Can any narrator go wrong with a mystery featuring the shrewd Sherlock Holmes? Simon Prebble certainly doesn't. He adopts just the right timbre for the voice of the famous detective, a man devoted to acute observation and deductive reasoning. Watson's lower tone contrasts nicely with Holmes's, although it’s occasionally difficult to hear the ends of sentences. The women's parts are also pleasant to listen to, as Prebble lightens his tone without adopting an awkward falsetto. It might have been interesting in "A Study in Scarlet" to have had a different narrator for the section that takes place in the American West, but Prebble manages fine with the accents and ages of the various characters. This is a solid performance. A.E.B. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2009]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2009
CD ISBN 9781400115136 $17.99 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781400165131 $19.99 One MP3-CDs
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2009
CD ISBN 9781400145133 $45.99 Five CDs
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