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Sherlock Holmes: The Voice of Treason

An Audible Original Drama
Length: 8 hrs
4 out of 5 stars (107 ratings)

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Sherlock shares his royal observations
Watson and Mrs Hudson reunite in Baker Street
Mycroft bares his frustration over Moriarty

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  • Sherlock shares his royal observations
  • Watson and Mrs Hudson reunite in Baker Street
  • Mycroft bares his frustration over Moriarty
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About the Performer

After studying at the Guildhall School of Music And Drama, Nicholas’ career has spanned stage, screen and radio, including starring in many productions at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Almeida Theatre and the Royal National Theatre. Winner of the BBC Radio Carleton Hobbs award, he is regularly heard in BBC Radio dramas with more than 100 credits to his name. He is an award-winning audiobook narrator and a major video game voice artist, voicing such characters as Garrett Hawke in Dragon Age 2, Reyes Vidal in Mass Effect: Andromeda, Raubahn Aldynn in Final Fantasy IV and Druth in Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and has featured in games such as Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, Little Big Planet, Fable and Killzone.

About the Performer

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith is a film, stage, television and voice actor. He's played leads on the BBC, Sky, and ITV; notable films include Mary Poppins Returns, Justice League and Dr. Strange. In 2019, Kobna won an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, he is an associate at the National Theatre, was a co-founder of the Act For Change Project and he also voices the hit Nightingale and Grant series of the Rivers of London books.

Summary

There is a plot to kidnap Queen Victoria and only Sherlock Holmes can stop it...or can he?

Investigating a crime seemingly unconnected to the Royal Family, Holmes & Watson uncover a conspiracy to kidnap Queen Victoria and destabilise the British Empire.

With a ticking clock to her next public engagement, Holmes and Watson must discover who is behind the plot and locate her majesty, while Mycroft tries to keep the monarch’s disappearance a secret from the British people.

At first, Holmes believes Moriarty is responsible for the abduction, but when the Napoleon of Crime is proved innocent, Holmes must work with his arch-nemesis to rescue the Queen.

An Audible Original drama starring Nicholas Boulton as Sherlock Holmes and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Dr. John Watson alongside a full cast. 

You can also join the detective duo in an interactive murder mystery story on Alexa, where the power lies in your hands. Just ask 'Alexa, start the Great Game' to solve a crime committed before we meet Holmes and Watson in the Audible Original drama.   

George Mann is a Sunday Times best-selling novelist and scriptwriter. He’s the author of the supernatural crime series Wychwood, as well as the popular Newbury & Hobbes Victorian fantasy series. He’s written several novels featuring a 1920s vigilante known as 'The Ghost', as well as best-selling Doctor Who novels, a Star Wars book and new adventures for Sherlock Holmes. His comic writing includes extensive work on Doctor Who, Dark Souls, Warhammer 40,000, Star Wars as well Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for younger listeners and he’s also written audio scripts for Doctor Who, Blake’s 7, Sherlock Holmes and for a handful of high-profile computer games.  

Cavan Scott has written for such popular franchises as Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Vikings, Judge Dredd, Highlander and Warhammer 40,000. Recent comic work includes Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader’s Castle and The Real Ghostbusters for IDW, The Incredibles for Dark Horse, Doctor Who and Tekken for Titan, Rogue Trooper for 2000AD and Pacific Rim: Aftermath and Pacific Rim: Amara for Legendary. In 2016, Cavan was chosen as one of the 10 World Book Day authors, his WBD title, Star Wars: Adventures In Wild Space becoming a UK number one best seller. He was also the co-writer of Doctor Who Who-ology, the first Doctor Who book ever to become a Sunday Times best seller.  

Featuring: Danny Ashock, Rachel Atkins, Nicholas Boulton, Dominic Cazenove, Jessica Dennis, Felicity Duncan, Rupert Farley, Matt Gavan, Raj Ghatak, Don Gilet, Edward Harrison, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, David Holt, Frances Jeater, Ivanno Jeremiah, Shaheen Khan, Angus King, James MacCallum, Joel MacCormack, Fiz Marcus, Roger May, Amy Mcalister, Gerard McDermott, Paul McEwan, Harry Myers, Greg Page, James Parkes, Jenny Runacre, Mark Straker, Inel Tomlinson and Timothy Watson.

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Poor performance killed this dead for me

I like the idea of the plot, but I'm afraid the performance was really poor, with the Dr Watson character particularly so wooden he made it sound like a comedy skit! I've no idea how the plot would have turned out... 10 minutes in, I couldn't persevere any longer. I am requesting a refund on this one I'm afraid.

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More Turkey Watson?

I'm a huge fan of Kobna Holdbrook-Smith but even he can't salvage this turkey!!! Avoid.

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Too many voices sound the same!! Too confusing.

Usually love Holmes stories and usually Audible originals are a good bet, but with this one there are far too many voices that sound the same and it’s far too difficult to follow who is saying what. Almost as if it’s been directed by someone used to TV not audible. Even KH-S couldn’t save this for me, and I think he’s one of the best readers for audible books.

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  • 18-03-20

Terrible acting

I really wanted to like this but the voices and acting made it impossible to listen to.

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  • 22-03-20

Avoid avoid avoid.

why why why did this have to be so bad, I'm only into the 2nd chapter and I knew that this would be a 1 star review, I've never listened to anything this terrible, I want my credit back. Avoid avoid avoid at all costs including if it's free.

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Brilliant, Gripping, Atmospheric

What a brilliant piece of work. Had me engrossed from the start. Wish it was longer than only 8 hrs. Will be looking for more of these to spend my credits on.

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Disappointing

I love this genre generally but I found this to be a bit of a damp squib...

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homes is back

this is a great book with excellent plot. it's nice to see homes back in action again.

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solid...

very much enjoyed the performances here, particularly Holmes and Watson. I did feel the 'twist' was a little predictable given the history of the characters.

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Magnificent! Wish it didn't have to end.

Absolutely brilliant acting. Very true to previous Doyle stories and fitted in neatly into the Holmes continuing tales. I was so disappointed that it had to end, and I don't often feel that way at end of an audiobook.

Amazing!!

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  • 17-03-20

awesomeness

everyone needs to give this a listen , it's so good and a full cast!

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  • Dan_N_Emi
  • 28-03-20

A fun radio drama that’s well worth a credit!

This is not a book; it’s an original audio drama, acted with a full cast and effects. As an avid lover of the original Sherlock Holmes stories (I’ve read them all several times), I’m always excited and a bit nervous about new works that use the characters. This was worth the gamble: the characters feel true to Conan-Doyle’s vision, the story is full of intrigue and twists, and the ending ties everything up perfectly. Holmes fans will enjoy this one!

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  • AvidAmazonShopper
  • 19-03-20

This is not an audiobook.

This is an audio performance. It reminds me of old-school radio serials. Where you are given sound effects and a full cast, but the only narrative exposition comes from the dialogue. This unfortunately leads to character lines that are overly engineered to let the listener know what is happening. Which I just couldn't get into.

The voice acting seems quite good actually. I also believe the story had some potential. This format is just not for me.