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Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes' Rediscovered Railway Mysteries: Four original short stories

Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes Rediscovered Railway Mysteries Four original short stories Benedict Cumberbatch reads these four new Sherlock Holmes stories by John Taylor An Inscrutable Masquerade The Conundrum of Coach The Trinity Vicarage Larceny The Assassin Inspired by Arthur

  • Title: Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes' Rediscovered Railway Mysteries: Four original short stories
  • Author: John Taylor Benedict Cumberbatch
  • ISBN: 9781785291579
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Benedict Cumberbatch reads these four new Sherlock Holmes stories by John Taylor An Inscrutable Masquerade The Conundrum of Coach 13 The Trinity Vicarage Larceny The 10.59 Assassin Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle s original Sherlock Holmes stories, John Taylor has written four mysteries featuring the world s greatest detective Read by acclaimed actor BenedictBenedict Cumberbatch reads these four new Sherlock Holmes stories by John Taylor An Inscrutable Masquerade The Conundrum of Coach 13 The Trinity Vicarage Larceny The 10.59 Assassin Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle s original Sherlock Holmes stories, John Taylor has written four mysteries featuring the world s greatest detective Read by acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbatch, these new adventures share all the suspense of the original tales.In a drawer in his bureau, Dr Watson keeps a locked cedarwood chest a box of secrets It contains an archive of notes referring to some of Holmes cases that, for one reason or another, never saw the light of day Now, for the first time, Watson has decided to reveal the truth to the world In these four thrilling stories, Holmes experiments with the science of ballistics, locates some missing gold bullion, investigates the theft of a large amount of money and solves the baffling mystery of the Stovey murder.

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      John Taylor is the author of Girl is Not a Number Though he has a number of other books in process, this is the only book published at this time.

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    1. I am not going to pretend that I read err listened to this audio book for any reason other than, well him sigh But,this book did surprise me as it was fairly decent. Of course it was nothing like the original, yet the mysteries sometimes managed to draw my attention away from Cumberbatch’s voice. Now that is an achievement because he is such a brilliant actor. I am not that keen about audio books but with him as the narrator…*sigh*you get the point. Sherlock fans, check it out!


    2. Four Sherlock Holmes stories narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch? YES PLEASE!This little audiobook is perfect if you have to do little chores and don't want the time to be spent just with those boring tasks! Benedict Cumberbatch has an amazing narrating voice to listen to and I fairly enjoyed it. (Plus, imagining him and Martin Freeman as Sherlock and Watson while listening is a big PLUS! ;-P


    3. I'm not a fan of audio books, because I truly love reading at my own pace, and you can't do that when someone is reading to you. I'm a control freak like that, and I love being able to turn pages back and forth, particularly when I've missed something or am in awe or something. This is the first audio book I've ever listened to, and only because it contains the voice of one very [insert every possible variant of 'remarkable' or 'amazing' available to the English language] Benedict Cumberbatch. Y [...]


    4. I don't usually 'read' audio books and I wouldn't even start listening to this one if it weren't for the fact that Benedict Cumberbatch was reading it. The highlight of the entire work is, for me, Mr. Cumberbatch's excellent reading. I'm not even going to deny that I'm a fan of his sexy baritone, but what convinced me to stick through this whole audio book experience and not give up on it the way I did the other audio books was HOW Cumberbatch read it. Proving what an excellent actor/reader he i [...]


    5. I'm in a Sherlock Holmes mood at the moment, partially due to the book I'm reading about the character's evolution and partially due to the NYE special. So when this popped up as a suggestion on my audiobook app I had to listen to it.It's a very short book - much like Conan Doyle's tales about this great detective - but the four stories included in this audiobook were not all as good as the original. Entertaining, yes, but most of the time the deductions were easy for the listener to make themse [...]


    6. More like 2.5: The mysteries were Ok, sometimes a little boring. But Cumbertbatch narration was, as expected, fabulous. I really hope someone pays him to read the original Sherlock.


    7. Well, that wasn't really some Sherlock Holmes mysteries, in fact, I didn't feel the genious in it, I wasn't expecting it to be just like Sir Conan Doyle's S.H, but at least, just a little bit.The narrator's voice was really pleasant and did limit the damages :D


    8. I was so excited to find that Benedict Cumberbatch had done the reading for an audio-book version of Sherlock Holmes. However, I was a little sad to realize that it is not one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels, but instead a new author who was attempting to write as the characters. I went and found a copy of this and started listening. I was cautiously optimistic. Honestly, how bad could it be, I thought!There are four separate mysteries that are supposedly rediscovered by Dr. John Watson in [...]


    9. John Taylor is enormously fortunate to have Benedict Cumberbatch read these stories, as are we. The stories themselves range from pretty good---especially the fiirst--to pretty lame (the third), but Cumberbatch's narration is masterful. Taylor has done a very good job of capturing the personalities of the original Dr. Watson and Holmes (perhaps occasionally imbuing Holmes with a little more warmth and social ease than Conan Doyle did) and Cumberbatch renders their voices and personalities flawle [...]


    10. I listened to the audiobook. I admit it: I was only interested in it because it's narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch (mmmBenedict Cumberbatch). I think everyone who's listened to this listened to it precisely because it was read by Benedict Cumberbatch (mmmBenedict Cumberbatch). People can't be listening to it for the stories. The stories are not up to snuff. Sherlock is not as brilliant as Doyle's original, the dialog is trite, and the mysteries themselves are not all that, well, mysterious. The [...]



    11. Benedict Cumberbatch might read obituaries or the phone book and I'd still sit back and enjoy it. Here he's reading four Sherlock Holmes stories, which are very entertaining.


