Lot No. 249

  • by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by B.J. Harrison
  • 1 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Unexplained events are happening at Oxford these days. Several students have been attacked at night by some strange form of wild animal. It can scale walls with cat-like agility. Its arms are as thin and as strong as steel bands. And there is one student who conducts midnight studies in his room with certain Egyptian artifacts. The most significant of which is a 6'7" tall mummy.

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Bad narration choice

I got this as I love Arthur Conan Doyle, but this was completely ruined by the choice of narrator. Why pick an American to narrate a story set in England with British characters? He doesn't even try to do a British accent. Rubbish and utterly disappointed.
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- L

Good short story

Lovely short story, well executed, good pacing and characterisation. However, the start of the audiobook is a spoiler, so skip to where the story actually begins at 1:40. (a modern audience will still deduce the "spoiler" quickly as it's a common theme these days, but still it's a bit irritating to have it so blatant in the first seconds before the story has even begun)
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-05-2011
  • Publisher: B.J. Harrison