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Could the sudden death of Sir Charles Baskerville have been caused by the gigantic ghostly hound which is said to have haunted his family for generations? Arch-rationalist Sherlock Holmes characteristically dismisses the theory as nonsense. Claiming to be immersed in another case, he sends Watson to Devon to protect the Baskerville heir and to observe the suspects at close hand.

©2012 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Carole T.
  • 2015-06-09

Could It Get Any Better?

Nope, probably not! After listening to a dramatized version, I decided I needed to revisit the genuine Conan Doyle article.

Dated it may be, and it may have become something of a cliche, but "The Hound" still resonates. It's a great, suspenseful yarn and makes for a wonderful short listen - especially with the hallowed tones of Derek Jacobi.

I say go for it!

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  • Nancy & Greg
  • 2020-09-04

Excellent rendition of a classic

"The Hound of the Baskervilles' is one of those books I can read or listen to over and over, picking up bits of detail that I may have missed before. it is truly one of the most descriptive of Conan Doyle's works. In it he paints an indelible picture of the unique bleakness and beauty of Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside.

The skilled voice of Derek Jacobi brings each character to life in a unique way. His portrayal of Holmes, and especially Watson, who carries the bulk part of this story, is top notch. This may very well be THE definitive version of "The Hound" yet.

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  • InfiniteRider
  • 2015-01-29

Lovely

Have always loved this story and Derek Jacobi brings it to life beautifully! He's AMAZING, I will definitely look for more from him.

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  • Roseclan
  • 2020-11-03

Great story! Great Narrator!

Classic Sherlock Holmes story set on a creepy moor. Probably the inspiration for a lot of werewolf stories. Narrator is outstanding!

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  • Kyle
  • 2020-10-02

love this story

this was the first sherlock holmes I ever read. and I love it again and again and again

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-09-01

Outstanding Narration!!!

Derek Jacobi's voice is so wonderful, he creates such a great atmosphere, one which I felt I was actually inside the story or watching a live play because of which. Highly recommend this audio version of this classic story.

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  • K. Hagan
  • 2019-04-03

Greatest of all Sherlock Holmes books

Derek Jacobi is a truly brilliant voice actor who bring this together as the definitive way to enjoy this amazing story.

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  • Rayna overcash
  • 2021-04-06

great listen

Great narrator voices went along great with the story. entertai ing with a twist .

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  • Adam Francis
  • 2021-02-11

A Classic Read by a Master

Always enjoyed this tale but Derek Jacobi’s narration of it makes it even more enjoyable. I would listen to him reading the instructions off of a box of frozen chicken fingers.

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  • Jill Stevens
  • 2021-02-03

Really good

I like speed and Accuracy that the reader has and how well he does.
10/10 will read 6 more time till I find something else to read