The Complete Sherlock Holmes: The Heirloom Collection

The Complete Sherlock Holmes The Heirloom Collection Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s Sherlock Holmes tales are rightly ranked among the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction Included in this collection are all four full length Holmes novels and than f

  • Title: The Complete Sherlock Holmes: The Heirloom Collection
  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Simon Vance
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Audible Audio
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s Sherlock Holmes tales are rightly ranked among the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction Included in this collection are all four full length Holmes novels and than forty short masterpieces from the inaugural adventure A Study in Scarlet to timeless favorites like The Speckled Band and At the center of each stands the iconiSir Arthur Conan Doyle s Sherlock Holmes tales are rightly ranked among the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction Included in this collection are all four full length Holmes novels and than forty short masterpieces from the inaugural adventure A Study in Scarlet to timeless favorites like The Speckled Band and At the center of each stands the iconic figure of Holmes brilliant, eccentric, and capable of amazing feats of deductive reasoning By his side is Dr John Watson, his steadfast assistant and our trusty narrator This set is a must have for every discriminating bibliophile and Sherlock Holmes fan.Public Domain P 2013 Brillance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    1. A few of the things I learned: Once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truthNever theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgment.Also, I now sometimes try to analyze people based on their shoes and pants when sitting on the subway. I have yet to ask anyone if I was accurate about my predictions.

    2. Time does not change great literature This was completely entertaining and no matter how old you are it's still great to read over the ones you enjoyed the first time. Several I had not remembered reading. I bought this book at special price from here:amazon/Complete-Sherl

    3. My copy of this book is a wreck, I have read it so often. My dad gave it to me, I can't remember if it was a birthday or Christmas gift, but regardless it's one of the best books I've ever been given. You just have to read a couple of pages and you fall right into Holmes and Watson's world; it's wonderful.

    4. I have no idea how I let myself get so long in the tooth before finally settling down and reading this collection.  Suffice to say I am glad I finally came to my senses.It is all here, every Sherlock Holmes story ever penned by Arthur Conan Doyle.  There are four complete novels and five books of case studies.  Relax I am not going to even attempt to review every one of these.  That would be tedious for me as well as you.There is no doubt that my hands down favourite of the entire collection [...]

    5. স্কুলের শেষে এসএসসির পর পুরো "শার্লক হোমস অমনিবাস" টানা পড়ে শেষ করেছিলাম, সম্ভবত একবসাতেই । কলকাতার তুলি-কলম প্রকাশনীর প্রকাশিত মণীন্দ্র দত্তের দুর্দান্ত অসাধারণ পূর্নাঙ্গ অনুবাদ । গভীর ম [...]

    6. Caro Arthur Conan Doyle, So il che rapporto con la tua più famosa creatura non sempre è stato idilliaco. So che sei arrivato perfino a commettere un omicidio pur di sbarazzarti della tua onnipresente e impertinente creatura. Ma… sono contenta che ti sia ricreduto e che Sherlock Holmes, alla fine, sia sopravvissuto anche al suo peggior nemico: il suo stesso creatore.Ora, ci sono mille altre cose che vorrei aggiungere. Ad esempio, potrei dire di come abbia cominciato con "Uno studio in rosso" [...]

    7. For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, Le Petit Prince (14) versus The Complete Sherlock Holmes (19)It was some time during the summer of 19__ that I received an urgent telegram from Holmes. Arriving at 221B, Baker Street, I was struck by how little he had changed. He was older, to be sure; but his eye was as keen as ever, and his enthusiasm not one whit abated by the passage of the years."I trust you have brought your passport, Watson?" he said, in lieu of greeting. "We depart for Alg [...]

    8. So, I'm now done with reading this whole 2-volume 1,796-page Sherlock Holmes canon. I spent 10 months reading all the 4 novels and 56 short stories contained herein. I really liked the experience and I am proud of this accomplishment. My first time to read a canon. Before reading this, I thought that the word canon only applied to biblical works. Well, that was the first thing I learned upon adding this book in my currently-reading folder.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote in a classy classic manner a [...]

    9. 'The Complete stories of Sherlock Holmes with original illustrations the 'strand' magazine'. 4 novels:'A Study in Scarlet''The Sign of the Four''The Hound of the Baskervilles''The Valley of Fear'5 books of 56 short stories:'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes':'A Scandal in Bohenia''The Red-Headed League''A Case of Identity''The Boscombe Valley Mystery''The Five Orange Pips''The Man with the Twisted Lip''The Blue Carbunde' 'The Speckled Band''The Engineer's Thumb''The Noble Bachelor''The Beryl Cor [...]

