Trade Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2000
CD ISBN 978-1-60283-715-7 $9.95 Three CDs
Holmes and Watson draw upon their formidable investigative talents and encyclopedic knowledge in these tales set in Victorian London. Edward Hardwicke reads British accents and brogue with enterprising style, changing enunciation as each story demands. His rendition of the stricken schoolmaster in “Adventures of Priory School” rings with clipped, academic tones as he relates the disappearance of the 10-year-old lord left in his charge. His tone changes to coldly calculating when tracking down a notorious criminal in “The Red-Headed League.” He sounds grimly determined to find a priceless gem and return it to the Countess of Morcar. An excellent listen for Sherlock Holmes fans on those congested commutes. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 01]
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