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"...it was reading the Sherlock Holmes stories as a boy that first turned me on to the power of writing and storytelling." (Stephen Fry)

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories. And, exclusively for Audible, Stephen has written and narrated nine insightful, intimate and deeply personal introductions to each title.

Stephen Fry is an English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, comedian, television presenter, film director and all round national treasure. He is the acclaimed narrator of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter audiobooks and most recently recorded The Tales of Max Carrados for Audible Studios. Stephen has contributed columns and articles to newspapers and magazines, appears frequently on radio and has written four novels and three volumes of autobiography.

Part 1
Chapter 1: Opening Credits and Introduction to A Study in Scarlet
Chapters 2-15: A Study in Scarlet
Chapter 16: Introduction to The Sign of Four
Chapters 17-21: The Sign of Four, Part 1
Part 2
Chapters 1-7: The Sign of Four, Part 2
Chapter 8: Introduction to The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Chapters 9-21: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Part 1
Part 3
Chapter 1: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Part 2
Chapter 2: Introduction to The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Chapters 3-14: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Chapter 15: Introduction to The Hound of the Baskervilles
Chapters 16-21: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 1
Part 4
Chapters 1-9: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 2
Chapter 10: Introduction to The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Chapters 11-21: The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Part 1
Part 5
Chapters 1-2: The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Part 2
Chapter 3: Introduction to The Valley of Fear
Chapters 4-18: The Valley of Fear
Chapter 19: Introduction to His Last Bow
Chapters 20-21: His Last Bow, Part 1
Part 6
Chapters 1-7: His Last Bow, Part 2
Chapter 8: Introduction to The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
Chapters 9-20: The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes and Closing Credits

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Stephen Fry (introductions); original text public domain (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

Ce que les critiques disent

"The pairing of Fry and Holmes is a bit of a marriage made in heaven...." (New York Times)
"[Fry] gets into character with his habitual genius..." (The Times)
"Sherlock Holmes. Narrated by Stephen Fry. Need I say more? Honestly though, what a perfect way to get away from it all while you're cooking dinner, commuting, or tidying up this weekend." (Buzzfeed)
"If you're a fan of Sherlock Holmes, Stephen Fry, or the simple pleasure of the audiobook, today's your lucky day. Audible have unveiled a brand new reading of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's entire Sherlock Holmes catalogue, all performed by Fry's dulcet tones." (Evening Standard)
"If you've ever listened to the Harry Potter audiobooks, you'll know that Stephen Fry is responsible for the cosy and eternally reassuring voice that plays out during the recording of J.K Rowling's iconic books. Now, he's turned his talents to a brand new reading of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's entire Sherlock Holmes catalogue - and the thought of it has already got us clambering to pull up a comfy armchair in front of a roaring fire." (Metro)
"Having already narrated one of the world's best-selling book series in the form of Harry Potter, Stephen Fry has returned to the recording booth to take on another hugely popular series." (BBC)
"It doesn't get much more British than Stephen Fry talking about Sherlock." (Mashable)
"Sherlock Holmes is the unfading literary icon - as beloved and as relevant as he was over 120 years ago. To celebrate his currency, Audible has released Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection; Arthur Conan Doyle's complete adventures of the famed detective, as narrated by lifelong fan Stephen Fry, including nine personal introductions exclusive to Audible." (The Independent)

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  • Gentleman Gamer
  • 2017-09-21

An Elementary Purchase

... though Holmes never says once in the canon 'Elementary, my dear Watson', but I digress.

The Holmes stories are timeless, and thus easy to recommend to anyone; some of the novels may be a bit hard to get into for some- I'm thinking here of the lengthy backstory of the criminal included in the end of A Study in Scarlet particularly, though The Sign of Four and The Valley of Fear each in their turn also have lengthy, if more readable, backstories of their respective villains- but generally speaking, they're as interesting and readable now as they were when Conan Doyle wrote them. They're less a series of typical 'mysteries', but are more truly a series of 'adventures', as Watson puts it: there are plenty of conundrums to be sure and there is usually some problem posed to Holmes that he needs to solve, but they're not always of the 'whodunit' or 'howdunit' variety. In two stories he deals with threats of blackmail made to someone, another he attempts to stop a jaded woman from marrying a scoundrel, in several there's less investigation and more action, and then there are plenty of whimsical stories where merely something bizarre happens, and the whole of the story is spent in finding out the wherefore and why. Even by today's standards the stories never feel 'typical', mix things up a good deal, and are compulsively readable; they're not really 'mysterious' and tax your brain as you try to figure out a killer's identity as you would in a Christie novel, but the Holmes stories draw you in and seldom fail to engage and entertain. Thus I would recommend them to absolutely anyone and everyone, bar none.

