Sherlock Holmes: The Rediscovered Railway Mysteries and Other Stories

John Taylor, read by Benedict Cumberbatch, AudioGo, unabridged, two CDs, 2 hrs., $19.95 ISBN 978-1-60998-266-9
Benedict Cumberbatch, star of the British television series Sherlock, shines in this audio version of four short mystery stories written by John Taylor and inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In each tale—"An Inscrutable Masquerade," "The Trinity Vicarage Larceny," "The Conundrum of Coach 13," and "The 10:59 Assassin"—Dr. Watson refers to his notes and reveals the secrets of past cases that he and Holmes never before made public. Cumberbatch's crisp narration builds in intensity and energy with the action and suspense of each story. His Watson is thoughtful and nuanced while his Sherlock is quick and bright with a sharp, commanding voice. A treat for Holmes fans and mystery lovers, this is hopefully the first in a long line of Holmes titles narrated by Cumberbatch. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 02/28/2011
Release date: 01/01/2011
Genre: Audio
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