The Tales of Max Carrados

  • by Ernest Bramah
  • Narrated by Stephen Fry
  • 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Exclusive audio collection. Eleven Max Carrados stories - narrated by national treasure Stephen Fry.
Max Carrados featured in a series of mystery stories that first appeared in 1914. Carrados featured alongside Sherlock Holmes in The Strand magazine, in which they both had top billing. The character often boasted how being blind meant his other senses were heightened.

'The Coin of Dionysus'
'The Game Played in the Dark'
'The Holloway Road Flat Tragedy'
'The Curious Circumstances of the Two Left Shoes'
'The Secret of Headlam Height'
'The Mystery of the Vanished Crown'
'The Ingenious Mind of Mr Rigby Lacksome'
'The Strange Case of Cyril Bycourt'
'The Crime at the House in Culver Street'
'The Bunch of Violets'
'The Missing Witness Sensation'


What the Critics Say

"[Narrator Stephen] Fry gives Max a perfect plummy voice and has equal fun with colorful supporting characters and ne'er-do-wells. His lovely mix of realistic conversation and pacing, as well as the occasional slow wink, encourages listeners to succumb in pleasure." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very enjoyable!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I found the storys very interesting to listen to. How hints as you go along pull the whole investigations together at the end.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Max Carrados, very witty at manoovering situations to benefit his curiostity

What about Stephen Fry’s performance did you like?

Stephen Fry gives all the characters individual voices and gets your imagination working so that you can really imagine what there like.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes bits made me chuckle, I liked that Max does his investigations not for money or work, just purely to entertain himself.

Any additional comments?

If you liked Sherlock Holmes i think this is definitely worth a listen.

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- Miss L Wonfor


Enjoyed this, with Stephen Fry's narration it was a great. Logical solutions to various puzzles sit around the period of WW1. Nice comfortable listening.
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- Suzy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-02-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios