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The Sensible Necktie and Other Stories of Sherlock Holmes

Narrated by: Nigel Peever
Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
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From the author of The Cotswolds Werewolf comes a new collection of Sherlock Holmes pastiches in the vein of Conan Doyle, revealing for the first time the secrets behind the theft of the hobnailed boots, the mysterious madness of the Right Honourable Wilfred Crabb, the case of the haunted public house, the curious and seemingly supernatural events surrounding a remote hotel on the east coast, and the truth behind the strange disappearance of Cyrus Thicknesse, the man in the sensible necktie. "I must say, Holmes, I am a bit surprised to see you taking an interest in something based on sympathy." "You do not think me sympathetic?" "Of course I do. But you have said yourself that it is the rational challenge and not the human aspect that draws you to your cases. Humans are mere factors in a problem, I think were your words." "Did I really say that? Hm, well, I am an odd sort, am I not?"

©2015 Peter Andersson (P)2016 MX Publishing

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This is a very good audio book 5 out of 5 all the set is very goof

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Fantastic

Great stories and really good narration. Stories were very much the original Sherlock tales and the narrator really brought them to life. Cannot wait to hear the other Sherlock tales.
I received this audiobook free in return for leaving an honest unbiased review.
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Splendid new cases

I enjoyed this book even more than the author's earlier Cotswold Werewolf. A very convincing recreation of Conan Doyle's style. These are generally "locked room" style crimes which are solved logically but with some good little twists.
Nigel Peever reads with a remarkable range of voices and gets the slightly
melodramatic Edwardian feel just right.

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Unable to become interested

Much as I like listening to Sherlock based books and dramas, I could not become interested in this one. I tried twice from the beginning but found it to be over descriptive. I never found the plot before losing interest and giving up.

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  • Rayc
  • 21-04-20

Arthur Conan Doyle would approve

The Sensible Necktie and other stories.
A good collection well written in the Holmes style. Quite possible to forget that they were written recently.
They portray the very essence of Sherlock Holmes.
As a fan of Conan Doyle s writing. It is most satisfying to listen to these new stories that emulate his style almost perfectly.
The narration is excellent,
I received a free copy of this audio book at my own request and voluntarily leave this honest review. .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-03-20

bad narration

narraition was terrible. sherlock holmes sounded horrible which made it hard to listen to and concentrate on story

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 15-12-19

Great Story & Narration

I love Sherlock stories and the narration by Nigel Peevers is great. This was nine short stories, but all were enjoyable. Short enough to listen to them over and over when you have a short time to listen to an audio.
Given ARC audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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  • Dennis
  • 05-11-19

if you are Sherlock Holmes this would be a got to

Great group of stories the narrator or narrators did an awesome job telling the stories and bring the characters alive.
Highly recommend this book of many tales of Sherlock Holmes

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  • Sandy
  • 24-10-19

Sherlock Holmes shorts

I love Sherlock Holmes. I liked listening to this narrator. He was able to create voices unique to each character.

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  • Olivia Wylie
  • 02-10-19

Light the fire, cozy up for a classic tale

In the spirit of the classical BBC works featuring John Gilgood and Clive Merrison, these stories are perfectly written in the style of Doyle's period, and the riddles are, as ever, engaging and fascinating. I adore these works.

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  • Blackeagle
  • 30-09-19

Sherlock Holmes does it again

I loved these adventures they were well written and I had fun trying to figure out the mystery. I was so intrigued that I actually say still listening to each adventure. I received this review copy per my request and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

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  • Shannon G
  • 21-08-19

Getting Better

This is my second collection of Sherlock Holmes stories by Peter K Andersson I've listened to. I will say that he has improved his writing with this collection although he stills needs some work. The narration was well done. I know a few other reviewers said they had a hard time hearing Holmes voice but I had no such problems. However, I will say that I listen to my audiobooks with earbuds on so that might make a difference, not sure. I enjoyed Nigel Peever's narration of the stories. He gives each character their own voice and emotions, really bringing the stories to life. If you enjoy Sherlock Holmes stories then this is a decent collection. I've read/listened to worse and better.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Anne Georgiadis
  • 12-10-17

Average to good stories...But

Narrator speaks well except for Holmes' voice . He lowers the pitch of his voice which is fine, unfortunately, he also lowers the volume of his voice as well. The only way to hear the stories clearly is to up the volume on your machine. Meaning the other characters voices are a bit loud. Note: there is to a low level knocking sound that seems to be caused by the transfer of the stories from tapes. This is only heard when the sound is turned up. Actually, it is easily ignored as you get caught up in the stories.

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  • OAGallups
  • 15-04-17

The Voice of Failure

The story itself is very enjoyable. I enjoy many of the new Sherlock Holmes stories that follow the best of the original.

It is the voice used for Sherlock Holmes that kills the performance. That voice mumbles and is so horrible I had real problems understanding his words.