As for whether a potential purchaser should buy this version of the Holmes canon with readings by Stephen Fry or the Simon Vance ones... well firstly, if you enjoy the Holmes stories already I'd genuinely recommend getting both, as they both have their strengths. If you're new to the stories however and just want to get into one version, here's my recommendation:

If you want an engaging, dramatic read, Fry's your man. He's got a real talent for putting emotion and personality into every character he reads, making them feel unique and distinct from another, and generally helping the characters leap off the page. This is especially nice, given that a majority of the time Watson is narrating the stories in 1st person, and thus the added inflection to his readings is wonderful.

If you want to ease into the stories however, and want to relax with them as you would a nice cup of tea, go with Simon Vance's readings. His harmonious voice draws you into the setting particularly, makes it come to life in your mind, and eases you into the story like you would ease into a cozy armchair. While I couldn't call the rest of the characters' readings more than passable compared to Fry, he does a great job with Holmes' and Watson particularly, which really is the important thing.

So yeah; go with Fry for flair, and Vance for a relaxing read. You can't go wrong with either :)

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  • Agnes
  • 2017-09-16

Grande qualité

Stephen Fry nous livre une merveilleuse performance, il trouve le ton pour chaque personnages. L'écoute est très agréable. Quand à l'histoire elle n'a pas perdue de son intérêt avec le temps.

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  • Aud Jorunn Hakestad
  • 2017-04-28

Stephen Fry's mastery performance

The stories are magical. The performance is splendid. One of my best listening experiences ever. Fry's different voices gives life to the great detective and his partner in a way that you think you're in the opposite chair.

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  • Aaron Upward
  • 2017-04-19

WOW

I could listen to Stephen Fry all day, and I did, for multiple days, weeks even. This is a truely massive collection of stories and well worth the money!

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  • Antanas Grincevicius
  • 2017-10-23

Excellent production

Previously bought Charlton Griffiths production of Sherlock Holmes.
Bought this one as I would like to listen to Stephen Fry’s narration.

Did an excellent job of pronunciation, characterisation including excellent Australian, South African and German accents.
The female voices were believable and added to the story.
Particularly liked the tone and inflection of the narration which fit with the speech. Eg Sherlock chuckled resulted in the passage being read with a chuckle.

Things which could have been added that I enjoyed Charlton Griffiths production were certain sound effects. Eg the gunshots during the narration of the killing of the despicable blackmailer Augustus Milverton.

Other than that very minor point would highly recommend to anybody wanting to transport themselves to a different age as I found it highly immersive.

I now press play to hear it again.

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  • SMB
  • 2017-08-17

Outstanding!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this to anyone without hesitation.

What about Stephen Fry’s performance did you like?

Stephen Fry is truly a treasure. His style and technique are simply perfect. He is clear and his tone is steady and consistent. His voice characterizations are realistic and do not, in any way, irritate me like so many other readers. Additionally, Mr. Fry provides commentary at the start of each section. His comments are humorous and intelligent. I can't think of anyone else of this calibre. It is so easy to see that this is truly a work of love for Mr. Fry.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It is impossible to listen to 71 hours in one sitting!

Any additional comments?

I have read the original stories many times. I also have many variations of Sherlock Homes, either radio productions or voiced reading. By far and above, this is absolutely the finest collection and reading made. For anyone who wants a "definitive" version which will be their "go to" version, this is it. Hands down. I will be listening to this collection for many years.

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  • Typewriter25
  • 2017-09-25

Sherlock in print, sound, and colour.

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Sherlock in print, sound, and colour. Arthur Conan Doyle has created a character that is timeless. The more stories I listened to, the more I fell in love with the character. His morality, sincerity, wit, quickness of mind and vigour, his grace and compassion is something to behold. I loved all of the books and the narrator was marvellous. This is a definitive much read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2017-09-19

Brilliant! Addictively entertaining!

Stephen Fry's auditory is to Sir Arthur Conan's Sherlock as Jeremy Brett's actings due justice!

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  • Ana Garcia De Alba Diaz
  • 2017-09-09

Amazing!!

This is one of the best audio books I have ever listen to. Worth every minute of the full 71 hours of its duration. Highly recommended.

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  • Maresa Vermulst
  • 2017-09-05

great collection of stories, slightly monotonous

A great collection of stories. I particularly enjoyed the other in which they were narrated.

The narration itself was entertaining, all characters had different voices and accents. I'm a non-native speaker and they sounded realistic to me.

My only problem was that the stories all sounded similar after a while. It became a bit of a drag to listen to.

I'm completely Sherlocked out for the moment!

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  • Joshua
  • 2017-08-23

Elementary

A great performance from Stephen fry, great commentary, which there were more, the stories were superb as always, a great collection. In the description ir is noted that this audiobook is accompanied by the text, this is not the case. None the less great listen

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  • Pushkaraj
  • 2017-08-10

great collection. amazing narration.

loved every second of listening to this great collection while on the drive. Fry made the characters so real and vivacious.