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His razor-sharp intellect, uncanny powers of deduction, and knowledge of the criminal underground are legendary throughout London. He solves cases with the able assistance of his close friend and confidant. And, one day, he will become the arch enemy of Sherlock Holmes.

Meet Professor James Moriarty - consulting criminal.

In these three original tales - collected for the first time - Andy Weir brings to life a Moriarty worthy of the Great Detective himself.

©2017 Andy Weir (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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A bit short but very good.

As the title says, the book was well written and well preformed, but left me want much more. I would love to see this as a fuller story.

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very enjoyable but very short

a lot a fun time listen to and the narrator's voice was very suited to the character. I do wish however it was a little longer but what can you expect for such a low price.

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Please hire Andy Weir to write more of this

This was really good, I loved how he drew similarities to Sherlock Holmes in their deductions. Please get him to write more it always nice to hear a fresh prospective on Sherlock Holmes arch nemesis Professor Moriarty and Andy Weir does a great job of this. Well done sir.

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Excellent Story

Wonderfully faithful to the style of the Holmes stories, and the reversal of the direction we usually look at this world is refreshing and delightful.

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loved it! please make more.

Stumbled upon this by a Happy accident, and loved it! please make more. great author.

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Great but left wanting more

Great trio of short stories. Like other readers, I was left wanting more. Graeme provided a narration that matched the stories.

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In the style of Conan Doyle

Enjoyable. Written in the style of a Sherlock Holmes novella.

Great fun, really enjoyed the three stories.

You will most probably guess the outcome for each very quickly, but the enjoyment is hearing how it all unfurls, loved the twist at the end of the third story.

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Great Book

Really enjoyed this book. It would be great to have a full novel. A really good listen.

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It’s ok

Was an okay listen. Not sure I would do another. Although it’s interesting to see the roles reavers.

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Story short

Very simple story story and very short I did not realize what I had ordered

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  • Burns Waggener
  • 2017-09-18

Perfectly written and narrated

I just happened across this book and almost wish I hadn't because it left me wanting much much more. In fact that's the only bad thing I have to say about it is that it's only an hour long. It's impeccably written in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and if you weren't paying to close attention you would think you were reading a Sherlock Holmes story rather than one about his arch nemesis. I hope the author has more of this planned because I'm hooked. And without giving too much away, the last lines of the final chapter give me hope for more to come.

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  • Abhinav Shrivastava
  • 2017-11-06

Great Work By Andy Wier

Loved the stories. Felt like the ones by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Andy Wier at his best!

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  • 2017-10-19

Love it!

I am a longtime fan of Sherlock Holmes, but I love this new perspective of Moriarty. He’s the evil Sherlock, and not only do you see his genius in solving problems, but he twists it all to his own advantage. MORE PLEASE!

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  • Ian Goldstein
  • 2017-10-14

Smart twist on Holmes story

Very well done although too short to be worth a credit. Audible needs half credits for short stories.

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  • James
  • 2017-08-24

Wicked Twist on A.C.D.'s Holmes/Watson Tales.

Where does James Moriarty, Consulting Criminal rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

upper third

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

not that kind of book

What does Graeme Malcolm bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

wonderful narrations.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

How the other half live,...

Any additional comments?

More Please... wonderfully twisted.

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  • john
  • 2019-05-11

Lackluster and short

Using the standard Sherlock Holmes format Andy Weir writes a couple of short stories with a couple of twists but no real depth. The problem is exacerbated by the narrator who, in an effort to sound sinister, just ends up sounding flat, I am a fan of Mr Weir’s work but maybe he is just better at stories when he has time to develop them more fully. This one is only worth a credit if you’re just too curious to pass it up, like I was.

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  • ThreepE0
  • 2019-01-28

Well-written, but missed the mark for me

Moriarty being what he is, a dark reflection of Sherlock himself, I can imagine it's hard to describe Moriarty without seeming like you're just describing Sherlock. That's where this landed for me; It seemed like the stories could have just as well been about Sherlock, with a few slightly devious twists that we know don't suit Sherlock. Not much was done to fill out Moriarty's character, and so I was left with the impression the author didn't know Moriarty very well.

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  • E. Haig-Widner
  • 2018-07-17

If you love Sherlock Holmes you will like this

Written like the Holmes novels the consulting criminal makes wild leaps of “deduction” without sparing a moment for evaluation.

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  • Morris
  • 2018-02-24

Meh?

Very short. Just seemed exactly like the normal Sherlock stories. Not incredibly original. I finished it in under an hour and a half.

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  • Thomas Allen
  • 2017-10-11

A good tribute to the Holmes universe

Andy Weir did a good job of creating a villain in the tone and tenor of the Sherlock Holmes universe. And in keeping the stories short and quickly wrapped up, Mr. Weir seems to be using a style reminiscent to the days when The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes were also short pieces written for magazine inclusion.

In these stories, Moriarty is certainly the much darker side of Holmes. He uses similar observations and reasoning in assembling the clues into answers. In fact, my favorite parts weren't when Moriarty would wrap up a mystery. Actually, in two of the stories the outcome were somewhat predictable. Instead, my satisfaction came when he would describe how all the clues came together.

In all, a good tribute by Mr. Weir to the Sherlock Holmes universe.

As narrator, I found that Graeme Malcolm's delivery was top notch. His voice is both deep and rumbly almost to the point of gravelly combined with British smooth. In his characterization of Moriarty, he sounds like someone I wouldn't want to cross.

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