As a long-time fan of the Rathbone/Bruce Sherlock Holmes films, I was a little dubious that Tom Conway could pull off the role as well as Basil Rathbone. Tom Conway - 'The Falcon' - as the World's Greatest Consulting Detective? Tturns out, he's actually pretty good -- not as good as his predecessor, of course, but very credible. Thank you, Radio Archives, for introducing me to these rare and unknown shows! Let's have more Sherlock Holmes soon, OK?
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September 14, 2011
The dramatization is spot on and comes alive in pretty much every story or setting the main characters are placed in. I personally liked how I could listen to the "boat" in The Adventure of the Original Hamlet. The narrators are easy to understand and have a good pace. Unfortunately, the commercials for hair tonic are still part of the audio. But if they really bother you, it is easy to FF.
There is an interesting mix of stories in this audiobook. In some stories I was bothered that Dr. Watson is mostly the comical relief, but in others you actually see Dr. Watson contributing to solve the case. As well there are a couple of predictable stories and there are also a couple of stunners like The Adventure of the Half-Eaten Apple, the Coptic Compass and the Unclothed Corpse. What I enjoyed the most about these stories, is that if you pay close attention you can always find allusions to the original Sherlock Holmes stories, and that is always fun for fans of the detective.