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I liked the style of this story. The dialogues between Watson and Sherlock had an amusing and some times snarky style and I liked the turns of phrase. I think there were a few slightly far fetch pieces of deduction ( ie it would not have been as elementary a leap of logic) and the chronology was a little bit unclear however it was a fun weaving together type of plot and did not feel stiff and only a little contrived. It seems the author has an affection for Sherlock and Watson and since I do too I was happy to be lead along to the end. See what you think.
I love Sherlock Holmes stories, from the originals to the new ones but this one was not for me - it jumped at one point to a new part of story with no explanation, I tried many times to see if it was my ipod but no. Also Holmes and Watson voices were very wrong not true to the characters at all. Sorry, not for me.
It was hard to appreciate the story because of the awkward narration. I've heard worse but a bad narrator can do untold damage to a good book.
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If you could sum up Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Ruby Elephants in three words, what would they be?
Authentic Holmes fun!!!
What other book might you compare Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Ruby Elephants to and why?
Besides the original Conan Doyle stories, I would compare "the Ruby Elephants" to Nicholas Meyers' run of Holmes adventures, in that this absolutely captures the flavor of the original Conan Doyle stories, while bringing new, fresh ideas that weren't available to Conan Doyle at the time.
Which character – as performed by Dominic Lopez – was your favorite?
It's hard to pick a single character Dominic Lopez portrayed as a favorite. They are all excellent and enjoyable to listen to! But since the story is narrated by Dr. Watson, I would guess this required the most from Mr. Lopez, and thereby this would be my favorite performance.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Chris James masterfully plotted many amazing twists, and Dominic Lopez skillfully conveyed them! It would be difficult to pick a single moment, and it would be spoilerific, as well. Allow me, then, to say that this audiobook is packed with delightful surprises, right to the very end!
Any additional comments?
I look forward to more James' Holmes adventures, ESPECIALLY if they are narrated by Dominic Lopez!!!
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