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Published by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard on October 27th 2015
Narrator: Nicholas Guy Smith
Genres: Classics, Crime
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Source: NetGalley, Penguin Random House Audio
Presenting Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology, The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest collection of Sherlockian tales ever assembled—now in a deluxe hardcover edition, perfect for the collector and gift markets.
Arguably no other character in history has been so enduringly popular as Sherlock Holmes. From his first appearance, in Arthur Conan Doyle's 1887 novella A Study in Scarlet,readers have loved reading about him—and writers have loved writing about him. Here, Otto Penzler collects 83 wonderful stories about Holmes and Dr. John Watson, the majority of which will be new to readers. Among these pages are tales by acclaimed Sherlockians Leslie S. Klinger, Laurie R. King, Lyndsay Faye and Daniel Stashower; pastiches by literary luminaries both classic (Kenneth Millar, P. G. Wodehouse, Dorothy B. Hughes) and current (Anne Perry, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman); and parodies by Conan Doyle's contemporaries James M. Barrie, O. Henry, and August Derleth.
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This is a guest review written by my dear friend, Felipe Marmolejo. He loves Sherlock Holmes, so I decided to invite him to review the newest book about the clever detective. XOXO-Angy Potter
Book Review: 3.5 stars
I’ve been surrounded by Sherlock Holmes my entire life. I’ve read all the books, watched all the movies and TV shows ever made, I’ve even watched the ones based on the original story, like House M.D. So when Angelica offered me the chance to read and listen this book, I took it without thinking.
This book made me feel like meeting Sherlock Holmes all over again. Every author gives a new perspective to this character, but nothing compares to the magic and energy Sr. Arthur Doyle gives to this new book. Despite the lack of details and complexity in the cases that Sherlock and Dr. Watson worked on, this book was very entertaining.
If you’ve never read Sherlock, this is a good start for you. It will give you a great introduction to his brilliant mind. And if you already know him and Watson, these almost 900 pages will give you the chance to know several kinds of Sherlocks.
Audiobook impressions: Nicholas Guy Smith did a good narration in this audiobook. His change of inflections was very noticeable, giving more dynamics to the story. It was a good companion while I was reading the book.