Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 1999
CS ISBN 9780-7861-1643-0 $39.95 Five cassettes
CD ISBN 9780-7861-9939-6 $48.00 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9780-7861-9417-9 $24.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
This production opens with a biographical sketch of the author from the back of the tape case. It is informative but tells us nothing of this particular book. Nevertheless, these tales are quintessential Holmes, as seen through the eyes of his faithful companion, Dr. Watson. The final (and title) story of this collection reunites the pair in a case involving Holmes posing as a British spy at the onset of WW I. Reader Frederick Davidson portrays the erudite, witty Holmes with considerable aplomb. Watson is also comfortably done. Other characters are somewhat forced, but generally Davidson's style is wellsuited to the tone of these timeless stories. J.J.F. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 00]
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