    12. I swear I reviewed this one! Anyway, I recommended this one to someone who wanted some audiobooks read by Benedict Cumberbatch (hi, Vanessa~!) and that is precisely why I picked up this book.It was a bit surreal having Benedict Cumberbatch speak as John Watson, the narrator, but I still loved it. I love all the stories. I'm a Sherlock Holmes fan, and nothing will ever change that, let's be real.Some of the stories (one of them, in particular) I really, really liked, and some others felt a little [...]


    13. Frankly, not that impressive. The stories are mediocre at best, and a few of the clues and deductions are much too close to ones in Doyle's original storiesdiobook note: Yes, Cumberbatch offers strong and expressive readings, but the producers have relied too much on the good will with which his ardent fans will color their critiques. Since Holmes stories are always presented from the POV of Watson, it would have made more sense to cast Martin Freeman as the narrator, and I found myself bothered [...]


    14. A lot of people probably picked up the audiobook for the same reason I did – Benedict Cumberbatch, who is more than a fine narrator. The stories themselves are nothing to get excited about as they add very little to the Sherlock Holmes canon and have nothing to recommend them.


    15. I heard it today in the tram and I must've looked kinda dreamy^^ I mean who can judge me. It's Sherlock Holmes and Benedict Cumberbatch. What could a woman want more? Exactly, more stories I hope he makes another Sherlock Holmes audiobook. The first story was solid. I was confused at first but then it all made sense the time Watson's friend saw Watson in the street. Although I found it kinda cruel of Holmes to confine Watson to their apartments without telling him the real reason. But oh well, t [...]


    16. 42 WORD REVIEW:Although contrived in places, these four Sherlock Holmes pastiches are of sufficient quality that they feel like original Conan Doyle stories. Benedict Cumberbatch, at the time having just concluded series one of Sherlock, narrates from Watson’s perspective without unduly distracting the listener.


    17. The book itself – a small collection of four short Holmes mysteries – was mediocre. However, the audiobook, read by Sherlock himself (Benedict Cumberbatch), was a joy to listen to. I wish Cumberbatch would read all my books for me.



    18. Sherlock Holmes stories cannot be less that good, especially if read by Benedict Cumberbatch. Excellent time-pass on the road.


    19. Nothing like the lovely voice of Benedict Cumberbatch to accompany on my drive home! Oh and the stories were good too.


    20. Although a much more simplistic plot and deduction scheme than the original work by Conan Doyle, nonetheless a delight for those of us who are fans.


    21. When it comes to authors other than Doyle trying to write a Sherlock Holmes story, I usually find myself bitterly disappointed. How can you top the master at his own craft? So I won't lie, the reason I listened to this audiobook was because Benedict Cumberbatch was narrating it. (What can I say? The man has a voice. A voice I will happily pay to listen to.) I'm glad I did, though, because this small collection of stories was delightful! It's been years since I read the original books. I vaguely [...]


    22. Started listening specifically for Benedict Cumberbatch. I assumed at first that it was Arthur Conan Doyle stories, edited by John Taylor. Instead, I was surprised to find that they were new stories. While these specific stories aren't my taste, Benedict's voice entirely makes up for the lack of meaningful dialogue. We need Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman to narrate the classic Sherlock Holmes stories.


    23. Passable Sherlock Holmes stories showcasing Cumberbatch's finely honed voice acting.The stories themselves are typical of Conan Doyle's style, of which I'm not the biggest fan to begin with because of the bland mystery quotient. Conan Doyle's strength has always been about character depictions more than anything, and in John Taylor's stories I don't see much of that, though I don't need to because the canon had established Holmes and Watson into popular culture. But the author did a good job of [...]


    24. The four stories in this collection are competent pastiches of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes works. They lack the extra spark of the best Holmes and Watson interactions, but they are decent enough mysteries. Only one has stayed with me since I listened to the work. Considering the stories alone, I'd call the collection decent at best.What makes it worthy listening is the terrific narration by Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Sherlock Holmes in the new BBC series Sherlock. The voices and [...]


    25. I've read almost every Holmes story there is and I'm a huge fan of Cumberbatch's interpretation in the BBC's current iteration. I was more than a little disappointed, then, to find that these stories did not capture my interest at all. The first was so obvious, with so little mystery, that I was yelling the conclusion at the unbearably slow Dr. Watson about midway through. The other stories improved in complexity somewhat, but without the extraordinary amount of knowledge that Sir Arthur Conan D [...]


    26. Anything read by Mr Cumberbatch comes with an extra star attached. This time he breezed in four times at supper-time, keen to let it be known that the game was afoot, while the butter melted into my crumpets. Two of the stories are railway puzzles; "The 10.59 Assassin" being the best of the collection. All the stories are decent Holmes pastiches, involving much gadding about on trains, consumption of pub vittles and the duping of gullible sidekicks. The plots are a mixed bag. The stuff with the [...]


    27. I am not normally a fan of audiobooks but as I am both a fan of the original Sherlock Holmes stories and Benedict Cumberbatch I decided to give this one a try. The stories were actually quite decent, although not anywhere near the originals. I did enjoy them and felt that Benedict Cumberbatch was a wonderful narrator, which definitely enhanced the stories. I found it enjoyable to listen to, definitely kept me interested and I would recommend it, just don't expect it to be on par with the origina [...]


    28. Perfectly amusing Sherlock Holmes stories but of course, I was mainly listening for Benedict Cumberbatch. He was fine though IMO, he is not at his best as an audiobook reader. Perhaps it's just because I'm spoiled from listening to so many great readers in the past. Benedict's American accent is rather painful to listen to, but the rest are just fine. I'll admit to twitching every time he pronounced Lestrade as "Le-strayed". All in all, a good audiobook to pass some time, but it's not one that w [...]


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