Lively music and Ralph Lister's rousing narration enhance this charming story, written in 1958 and set in 1885 London. Basil, a mouse who lives in Sherlock Holmes's home, learned his detecting from the master. Dr. David Q. Dawson, his assistant, recounts Basil's adventures with aplomb, particularly when he must find kidnapped twins Agatha and Angela Proudfoot. Lister's mice all have English accents. While Basil sounds strong and confident, Dr. Dawson sometimes has a puzzled tone, and "mousekeeper" Mrs. Judson is humorous and outspoken. The parents of the kidnapped twins sound appropriately distraught. Listeners will enjoy accompanying the duo as they hop on hansom cabs or trains and hearing vivid descriptions that add to the Victorian atmosphere. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2017]
Trade Ed. Oasis Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781613759066 $9.99 One CDs
DD ISBN 9781621886778 $6.99
Library Ed. Oasis Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781631081996 $16.99 One CDs
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