Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Audio Book)

Title: The Hound of the Baskervilles
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Narrator: Laurie Anne Walden

Publisher: Librivox

First Published: 1902

Running time: 5 hrs 52 min 59 sec

Format: Audio Book

Rating: 7/10

The ancient legend of the Baskervilles has persisted in the family history for generations. It is Sir Charles's mysterious death in the grounds of Baskerville Hall that brings Sherlock Holmes to the scene of one of his most famous and intriguing cases.

This is arguably Sherlock Holmes' most famous case, and as such nothing is really surprising. Even if one didn't already know the story, by today's crime novel standards, the trail of clues is very easy to follow and one has to wonder why Holmes is the only one clever enough to ascertain who the bad guy is.

That said, it's still a lot of fun to read and is atmospheric from start to finish, and well worth reading just to get it "first hand" rather than watching one of the many film versions which seem watered down by comparison.


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