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James Moriarty, Consulting Criminal

Written by: Andy Weir
Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 Unique

A nice twist in stories. However, I did find myself getting a little lost at points, but quickly recovered. Overall a good listen.

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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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A real treat

I am a big fan on the genre and these stories ring true in tone to the Holmes originals. With the criminal's twist to crime solving and nods to Conan Doyle, these stories were a delight to listen to. More please!!

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Awesome but too short

This was a really good audiobook, I enjoyed it immensely but I wish it was longer.

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  • Tee
  • 2018-09-27

Enjoyable!

This is a good listen... Clever in a way. I wish there were more tales.

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The Nemesis of Sherlock Holmes

Three short but entertaining stories featuring Sherlock Holmes' nemesis, James Moriarty. The puzzles aren't especially difficult, but the tone and atmosphere of the stories feels right (apart from the occasional Americanism).

The stories are well-read by Graeme Malcolm, and it is interesting to have the character of Moran as Watson to Moriarty's Holmes, and to see what Moriarty might have been like before the Sherlock Holmes stories.

A light read, but I enjoyed it.

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Wish it was longer

Being a big fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories it was nice to get a view from the other side. My biggest complaint about this is that its not longer. I want more of Moriarty's side of things.

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#Audible1 over all enjoyable experience.

I enjoyed this read. The narration was fitting and the story was entertaining. I would recommend it.

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Entertaining Quick Listen

Excellent narration, very appropriate for a Sherlock Holmes-style book.

The three stories were relatively simple but worked well as a twist on Sherlock Holmes. Using Moran as a narrator was a fun contrast and echo of Watson as narrator.

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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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  • 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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • G
  • 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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  • 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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  • Michael
  • 2017-10-08

More please!!

This is a fantastic listen. I would love to see this expanded and even made a series. I have really become a fan of Andy Weir in the last 3 years. This is my 3rd audible purchase by him. Each book very different. All the characters - i literally mean that - are interesting . The Egg, The Martian, and this book are all well crafted with little details here and there about them that makes me feel like the author really took the time to handcraft, if you will, great stories.

AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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  • Maximus
  • 2017-07-16

Moriarty is a bad person. And you will love him.

Andy Weir is brilliant and these Moriarty stories are fantastic. Excellently voiced over and I hope volumes and volumes more will be forthcoming. Thanks Andy!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • snowraven196
  • 2017-07-09

Two wonderfully evil genius short stories!

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

For short stories, this ranks near the top.

What did you like best about this story?

The twists.

Which character – as performed by Graeme Malcolm – was your favorite?

Moriarty, of course!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughed evilly and enjoyed that!

Any additional comments?

It's worth the money.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Xmeromotu
  • 2018-01-30

Extremely Clever!

I don’t really see why they require 15 words in a review if I don’t have much to say. At a short story so I’ve written a short review. Buy it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful