Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders

  • by Barry Day
  • Narrated by David Ian Davies
  • 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • original_recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is an excellent, page-turning Sherlock Holmes pastiche by noted author and historian Barry Day. It explores the fascinating "what if" proposition supposing the latent return of a legendary murderer, whose "signature", left upon his victims' skillfully eviscerated bodies, alerts Holmes and Scotland Yard to his unmistakable presence anew in England. To quote the cover of this recently released book: "Sherlock Holmes meets Jack the Ripper, Oscar Wilde, and THE Woman!"And to further delight listeners, actor David Ian Davies once again carries off the roles of all the characters, every single one, male and female, as an energetic, fast-paced, fireworks-brilliant ensemble.

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Audible Editor Reviews

David Ian Davies, veteran actor and product of the London Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, brings a smooth baritone and expressiveness to the accents, nuances, and adventure of Barry Day, OBE, and his energetic reimagining of fiction and fact - including not just Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic detective Holmes and his sidekick, Watson, but also Jack the Ripper and Oscar Wilde. The mystery begins with the presentation to Holmes and Watson of a gruesome murder and ends as they race to head off those infamous four horsemen, harbingers of the end of days.

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What the Critics Say

"The most incredible one-person audio you have heard. Has to be heard to be believed. David Ian Davies creates theatre in a book." (Charles Prepolec, one of the most respected Sherlockians)

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Customer Reviews

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One of the worst readings I have ever heard

I am a huge fan of anything Sherlockian, but I have not yet managed to struggle through this book, and that is completely down to the appalling reading of it.

Make sure you listen to the sample if you are considering buying this, because in my opinion it is a waste of what could have been an interesting book.

Punctuation and sentences seem to have no meaning for the narrator, who pauses randomly and almost always incorrectly and manages to make it unlistenable. Avoid at all costs.
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- Gavin Smith

worst ever is too kind

Oh dear - someone else who finds reading aloud a real challenge. Please listen to sample before buying. It grates so much you can't listen. For goodness sake, someone teach this man what is meant by punctuation.
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- Smask

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-05-2006
  • Publisher: One Voice Recordings