A Double Barreled Detective Story

Read by John Greenman

(4.5 stars; 105 reviews)

A Double Barrelled Detective Story is a novel by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), in which Sherlock Holmes finds himself in the American west.
At a mining camp in California, Fetlock Jones, a nephew of Sherlock Holmes, kills his master, a silver-miner, by blowing up his cabin. Since this occurs when Holmes happens to be visiting, he brings his skills to bear upon the case and arrives at logically worked conclusions that are proved to be abysmally wrong by an amateur detective with an extremely keen sense of smell, which he employs in solving the case. This could be seen as yet another piece where Twain tries to prove that life does not quite follow logic. (Summary by Wikipedia) (2 hr 0 min)


Part 1 Chapter 1 5:13 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 2 11:44 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 3 19:03 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 4 12:48 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 5 12:43 Read by John Greenman
Part 2 Chapter 1 10:18 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 2 9:10 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 3 22:46 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 4 & Chapter 5 16:21 Read by John Greenman


Listened to this a while ago

(5 stars)

This tracking leads Archie to cross paths with the famous, and thought to be dead Sherlock Holmes. How will a natural born bloodhound fair against the brilliant Holmes? Reader was good, easy to follow and understand. Nice job John, thanks! :-)

(3.5 stars)

A fun, quick listen, well read. Had expected more of Twain's great wit and word play. disappointed on that score.

A good little story

(5 stars)

This not very long story is quite imaginative and very well read.

A Double Barrelled Detective Story

(5 stars)

Great read. And a super story to listen to, thanks!

nice short story

(3 stars)

well read but not one of Mark Twain's better works.

Fun read

(4 stars)

nothing too serious but it's always fun to read Mark Twain

(5 stars)

Mark Twain is the master of English literature. Great story as always.

(3.5 stars)

Entertaining, but not the best of his or available stories.