Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ BBC Radio 2004
CS ISBN $39.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN $64.95 Five CDs
Holmes fans will love this collection of eight short dramatized readings chock full of sleuthing and mystery. These are programs that aired on BBC Radio with full casts. As the main characters, Clive Merrison (Holmes) and Michael Williams (Watson) do a marvelous job creating what could have been stock personalities. Instead, they give full-bodied readings that make this formidable duo real and accessible. The bumbling bobbies of Scotland Yard are treated respectfully, though Merrison does give us a verbal wink whenever he’s about to trump one of them, and the rest of the cast performs with full conviction. The stories are short enough to follow, and the sound effects accentuate the action. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 05]
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