The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1

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(4.2 stars; 125 reviews)

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes was a British TV series from the early 70s that dramatized stories written contemporaneously with the Sherlock Holmes stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This anthology contains twelve of the thirteen stories adapted as episodes for the first season. Sadly, one story, "The Missing Witness Sensation" by Ernest Bramah, is not public domain in the U.S., but can be read in the anthology Max Carrados Mysteries. (Summary by Nullifidian) (11 hr 3 min)


Message from the Deep Sea 26:00 Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
Message from the Deep Sea, Part 2 22:44 Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
Affair of the Avalanche Bicycle and Tyre Co. Ltd, The 30:47 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Affair of the Avalanche Bicycle and Tyre Co. Ltd, Part 2 27:32 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Dutchess of Wiltshire's Diamonds, The 34:59 Read by TRUEBRIT
Duchess of Wiltshire's Diamonds, Part 2 18:53 Read by TRUEBRIT
Horse of the Invisible, The 30:26 Read by David Richardson
Horse of the Invisible, Part 2 27:42 Read by David Richardson
Case of 'The Mirror of Portugal', The 40:46 Read by William Tomcho
Case of 'The Mirror of Portugal', Part 2 17:50 Read by ToddHW
Madame Sara 24:10 Read by om123
Madame Sara, Part 2 31:36 Read by om123
Case of the Dixon Torpedo, The 24:40 Read by Tony Maxey
Case of the Dixon Torpedo, Part 2 17:18 Read by ToddHW
Woman in the Big Hat, The 31:50 Read by Janet
Woman in the Big Hat, Part 2 25:37 Read by Janet
Affair of the Tortiose, The 36:25 Read by stmacduff
Assyrian Rejuvenator, The 29:02 Read by ToddHW
Ripening Rubies, The 45:22 Read by David Wales
Case of Laker, Absconded, The 28:49 Read by Michael Reuss
Case of Laker, Absconded, Part 2 30:04 Read by Michael Reuss
Tilling Shaw Mystery, The 30:13 Read by Andrzej S. Zaliwski
Tilling Shaw Mystery, Part 2 30:50 Read by Andrzej S. Zaliwski


some good mystery writers short stories

(4 stars)

I enjoyed these short mysteries all were well narrated. Stories are good but to short I felt. I really enjoyed some more than others but a nice change of pace and a good collection thanks to all the narrators & LibriVox for these fine tales.

some stories are better than others.

(4 stars)

I wasn't sure at first if I would finish this collection of stories. I did not enjoy the first two at all but the later stories were better and I'm glad I listened on. The first reader was so fast I had a hard time following and the second story itself I found to be boring. Some of the later stories were read with heavy accents. Also some used very racist phases so be prepared to cringe a lot.

So so - Ho hum

(3 stars)

This compilation is only sort of okay. Some of the readings are okay, some not so much, and some of the stories are okay, and some not so much. I guess if you are in need of short stories this will fit the bill.

(3.5 stars)

TV version was much better and I always prefer book over TV but these just were not that exciting to me. No problems with readers thanks for readings and I agree with other judgement if you just want short stories its ok

Pretty good

(4 stars)

There is sometimes a big variation in readers and recording quality but overall i enjoyed these stories.

A joy for lovers of Holmes.

(4 stars)

Varied readers can be problem but still worth the listen.

(5 stars)

I enjoyed meeting authors and characters I hadn't known about before


(3.5 stars)

Some good, some not