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The Beetle Hunter and Other Stories

Narrated by: Mark Straker
Length: 1 hr and 19 mins

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Summary

A selection of short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes. AUTHOR: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will always be remembered for his immortal creation Sherlock Holmes. But Sir Arthur was a prolific writer and left a huge legacy of other work, especially novels and short stories.

These 4 tales are taken from "Tales of the Camp", "Tales of Mystery" and "Tales of Medical Life". ABRIDGER: Grant Eustace works as a writer in a variety of fields, from film to print, and especially in creating video and DVD programmes for the corporate sector, in both drama and documentary formats, of which he has scripted over 300. But he started professionally by writing plays for BBC Radio 4 and ever since has returned regularly to both radio and audio. Before working on these tales he had dramatised 24 of the Sherlock Holmes short stories for audio publication and originated a tongue-in-cheek radio series, "Second Holmes", about the descendants of Holmes and Watson.

READER: Mark Straker trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. He has twice been a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company, appearing in over 600 plays, including "The Tempest" with Sir John Gielgud. As a reader he has worked for English Heritage, Historic Arts, the V&A, BBC Poetry Please, RNIB Talking Books and Oxford University Press.

Public Domain (P)2005 Crimson Cats Audio Books

Critic reviews

"These four ripping yarns are not Sherlock Holmes stories, but another part of the author's prodigious output, and they bear his distinctive mark. Enjoyment of the stories here is enhanced by the skilful period gusto of the narration." (Rachel Redford, The Oldie Magazine.)

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