Summary

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate. The best of the Holmes novels!
Public Domain (P)2013 Trout Lake Media
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5 out of 5 stars
By Miss on 27-05-14

Classic tale, well read

I love the Sherlock Holmes books. It is different reading this when you know whodunit, you lack the same level of intrigue and not knowing which of the red herrings are real. But this is such a classic, and it is great, well read (although I prefer Derek Jacobi's readings) and highly enjoyable

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3 out of 5 stars
By Roger Cliffe on 26-11-14

Abysmal narrator

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The book is gripping and a salutary lesson in the genre.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Holmes is peerless.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I have listened to over 100 books from Audible, and this is the worst narration I have experienced. I doubt the narrator had read the book before he embarked on the recording. He has no sense of characterisation. He mixes up the voices of the characters. He cannot imbue the story with the necessary sense of tension that it deserves. How on earth was he chosen?

Was The Hound of the Baskervilles worth the listening time?

The book is certainly worth the time. My advice is either read it yourself, or choose a narrator like Derek Jacobi who can add to the story by the intelligent use of inflection.

Any additional comments?

The best books are enhanced by being read well (Timothy West in Trollope; Martin Jarvis in Dickens; Juliet Stephenson in Austen). What is the point in engaging a narrator who cannot bring anything to the table?

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3 out of 5 stars
By Eric Voreis on 26-08-15

Great story, unfortunate narrator

Very hard to distinguish some characters, and Holmes has an obnoxious, lilting falsetto.

The store was adequate, but surprisingly predictable and straightforward.

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3 out of 5 stars
By L. E. Weyts on 05-02-16

Voices Off

I have always loved this story but voice that Mr. Stevens chose for Sherlock was too falsetto. It kept taking me out of the story because it was so irritating.

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