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'

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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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Narrator is a good choice

Stephen Fry's voice with its well placed inflections and tones make these stories very enjoyable. Where these stories might possibly be a little slow under another narrator they come to life with Mr Fry
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- Kelly

Tough to Review - but a Great Find

I received a couple of these stories as a gift from audible - and I just loved them - and went on to buy complete 'Tales of'. Yes they can be compared with Sherlock Holmes but I found them much simpler - indeed there were a few occasions where I had actually seen the conclusion (not that it really mattered). What I found odd was that I'd be absolutely enchanted by one story and then the next one was so boring I couldn't even listen until the end - then the next one would be quite superb again... I am a little tired of Stephen Fry as a national treasure and yet I have to say his reading of this is just spot on, it's marvellous. I see other Max Carrados stories are single story downloads, I might well download one and hope its one of the good ones!
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- Linda

Book Details

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