The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesArthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle Book Summary

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You get not one, not two, but 25 gripping mysteries in Arthur Conan Doyle’s first of five collections of Sherlock Holmes short stories. Follow the brilliant and eccentric Holmes and his loyal sidekick, Dr. Watson, as they journey to lavish country estates to investigate baffling cases involving indiscreet royal affairs, cheetahs, redheads, and gypsies. Every one of Conan Doyle’s tales is full of surprising - but always logical - twists. (Fun fact: This book includes “The Speckled Band,” the author’s self-proclaimed favorite of all of his Sherlock Holmes short stories.)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle) Book Reviews

A fine piece of work by Sir Conan DoyleArthur has finally outdone himself. I am a 7 year old boy and having read all the Sherlock stories thrice, I have come to respect his tale more, and more. I love the doctors narration so much. Does anybody nkow when the next one comes out?.Score: 5/5

Best Sherlock Mysteries!!Very well written and I enjoyed each chapter as if I was reading the hard copy! This suspenseful novel allowed to me stay interested in every mystery and criminal-mastermind without becoming bored or mundane. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle creates scenes of anticipation for the reader and he does an excellent job of telling a vivid story for every mystery..Score: 5/5

Volume !?What, volume is this !?.Score: 5/5

The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesHaving been a fan of the movies, I was interested in reading this book. The writing was a challenge to sometimes comprehend, due to English ways of description in the 1870’s - 1890’s. However, character development was by far excellent, along with storyline. Highly recommended reading puts you in England alongside Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes, for many cases to solve!.Score: 5/5

ThanksA wonderful set of stories. Thanks !.Score: 5/5

Good ole SherlockI've always heard how good theses stories are, but never took the time to read them. The stylistic writing of the time, the density of the story, and the persistence with which they are revealed are better than any crime novel out there. Hats off to Arthur Conan Doyle.Score: 5/5

Great ReadI loved every one of these stories, this book helped me through many sleepless nights..Score: 5/5

Timeless and intriguing adventures of two friends on Baker StreetA thoroughly timeless tale of mystery, humor, loyalty, suspense, and honor. I could barely lay it down and hardly wait for the next adventure!.Score: 5/5

It’s Sherlock.There are few phrases that I think could have been better written as having been said by Holmes, but other than that, Sir Doyle has done an outstanding job at putting down detail and fact, as factual as can be, to keep an audience’s attention. I’ve always loved Sherlock Holmes stories and mysteries..Score: 5/5

The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesA wonderful classic, each chapter is a different case with just enough detail to keep you intrigued without getting lost in trivialities. A fine read..Score: 4/5

Sherlock, always a good read!👍🏽.Score: 5/5

It's Sherlock Holmes!I mean, who doesn't love Sherlock? I read this book very quickly, as it held my interest intently. I absolutely loved it, and I'm now looking for another one!.Score: 5/5

Good times, 19th-century styleLots of fun in its old-fashioned way, and not dry or staid, as I thought when I first read these 20 or so years ago. In fact Doyle's writing is more descriptive and insightful, and at times wry, than I ever game him credit for. Maybe you can see the solutions coming -- or maybe that's just my half-remembering from decades ago -- but they're still a lot of fun. It's a good idea to have Wikipedia handy for some references that nobody knows anymore. Enriching!.Score: 4/5

The adventures of Sherlock HomlesI loved this book I was sad to get to the last page. The stories were thought provoking and even with the old English ,was easy to read. Recommend reading, enjoy..Score: 5/5

GoodGood.Score: 5/5

InterestingI had never read this book before. But it’s interesting..Score: 5/5

BoredBored bored bored.Score: 3/5

Loved it!I’m usually a slow reader, but I finished this book only in a few days, while for others it would take weeks. The interesting, splendidly woven tales of mystery really snatched all my attention, and I haven’t read any of the longer tales written by Doyle yet, but I definitely will! Really recommend it!.Score: 5/5

Good book.Some of the adventures were hard to get into but over all it was a good book. I am reading the classics and I considered this one of them. Enjoy!!.Score: 5/5

Adventures of sherlock holmesClassic!.Score: 5/5

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The Sherlock Holmes Lover 2015Hi, I am Bradley Normandin and this is DA BOMB. I highly recommend this book... MustRead.Score: 5/5

Brilliant adventuresEnjoyed all the mysteries that I read. If your a fan of the movies, you'll be a fan of the short stories.Score: 5/5

