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The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

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Clive Merrison stars as Holmes with Michael Williams as Watson in these 12 adventures from the unique, fully dramatised BBC canon of Conan Doyle's short stories and novels.

The 12 dramatisations are 'The Illustrious Client', 'The Blanched Soldier', 'The Mazarin Stone', 'The Three Gables', 'The Sussex Vampire', 'The Three Garridebs', 'The Problem of Thor Bridge', 'The Creeping Man', 'The Lion's Mane', 'The Veiled Lodger', 'Shoscombe Old Place' and 'The Retired Colourman'.

These short stories are the very last ones written by Arthur Conan Doyle about his much-loved fictional detective. Holmes and Watson are faced with cases that range from the suspicious to the seemingly supernatural, and they encounter characters as diverse as an evil Austrian adventurer, a formidable female criminal, a distinguished professor who is acting oddly and a mysterious tenant who refuses to show her face.

Gripping, suspenseful and hugely entertaining, these acclaimed dramatisations were adapted by Bert Coules from the original short stories. Among the guest cast are Hannah Gordon, Robert Glenister, Michael Troughton, Alexandra Bastedo, Harriet Walter, Douglas Henshall and George Cole.

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impossible to navigate

I have nearly all the Sherlock Holmes audio collections, but this is the worst. Literally a collection of 160+ chapters, with no titles at all. it is impossible to choose a story to listen to, with each chapter being around 3 mins. cannot believe they allow this to be charged full price. completely useless, and I have not been able to listen to more than one story as cannot find my place again.

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The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

Brilliant, the short stories made it easy to listen too. great acting helped the stories.

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The Best Holmes

Clive Merrison is repeatedly overlooked on pollsfor best Sherlock Holmes. The audios are without doubt the best adaptations of Doyle's stories

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Good dramatisations, sloppy editing

Twelve individual episodes, helpfully divided up by Audible not into 12 individual chapters but into hundreds, each about two minutes long. What on earth?

But these are very good adaptations with an excellentcast

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Classic.

Always worth the money. Even if you have heard them always worth a second or third or fourth listen. Even my 5 year old has gotten into them and asks for them!! Crowd pleaser.

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Classic Holmes

Merrison and Williams are a fantastic pairing. Each brings out the best in the other. Wonderful!

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  • 21-10-17

Wonderfully entertaining!

Lovely done-12 stories that are greatly told and entertaining performance! Highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • 02-06-19

I've Finally Found It!!!

I've finally found this collection after years of searching. Leave me alone. I'm there! I am there!

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  • Ace
  • 31-05-20

Chapters and Order of the Stories

1-14: The Illustrious Client
15-28: The Blanched Soldier
29-42: The Mazarin Stone 
43-57: The Three Gables
58-71: The Sussex Vampire
72-85: The Three Garridebs
86-100: The Problem of Thor Bridge 
101-115: The Creeping Man
116-129: The Lion's Mane
130-144: The Veiled Lodger
145-159: Shoscombe Old Place
160-173: The Retired Colourman

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  • I. M. Sleepy
  • 31-03-20

Bad choice of leads

I'm generally ok at detecting different accents but the voices for Holmes and Watson were practically identical and it was a frustrating listen, trying to determine who was speaking at any given time. Also my least favorite collection of Holmes stories, not enhanced in any way by this performance.

Misophonia warning: a couple stories have the characters talking while eating for extended periods.
Completely unnecessary "atmosphere" noises.

I highly recommend the Stephen Fry version of the earlier stories!