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Summary

This collection of stories continues the adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle’s much-loved fictional detective. In these intriguing tales, Holmes and Watson solve cases that range from the suspicious to the downright strange, and encounter mysteries as diverse as vanishing staff, secret plans, and eccentric lodgers.

The stories are:

  • Wisteria Lodge
  • The Cardboard Box
  • The Red Circle
  • The Bruce-Partington Plans
  • The Dying Detective
  • The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
  • The Devil’s Foot
  • His Last Bow

Public Domain (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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I have now listen to most of Derek Jacobi excellent narration of these Sherlock Holmes stories, every one has kept me absorbed in the well told tales. I was sorry to finish them.

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Brilliant

You know Sherlock Holmes. You've seen adaptations on TV, you know his stories. But, listening/reading the books is just wonderful. By reading, you gain a deeper understanding of Holmes, of Watson, of Victorian England and Derek Jacobi is an amazing narrator. He is perfect for the job. Also, by reading some of the books you get the added bonus of the second part of the story which gives you the background to the current case. So even though you may be familiar with the stories, have a listen and instead of being preoccupied with 'who done it' (cos you probably know already), enjoy the journey and allow Holmes to lead you there in his own unique way.

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Brilliant

Excellent tales, intricately weaved, well paced, cleverly written and expertly delivered by Derek Jacobi, brilliant!

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Great narrator excellent All good very interesting

All good very interesting and narrator fantastic , loved every twist, many thanks, Mark Bowler

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Sherlock and Jacobi!

A superbly narrated collection of the incomparable ACD works. Truly evokes images of a bygone age - recommended!

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A must listen classic.

A beautifully narrated series of classic Holmes stories.
Derek Jacobi brings life to the tales and I really enjoyed this audiobook. 5 stars all round.

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  • kevin spadafora
  • 05-03-16

Sherlockian Logic Keeps Us Riveted

The stories I have heard before but are well chosen. Only the last was unfamiliar but enjoyed thoroughly. The narration was first rate except for an occasional difficulty in distinguishing which character was speaking. The emotional message and excitement carried the day. It is definitely worth a listen.

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  • Sandi from Oregon
  • 23-04-12

Nobody does it better!

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I have many versions of Sherlock Holmes in my audio library, but Derek Jacobi is the perfect narrator! This is one version that I listen to over and over.

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  • Equus94
  • 03-06-17

Quite charming and original.

Even though the stories follow the same general formula, they still manage to have some individuality from the next, leaving you wanting more especially in the adventure of The Cornish Horror.

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  • L. Poirier
  • 30-01-13

A Perfect Pair

If you could sum up Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow in three words, what would they be?

a fun escape

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

It's short stories that I know well, so no, not on the edge of my seat.

Which scene was your favorite?

N/A

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

Yes, but instead I listened to it to and from work.

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I love Derek Jacobi's voice and reading of anything. I love Sherlock Holmes. So they are the perfect pair.

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  • John
  • 19-12-11

Splendid!

What did you love best about Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow?

The stories are magnificent and stand proudly among the best literature of all times.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sherlock, naturally!

Which character – as performed by Derek Jacobi – was your favorite?

Again, Sherlock

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Jacobi is a star and has outdone himself. But then he is a brilliant actor and reader.

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  • Par5
  • 07-04-21

His Last Bow

Nice to listen again to ACD original; much appreciated and enjoyed. All the stories were interesting except for 1.

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  • Nancy & Greg
  • 22-03-21

Holmes read by Jacobi: What more needs to be said?

The greatest series of Btitish detective stories read by one of the greatest British actors can only mean great succcess. This late collection of Sherlock Holmes tales is given the royal treatment by Sir Derek. Even for those, like myself, who have read and reread the collection, hearing it in Jacobi's splendid voice makes it sound brand new again. I highly recommend.

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  • Munster
  • 04-01-21

Great stories

Always wanted to read the original novels, with audiobooks I was able to fight boredom at work with these short murder mysteries. Always fun to see what others have used from the original stories of Arthur C. Doyle in newer television series like Sherlock and Elementary.

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  • Justin M
  • 23-08-16

Difficult to listen too

Too many attempts at voices
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Im sorry but very difficult to follow.
Simon Prebble and David Timpson does a wonderful job

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