I like to listen to audiobooks. I purchased these from an Amazon seller and considerably less than the regular price, and I got a fantastic bargain. It is good value at full retail price, and every price in between.
I cannot really add much to the wonders of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's magnificent detective and works. They stand on their own merits, and should be read by everyone. I wish to review the audiobooks.
We are talking 60 CD's here. Almost 73 hours. It is the unabridged version. I will not willingly listen or read anything else. I want to hear the author. I was a bit leery, because I was unfamiliar with David Timson, the narrator. This is not the price of a cup of coffee. No worries. He is excellent. He reads at a proper speed, so he is easily understood, without being too slow. As with all excellent readers, you forget the voice, you're listening to a book, with nothing between you and the words. There are violin interludes at appropriate moments, including at the beginning of the CD, and, perhaps, between chapters. Again, just the right amount. The speed is right for the time it was written. It moves forward, but there is time to listen to some gracious musical interludes. I have ripped many to listen on my mp3 player, and it is nice that the volume is low. Sometimes a CD is too loud for even the lowest setting pn my mp3 player.
As far as I know, all the stories are here. I believe they are presented in order, which is nice. Starts with A Study in Scarlet and ends with The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes. All the discs are in one box, each disc in a separate thin cardboard envelope with no flap, but with a printed cover telling what number CD it is in the whole order, along with the title of the collection, if any, and a list of the tracks with titles. They sit in a sturdy box. Also included in the box is a 200 page 'booklet' the size of one of the CD envelopes. The first 70 pages list all the CD's and their tracks, including the title of the story(ies) on the CD. The next 100 pages consist of an analysis, discussion, slight blurb for each of the stories, written by David Timson. I've just read a few, and they add a lot to the stories, because they tend to tell what was going on at the time in Arthur Conan Doyle's life, among other things. Possible reasons why Doyle was not nice to Mormons, for example. Not only is Timson a good narrator, he knows his Sherlock, and it comes through in his reading, and also in the commentary in the booklet.
So, a good listen, in good form, booklet is informative, and if you get this, you don't need any other Sherlock Holmes CD's.