- Audio CD
- Verlag: Naxos Rights; Auflage: Unabridged (1. April 2008)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 9626348623
- ISBN-13: 978-9626348628
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14,6 x 2,5 x 12,1 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 2.198.098 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2: v. 2 (Complete Classics) (Englisch) Audio-CD – Audiobook, Ungekürzte Ausgabe
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David Timson completes his reading of the complete Holmes Canon, ten years after the release of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes I. It s a task he s fulfilled with dedication, erudition, panache and wit, proving himself to be one of the great voice men ...He makes every character a distinct individual, without resorting to exaggerated mannerisms except, of course, for those flamboyant types for whom exaggeration is a part of their personality... This final instalment includes as a light-hearted bonus The Adventure of the Wonderful Toy written (and very well written) by David Timson himself, a new story with, as he says, just a hint of parody. (Roger Johnson, The Newsletter of The Sherlock Holmes Society of London) He makes every character a distinct individual, without resorting to exaggerated mannerisms...Mr Timson's collaboration with Nicolas Soames, who has overseen the project from the start (though The Valley of Fear was produced by Roy McMillan) ensures that the pacing is just right. - The District Messenger
Here are the last seven Sherlock Holmes stories from The Casebook: The Illustrious Client, The Three Gables, The Lion's Mane, The Blanched Soldier, The Retired Colourman, The Veiled Lodger and Shoscombe Old Place. As with all Holmes recordings by David Timson for Naxos AudioBooks, this set is propelled by well-chosen music and the remarkable variety of characters from the bottomless imagination of the reader.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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One warning - finding all of these is not easy because Amazon doesn't seem to catalog them all in the same fashion. When you search for "Sherlock Holmes Audio CD", for example, only some of them come up. I had the most success searching for "David Timson Audio CD".
"The Three Garridebs" rehashed the plot of "The Red Headed League". "The Creeping Man" turned in a creepy tale whose premise has been disproved by later science. "The Veiled Lodger" was not even a mystery.
The rest of the stories were much better. "The Blanched Soldier" presented a conundrum which Holmes solved without visiting the scene. "The Sussex Vampire" had a perfectly natural explanation. "The Lion's Mane" involved violent death, but was there a crime? Holmes worked for an unnamed "Illustrious Client", but you should be able to figure out who it was. We meet Holmes' page, Billy, for the first and last time in "The Mazarin Stone". We meet international intrigue in "Shoscombe Old Place" and an arrogant murderer in "The Retired Colourman". My favorite story of the lot is "The Problem of Thor Bridge", where Holmes assists a young lady of murder in the face of almost overwhelming evidence of guilt.
The BBC production of "The Case Book" was done in three packets of two cassettes, each containing two stories from "The Case Book". Clive Merrison once again turns in a virtuoso performance as Holmes, and Michael Williams portrays a far more capable Watson than Nigel Bruce ever imagined.
Bert Coules and Vincent McInerney took more liberties with the plotlines in this collection than they did in any of their other treatments of the Holmes saga. They write Billy out of "The Mazarin Stone" and replace her with Mrs. Hudson, who participates more actively in the solution of the case than she ever did in any of Doyle's writings. In fact, Doyle's story occupies only about 10 minutes of the production, with 20 minutes of leadup in which Lord Cantlemere serves as Holmes' chief suspect. The changes consist of additions which make the story more enjoyable without altering Doyle's original plot. The same cannot be said for their treatment of "The Three Gables". Langdale Pike, a minor character in Doyle's original rendition, becomes a major actor. Pike assists Holmes in the ruination of the villainess. This constitutes a major change from Doyle's original plot, in which Holmes allows the villainess to escape upon payment of "punitive damages". In "The Sussex Vampire" they manage to work in a few references to Bram Stoker's "Dracula", but don't otherwise tamper too much with the plot.
If you like Holmes, mysteries, or radio plays; you'll like this collection.
This collection of stores would probably be of no interest to anyone except the most diehard Holmes fan; the last story in the collection, written not by Conan Doyle but by the narrator, was especially bad.
The narration is excellent, however, which does redeem the book somewhat.