His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes


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(4.5 stars; 351 reviews)

In this collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, the great detective continues doing what he does best: averting political scandals, tracking down murderers, dragging Dr. Watson into unpleasant situations. As always, it's adventurous fun for the rest of us. This book was published in 1917, after The Return of Sherlock Holmes. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden)

(6 hr 37 min)

Chapters

Preface and The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge, part 1 26:41 Read by Kalynda
The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge, part 2 35:30 Read by Kalynda
The Adventure of the Red Circle, part 1 23:48 Read by Gesine
The Adventure of the Red Circle, part 2 19:18 Read by Gesine
The Adventure of the Cardboard Box, part 1 23:41 Read by Sarah Jennings
The Adventure of the Cardboard Box, part 2 21:23 Read by Sarah Jennings
The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans, part 1 28:37 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans, part 2 37:59 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Adventure of the Dying Detective, part 1 20:33 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Adventure of the Dying Detective, part 2 18:29 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, part 1 20:52 Read by Robin Cotter
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, part 2 25:53 Read by Robin Cotter
The Adventure of the Devil's Foot, part 1 24:24 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
The Adventure of the Devil's Foot, part 2 33:48 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
His Last Bow, part 1 23:13 Read by Zachary Brewster-Geisz
His Last Bow, part 2 13:49 Read by Zachary Brewster-Geisz

Reviews

Mostly good readers

(3.5 stars)

Most readers did a good job, but the reader of "Red Circle" spoke in a dull tone that made it hard to separate the characters during a dialogue. But the worse is the strong accent of the reader of "Dying detective". I couldn't understand most of the words and some were mispronounced. English is not my first language so I had to give up listening to that one. The first and last stories are wonderfully read and I enjoyed them very much!

good ol sherlock

(5 stars)

same story lines and i usually have them figured out. i think one of the stories is a repeat from one of his other novels because the opening was so familiar, but i didnt want to go through and check it out. the last bow was good, at first i had the wrong person pegged as Holmes. but a good short short story. the best one i think was the devils foot. i enjoy the writers style so much.

Great readers, but 1 needs help

(4 stars)

I love sherlock ! and the readers did an amazing job. the lady reading the "dying detective" needs help though. I understand reading is a great exercise when learning a language, but it should not be on Librivox, sorry.

Great readers.

(5 stars)

I had no problem with any of the readers, and I think it's disturbing that people can't handle listening to any accent other than their own.

a wonderful conclusion to a wonderful series!

(4.5 stars)

I absolutely loved this book! I've heard a lot of people say that Doyle's later stories are weaker than his other,earlier, ones, but on the contrary, I think this one is even better than the 'memoirs'! The Dying Detective had me all teared up but.... never mind, I won't spoil it. Amazing! I felt like all of the readers you just had to listen to them for about 5 minutes and then you could completely understand them. Thank you sooooo much all of the people who took time to record this book!

(2 stars)

Of all the recording of Holmes I've listened to, this is an inferior work in comparison. The Dying Detective reader is inexperienced in English and Robin Cotter's reading is monotonous, unvaried when speaking for different characters, and slow. There were also some quality issues, with high pitched droning background noises in other recordings.

Another great Holmes book and well read

(5 stars)

The readers all did a very good job, some slightly more preferable than others, but all still read very well. It was a good collection of mysteries as well. Some of the best I think

It could have been better!!!

(2 stars)

The reader was obviously too close to the mic and the audio level drops in and out during the first story. Up the treble for some relief. Having said that, a good effort just the same.