The Valley of Fear

  • by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by Derek Jacobi
  • 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The mystery begins with a coded warning of imminent danger, drawing the illustrious Sherlock Holmes and the faithful Dr Watson to a secluded country home. A trail of bewildering clues, including raincoats, dumbbells, and a missing wedding ring, leads to sleuthing in the finest Holmesian tradition - with a gripping back story of a cult that terrorized a valley in the American West.

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Highly enjoyable.

This book is split into two parts, the first being the investigation by Sherlock Holmes into the murderous events at a Sussex manor and the second part is the history - a story in its own right - of how the events being investigated at the manor came about. Holmes solves the case with three-and-a-half hours of the audiobook remaining and we are then taken back to a town in America set in 'The Valley of Fear' and shown why it is so named. I enjoyed this book but did start to loose a little interest a couple of hours into the historical story, as all the characters are different from the first half of the book and I was getting frustrated as to how it was all going to link up to the investigation. All in all, this is a great book, with the only criticism being that the story of the Valley of Fear went on a little too long. Derek Jacobi is exemplary as usual.
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- Sara

Brilliant

You know Sherlock Holmes. You've seen adaptations on TV, you know his stories. But, listening/reading the books is just wonderful. By reading, you gain a deeper understanding of Holmes, of Watson, of Victorian England and Derek Jacobi is an amazing narrator. He is perfect for the job. So even though you may be familiar with the stories, have a listen and instead of being preoccupied with 'who done it' (cos you probably know already), enjoy the journey and allow Holmes to lead you there in his own unique way.
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- Mrs

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-08-2007
  • Publisher: Audible Studios