    10. I was so sad when I finished this book. Nothing new to read ever again about Sherlock Holmes hmmmm *sigh*

    11. My impression of what a Sherlock Holmes' story is actually like.I came down to breakfast one morning to find my dear friend, Sherlock Holmes disembowelling a gerbil with a teaspoon."My dear Holmes," said I, "is that really necessary?"Barely glancing up from his gruesome task, he told me that it was. "You see, Watson," he continued, "there is matter that I believe may soon become illuminated not only to you but the whole of London society.""Good God, Holmes!" I cried. "Whatever is this?""Have pat [...]

    12. I don't know if anyone else does this, but in times of stress or when I have exceptional trouble falling asleep, I find myself re-reading a favorite book. One of these used to be my complete Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series but alas, it *is* in fact possible to read those books too many times. Lately this book has been the Complete Sherlock Holmes.What amazes me the most about these stories is that, despite having read through the entire collection a number of times, I seem to find someth [...]

    13. Phew… I finished this whole thing in twelve days (except for The Hound of the Baskervilles which I had read before). I was in a very restless mood while reading and couldn’t stop. The focus, precision and energy of the stories kept me alert throughout and I never tired. As soon as I finished a story I was immediately hungry for more. I think the stories actually gained something by being consumed in succession in a short time. It made me aware of the structure of the stories, about similarit [...]

    14. Jan. 15, 2013: I received this as a gift when I was 20 years old. I had already read it but I must have read again, because the cover wore off. I tucked the front and back piece of the cover in the back of the book, and that's how I know it was this edition. I loved Sherlock Holmes. I own a Sherlock Holmes sweatshirt at this very time.I also liked Arthur & George by Julian Barnes, which was about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.Added after I saw one of my friends was going to read Sherlock Holmes.I s [...]

    15. What first got me hooked on reading. [That sounds corny, like 'Hooked on Phonics' or something]Either way, I found a seriously abridged and illustrated version of a few stories when I was in 3rd grade. And I've never looked back. Hands down my favorite reads ever.

    16. As it turns out, I don't like Sherlock Holmes very much. The idea? Some of the writing? The kernel of the character and Watson and 221B and Mrs. Hudson and so on? Absolutely. Holmes himself and his mysteries? Oh, God. I'm sure it was in some small part down to the fact that I listened to the entire blessed Holmes canon in an Audible "Complete" edition. I was happy about it, because it was narrated by Simon Vance, who has done such a magnificent job voicing Holmes in sequels by other authors. And [...]

    17. A Scandal in Bohemia: Chapter I.A dialogue I liked.A scene at 221/B, Baker Street, LondonSherlock is sitting in his armchair in his usual manner, his eyes closed. In front of him is Count Von Kramm, a Bohemian nobleman, wearing a mask. (Who he was kidding? He was in front of the great SH!) And so in front of him actually is Wilhelm Gottsreich Sigismond von Ormstein, Grand Duke of Cassel Felstein, and hereditary King of Bohemia this time SH has opened his eyes and had an impatient look at his cli [...]

    18. The Complete Sherlock HolmesI happened to finish Dan Simmons's The Fifth Heart recently, and was a little put out about how he treated Sherlock in some spots. Having now finished the complete stories and novels - okay, yeah. Lots of inconsistencies, many stories a long stone's throw from fair, repetitive plotlines, and those stupid stories that are Sherlock intro, Sherlock epilogued a mass of adventure from America that I couldn't care less about. Sherlock is a heartless bastard, all right, mayb [...]

    19. I'M DONE! I'M FINALLY DONE. I'M FREAKING DONE YAYYYY. IT TOOK ME ABOUT 8 1/2 MONTHS OF SLAVING AWAY AND I AM SO HAPPY THAT I AM FREED OF THIS BURDEN. YOU CAN'T IMAGINE HOW FRUSTRATED I WAS WITH MY SLOW PROGRESS, BUT I JUST DECIDED TO PUSH THROUGH AND FINISHED IT ONCE AND FOR ALL. Look, I don't hate this book! Of course not. But like all story collections, it contains Good stories, Marvelous stories, Dull stories and Awful stories. So I am giving it an overall rating of 3 stars (Plus it took me s [...]

