The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. I

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Vol I This collection of Sherlock Holmes stories includes The Copper Beeches The Red Headed League The Speckled Band and The Stockbroker s Clerk A cassette set is also available Classic Literature With

  • Title: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. I
  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle David Timson
  • ISBN: 9789626341520
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Audio CD
  • This collection of Sherlock Holmes stories includes The Copper Beeches , The Red Headed League , The Speckled Band and The Stockbroker s Clerk A cassette set is also available.Classic Literature With Classical Music

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      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish They were married in 1855.Although he is now referred to as Conan Doyle , the origin of this compound surname if that is how he meant it to be understood is uncertain His baptism record in the registry of St Mary s Cathedral in Edinburgh gives Arthur Ignatius Conan as his Christian name, and simply Doyle as his surname It also names Michael Conan as his godfather.At the age of nine Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst He then went on to Stonyhurst College, leaving in 1875.From 1876 to 1881 he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh This required that he provide periodic medical assistance in the towns of Aston now a district of Birmingham and Sheffield While studying, Conan Doyle began writing short stories His first published story appeared in Chambers s Edinburgh Journal before he was 20 Following his graduation, he was employed as a ship s doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in 1885.In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louisa or Louise Hawkins, known as Touie She suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906 The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897 Due to his sense of loyalty he had maintained a purely platonic relationship with Jean while his first wife was alive Jean died in London on 27 June 1940.Conan Doyle fathered five children Two with his first wife Mary Louise 28 January 1889 12 June 1976 , and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley 15 November 1892 28 October 1918 With his second wife he had three children Denis Percy Stewart 17 March 1909 9 March 1955 , second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani circa 1910 19 February 1987 former sister in law of Barbara Hutton Adrian Malcolm 19 November 1910 3 June 1970 and Jean Lena Annette 21 December 1912 18 November 1997.Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930 He had died of a heart attack at age 71 His last words were directed toward his wife You are wonderful The epitaph on his gravestone in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, reads STEEL TRUEBLADE STRAIGHTARTHUR CONAN DOYLEKNIGHTPATRIOT, PHYSICIAN MAN OF LETTERSConan Doyle s house, Undershaw, located in Hindhead, south of London, where he had lived for a decade, had been a hotel and restaurant between 1924 and 2004 It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it.A statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough, where Conan Doyle lived for 23 years There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, close to the house where Conan Doyle was born.Series Sherlock Holmes

    333 thoughts on “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. I”

    1. So, I read this book at least two days and the way that Sherlock think about his problems and the way that his mind work and make a logic sequence watching the minimums details are impressing me in a way that all that I can say is: I LOVE THAT MAN. All the cases are well-writing by Conan and I was exciting about how will be the end of each history. It's wonderful. No words. Just read!

    2. The complete adventures of sherlock holmes is truly a master piece of a work. With each unexpected but not unthinkable twists the story keeps you engaged through out.The solution of most of cases finally makes us feel that it was really not hard a case at all. But then who could pay much attention as the great Sherlock Holmes.Such ingenious writing that compels you to finish a story without setting the book aside.Too good a writing that suits anyone of any age.

    3. My first Conan Doyle - at last ! - and they do not disappoint I can feel this is the beginning of a long and beautiful relationship.

    4. The description on the Good Reads entry is wrong -actually contains six stories The Adventure of the Empty HouseThe Adventure of the Devil's Foot The Adventure of the Abbey GrangeThe Adventure of the Cardboard BoxThe Man with the Twisted LipThe Adventure of the Bruce Partington PlansLoved it great descriptive writing. Really good fun and no surprise that these timeless tales of crime, infidelity, family feuds, drug taking and espionage are still so popular today.

    5. I've always been a bit of a fan of mystery stories and in my childhood I read a lot of Cam Jansan and Encyclopedia Brown books. Yeah, they're picture books, but I still enjoy them. What I enjoy most about mystery and detective stories is that it connects with the reader in a very intellectual level - the working of the mind to crack the case along with the characters in the story. Serlock Holmes, perhaps the greatest fictional detective of all time is a character that I will never forget. The fa [...]

    6. Not sure if I'll do a review on each volume of this audiobook? There are about three stories on each each of the five volumes of this audio series which contain the twelve Sherlock Holmes episodes, but they can also be found on audiobook through librivox as they are in the open domain. I'm very much enjoying the writing and the stories so far. It's nice to finally go straight to the source of and inspiration for many of the mystery driven movies that have taken place since this famous super inte [...]

    7. This was a collection of three Sherlock Holmes stories that I felt did not go together at all. Overall I really did not care for the stories. I felt like they were difficult to follow, although that could have had a lot to do with the time they were written. I also found myself simply not being entertained by the character of Sherlock Holmes. I rather wish he was more like the Sherlock played by Robert Downey Jr. in the movies as he was humorous and entertaining. The Sherlock in these stories wa [...]

