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Great production & yet again brilliant acting from Clive who has become my fave Radio Sherlock Holmes. This is entertaining in performances, storyline & sound production. Another for my collection. Perfect.
Would you consider the audio edition of Sherlock Holmes to be better than the print version?
Not better, no (how can anything be "better" than Conan-Doyle's original print versions!), but certainly on level par with it entertainment-wise. Conan-Doyle was simply the best at tantalizing his readers with Holmes' fascinating powers of deduction and reason, building up his stories to exciting conclusions and leaving the reader near breathless with tension and wonder. Whether in print or dramatized, the effects upon the reader/listener are similarly thrilling. The audio version contains a few brief Irish saloon songs that fit the story perfectly, and the repartee between Holmes and Watson, as dramatized by two exceptional actors in Merrison and Williams, is exceptional.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Sherlock Holmes?
Decoding the random letters and numbers in Porlock's message, which uncovered the beginnings of the mystery.
Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?
Clive Merrison certainly steals the show, but I can't imagine a better Watson than Michael Williams, and Constantine Gregory as Boss McGinty is superb.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
MacMurdo's encounter with Baldwin, interceding on bahalf of the old newspaper publisher to stop Baldwin from murdering him.
Any additional comments?
This dramatization has all the elements of a great story told - mystery, sharp dialogue, expert acting and direction - and various twists and turns along the way that kept me guessing until the very end.