Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 1999
CS ISBN 978-0-7861-1604-1 $23.95 Three cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-4332-5397-3 $40.00 Four CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4332-5398-0 $19.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
The first of the Sherlock Holmes novels, A STUDY IN SCARLET (1877) takes the listener to an early Mormon settlement in Utah, as well as to Baker Street and its environs. This represents a challenge for British narrator Davidson, as he must endure long passages of dialogue in American accents. His Americans are a wee bit throaty, and occasionally the reading is perfunctory, as though Davidson can't wait to reach the end. Of course, the end of a detective story is always the most entertaining part, and listeners and fans of Holmes and Watson will have little difficulty staying with this performance until its climax. D.B. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 00]
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