A Study in Scarlet (Version 8)


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(3.6 stars; 4 reviews)

This exciting story is the first of the Sherlock Holmes detective novels and stories and the beginning of the famed duo with Dr. Watson who faithfully chronicles each episode. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes, a consulting detective, to his friend and chronicler Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the story's murder investigation as his "study in scarlet": "There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colorless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it." (4 hr 50 min)

Chapters

MR SHERLOCK HOLMES. 16:22 Read by Orfdog
THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION. 21:11 Read by Orfdog
THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY. 22:36 Read by Orfdog
WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL. 14:20 Read by mkirkpat
OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR. 17:50 Read by Wolfram
TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO. 26:25 Read by DJRickyV
LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS. 27:31 Read by DJRickyV
ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN. 22:46 Read by Chuck Lavazzi
THE FLOWER OF UTAH. 14:41 Read by Amanda Leung
JOHN FERRIER TALKS WITH THE PROPHET. 12:38 Read by Felicity C
A FLIGHT FOR LIFE. 22:14 Read by ashtonhoffman
THE AVENGING ANGELS. 26:30 Read by Jessica Zdanowicz
A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN WATSON, M.D. 30:25 Read by Jessica Zdanowicz
THE CONCLUSION. 15:05 Read by Jessica Zdanowicz

Reviews

Couldn't finish it.


(2 stars)

The first narrator was perfect. The second and third not bad, although the changes made it harder for me to follow the story. The fourth narrator lost me completely. I'll look for a different version.