The Hound of the Baskervilles (version 5 dramatic reading)


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(4.6 stars; 157 reviews)

The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of four crime novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound. (summary by Wikipedia)

Cast:
Dr. Watson: Cori Samuel
Sherlock Holmes: Arielle Lipshaw
Dr. Mortimer: Robert Hoffman
Sir Henry Baskerville: Elizabeth Klett
Barrymore: AllenJohns
Cartwright: ToddHW
Stapleton: mb
Beryl Stapleton: TriciaG
Laura Lyons: Amanda Friday
Inspector Lestrade: David Lawrence
Wilson: om123
Clerk: April Gonzales
Waiter: Elli
Cabman: Laurie Anne Walden
Perkins: Grace
Postmaster: Charlotte Duckett
James: Tiffany Halla Colonna
Mrs. Barrymore: Availle
Frankland: Martin Geeson
Audio edited by Arielle Lipshaw

(5 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Mr. Sherlock Holmes 14:39 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Curse of the Baskervilles 22:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Problem 16:20 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Sir Henry Baskerville 22:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Three Broken Threads 18:52 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Baskerville Hall 21:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Stapletons of Merripit House 28:54 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
First Report of Dr. Watson 16:41 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Light Upon the Moor (Second Report of Dr. Watson) 37:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson 20:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Man on the Tor 28:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Death on the Moor 24:35 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Fixing the Nets 22:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Hound of the Baskervilles 24:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
A Retrospection 22:47 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

wonderful

(5 stars)

I had the misfortune/just plain stupidity to listen to it at night...I certainly regretted that!...and I think that all in all it was wonderful. Miss Stapleton definitely damaged the audiobook, you know, ruined the charm? However, I think that Sherlock more than made up for this. I wouldn't have it replaced by a guy for the world!!! She is SUCH a nice, mellow, smooth and altogether pleasant reader to listen to, I could listen to her all day!

Great Book, fantastic reading(minus one!)

(3.5 stars)

As others have stated before, this reading was fabulous. With the exception of the reader of Mrs. Stapleton. It was so horrible, I cringed through those parts.

(4 stars)

the editing was well done and most of the readers were great. I agree that whoever read for Mrs. Stapleton was very flat and inexpressive but it didn't ruin the story for me.

Well done

(4.5 stars)

The readers and the person who painstakingly cut together all of the audio from so many different characters have done a great job. Male voices for male characters would have been good, but I realise this is not always practical. The story itself is pretty good also.

must read!

(5 stars)

the best of the sherlock books so far I think (ive gone through 3 or 4). u get use to the characters being read by different genders. The mystery isnt so great, but the putting together of it all makes it enjoyable to go through even when u have it solved.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

(4 stars)

An excellently read story. Full of action and intrigue. All characters were well suited to there parts eith the exception of Mrs. Stapleton (very flat and unexpressive).

The Adventures of Watson

(4.5 stars)

A damn fine story. The mystery and suspense were definitely entertaining. The reading performances were excellent, except one. Mrs. Stapleton was AWFUL! (hence 4 1/2 instead of 5)

Dopeskiis!

(5 stars)

This is by far the best audio I've ever heard. the woman had great literature skills and the audience can follow through with ease. Different voices for each character were very helpful and probably the best choice for an audiobook.