    20. My first review Well then Let's get to it. There are many things about Sherlock Holmes stories that I find to be brilliant but I will discuss only three in this review so as not to make it too long.The first is that Holmes is actually as brilliant as his reputation would have everyone believe. Something that I find extremely annoying in fiction is when a character has a reputation for being a fantastic investigator or for being great at something else but they never do anything to prove themselv [...]

    21. I've decided that this mammoth collection of stories will be a work in progress project for me. It'll probably take me a lifetime between reading other books, but the target is set! Why am I doing this? Well, (a) you can have too much of a good thing and (b) I don't want to run the risk of the stories all rolling into one, becoming samey and then boredom setting in and the book landing on my "given-up" shelf. I'm quite sure that these stories were never published all in one go and in one volume. [...]

    22. 58 hours of narration by the wonderful Simon Vance which I doubt will ever be improved upon. Truly remarkable stories. I often struggle to determine how many stars to give many books, especially modern ones which often come highly touted. But there is no struggle here. These stories are superior to any modern stories I have read this year. For those who may not know this Doyle was a wonderful author of other books equal to his Sherlock Holmes books. For family reading do not miss The White Compa [...]

    23. A Study in Scarlet: 4 starsThe Sign of the Four: 4.5 starsThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes:-A Scandal in Bohemia:-The Red-Headed League:-A Case of Identity:-The Boscombe Valley Mystery:-The Five Orange Pips:-The Man with the Twisted Lip:-The Blue Carbuncle:-The Speckled Band:-The Engineer's Thumb:-The Noble Bachelor:-The Beryl Coronet:-The Copper Beeches:The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes:-Silver Blaze:-The Yellow Face:-The Stockbroker's Clerk:-The Gloria Scott:-The Musgrave Ritual:-The Reigate Squ [...]

    24. In which we learn that Sherlock Holmes turns to a seven percent solution of cocaine for mental stimulation in the absence of a case on which to work, much to the chagrin of Dr. Watson. Arthur Conan Doyle weaves a story around the Sepoy Mutiny and a lost Indian treasure,in a plot reminiscent of Wilkie Collins' "The Moonstone". Sherlock Holmes reveals that he is a master of disguise and we learn more of the workings of the Baker Street Irregulars. This second appearance of Holmes and Watson is mor [...]

    25. These novels and short stories are a blast to read when you want to get a taste of the original crime thriller stuff. It's cool to know that Doyle kind of started the detective crime mystery genre. If that doesn't make it cool enough, Sherlock Holmes makes for a very interesting character to follow, which makes sense since the character of Gregory House on the medical show HOUSE was based on Sherlock Holmes. This isn't necessarily because they both solve mysteries, but they both seem to have tha [...]

    26. There are Holmes stories that I've likely read or heard a dozen times--my husband and I read the collected Sherlock Holmes stories aloud to each other when we were first married--others I had never encountered before. Or certainly don't remember. At almost 63 hours, this is a long slog, and if I appreciated Holmes more, I would have rated it higher. Certainly, it's a must for Sherlockians--and Fry is the consummate performer and a great reader.

    27. This book is nothing short of brilliant.Arthur Conan Doyle is a master writer; there never was a dull moment in every story, and there are only a handful of characters that I would love as dearly as I love Sherlock and Watson.

    28. I LOVE Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle's stories are so easy to dip in and out of yet stay with you for a long time. His writing is superb and I love that while reading any one story I will be scared/nervous/curious/baffled etc What I particularly loved was that 80% of the time (if not more) i did not know who the culprit was. I love not knowing the ending of stories and sadly a lot of modern day crime books can be a bit predictable towards the end. Cannot recommend Sherlock Holmes high enough. Eve [...]

    29. I'll be honest, after a while I was just building up to 'Hound of the Baskervilles' just to see what it's like. And to be honest, 'Hound of the Baskervilles' is easily the best story in this collection. Everything is so British horror and I love it, and aside from the short story 'The Final Problem' and a few others - most of these stories are utterly forgettable. It was interesting to see how Holmes differed from the cultural image we have of him. He's basically a bohemian, and in another univ [...]

    30. I think this book is awesome because of how many rhetorical devices it uses and how Arthur Conan Doyle adds his own puzzles and gave the reader chances to solve it as the stories progressed. However, I think its hard for me to give this book a 4 or 5 star because I never really liked crime stories like Sherlock Holmes. And even though this book is amazing, I don't think it has impacted me to the point to make me like this genera more.

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