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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

“…it was reading the Sherlock Holmes stories as a boy that first turned me on to the power of writing and storytelling” (Stephen Fry)

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle’s detective fiction, Fry has narrated a striking collection of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, including four novels and four collections of short stories. And, exclusively for Audible, Stephen has written and narrated eight insightful, intimate and deeply personal introductions, one for each title.

He writes: “Popular fiction offers different kinds of superheroes to save the world by restoring order to the chaos, confusion and criminality of our times. Heroes with remarkable gifts are as in vogue now as they have been since they first appeared, perhaps even more in vogue. But although the very first one was launched in serial published form just like his masked and body-suited successors, it was not in DC or Marvel comic books that he made his appearance; rather it was in the sedate and respectable pages of Mrs Beeton’s Christmas Annual in the mid-Victorian year 1887.”

Stephen Fry is an English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, comedian, television presenter, film director and all round national treasure. He is the acclaimed narrator of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and most recently recorded The Tales of Max Carrados for Audible Studios – a performance that earned Fry the accolade of “quite irresistible” from The Washington Post. Stephen has contributed columns and articles to newspapers and magazines, appears frequently on radio and has written four novels and three volumes of autobiography.

Chapter 1: Opening Credits and Introduction to A Study in Scarlet
Chapters 2-15: A Study in Scarlet
Chapter 16: Introduction to The Sign of Four
Chapters 17-28: The Sign of Four
Chapter 29: Introduction to The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Chapters 30-43: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Chapter 44: Introduction to The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Chapters 45-56: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Chapter 57: Introduction to The Hound of the Baskervilles
Chapters 58-72: The Hound of the Baskervilles
Chapter 73: Introduction to The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Chapters 74-86: The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Chapter 87: Introduction to The Valley of Fear
Chapters 88-102: The Valley of Fear
Chapter 103: Introduction to His Last Bow
Chapters 104-112: His Last Bow

©2017 Stephen Fry (introductions); original text public domain. (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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