Awesome!!!I love these Sherlock Holmes stories.The are So exciting,the way he deducts things is cool.I especially like the ones THE SPECKLED BAND,and THE BERYL CORONET.It is like you don't want to put it down once you have started reading it.They are amazing,these stories..Score: 5/5

Brilliant!I love Sherlock Holmes and was ecstatic to find I could download my favourite Sherlock stories for free! Love it!.Score: 5/5

Loving itBest adventures no matter how many times you read them..Score: 5/5

Sherlock HolmesI loved this book so much that I couldn’t stop reading the sample!.Score: 5/5

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A rather exquisite reviewThis book has allowed me to think over and above in Fortnite. I now understand how to drink the chug jug IN SEASON TWO and in 10 seconds. I am now a master gamer.Score: 5/5

Sherlock HolmesI thought the stories/cases were average at best. I was overall, disappointed..Score: 2/5

TrashIt was absolutely garbage.Score: 3/5

A True Classic!Excellent classic read! I never get tired of the great adventures of Holmes and Watson!.Score: 5/5

Read this right nowThis book is awesome...jk... this book is friggin boring. It’s un-entertaining. I wish I could un-read this udder piece of garbage! I wanna cry it’s so bad..Score: 1/5

I hate itTo me it was really boring and I always reAd ahead in 12 grade history.Score: 1/5

VERY GOOD!!!!!!!!I really like all the mystery’s and it is really fun to try to solve the mystery before Sherlock Holmes finds out..Score: 5/5

Good bookGood book.Score: 5/5

ClassicStephen King wrote in On Writing: the art of writing requires just enough detail for the reader to absorb the author's point, and no more. Doyle might be one of the best examples of that art..Score: 5/5

The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesI had a hard time staying interested..Score: 3/5

FanEnjoy the Holmes creation by Doyle for the numerous facets of his personality, singular focus, deductions and assembly of facts to reach his conclusions. A wonderful, almost visual staging of the British culture, character and life at that time..Score: 4/5

YumIt was a good book it also tasted good.Score: 5/5

Loved the short storiesThis was a great book, I was immediately interested. There are some chapters that are a bit slower, and even though I read them, they weren’t as interesting as the others. The great thing about this collection is that if you don’t like a story, move on to the next one. I would recommend The Speckled Band as the best on in there..Score: 5/5

ExcitingI just don’t know how Sherlock does it Overall great read and highly recommended, see if you can solve the cases first 🙂.Score: 5/5

Pretty Good BookIt kinda dragged in some places, but most of the stories were very intriguing and well written..Score: 4/5

Sherlock holmesBest book ever!!!!!.Score: 5/5

LoveIt was great I love how it is dated back to a very long time ago.Score: 5/5

🧐 Watson & Sherlock 🥸Once in Live. Kinda umbrella but I don’t think I can make that big of them too much..Score: 5/5

ImmaculateRiveting.Score: 5/5

AwesomeLoved the individual cases for the chapters, great for scattered reading without forgetting details..Score: 4/5

HotSexy 😜😜😜😜😜😜😜😜.Score: 5/5

As enjoyable as the TV SeriesIt is difficult to not see Cumberbatch and Freeman on every page. Doyle's straightforward and unembellished prose, so unlike that of his contemporaries, makes for easy but enjoyable reading. He leaves the fancy talk to the characters and keeps the scene description honest, without the obfuscation, interminable run-on sentences and vague literary references that plague the alleged masters of his profession. This was a welcome antidote to my recent completion of works by Dickens and Hugo..Score: 5/5

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ExcellentAmazing. Download it..Score: 5/5

The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesA light enjoyable read, consistent to the style of other Sherlock Holmes adventures.Score: 4/5

The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesNever gets stale. Such a cool brain. Love the deductions..Score: 4/5

Amazing Book!It's a great book that everyone should have read at least once!.Score: 5/5

GreatI haven't finished it and yet I still love it because I like mysteries..Score: 5/5

The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesWell narrated and very interesting tales..Score: 3/5

Good...Great book but it's kind of too long..Score: 4/5

BestIve seen both the motives and the tv show but this is way better.Score: 5/5

The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesAmusant et représentatif d'une époque. Certaines enquêtes sont faciles à déduire mais gardent quand même leur côté divertissant..Score: 4/5

AwesomeSuper fun read!!.Score: 4/5

AWESOME!The Sherlock Holmes series is quite enthralling. But you have to read this book, it's amazing!!!!!!.Score: 5/5

