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Baker Street Dozen - Sherlock Holmes -Audio Book NEW CD

 Baker Street Dozen - Sherlock Holmes -Audio Book NEW CD

Baker Street Dozen - Sherlock Holmes

Starring Sir John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson and Orson Welles

12 Dramatized Episodes

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Baker Street Dozen - Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Audio Book CD

New 5.25 Hours 6  CDs  

The acclaimed, exciting, fully dramatized performances of twelve Conan Doyle classics.

It’s elementary that any Conan Doyle fan will want this splendid set of Sherlock Holmes mysteries—twelve timeless classics performed as radio theater, linked by violin music interludes.

The great Sir John Gielgud stars as the sleuth of Baker Street, with Ralph Richardson as his venerable companion, Dr. Watson, and Orson Welles as the nefarious Professor Moriarty. With three giants of the theater in such colorful roles, it’s no mystery why this collection was so popular on cassette.

“The Blue Carbuncle”
“A Case of Identity”
“Charles August Milverton”
“The Dying Detective” “The Final Problem”
“The Golden Pince-Nez”
“The Norwood Builder”
“A Scandal in Bohemia” “The Second Stain”
“The Six Napoleons”
“The Solitary Cyclist”
“The Speckled Band”

About Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who made his first published appearance in 1887. He was devised by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes is famous for his prowess at using logic and astute observation to solve cases. He is perhaps the most famous fictional detective, and indeed one of the best known and universally recognizable literary characters.

Conan Doyle wrote four novels and fifty-six short stories featuring his creation. Almost all were narrated by Holmes' friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson, with the exception of two narrated by Holmes himself and two more written in the third person. The stories first appeared in magazine serialization, notably in The Strand, over a period of forty years. This was a common form of publication at the time: Charles Dickens' works were issued in a similar fashion. The stories cover a period from around 1878 up to 1903, with a final case in 1914.

It should be noted that many of the short stories' titles were prefixed by "The Adventure of...". However, this is inconsistent across the media in which they were published, due to the whim of each editor. Both long and short versions variously appear within this article, and neither is considered to be the canonical choice.
Sherlock Holmes describes himself as a "consulting detective", an expert who is brought into cases that have proven too difficult for other (typically official) investigators; we are told that he is on many an occasion able to solve a problem without leaving his home. Naturally, this aspect is minimized in the stories themselves, which tend to focus on the more interesting cases that require him to do actual legwork. He specializes in solving unusual cases using his extraordinary powers of observation and logical reasoning, and frequently demonstrates these abilities to new clients by making on-the-spot deductions about their personalities and recent activities. This simple marketing strategy rarely fails to impress and build confidence in his services (see below).

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle credited the conception of Holmes to his teacher at the medical school of Edinburgh University, the gifted surgeon and forensic detective, Joseph Bell. (Forensic science was a relatively new field at the time.) However, some years later Bell wrote to Conan Doyle, "You are yourself Sherlock Holmes and well you know it" . Holmes was named after Oliver Wendell Holmes, whom Conan Doyle admired, and an English cricketer named Sherlock — however, some early notes give his name as Sherrinford Holmes. 

Baker Street Dozen - Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Audio Book CD

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