First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.
Doyle ended up writing four novels and 56 short stories featuring Holmes and his companion, Dr. Watson. All but four are told in the first person by Watson, two by Holmes, and two are written in the third person. Together, this series of beautifully written Victorian literature has sold more copies than any other books in the English language, with the exceptions of the Bible and Shakespeare.
Volume 1 in this series consists of two novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four, followed by a collection of short stories entitled The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
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This guy is the best! So well read and does different voices so well!! Worth every penny :)
The stories are great and this reading makes them come alive: you feel like you're back in Victorian England, hearing Dr. Watson telling you all about his adventures while sitting by the fireplace. The narration is excellent: this is the first audio book narrator I've heard whose female voices are convincing.
Why does it start at Part 2?
I must be doing something wrong.