Trade Ed. Naxos AudioBooks 2008
CD ISBN 978-9626348628 $28.98 Four CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
With this package David Timson and Naxos complete their ten-year project to record the entire Holmes writings by Conan Doyle. Sherlockians regard THE CASEBOOK with mixed feelings, being the last and probably the least of Conan Doyle's Holmes efforts. David Timson, however, excels in these respectful readings and more than compensates for the lesser material. He goes beyond voicing words clearly; he savors the language and gives attention to every phrase. The subtle use of music to mark setting changes is also effective. The collection concludes with a bonus story written and read by Timson ("The Wondrous Toy") on Holmes's encounter with the new gramophone and, by implication, the birth of the audiobook era. G.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]
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