Sherlock Holmes is a timeless character, beloved by many. This is not that Holmes. The year is 1880, 11 years prior to the classic stories that we know, and we step into an alternate universe where monsters are not just under the bed but around every corner. Holmes must use all of his intellectual prowess to sort through this strange underworld of creatures once believed to be only the stuff of lore and children's nightmares. Having abandoned his career as a private investigator the quintessential sleuth is about to make the acquaintance of Dr. John Watson, and with the help of his peculiar new ally, as well as some reimagined versions of other classic Holmes characters, he must endeavor to unravel a mystery that seems to be emanating from the very halls of justice itself. For you see, there is a terror at Scotland Yard!
This is a new voice on the scene and I hope we hear much more from Alex Eller. He has a lovely distinctive clear tone, and you can tell how much he enjoys making all the characters come alive. A great 'listen'
Once you can get by the rather "strange if not wildly weird " premise of this story it is a good Sherlock Holmes adventure .
If you've watched the show Grimm, this is exactly that! Its like they took the show and made a few minor changes. Instead of Detective Nick Burkhardt, you have Detective Sherlock Holmes. Burkhardt is a Grimm and can see people who are really monsters. Holmes is called something a bit different but has the same ability. Burkhardt is given a book that has been passed down through generations with information on these different monsters. Holmes comes across a similar book. Both Holmes and Burkhardt didn't realize they had this ability until adulthood. There really were no differences that made this story original. The only reason I listened to the whole book was because of the great narration. Alex Eller did an excellent job with each of the characters and all of the different voices and accents. I'd really love to hear more of his work.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful