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THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, VOL. I

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Clive Merrison, Michael Williams, a Full Cast

Mystery & Suspense • 3 hrs • Audio Program • © 1994

In this fully realized radio performance of “The Empty House,” “The Norwood Builder,” “The Dancing Men” and “The Solitary Cyclist,” each character is performed by a different actor. Sound effects, such as gunshots, are interspersed. Background music of the period is moody and effective, particularly the rendition of Holmes’s violin. Actor Clive Merrison sounds overly petulant and shrill to be the perfect Holmes, accustomed as we are to Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett. However, Michael William’s Watson is closer to that of the written stories than Nigel Bruce’s screen portrayal. Some of the scenes are presented as episodic flashbacks, especially in “The Solitary Cyclist.” First class. D.W. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: NOV 95]

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Formats

Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America/ BBC Radio • 1994

CD ISBN 978-0-7927-3576-2 $49.95 • Four CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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