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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Narrated by: John Pether
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate. The best of the Holmes novels!

Public Domain (P)2013 Trout Lake Media

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A brilliant classic detective story

If you could sum up The Hound of the Baskervilles in three words, what would they be?

Unpredictable, mysterious, gothic

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The most memorable scene for me is Dr Watsons discovery of the cave in the moors.....

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely. It's a page turner

Any additional comments?

It's included on the 1001 book list and was a re read for me. Thoroughly recommended.

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  • 16-10-19

Dull

I really couldn’t get into this book and although I have finished it, my mind wandered too much. I am sorry to say that the narrator was awful and perhaps someone different would have been better.

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don't do it!! will put you to sleep! gave up

my god who is this narrator?? the most mind numbing reading ever! not worth bothering

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Teethy.

Conan D certainly gets to the teeth of the mystery with the most fictional team ever.

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good stuff

in spite of the narrators often weird accent, this was an enjoyable listen, a classic story that id long put off, plus it barely cost a pound!

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Classic old fashioned tale with boring narration

I struggled to listen to this audiobook even though it was only six hours long as the narrator was sinfully boring. His accent was not reflective of a masterful Conan Doyle story and he made no effort to diffentiate between the characters. It ended up giving me a headache. The story itself though, if animated, is still a classic.

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  • 12-05-16

Not Bad!

Good book..... Reasonably well read although I sometimes had trouble understanding who was saying what.....!

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  • The Kindler
  • 27-02-16

The Hound Mystery

Would you consider the audio edition of The Hound of the Baskervilles to be better than the print version?

It all depends on your circumstances. It is more convenient for me to listen to it.

Any additional comments?

This book is a classic Holmes books. Beautifully written and executed.

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  • Bearsgal
  • 08-07-15

A wonderful mystery of its time

Well-constructed and with rich characters. Both Holmes and Watson at their best. Pether's narration leaves much to be desired though. Wooden, almost monotonous, with no differentiation in voicing. And he mispronounced a few words. Overall, worth bearing with the narration to read this classic mystery.

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  • J. Laurence Jones
  • 11-05-17

The hound of the Baskerville

Outstanding story very complicated and well told excellent in all respects well worth my time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-08-18

very good book had to do it for school

I liked that I was able to change the pace of the narration to a speed that was comfortable

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  • Sam Clemmens
  • 17-08-18

Great book, annoying narration.

I love this book, and the narration - an odd mix of British and Singaporean - frankly gets in the way. It’s a shame, with differently pronounced common English words stopping the flow of the narration entirely. Really odd, unique and ultimately pointlessly bad choice by Audible. The book is nevertheless tremendous, a true classic.

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  • Boyan Yordanov
  • 12-03-15

Loved the narration

I loved the narration and the story is a classic for a reason. I should have read it or listened to it way sooner.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-02-20

Loved it!

I've been a huge fan of the BBC Sherlock Holmes series (with Benedict Cumberbatch) since it began, but I've never actually read the books themselves. This did not disappoint, and I quickly made my second Sherlock Holmes audiobook purchase. It's lovely because there's wit and suspense without too much gore.

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  • Spengler
  • 23-07-19

Poor voice acting

The same voice for Holmes and Watson??? I’ll pass. There are much better performances out there.

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  • G00fn0ff
  • 15-04-19

Great book old book

I have watched the movie many a time. Read the book. A few times. It seems that I miss something a time or two. But always pick up something new...😁

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  • Shari K.
  • 01-08-18

love it. I speed up the speed.

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