist...
    Also my pedant's ear, always on the lookout, only spotted a couple of tiny anachronisms in the language, nothing that spoiled the narrative.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Phil Morgan 12/12/2014
    Phil Morgan 12/12/2014 Member Since 2008
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    "An engaging story well narated."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - Perhaps not as in depth and detailed as House of Silk, but nevertheless an enjoyable journey.
    I must admit I sometimes find Holmes novels dry and hard work - to much meandering. This I found engaging but not taxing, a relaxing listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The story is in the first person (Frederick Chase), and he sounds real. You can imagine yourself in his shoes - no magical leaps of logic, just common sense, action and fear.


    What about Julian Rhind-Tutt and Derek Jacobi ’s performance did you like?

    Excellent narration, easy on the ear, easy to understand and well read.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Gently engaging - not edge of the seat gripping but always pleasant and keen to hear more,


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Miss Saffron Walden, United Kingdom 22/11/2014
    Miss Saffron Walden, United Kingdom 22/11/2014
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    "Not for the faint-hearted"

    This book is a bit grim and bloody, some rather descriptive parts about graphic murders, which sensitive or younger listeners might not like. I had to turn it off while I had my lunch. The story is exceptionally well crafted, so I did not see the denouement coming (cleverer among you may have guessed), and was really shocked! I absolutely love Julian Rhind-Tutt's voice, but as he narrated a lot of this in an American accent, it was not quite as good as others I have heard. Please don't expect a happy ending.....

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Jill Roermond, Netherlands 19/11/2014
    Jill Roermond, Netherlands 19/11/2014 Member Since 2017
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    "Blindsided me!"

    Oh my, this was good! The story, the characters, the narration, for me nothing could have been done better. And then, a total shock towards the end, one that I really didn't see coming at all... which made me smile about how I had been led by the nose!

    A perfect 11 out of 10 - if you thought the House of Silk was good then you're in for a real treat with Moriarty.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Úna 10/03/2017
    Úna 10/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Just what I wanted"
    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have perhaps extended it, filled in a little more detail and slowed the events slightly but that is my personal preference and I don't think it reflects on the success of the novel because Horowitz's style is fast-paced.


    What does Julian Rhind-Tutt and Derek Jacobi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Certainly, both are experts at evoking character and mood, a real treat to hear them read this novel!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I usually listen to books in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Conan Doyle so was hesitant to buy this Novel in case it disappointed me. It didn't - it reimagined the world of Holmes and was different enough from The Adventures that it did not jar. It was really well executed and fell somewhere in-between Holmes and Bond - lots of fun to listen to!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Edward Oakley 04/06/2015
    Edward Oakley 04/06/2015
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    "DOWN WITH SHERLOCK HOLMES UP WITH MORIARTY"

    I LOVED MORIARTY BY THE GREAT WRITER ANTHONY HOROWITZ. I WAS DELIGHTED WITH THE INGENUITY OF THE PLOT

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Imran 27/04/2015
    Imran 27/04/2015
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    "Great story once again"

    House of Silk is my favourite Audio book. This one is once again a superb story, it's just the American narration didn't click with me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andy 04/02/2015
    Andy 04/02/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Victorian Sleuth Blinder"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Moriarty to be better than the print version?

    No idea. I've never read and then bought an audio version. I mean why would you do that?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Moriarty?

    The interaction between the two protagonists


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The torture scene. Not because of it's grave nature, because of the inter play between the two elements good vs bad, and the means of escape at the end.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I never do. I hate this question.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't think Downey Jnr/Law or Cumberbatch//Freeman, not even the halcyon days of Basil Rathbone (although it's set in that time period), the clue is in the heading...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    rose MANCHESTER, United Kingdom 16/11/2014
    rose MANCHESTER, United Kingdom 16/11/2014 Member Since 2010
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    "Great story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Moriarty to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the printed version


    What does Julian Rhind-Tutt and Derek Jacobi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The tone and tension in the narration


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Rally enjoyable I love my audiobooks they are great for car journeys and dog walks

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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  • Kennedi
    22/09/16
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    "Surprisingly Awesome!"

    One of THE best endings I've ever read...
    Listening to the audio version of this was the best decision, I believe, as it made the surprises so much more surprising! It started off okay, and because of certain inconsistencies, at first I was a bit overwhelmed. However, as you get through the book, sooo many things make sense. Honestly, it was worth the five stars just for that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lawrence Dembo
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    26/03/15
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    "Hard to stop listening"

    Just a cracker of a story
    No more clues from me you will have to take the clue rice reviewers words as truth
    Listen and enjoy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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