    8. Finally, after all these years, I've read about the ultimate British detective and his pipe, cape and friend Watson. The first 12 stories are entertaining, and I enjoyed our superhero, the disguise-loving genuis, who can look at people and see right into their minds, who uses the power of good for mankind, and whom everyone in Victorian London, from the lowliest governess to the highest nobleman, comes to when they need help. Some very clever endings of the stories, too.

    9. To prepare myself for watching the Sherlock Holmes movie I wanted to read something with Holmes and Watson in it. So I listened to this audio version of a handful of short stories. While I was a little disappointed with the short stories (I guessed the conclusion of the mysteries) I did enjoy the details of Holmes. He made for an intriguing character. I'll have to pick up a novel-length story next!

    10. I love the Sherlock Holmes stories and have ever since I can remember. (I remember making up stories to go with my Mom's Holmes' collection before I could read). I started to listen to them on audio when I got my walkman and have loved most of the adaptations and performances of the stories that I've read. This version was good, but I confess a fondness for "Sir John Gielgud in the role of Sherlock Holmes."

    11. The game's afoot with this series of 12 original Sherlock Holmes tales. The early tales vary in quality, and aren't nearly as complex or unexpected as the longer novels. But they're lively and fun, with blustery London weather and a host of familiar characters who populate Victorian streets and classes. A pleasant diversion for a long airplane ride.

    12. I found this book to be thoroghly entertaining and remarkably well written. Once I picked up this book I was not capable of setting it down until I had finished it. Sherlock Holmes has now become one of my greatest fictional heroes, and I believe that this will be true for anyone else who has read this.

    13. So odd that this starts with the adventure of the empty house which is set after Sherlock Holmes fakes his death. It didn't make sense for volume 1 to start there at all. That is why I gave it 3 stars. These books are so old and written with all the sensibilities that a man from England in that era would have, that they are sometimes hard to read, but with that in mind they are still enjoyable.

    14. This was a library "Blind Date" book-all wrapped up and there was the fun of finding out what it was. I've seen television shows about Sherlock and Holmes but I realized I hadn't read any of the books. This was really fun to read and help solve the many mysteries. That must be one reason the author was knighted by the King. The collection of stories were wonderful. It was a great surprise!

    15. If you have enjoyed the acting talents of Edward Hardwicke as Dr. Watson in the BBC television series with Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes, you will undoubtedly also enjoy these stories from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, narrated by Hardwicke. These six unabridged mysteries are as well performed as they are written.

    16. "Read," as in "listened to, but still enjoyable.This audiobook includes: "The Copper Beeches", "The Red-Headed League", "The Speckled Band" and "The Stockbroker's Clerk."David Timson does a fine job narrating, giving depth through voice to Doyle's characters. These four are classic tales, but they're still wonderful, even on a re-read (or re-listen, as it were).

    17. I listened to these on overdrive audio book. It was pretty hard for me to follow on the audio book, and so I had to repeat the stories from the point where I got lost. When I read these books a few years ago I did not have this trouble at all, and my enjoyment of the books was much greater. I will perhaps give up "listening" to Sherlock Holmes and will only read from this point forward.

    18. Over the years there have been numerous recordings of the Sherlock Holmes stories: this is amongst the best. David Timson's voice is perfectly suited for this task. He clearly understands the material, his characterizations are flawless, the accents artfully rendered, and the intonation captivating. I could easily listen over and over to his rendering. Bravo!

    19. I loved these stories! There are 3, each about an hour, and listening to them was easy on the ears. They are short and sweet, like watching a 1-hour episode of Matlock or Murder, She Wrote, vs a 2-hour special, which is usually an hour too long. I can totally picture Robert Downey, Jr and Jude Law while listening :)I am borrowing Volume 2 next!

    20. For a work completed more than a century ago, it is amazing that I still feel the charm of the story. The work provides great insights into the human nature. I really liked then Holmes made all the little details fit in.It was almost disappointing to feel the end of the work coming. I only wished that it could have been longer, or if the stories stretched out.

    21. One of the problems with "the classics" is that by the time you read them, they seem cliche and trite. These little mysteries unfold and then some how Holmes just has it all figured out "and he knew it all along" just by looking at things with a magnifying glass. Of the four stories in this collection, The Speckled Band was the best.

    22. The classic stories, the ones that really consolidated Holmes popularity, and also the ones that confirmed me as a fan. This collection probably has more of the best stories Doyle wrote for Holmes than any other single collection. They are all good, but this is the best

    23. My first Arthur Conan Doyle experience - why I haven't I tried his stories earlier??! Really enjoyed these four stories though I liked "The Speckled Band" and "The Stockbroker's Clerk" best.Fabulously narrated!

    24. not a bad selection, but too many of the stories involve imposture and don't involve much detecting so much as explaining after the fact. Still, Speckled Band is a classic & "The Red Headed League" sets a tone the series would repeat until it was threadbare.

    25. I'm not sure if this is the same volume that I read. This was the first time I had read any Sherlock Holmes stories. The stories are quick reads. I enjoy the characters and reading about a different time period.

    26. Sometimes the writing GOES ON AND ON but otherwise I love the humor and Holmes is great and even though the surprise solution to the case is only there for the first read, i still love re-reading the stories.

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