The Strange Case of Eliza Doolittle

Written by:
Timothy Miller
Narrated by:
Peter Noble

Unabridged Audiobook

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1
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1
Release Date
September 2022
Duration
9 hours 12 minutes
Summary
London is in flux. The clop of the hansom cab has given way to the madness of the motorcar. And Sherlock Holmes, safe in the bee-loud glades of the Sussex downs, is lured back to London when a problem is posed to him by Dr. Watson and Watson's friend, Col. Higgins. Is the transformation of Eliza Doolittle from girl of the streets to duchess more than it seems? Is it really the work of Henry Higgins's phonetics lessons or has another girl been substituted for her, and why? Has the original girl been murdered? Even Eliza's father can't say for sure.

Posing as a rich American gangster, Holmes infiltrates the Higgins household. He meets Freddy, a seemingly ubiquitous suitor, and the mysterious Baron Von Stettin, Bavarian attache. He brushes up against a doctor whose potions can turn Eliza from a spitfire into a kitten. And he faces a deadly enemy who had been thought dead for twenty years. The world of Sherlock Holmes will never be the same.
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Pete B.

I thought I'd seen every variation on Sherlock Holmes teaming up with some public domain Victorian character; Dracula, Jack the Ripper, even Tarzan. Can't say I ever expected Eliza Doolittle to join that company. I never read Shaw, but if the musical is faithful, I couldn't see how a mystery could be involved. But Mr. Miller, looking at that story with a more practical, modern slant (despite period-perfect Watsonian prose), uncovers deeper motives to Professor Higgins' manipulations. Before the end, we'll meet more than a few other turn-of-the-century faces familiar to Sherlock fans (including what I surmise to be an unnamed Bertie Wooster, lending comic dash to what must be Mr. Holmes' first car chase), and a solution that both shocks and makes perfect sense. Narrator Noble delivers with that distinct combination of variety of voices and uniformity of tone that only the best bring to a story, and he makes the most of the varied characters. Overall, enthralling novel, well delivered.

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