Trade Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2000
CS ISBN $17.95 Two cassettes
Hardwicke is sharp and precise as he portrays Holmes's acerbic wit when Holmes engages the intellect of an opera singer who may outmaneuver him in “A Scandal in Bohemia.” Then he sounds emotionless as he retells the facts of murder and a missing horse in “Silver Blaze.” In the last tale, “The Copper Beeches,” Hardwicke conveys Holmes's caustic sarcasm, quickly changing to genuine concern as he listens to governess Violet Hunter relate strange requests and puzzling behavior from her employer, leading to a surprising conclusion. An engaging, well-portrayed delight for Holmes fans. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 01]
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