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  • Summary

  • Colin Salmon and Stephen Fry star in this brand new adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Sherlock Holmes adventure, The Hound of the Baskervilles, reinterpreted as a dark folk horror by best-selling authors George Mann and Cavan Scott. 

    An ancient curse has awoken on Dartmoor, the members of the Baskerville family hunted by a spectral hound of Hell. With Sherlock Holmes busy in London, Doctor John Watson is sent to protect the new lord of the manor as fear and superstition run wild in the ancient countryside. Can Watson overcome his own terror to discover the truth behind the legend before the hound strikes again?

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  • Nov 16 2021

    A convict escapes from Princeton Prison on Dartmoor; whilst an esteemed local falls victim of an age old curse. 

    Holmes and Watson are engaged to investigate. 

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    45 mins
  • Nov 16 2021

    Holmes and Watson learn more about ‘the curse’ and meet the heir to the Baskerville estate. As they begin to investigate the mystery, Watson agrees to travel to the Moor. 

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    51 mins
  • Nov 16 2021

    Watson and Henry meet some of the locals, including the Barrymore's, as they arrive at the Baskerville estate. 

    Watson sets about investigating the mysterious events on and around the Moor. 

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    55 mins

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Why mess with a classic?

First thing to say is that the production values and performances are excellent, Stephen Fry is, well, Stephen Fry. Is that a criticism? Not sure, but he does seem to essentially play the same character whatever he is in. He does it very well though. Did I enjoy listening to the episodes - yes, undoubtedly.

BUT…what on earth were they thinking with the added scenes and added characters? I get that some adaptation is required for radio but whole new scenes were shoehorned into this, scenes that didn’t appear in the original. ‘Improving’ on Conan-Doyle?’ Er… I don’t think so.

Ditto characters, mainly the awful ‘wise woman’ of the moors. What the heck? She sounds like she’s come straight out of a Blackadder episode (“Two things must ye know about the Wise Woman. First that she is wise. Second, that she is…. A WOMAN!) Just cringe, cringe, cringe. What puzzles me is that Stephen Fry is a massive and very knowledgable Sherlock Holmes buff. Did he not think to intervene at any point?

All very odd. It would be great if there were more new adaptations of the Holmes stories. But there’s a reason the stories have never been out of print and that’s because Conan-Doyle was rather good at what he did. Please don’t try and improve on perfection.

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Awful

when it's the original story it's pretty good but the new stuff they crowbarred in ruins a perfectly good story. Old mother Gree or whatever she is called is particularly bad, the fact they felt the need to add the 19th century version of an Anti-vaxxer is terrible, oh and they changed the ending, it sucks.

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Don't Mess With a Classic!

Overall this was very enjoyable - the (original) story is of course excellent and the performances here are very good. But what I found to be irritating and unnecessary was the introduction of a new character - the Wise Old Woman - that was nonsense.

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More of the same please Audible

Excellent actors and production, did not want it to end! Even though I know this story my interest did not wane.

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  • 20-11-21

MORE

SIMPLE - WE WANTS MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORR MORE MORE ... AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST.. MORE

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An absolute pleasure

My absolute favourite of the Holmes collection, will certainly be a re-listen! It's gems such as this retelling of the Baskerville curse which keep me tied to Audible!

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different but excellent MORE PLEASE

I know that a different interpretation of this story may not be to everyone's taste. however I found it atmospheric and exciting, I was gripped from the start to finnish. the production quality is excellent not too much sound effects but just enough to enhance the atmosphere . After listing to Mr Fry read the whole sherlockian cannon I was expecting him to portray Holmes, but was pleasantly surprised to hear him play Watson with a real warmth , placing Watson firmly at the heart of this story. Colin Salmon was excent too, as are all supporting cast simply one of the best audiobooks I have listened to. Please can we have more adaptations from this team.

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Very Well Done

This isn't one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes stories, but they really brought it to life - it was very entertaining & very well done. I love radio dramas with a full cast and all the sound effects!

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The traditional charm of Holmes and Watson

Sherlock Holmes, so very English. He has been updated to be more modern in the last few years, yet this adaption sees a return to his original roots. Mann and Scott do a fantastic job of writing this story with all the charm of the original, 'showing' us a side of England almost all but lost. The performances are exceptional, to be honest, what I've always come to expect from Stephen Fry. Along with the sound effects, all of this comes together to create a wonderful experience that completely absorbs you. I do hope they carry on making these Holmes adaptations!

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superb

superb re telling of a classic tale, really enjoyed it, thanks.. my fave Holmes story

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  • Findlaigh
  • 19-11-21

First Rate!

It matters not how well one knows the tale when the tale is told this well...

Enjoy!

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  • LOVA
  • 25-05-22

Such a nice treat and it’s FREE!

The voice, the music, and the suspense were all on point it felt like I was watching a big budget movie the entire time, except that it’s more detailed and more engaging than the blockbuster movies.

Can’t ask for more from these 6 episodes

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-03-22

Great!

Never had the pleasure to listen to audiobooks in such format, but now I am certainly looking forward for more!
Magnificently performed! I am in awe

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  • SCOTT
  • 02-02-22

Best Dramatization Yet

Outstanding acting, atmospheric sounds effects and a retelling worthy of Conan Doyle himself. Well done Audible!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-01-22

Wonderful!

Well acted by all! I hope more stories will follow sooner than later. Well done.

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  • Daisycat68
  • 22-01-22

Magnificent!

The performance was amazing! I could not stop, was surprised at the end. I hope there are more like this recording. Highly recommended!

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  • Juan Carlos Orrego
  • 19-01-22

Amazing

Mann and Scott just do great works! A winning combination always; I am glad they worked on this project.

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  • Karoline Thorstensen
  • 28-12-21

Not bad at all

I absolutely love the original Sherlock Holmes stories and this is a pretty good version. There are some changes and additions but it's not so different that it takes away from the experience. And the cast does a stellar job with the material!