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The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of four crime novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

By A. Conan Doyle

Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes

Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table. I stood upon the hearth rug and picked up the stick which our visitor had left behind him the night before. It was a fine, thick piece of wood, bulbous headed, of the sort which is known as a "Penang lawyer." Just under the head was a broad silver band nearly an inch across. "To James Mortimer, M.R.C.S., from his friends of the C.C.H.," was engraved upon it, with the date "1884." It was just such a stick as the old fashioned family practitioner used to carry dignified, solid, and reassuring.

"Well, Watson, what do you make of it?"

Holmes was sitting with his back to me, and I had given him no sign of my occupation.

"How did you know what I was doing? I believe you have eyes in the back of your head."

"I have, at least, a well polished, silver plated coffee pot in front of me," said he... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 8 reviews)

Reviewer: - July 1, 2014
Subject: cutting out
Seemingly good book with great voice recorder. Recordings kept cutting out at least once every chapter and then every few mins in chapter 6. Not sure if recording or my connection (Never had this issue before)
Reviewer: - April 11, 2014
Subject: Bob Newfound is great!
I loved listening to this story and made all the better by the accent and tone of Bob Newfound! I also listen to his Oscar Wilde readings- also excellent! Why isn't this guy on the radio? I could listen to him all day!
Reviewer: - October 14, 2013
Subject: A must read book
I am totally in a world of thrills after reading this masterpiece by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The reader's accent makes the situation sound more realistic and more interesting.
Reviewer: - October 10, 2013
I absolutely loved this narrative of The Hound of the Baskervilles! I love all of the Sherlock Holmes books, they were a big part of my childhood :). The narrator did an AMAZING JOB, and I hope to be able to listen to more recordings by him.
Reviewer: - September 12, 2013
Subject: Review
I so enjoyed this wonderful book. It was better then I had anticipated. Loved the narriation. I highly recommend this book.
Reviewer: - September 4, 2013
Subject: I like it!
I like the story and I like the readers accent!
Reviewer: - March 7, 2013
Subject: GREAT BOOK!!!
The reader needs to have some more tone changing, but otherwise, an amazing book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!!!
Reviewer: - March 7, 2013
Subject: GREAT BOOK!!!
The reader needs to have some more tone changing, but otherwise, a amazing book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!!!


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