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The Cotswolds Werewolf and Other Stories of Sherlock Holmes

Narrated by: Nigel Peever
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Summary

Someone is killing sheep in the Cotswolds. Or something. As Holmes and Watson arrive in the tranquility of a little village of shepherds and farmers to enjoy a few restful days in the idyllic countryside, strange things start to occur. While Holmes locks himself in his hotel room, consumed by depression, Watson is left to explore the surroundings on his own, acquainting himself with both the local shepherding community, the eccentric vicar, and the local folklore concerning a mysterious werewolf.

It isn't long before the murderer directs his attention to other prey than sheep, and Holmes is forced out of his ennui into a world of fog-enshrouded moors, wild men, pitchforks, and a big bad wolf.

This volume also includes four shorter stories in the vein of Conan Doyle: "The Adventure of the Velvet Lampshade", "The Adventure of the Missing Mudlark", "The Adventure of the Forking Paths", and "The Adventure of the One-Armed Pugilist".

©2014 Peter Andersson (P)2016 MX Publishing

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An excellent homage

Anderson gets Conan Doyle's authorial voice extremely well. Ironically the title story is probably also the weakest, pushing credulity a bit too far. But the other stories in the collection are excellent little puzzles. Nigel Peever's reading is wonderful. He has a lovely storytelling timbre to his voice and brings to life a wide variety of supporting characters. Holmes himself has more than a little of actor Tom Baker about him, a good choice since Baker has played Holmes twice. I've enjoyed this book a good deal.

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Sherlock at its best

Where does The Cotswolds Werewolf and Other Stories of Sherlock Holmes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 5

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Well performed and cliff hangers to keep you hooked

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If I had the time I could have done!

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A brilliant book and will look out for others in the series

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always loved the conan doyle sherlock holmes

I WAS APPREHENSIVE ABOUT THIS BOOK CONSIDERING WHAT IT IS UP AGAINST. (CONAN DOYLE) BUT WHEN I STARTED TO LISTEN I WAS NOT ABLE TO STOP JUST COULDN'T TURN IT OFF. STORY LINE BRILLIANT AND NIGEL YOU ARE ONE HELL OF A HOLMES :)

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This set of audio book are very good got to give it 5 out of 5

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New adventures for our favourite detective...

The Cotswolds Werewolf and Other Stories of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of stories inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle’s greatest characters. The first 9 chapters (8 book chapters, but 9 ‘audible’ chapters) contain the main story, The Cotswolds Werewolf, with an assortment of shorter tales following it. As someone who lives in the town where ACD is said to have created his famous detective, I love a good Sherlock story, and have heard many reinventions at our annual HolmesFest. Yet I am always nervous that they will not be true enough to such familiar characters, and will pale in comparison with the originals. This collection allayed my fears within the first few chapters, as it was a fairly convincing Holmes and Watson mystery with a nicely paced plot and enough twists, turns, and gothic horror to feel reasonably authentic. It borrowed a lot of imagery from The Hound of the Baskervilles, but not so much that it felt like a ‘rip off’. Nigel Peever's narration was also excellent. He was engaging throughout and his lively characterisation made the story a pleasure to listen to. My favourite thing about the whole book was the voice he chose for his portrayal of Holmes, as he sounded like Tom Baker. The image of a Doctor-Who-era Baker as Sherlock Holmes enriched it greatly, and brought an element of fun to a great production. The only element I felt was distracting was the overuse of the echoey sound effect that was applied to far more of the audio than it really needed to be, as it did pull me out of the story at times, but that is a relatively minor complaint, all things considered. I’m looking forward to hearing more from Peter K. Andersson, especially in conjunction with the same narrator. They made a great team, and I’d really recommend it to anyone who loves Sherlock Holmes and longs for a few new adventures from our favourite, flawed detective and his loyal aide. *I received this audiobook free of charge in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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well read, great book, a little fuzzy.

well read, great book, a little fuzzy, but nonetheless, a Greta listen and the reader does an amazing job of staying clear.

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Great new mysteries

Loved the stories and the range of voices, however the voice of Sherlock was a bit quieter than the others making it difficult to find an appropriate volume at which to listen to the stories.

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Do yourself a favor and set fire to your money

Give this one a miss. Miscast, awful production, sounded like Holmes had a pickled egg in his mouth. Being a great fan of Sherlock Holmes stories I was so disappointed!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-07-20

Love this narrator! Fun stories. Enjoyed it a lot!

Okay, so these stories are kind of cheesy, but they are fun and I really enjoy listening. The narrator is maybe a little over the top but I think that adds to the fun. He really does a whole cast of characters and makes them each sound individual. His somewhat Count Dracula take on the Holmes voice has really grown on me, lol. I do recommend them for an enjoyable experience for the true Holmes lover, if you're a purist you might not like them, I would recommend bending a little and having some fun!

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  • Rayc
  • 22-03-20

I love a good Sherlock Holmes story

The Cotswold Werewolf. I love a good Sherlock Holmes novel. And this fits the bill. Dr Watson is so realistic. Great entertainment and as close to the original as I've read. I received a free copy of this audio book at my own request and voluntarily leave this honest review. .

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 27-11-19

Great story & narration

THE COTSWOLDS. WEREWOLF .....by Peter K Anderson Any story about Sherlock Holmes and Watson is an adventure of delight. The countryside was needed for the melancholy mood of Sherlock.it would take time and he was still retreating into his own world. Dismal out with the rain Watson set out to meet the other guests and enjoy himself. With stories of the happenings of the countryside. With the narration by Nigel Peever is great . Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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  • Dennis
  • 06-11-19

One one and only Sherlock Holmes

This is very well done and the narrator did an awesome job bring each and ever character alive most of the stories just grab you from the beginning to the end.

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  • Sandy
  • 02-11-19

Love Sherlock Holmes

Another Sherlock Holmes shorts. I always liked listening to this narrator. He was able to create voices unique to each character. It made it easy to follow the story.

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  • James Nance
  • 25-10-19

5 Stars

Another smashing success in the Sherlock Holmes world. Nigel once again delivers a smashing performance

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  • Olivia Wylie
  • 01-10-19

The Perfect Listen For A Rainy Day

I've been a devotee of old radio dramas since I was a child. This modern story rubs shoulders with my classic Sherlock Holmes radio plays perfectly, and that's a compliment very high in my book. I listened to it on a rainy day, and it was the best listen I could have had for the weather. If you're a fan of radio plays from the Golden Age Of Radio, this is one to add to your collection,

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  • Blackeagle
  • 30-09-19

A fascinating storyline

I found this book to be hauntingly and full of intrigue. I loved the descriptive narration. The background sound effects were absolutely perfect. I received this review copy at my request and I could not stop listening. I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

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  • SCOTT
  • 30-08-19

Couldn't get past the narration

The narrator made Holmes sound like a comic book evil genius including a campy, forced laugh (which he felt obliged to show off every time the story spoke of Holmes laughing- SO over the top). The other character vocalizations were also dreadful. It's really a shame. The stories might actually have been pretty good.

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  • Shannon G
  • 15-03-19

I've Heard Worse

This collection of short stories falls a little short for me. Mr. Andersson almost captures the essence of Holmes and maybe with a bit more work he'll make it. The narration was excellently done. Nigel Peever once again brings an audio book to life for the listener. I love when a narrator gives the characters their own unique voices and emotions. Not a bad listen but there are better out there. I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.