Hound of the Baskervilles: Sherlock Holmes One Voice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970802224
  • Publisher: One Voice Recordings
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: 4 CD audio book
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was both a doctor and a believer in spirits, which may partly explain why his Sherlock Holmes is one of literature's most beloved detectives: Holmes always approaches his cases with the gentility and logic of a scientist, but the stories are suffused with an aura of the supernatural. Narrated by devoted assistant Dr. John H. Watson, Holmes's adventures were so addictive that fans protested the master deducer's "death" in 1893 and Doyle had to resurrect him.

Biography

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe's detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world's best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed.

Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur -- he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War -- became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 22, 1859
    2. Place of Birth:
      Edinburgh, Scotland
    1. Date of Death:
      July 7, 1930
    2. Place of Death:
      Crowborough, Sussex, England

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2004

    The Best Holmes Audio Ive Heard,

    I was reccomended to listen to this performance by fellow Sherlockians -- They said that Mr Davies of One Voice Recordings could almost achieve the impossible by creating full cast theatre with his own voice --- You will be amazed and stunned as well as I was after you hear this incredible work...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2003

    The Hound of the Baskerville

    The Hound of the Baskerville is brilliant, Mr Davies has mastered the Voices, the mood, the story and this is true interperation of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 'Sherlock Holmes' I have collected 30 years of every audio tape and current CD's and to include movies of Sherlock Holmes. This CD is incredible. One must listen to understand, I have now collected other CD's of Mr. Davies and they are something to listen to over and over. If Arthur Conan Dolye was alive, he would listen and be proud of his work, spoken by Mr. Davies. If you are interested in Sherlock Holmes stories, you owe it to yourself and buy this incredible CD. I encourage Mr, Davies to continue his work, for this is a needed product. I will buy everything he produces.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2003

    Charles Prepolec Editor The Singular Society Of The Baker St Dozen

    Although without enhancement through music or sound effects, to refer to David's Hound Of The Baskerville's producution as simply dramatic readings is a major understatement, as he brings a wonderful range of distinctly unique voices into play as he essays each of the characters creating a marvelously layered and rich listening experience that showcases Arthur Conan Doyle's masterful use of language. The Reliable mainstay and backbone to his Sherlockian recordings is his great approach to Watson. Here we have a warm, slightly older Watson with a hint of gruffness to his voice, that to my imagination conjures up a restrained Nigel Bruce-type voice without any hint of the bumbling simpleton of the films. The old campaigner,concerned medico, reliable friend and consummate story-teller are all present in this audio Watson. As with the casting of Bruce opposite Rathbone in the Fox and Universal films, the reason for the Bruce type voice is the same, to create sharp contrast to Holmes. Davies Holmes is a model of Canonical fidelity.

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