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Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: The Adventure of the Deadly Dimensions

Narrated by: Dennis Kleinman
Series: Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
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Summary

The shape of ancient evil

A series of grisly murders rocks London. At each location, only a jumble of bones remains of the deceased, along with a bizarre sphere covered in strange symbols. The son of the latest victim seeks the help of Sherlock Holmes and his former partner, Dr. John Watson. 

They discover the common thread tying together the murders. Bizarre geometries, based on ancient schematics, enable otherworldly creatures to enter our dimension, seeking to wreak havoc and destruction. 

The persons responsible are gaining so much power that even Holmes’ greatest enemy fears them - to the point that he seeks an unholy alliance.

©2017 Lois H. Gresh (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Stop! Read James Lovegrove instead.

This is so bad I can’t finish it. And I hate leaving books unfinished! I read the James Lovegrove Cthulhu Casebooks series and loved it, so I thought I’d give this a try. I had a weird deja vu moment since the audiobooks have the same narrator (wonder if he found it confusing too...). But this is dry. If you imagine the Lovegrove books as nice squidgy chocolate chip cookies with a hint of sinister, this is one of those weird woodchip crackerbreads from Slimming World, with a hint of extra boring. The Holmes bit isn’t Holmesish, the Cthulhu bit isn’t Cthulhuish, and the story isn’t storyish.

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  • 13-07-20

CTHULHU vs …Mrs. Hudson?

Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu (Book 1 “The Adventure of the Deadly Dimensions”) “I cannot be seeing this!” Sherlock Holmes said, his voice quivering. “IT CANNOT BE!”. I've spent most my life imagining this fan-boy mythos-story. Yep, since I was in high school, in the 70's, I DREAMED of this POP CULTURE adventure: the best hero vs the worst villain. Can this be everything that I’ve been wishing for? Hmmm... knowing how things go, I'm doubtful. YES, the Cthulhu-threat is the worst, the most extremely alien and inhumanly dangerous situation & foe Holmes has ever faced. What, or who, could help Holmes & Watson stand-up against Cthulhu? Someone else in the Holmes / Watson stories? MAYBE... CTHULHU vs …Mrs. Hudson? The Lovecraftian Mythos is in high contrast to the warm-&-cozy-crime-fighting done at 221 B Baker Street, with Mrs Hudson bringing up a tray of tea & cake to Sherlock and Watson. The boy’s rented rooms brim full of strange experiments, all-night homosexually charged bonding sessions, strange music, drug use, and general artistic chaos… all held in the warm caring embrace of an elderly widow’s love. See, I think all that love (though under-rated ) actually provides the ultimate protection that saves Sherlock and Watson each time. Mrs Hudson’s boarding house is their sanctuary against a world who would look suspiciously on two middle-aged men living together - disapproving of their forever male-bonding, playing at do-gooding, two best friends in an endless sleep-over, reading comic books under the covers by flash-light and hashing out their plots, fighting the forces of evil safe in their own fortress of solitude. Protected from reality, these two “Lost Boys” are kept forever in the “Never-Never-Land” of 221B Baker Street by the unconditional love of their "eternal mother figure". The Cthulhu Mythos; the most dire, bleak, hopeless, & helpless view of human's bottom-rung-of-the-ladder in the universe… only the power of love. - AKA the mother / goddess' love for her children. Her silly man-boys who refuse of grow up. Mrs. Hudson’s the boy's only chance to win this battle, solve this mystery, or ...at least come out mostly sane… I think. WARNING - no punches are pulled in this tale. It's a serious take, as it deserves to be. That alone is a huge benefit. It’s also a book that is smart, and creepy, and has plenty of exciting twists. Can this be everything that I’ve been wishing for? Hmmm... knowing how things go, ...I'm hopeful so far, and I'm looking forward to the next book! Hooray! Splendid!

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