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The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Narrated by: Stephen Scalon
Series: Sherlock Holmes, Book 6
Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
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Summary

"The Return of Sherlock Holmes" is a collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1903-1904, by Arthur Conan Doyle. This was the first Holmes collection since 1893, when Holmes had "died" in "The Final Problem". Having published "The Hound of the Baskervilles" in 1901-1902 (although setting it before Holmes' death) Doyle came under intense pressure to revive his famous character. The first story is set in 1894 and has Holmes returning in London and explaining the period from 1891-94, a period called "The Great Hiatus" by Sherlockian enthusiasts. Also of note is Watson's statement in the last story of the cycle that Holmes has retired, and forbids him to publish any more stories.

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  • Julie Y
  • 16-07-19

So good!

I looooove Sherlock Holmes. Great narrator who did some different voices. Was lovely to do yard work to.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-07-19

Bargain!!!

Scanlon does great job, tone, pacing, etc all 1st rate - page 2 page rocks

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  • r2coder
  • 23-11-19

Audio issue spoiled the fun

There is a problem with the recording. The pauses that occur in the dialogue at the points of switching from one character to another are long enough that make the dialog sound stilted and unnatural. This issue makes the listening experience unpleasant. This is the reason the rating for performance and overall are low. The stories are as one would expect from tales about Sherlock Holmes. Hence the 5 star rating for the story.