Like many people, I grew up with Sherlock Holmes.
Books, movies, television, radio, Holmes was everywhere.
I have owned the Complete Collection, watched the various Masterpiece series and the movies, listened to the Old Time Radio shows. But recently I discovered a new way to enjoy the Master Detective.
Audio – or, more accurately, audiobooks.
Stephen Fry has narrated the Sherlock Holmes collection that can be found on Audible.com. All 62 hours and 52 minutes. Yep, 3 days plus of some amazing stories. 🙂
Granted you can get various versions of the entire collection; Amazon has quite a variety of ebook and print versions. I picked up the audible version on a whim, and it turned out to be a wonderful experience.
First, Mr. Fry does a wonderful job of introducing the listener not only to the series, but to the various works in the collection. Second, his mastery of various voices used in the production is a joy – a good reader is a definite plus when listening to audio books.
The stories themselves are engrossing and entertaining. I like to listen when I go to bed at the end of the day. If I’m not careful, I can be up all night caught up in the story. 🙂
If you like a detective story that actually explains ‘who done it’, Sherlock Holmes is a great series to delve into. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did, actually, set the standard and the bar for what came next in the genre.
Whether you are new to Holmes or a long time fan, this version is well worth investigating.