Adventures of Sherlock HolmesMagnificent. The stories are rich in character and environment. The writing has brevity as well as clarity. Triumphant..Score: 5/5

Classic!Here are 12 delightful tales of Holmes and Watson, all the better for NOT being among those best-known tales we've. All read, seen in film, etc. there may seem an occasional variance in the qu,laity of the tales; I'm not sure how hard Doyle worked on all of them. But in toto, they are neat little packages. Lots of clues here into the make-up of Holmes himself, and a great way to end several late neat not-too-long story at a time. Great good fun!!.Score: 5/5

ReviewThe book was ok but it was a little boring .😴.Score: 3/5

Sherlock HolmesI am still reading this book, I kind of don't like it. I am still on the first chapter. I only have one book so far..Score: 1/5

Great bookI loved this book I actually finished it. If you knew me you would know that is a huge compliment..Score: 5/5

The adventures of Sherlock HolmesPicture yourself as Sherlock Holmes investigating every house looking for clues. Read this book and figure out the crimes of detection and picture all the crimes in this book..Score: 3/5

RupertThis has everything a great book must have!.Score: 5/5

ExcellentWell-written, intelligent stories, and a nicely presented free version from the publisher..Score: 5/5

Best book ever!!!!!!!!Loved it..Score: 5/5

Best Books Ever!!!Sherlock Holmes really is one of the greatest fictional characters of all time! :D I never get tired of reading and rereading the books..Score: 5/5

Sherlock HolmesA wonderfully textured book with likable characters. Anyone can love Holmes's amazing deductions! Great book!.Score: 5/5

Mystery at its purestThe episodic nature of the book made it a little jarring for extended reading sessions; but a joy for a quick chapter here and there. It’s easy to see why Sherlock Holmes as a character has transcend eras and is still relevant to this day. Being a flawed, pompous narcissist made him a perfect contrast to the reader (Watson) and created a great dynamic where you both admire and resent him throughout their adventures..Score: 4/5

Very good bookI liked it.Score: 5/5

WOW!I never thought about reading this book, but now that i have read it, I wish I could have read it before an I'm not even a teen yet!.Score: 4/5

AstonishingThe best book ever created.Score: 5/5

AwesomeStill a great read, even after 130 years!.Score: 5/5

ClassicDoyle is great as always, and love being able to travel with some good stuff on the iPad too. No such thing as too long for a good book..Score: 5/5

Sherlock HolmesPleasantly entertaining! Enjoyed all of the stories and am now going to indulge in The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Very good!.Score: 4/5

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WittyIt is a great read Arthur Conan Doyle lights up dim lights and makes Holmes seem witty but cocky also..Score: 5/5

OutstandingThe greatest detective if all time.Score: 5/5

RE: HERRON@thek55 I found your review very engaging and helpful. Thanks!.Score: 1/5

The adventures of Sherlock HolmesThe stories in this book were an enjoyable read..Score: 3/5

Good for testing iBookIf you want to try iBook, get this book....Score: 5/5

CoolAmazing.Score: 5/5

BooksThis is one of the best books that I have read so far.Score: 5/5

Great bookMy 1st e-book and it was free. Great read without the bulk of a thick book. Interesting stories so it deserves all stars..Score: 5/5

I LOVE IT!!Sherlock Holmes, an extremely classic novel filled with brain challenging puzzles for the reader as well!! I always try to guess the case beforehand!!.Score: 5/5

Sherlock HolmesA good read!.Score: 4/5

The adventures. Of Sherlock HolmesAn enjoyable read. Light hearted but full of intrigue and unusual events. Great to read a complete story in one sitting..Score: 5/5

GoodGood book.Score: 1/5

SherlockExcellent, good read!.Score: 5/5

JofnpivrnThis book is great at!.Score: 5/5

An arousing storyThis book is phenomenal,it is so arousing . Honestly this has kindled a passion of reading in me .What is astonishing is that the book is entirely free, no costs associated. The tension is almost tangible . Well done..Score: 5/5

A Great ClassicIt's always rewarding to read the book even if there are Hollywood films based on them. To think, this story was written more than 100 years ago!.Score: 4/5

Pretty coolIt’s a great book and all, but it takes too long to get to the action..Score: 3/5

Sherlock holmesSherlock Holmes is a highly fascinating book with more adventure for Sherlock and Watson. P.S lot of death.Score: 5/5

FantasticAs a free book this is just fantastic. If you have never read Sherlock Holmes you NEED to! It is a great story that anyone can enjoy..Score: 5/5

