Trade Ed. Naxos AudioBooks 2005
CD ISBN $118.98 Eighteen CDs
This top-notch collection of 24 stories first appeared in THE STRAND magazine, beginning with the “A Scandal in Bohemia” and ending with Holmes’s most audacious adventure, “The Final Problem.” Classical music sets the tone and complements the extraordinary work of David Timson. Characterization is key to enjoying these adventures, and Timson brings dozens of characters to life, none more real than Holmes himself. Take special note of the “failure” of Holmes, “The Adventure of the Yellow Face.” Holmes’s great intellect is never is question, but in this instance it is his rarely felt heart that elevates the story and brings a catch to the throat. R.O. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 05]
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