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Sherlock Holmes is bored between cases at 221B Baker Street. So when King Oskar II of Sweden - who has heard of the discovery of the Kensington Runestone by a farmer in Minnesota - asks to engage his services, Holmes jumps at the chance to decipher the runes and determine whether the find is real or a hoax. With Dr. John H. Watson by his side, faithfully recording every detail, Holmes makes his way to Minnesota for a third time. But, in the first of many strange and unfortunate coincidences, the farmer who found the mysterious stone is murdered, and the stone itself is stolen on the day the famous detective arrives.

With the help of one Shadwell Rafferty, now a friend and partner, Holmes must solve this baffling case to find both the stone and the murderer.

©2016 Audio-Visceral Productions (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • in1ear (John Row)
  • 03-12-16

What Happens Near "Sock" Centre Stays in ...

Would you consider the audio edition of Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery to be better than the print version?

Haven't had the pleasure to read the Kindle or Print version. There are a lot of locales, names that may be more discernable in those formats. Thus the title for my review. lol!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Well, Holmes and Watson, but the whirling cast of locals are a hoot!!!

What about Steve Hendrickson’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed the performance by Steve Hendrickson. I laughed out loud of his portrayal of character named Larson. I waited for him to utter something along the lines "Well, Pilgrim".

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did laugh. The situations peculiar to the region are realistic. The historic and geographic references, walk on parts of famous people relevant to the time frame were fun for this listener!

Any additional comments?

Uff-Da! I enjoy this series! YaBetcha, dontcha know? Skol!! A strong four lutefisk rating...So Head Up North when the thermometer rises!!!!

Thank you for the opportunity to review it!

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost. I am happy to give my honest review of it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-02-21

Holmes and Rafferty together again

this series is pretty cool so far, listened to the first 3 books so far. the recurring Rafferty character is a nice addition.

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  • Ctd
  • 18-09-20

Good!

I liked this installment in the series. It moved a bit faster than the others in my opinion. Also I liked that the storyline was a bit less gritty.

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  • Ms Peach
  • 27-05-18

Best in series!

I think this was the best in the series so far. When I started it I wonder how poor Sherlock would fare. He suffer much abuse in the previous books. He came out relatively unscathed and the mystery was made most charming with the addition of Rafferty. It was a very good story and was a pleasure to listen to. The narration is wonderful.

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  • J. Warren Benton
  • 27-07-17

Stone Cold Crazy

This is the 3rd in the Sherlock in Minnesota series.  I have read (listened) to all 3.  Millett has done a good job capturing the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle feel but throwing in some American flair.  

Sherlock and John are called back to the great northern state of Minnesota when a representative of the King of Sweden stops in to ask for help with a Rune Stone.  Once arriving they jump right into a murder scene.  Lucky for them Shadwell Rafferty is back to help the m in one of the hardest cases of their careers.  Sherlock is sure the Rune Stone is a fake, but being as everyone who seems to know where the stone is kept turning up dead and they have a tough time tracking it down.  

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-01-17

boring storyline

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. Honestly, i have never read any Sherlock Holmes books before and i thought I would give it a try. I quickly realized that this type of book just isn't for me. I didn't make it through the whole thing. I listened for about an hour and couldn't seem to focus on the story. It was quite boring to me. I did very much enjoy the narrator. The voices and accents he used were great. The story just started out way to slow for me and I couldn't get past that.

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  • Jason F. Cutler
  • 05-10-21

another great one

Perfectly captures the Holmes / Watson genre. Excellent mystery, well resolved. Thoroughly Entertaining, with return of clever Rafferty and evil Mary.

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  • sci teacher
  • 24-08-21

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3.5/5 Stars Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery by Larry Millet
Narrated by Steve Hendrickson
Series: Minnesota Mysteries 3
Run Time: 9 hrs and 56 mins
Genre: Mystery
Summary:
Sherlock Holmes and Watson travel to Minnesota to check out a small-town mystery. A strange rune stone shows up on a farm. It could be the archaeological find of the century or an elaborate hoax.

Additional Comments:
• It’s a typical mystery that wanders all over this small town.
• Almost seems beneath Holmes to investigate.
• The inclusion of the evil chick from previous volumes was quite the stretch. The author seems bent on making her out to be the next Moriarity, but she just doesn’t live up to the reputation. Oh, she’s clever, but not quite truly heartless, cunning, and conniving.
• The drinking contest was amusing.
• As with most mysteries of this sort, there’s a long-winded infodumping session, but for some reason, it comes off charming when Holmes does the infodumping.
• The kid’s obsession with taking pictures was cute. Rafferty’s interactions with Moonie turned out to be excellent. They almost stole the show.

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This wasn’t the best of the series, but it’s a decent series overall. These tales are always good for a clean read.
*Found on Audible plus.

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  • Sam-Mom/Teacher
  • 15-06-21

Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery

I enjoyed this mystery and was happy that some of the characters from the previous story showed up. I like Rafferty! I recommend this book!

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  • M B Yorton
  • 25-05-21

Drags on a bit & so I enjoyed it less than others

Still very good, but not as much as the 2nd in series, for example. Still worth it for fans, tho.