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Warlock Holmes - A Study in Brimstone

Narrated by: Robert Garson
Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
4 out of 5 stars (142 ratings)
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Summary

Sherlock Holmes is an unparalleled genius. Warlock Holmes is an idiot. A font of arcane power, certainly. But he's brilliantly dim. Frankly, he couldn't deduce his way out of a paper bag. The only thing he has really got going for him are the might of 1,000 demons and his stalwart companion.

Thankfully, Dr. Watson is always there to aid him through the treacherous shoals of Victorian propriety and save him from a gruesome death every now and again.

©2016 G. S. Denning (P)2016 Recorded Books Inc

Critic reviews

"A must for all those who like their Holmes on the wilder side." (George Mann, author of Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box)
"I laughed like a loon." (James Lovegrove, New York Times best-selling author of The Age of Odin)
"With more twists than a Victorian corset, this is Sherlock for the mash-up generation. Tongue-in-cheek, knowing tales, with dollops of Penny Dreadful and a side salad of Atlantis." (William Sutton, author of Lawless and the Devil of Euston Square)

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If Conan Doyle and HP Lovecraft got drunk and wrote a book.

I initially thought it would be a single story rather than a collection of short stories. Not that I minded, it worked fine.

Don’t really expect anything Holmes like. It is clearly a parody and the supernatural element drops it firmly in Lovecraftian waters at times, which isn’t a bad thing. It is well written though especially the use of Victorian language and the period feel. It is also narrated excellently.

For a bit of light relief this is recommended an enjoyable parody, well written. I have certainly read a lot worse. I will most likely read the next book in the series.

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  • GV
  • 18-02-17

Enjoyable spoof

What did you like most about Warlock Holmes - A Study in Brimstone?

Watson and his slightly sarcastic comments

What was one of the most memorable moments of Warlock Holmes - A Study in Brimstone?

A lot of Watson's observations. Too many to mention

Any additional comments?

Downright silly at times, a little weak in spots. A very silly Holmes and a quite sarcastic Watson.I soon found myself interested in finding out how and what twists had been made to the original stories. The continuation boggles the mind and I am waiting for the next installment. No matter how silly it will get.

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  • Suzanne
  • Innsbruck, Austria
  • 23-08-18

Light listen. Pity about the narrator.

The book itself was fine - a little light entertainment with a supernatural nod to Sherlock Holmes. I disliked the narrator. His pronunciation wasn't good, I wasn't mad about his interpretations of the characters, but the most irritating thing for me was the pauses - random pauses in sentences, between paragraphs and so on - that I feel ought to have been edited out. The result was that the narration didn't flow well for me, which is a shame as I am sure that I missed a few interesting parts thanks to being distracted by the narration.

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  • Michael
  • Scarborough, United Kingdom
  • 19-01-17

getting pass the first story

if you can get pass the first stupid storyline then it is a good book, the performances are good and the premise is interesting but the first one is just a stupid idea

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It grew on me

Overall it was good. Started just not quite OK, but improved.
Some bits were quite funny. Might try the next book in the series at some point.
It is strange what some people would do for a doughnut

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Worth a listen if you enjoy Sherlock Holmes

What made the experience of listening to Warlock Holmes - A Study in Brimstone the most enjoyable?

The narrators voice is very engaging particularly Dr Watson's voice and having just watched the new TV series of Sherlock Holmes found this book very enjoyable. I particularly enjoyed the comedic aspect of the book and it made me laugh quite a few times.

What does Robert Garson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I listen to audio books whilst out walking and found the narrator easy to listen to. The different characters voices were particularly good and added to the comedic aspect which may have been missing if I had read the book. I really enjoyed Dr Watson's voice who also narrates the book. I found this book easy listening.

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  • Daniel
  • Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
  • 05-08-16

excellent

good story and a pretty strong performance the jokes and comedy are also good. So I would recommend.

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good book, great performance

the book was good. While it struggled to sometimes find a balance between humour and seriousness, it was still a perfectly satisfactory experience
the real star however was the narration. the voice actor not only does a perfect Watson, the rest of the voices are perfect too. they are just that little bit "bad" so as to make it obviously Watson is narrating and doing the voices, rather then the characters speaking themselves, which draws you in and makes you imagine yourself sitting in a chair while Watson read to you. perfection in the imperfection one might say

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Did nothing for me.

I'm a Sherlock Holmes fan so gave this a go for 8 chapters but didn't like it. Narrator's phrasing irritating and his Warlock voice silly. Glad it was part of a bogof and I didn't waste a credit on it.

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  • C
  • 06-06-18

Amusing

Off the wall interpretation of the great Conan Doyle works. If you not a purist I think you will find this interpretation of some of Holmes cases quite amusing and a times laugh out loud funny. If you are a purist be warned...