Sherlock Holmes: Three Tales of Avarice
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: October 2009
Duration: 3 hours 0 minutes
Avarice gets top billing in “The Adventure of the Priory School,” “The Adventure of the Red-Headed League,” and “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle,” three masterfully crafted cases from one of the greatest mystery writers of all, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and starring that most celebrated sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. In “The Adventure of the Priory School,” a wicked scheme to kidnap a young lord results in a greater tragedy. In “The Adventures of the Red-Headed League,” Holmes catches one of London’s most daring criminals while investigating the strange business of the Red-Headed League. In “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle,” an unusual sequence of events leads Holmes to discover the precious blue carbuncle of the Countess of Morcar.
“Edward Hardwicke once again delivers a pitch-perfect performance in these three classic mysteries grouped together by the greed at the heart of each crime…with Watson at his side, he utilizes his famous powers of deduction to search the English countryside for missing children, to investigate a bizarre cult of red headed men, and to discover how a stolen jewel found its way into a wayward goose. Hardwicke shines in his portrayal of Watson and Holmes and produces an impressive range of voices to round out the cast that populates these classic tales…this collection is certain to delight Holmes enthusiasts.”--Publishers Weekly (starred review)