The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock_HolmesSir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales are rightly ranked among the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction.  Included are all four full-length Holmes novels and more than forty short masterpieces—from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes to The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes and more. 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.

About the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best remembered for the creation of Sherlock Holmes, the world’s most famous fictional detective, though in his lifetime Doyle also penned essays, poems, short stories, science fiction, nonfiction, historical novels, political treatises, and lectures on Spiritualism.

It was in 1887’s A Study in Scarlet that Sherlock Holmes and his trusty companion, Dr. John Watson, first appeared. Doyle eventually became weary of the stories, hugely popular with both British and American readers, and killed off Holmes in the 1893 short story “The Final Problem”—only to resurrect the character years later in The Hound of the Baskervilles. On July 7, 1930, Doyle died in England of heart failure. His stories of the very logical Sherlock Holmes, which so precisely reflect the latter part of nineteenth-century Victorian England, still capture the imaginations of readers today.AW logo

About Simon

Simon is an actor who found his way into audiobook narrating as a side-gig and seems to have made a success of it. With some training as an actor as a child (just a couple of hours a week, but it stuck) and 15 years working inside the BBC (ending up as one of the presenters/newsreaders on BBC Radio 4 in London) he found the ideal combination for an audiobook narrator. Found his way to California two decades ago and never left.

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4 Responses to The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  1. Frank van Doorn February 28, 2017 at 2:29 am #

    Being a Sherlock Holmes fan (and more in particular: A Jeremy Brett fan) I have read the entire collection of stories and listened to quite a few separate Sherlock Holmes stories.
    I was pleased to find out about this collection, and I was very curious how well they are read.

    I must say that I was overjoyed when listening to the stories. Mr. Vance has a very pleasant voice, reads the stories in the exact right pace, and gives each character in the stories a very distinctive voice.

    I’m looking forward to listening to more audiobooks read by Mr. Vance!

  2. Jessica Plant May 20, 2016 at 8:53 am #

    All I can say about this collection (as read by Mr. Simon Vance) turned out absolutely amazing, truthfully. Upon falling completely in love with Simon Vance (A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens), I recall thinking to myself what an amazing Sherlock Holmes he would make. You can imagine my absolute joy to learn that he had already covered this classic with more perfection than I could have ever looked for.
    You are such a good listen, my very favorite reader ever.

    • Simon May 28, 2016 at 4:27 pm #

      Thank you, Jessica 🙂

  3. elwin April 1, 2015 at 6:33 pm #

    high praise for your readings. I compare it to Leo Mckern’s portrayal of voices during his Rumpole of the Bailey.

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