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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

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1. 01 - Mr. Sherlock Holmes
2. 02 - The Curse of the Baskervilles
3. 03 - The Problem
4. 04 - Sir Henry Baskerville
5. 05 - Three Broken Threads
6. 06 - Baskerville Hall
7. 07 - The Stapletons of Merripit House
8. 08 - First Report of Dr. Watson
9. 09 - The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. Watson]
10. 10 - Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson
11. 11 - The Man on the Tor
12. 12 - Death on the Moor
13. 13 - Fixing the Nets
14. 14 - The Hound of the Baskervilles
15. 15 - A Retrospection

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Summary

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle thought he had finished forever with his immortal sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his chronicler, Dr Watson. Exhausted and bored with the Holmes saga, he wanted to turn to more serious writing. In the short story The Final Problem, published in 1893 as part of the collection The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, the author had sent Holmes plunging to his doom into the Reichenbach Falls. However, by 1901, Doyle found himself in severe financial difficulties. It was then that he resurrected his popular detective. The Hound of the Baskervilles is set in time before the Reichenbach and as the publishers had predicted, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle once again struck gold! The Hound of the Baskervilles is thrilling, tightly-plotted and full of atmosphere. Set in the misty and sinister landscape of Dartmoor, it was inspired by the true story of a wicked 17th century Squire who lived in the West Country. Tales of the man's villainous ways were whispered about and when he finally died, his evil spirit continued to roam the moors, leading a pack of supernatural hounds who were often seen at his tomb! In the novel, Sir James Mortimer, a physician and friend of the Baskervilles, a noble country family consults Holmes in London and seeks his help. Sir Charles Baskerville, the owner of a mansion called Baskerville Hall has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, which lead Sir James to fear that he was the victim of a strange and fatal family curse. A remote ancestor, notorious for his debauched ways, had been violently killed by a hell-hound with supernatural powers. People in the neighboring village report having seen an enormous hound on the moors at night. Mortimer now fears that Sir Charles has been visited by this terrible creature whose mission is to destroy the Baskerville family. The heir to the estate, Sir Henry Baskerville, is on his way home from Canada to claim his inheritance. Mortimer is apprehensive that Sir Henry will be the next target of this terrible creature. Holmes and Watson set out for Baskerville Hall. As he remarks, “The game's afoot!” The Hound of the Baskervilles is a masterpiece of chilling detective fiction. It has been extensively adapted for radio, film and television all over the world. The story has lent its name to a psycho-medical condition called the Baskerville Effect – heart ailments caused by psychological stress! In all, a great read for that cold and rainy night!

Reviews

road work ahead?

the narrator sounded like bill cosby

Jimmy

- An air of quality for the read

Very good narration.Amazing stories and amazing reader too. Worth listening

- Great book

Great story, i love all the Sherlock books, but, the reader made me want sleep

Gilberto Hudson

- Great reading.

Superb reading in one of the best novels ever!

Gilberto Hudson

- Great reading.

Excelent book, with an utmost reading. Pleasure from the start.

Diane

- Hound of the baskervilles

I am only 2 minutes in and I love this narrator!!

hwc

- use good narrators like this!

Great book that can be enjoyed because of the great narration

Amy

- Great book

I really loved it and I enjoyed listening to it!

ROB

- AMAZING

Amazing story, my favourite. Perfect reader too

Alpha

- Worth Listening To

Well read. An exciting mystery, suspense. Read with emotion. Excellent.

Bren

- Great story

Very well read classic tale.

Fartspeaker

- boring

reader was good but bored me, worst book ever read

someone

- the book

good and sends shivers down your back!

Jack

- Great

Really good book great narrating!

NamNguyenHoang

- best story ever!

The best story I have ever read and heard, the narrator is wonderful too. The Hound of the Baskervilles is the best.

Debi

Classic mystery, great reader

Jen

- cutting out

Seemingly good book with great voice recorder. Recordings kept cutting out at least once every chapter and then every few mins in chapter 6. Not sure if recording or my connection (Never had this issue before)

Emily

- Bob Newfound is great!

I loved listening to this story and made all the better by the accent and tone of Bob Newfound! I also listen to his Oscar Wilde readings- also excellent! Why isn't this guy on the radio? I could listen to him all day!

Sherlock holmes

- A must read book

I am totally in a world of thrills after reading this masterpiece by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The reader's accent makes the situation sound more realistic and more interesting.

Dani

I absolutely loved this narrative of The Hound of the Baskervilles! I love all of the Sherlock Holmes books, they were a big part of my childhood :). The narrator did an AMAZING JOB, and I hope to be able to listen to more recordings by him.

Julie

- Review

I so enjoyed this wonderful book. It was better then I had anticipated. Loved the narriation. I highly recommend this book.

somebody

- I like it!

I like the story and I like the readers accent!

John III

- GREAT BOOK!!!

The reader needs to have some more tone changing, but otherwise, an amazing book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!!!

John III

- GREAT BOOK!!!

The reader needs to have some more tone changing, but otherwise, a amazing book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!!!