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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Gelesen von LibriVox Volunteers

(4,144 Sterne; 327 Bewertungen)

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He was devised by Scottish author and doctor Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his prowess at using logic and astute observation to solve cases. He is perhaps the most famous fictional detective, and indeed one of the best known and most universally recognizable literary characters. Join Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes, in Holmes' fourth book. (summary from Wikipedia and TBOL3) (8 hr 34 min)


Silver Blaze


Read by David Jaquay

The yellow face


Read by Zachary Brewster-Geisz

The stock-broker's clerk


Read by Kristine Bekere

The "Gloria Scott"


Read by Zachary Brewster-Geisz

The Musgrave ritual


Read by Gesine

The Reigate puzzle


Read by J A Carter

The crooked man


Read by Robin Cotter

The resident patient


Read by Mary Anderson

The Greek interpreter


Read by Martin Clifton

The naval treaty


Read by rdmagpie

The final problem


Read by TBOL3


Mix of talented and terrible readers.

(3 Sterne)

I realize librivox is volunteer, but some readers are just making a mess of the classics. Some of these are just impossible to listen to. One reader had a barely intelligible foreign accent. One read monotone. These were like hearing fingernails on a blackboard. That said, many others were decent and enjoyable.

(2,5 Sterne)

The Sherlock Holmes stories are ageless classics. I enjoy listening to them while doing yard work and home improvement type projects. Doyle's writing and characters are strong, his plots are convoluted and complex and these stories put you right into the streets outside of 221B Baker Street waiting to enter and marvel at the observational and deductive genius that is Sherlock Holmes. The reader chosen to mutilate "The Final Problem" is completely horrible. This is one of the most memorable of the Holmes stories and having this individual stumble through pronunciation(rep-e-tillian?) attempt to use period accents and the pacing of his reading completely ruins the listening experience. Five stars for Doyle. Zero for the Librivox representative who decided this reading was acceptable to represent the number one listed author on the mobile app's most renowned stories.


(1 Sterne)

Whomever the teenager was who read The Final Problem -- while I'm sure the volunteer effort is appreciated .. the reading should have been left to someone with some reading-aloud skills ... kiddo, your reading skills need a lot of work, if you're going to volunteer to read for the visually impaired. The story should be read in a flowing manner, not in a remedial reading-class style, stumbling over every word, mispronouncing the big words. just halting, and painful to listen to. :( Librivox should have put a stop to this after the first test reading, or first chapter was uploaded.

(1,5 Sterne)

I have always enjoyed listening to the Librivox recordings - until now. Most of the readers were wonderful. It's the few that weren't that have ruined this version. There's the reader whose accent is so thick that she's unintelligible, and the one whose monotone reading was almost unbearable, and finally the reader for the last chapter that was indescribably awful that made listening to this almost painful. I really enjoy the stories of Sherlock Holmes, but the few bad apples in this bunch of mostly wonderful readers has spoiled the whole bunch.

great book

(4,5 Sterne)

I was skeptical and infuriated at the incessant raggings of the countless seemingly hypocrits on the ending narrator, but why librivox would remotely consider such a half-literate as that mindless chimpanzee is beyond me. I get some people are slow and can't read well, and I understand that, but does that person really have to be the sole narrator of the most dramatic chapter of the entire book? other than that, though this book was it thoroughly enjoyable experience, and I had a wonderful time listening.

great until the final problem chapter

(0,5 Sterne)

It would have been better to have one person do the complete novel. Alternates were sufficient until as others mentioned, the last problem chapter. Sorry, but a bit of QC, or a simple reading/comprehension test before being able to submit for librivox would be ideal.

Could have been better

(2,5 Sterne)

The story of course was great. A few of the readers were good. The others weren't, I had to give up on the last story it was just killing my ears.

great book.

(5 Sterne)

different readers. the accent complained about was a beautiful German accent and completely understandable. there is one reader who wasn't the best, but I still would rather listen to him, than to read it all myself. I am worse at reading out loud. thank you all for your hard work. grateful for it.