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Robert Whitfield does a good job with this interesting period piece, but as other reviewers have mentioned, the editing is appalling. There's barely a chapter that's free from repetitions and retakes which should never have made it into the final version.
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Conan Doyle was a big, sporty adventurous man who met life head-on and achieved a remarkable amount within his lifetime, a lot of which is recounted here. He also retained his Scottish accent to the end of his life. So I find it sad that the publishers deliberately chose a narrator with a 'Sherlockian', intellectual, humourless English voice to read this vivid account of his life. Poor old Doyle - he can't get away from his famous creation even here. It ruined the book for me.
Besides that, this recording is full of editing mistakes with sentences repeated, Part 2 being particularly bad. Altogether an unsatisfactory purchase.
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