His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes (version 2 Dramatic Reading)


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.7 stars; 38 reviews)

The last collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories contains some of the most dramatic moments of the entire Sherlock Holmes canon. "The Dying Detective" sees the great Holmes brought low by a fatal illness and refusing even Dr Watson's medical care. "The Bruce-Partington Plans" is a case of national importance, not least for the introduction of Mycroft Holmes. It also contains the quintessential Holmes line "whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

"The Devil's Foot" is what happens when the great sleuth and his doctor attempt to go on a restful holiday. "His Last Bow" is the last ever Sherlock Holmes story, about his war service and undercover spy experiences. These and other classic Holmes and Watson stories are here brought to life by a dramatic cast of voices, so sit back and let the mysteries unfold! (Summary by Beth Thomas)

Dr. John Watson (Narrator), read by Cori Samuel
Sherlock Holmes, read by Beth Thomas
Inspector Lestrade, read by Natalie Paula
Additional Narration: Shakira Searle

Other featured voices: azureblue, James Callaghan, ablestonebridge, Norman Elfer, Brian Mansi, Teresa Bauman, Frances Brown, K. Cotter, MaryAnn, Arnaldo Machado, Levi Throckmorton, Etel Buss, Eden Rea-Hedrick, ToddHW, Rapunzelina, Jeanie, David Olson, Adam, TriciaG, Julia Niedermaier, P. J. Morgan

Audio edited by: Adele de Pignerolles
Additional editing by: Piotr Nater

(6 hr 49 min)

Chapters

Preface 1:21 Read by Cori Samuel
Wisteria Lodge Part 1 31:00 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Wisteria Lodge Part 2 38:23 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Cardboard Box 43:49 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Red Circle Part 1 24:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Red Circle Part 2 22:55 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Bruce-Partington Plans Part 1 32:57 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Bruce-Partington Plans Part 2 32:33 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Dying Detective 37:43 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Lady Frances Carfax 46:12 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Devil's Foot Part 1 28:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Devil's Foot Part 2 28:15 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
His Last Bow 40:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

Pretty good

(4 stars)

The text is well-read and put together smoothly. Good job by the volunteers. Several of the stories themselves, though, are not quite on par with the previous books in the canon; once you have read the others, there is little left in the way of surprise. I would have liked to see the characters develop a little more, and a stronger, more definitive concluding story.

Great readers, wonderful stories. Highly recommend.

(5 stars)