Classic!An old classic which stirs the mind's imagination. Easy to read in short episodes. Looking forward to the others in the collection..Score: 4/5

Classic short stories20 years ago it was suggested to me that I should read this book. I should have listened sooner as it was simply a delight to read and I am so happy that I found the time to complete this book. Take my advice and read it, you won't be disappointed..Score: 5/5

AmazballsBest murder mistery book I've ever read.Score: 5/5

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FantasticKeeps you entertained, great stories, a classic!.Score: 5/5

Great,Amazing can't think of better wordsA really, really good book, full of adventure..Score: 5/5

AmazingAmazing book with lots of adventures all for the great sum of $0.00.Score: 5/5

Great readDidn’t think I would like this but I was very impressed. Very entertaining and enjoyable. Each short story kept me guessing..Score: 2/5

Plenty to keep you occupiedI really enjoyed these stories, so many , some of them I’ve never heard of .... lol really spell binding, really good reading..Score: 5/5

Great bedtime readingBrilliant short stories, gripping at times, not bad from the pen of the original Portsmouth Football Club goalkeeper!.Score: 5/5

The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesBrilliant..Score: 5/5

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Charming & brilliantly distractingI have not indulged in any of the old classic before and took it upon myself to have a change of scene for my imagination. I am a mother of two young boys and have recently found it hard to enjoy a previously much enjoyed hobby such as reading; however these little episodes were perfect and bought much excitement to my nighttime shenanigans with two small people. A great read following the fantastic 'Lost World' and I can not wait to discover more of Sir ACD's writings..Score: 5/5

WisokoBrilliant series of short mysteries..Score: 5/5

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Wonderful stories!I like the stories. Although the plots are not wholly dissimilar, each story offers a unique reading..Score: 5/5

Not all booksThe contents of this book is brilliant but there aren't all the books they haven't got the final problem!!!.Score: 3/5

Sherlock HolmesFantastic.Score: 5/5

The return of Sherlock holmesA collection of short stories which demonstrate the detection skills of Sherlock Holmes. The style and content will probably already be familiar to most readers. Set in Victorian Britain they are therefore dated but nevertheless make for an amusing read..Score: 4/5

Absolute TRASHIt’s just confusing at the start not even going to bother imma just delete it for my iPad storage if you read this don’t get it.Score: 1/5

Love these stories.Made my journey to and from work thoroughly enjoyable.Score: 5/5

AmazingGreat book. Only detective worth bothering with all the others are boring compaired to sherlock.Score: 5/5

FantasticIf you have eyes and can read I implore you to do so with this wonderful collection..Score: 5/5

AwesomeThis is a sick set of stories nuf said !.Score: 5/5

Excellent Even TodayTimeless mysteries that will keep you interested until the final story..Score: 5/5

Sherlock HolmesGood book I really liked the book.Score: 5/5

SupercalafrajalisticexpealadociousJust superb. Best book you'll ever read!.Score: 5/5

Lives up to the seriesThis is a great book. It is helped by the amazing third series of Sherlock, but the book it's self is something completely different. Amazing works from an amazing author.Score: 5/5

A great readFantastic book well written and very entertaining. I can see why this book is still read now a real classic..Score: 5/5

HelloZxsbhdbhabxhshx.Score: 5/5

An amazing readA true page Turner..Score: 5/5

The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesOmfg the moment I picked this book up I knew it was going to be good. Could have added all the other stories as well though..Score: 5/5

Excellent & fantastic read - the best!!V. Well written series of short stories. Addictive reading and difficult to put down. Fantastic detective methods for the time of writing, this must be where CSI and forensics began..Score: 5/5

FascinatingIngenious and extraordinary.Score: 5/5

Fantastic, Imaginative & EntertainingThe book doesn't disappoint, while I've been reading this book of short stories the voices I hear in the conversations are of Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce, which in my humble opinion are the definitive movie pairing for Messrs Holmes & Watson.Score: 5/5

The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesLoved it! The chapters are small enough to read one a night which is perfect as a light read before bed. You won't be disappointed!.Score: 5/5

Really worth the readHaving known Holmes for many years its great to learn where he came from..Score: 4/5

An absolute marvelAn absolute marvel of English literature now this is the kind of books I want to see the generation of today reading and most of all actually enjoying these books Arthur Conan Doyle has produced a magnificent book of unique intelligence and this should be shown to adolescent children everywhere..Score: 5/5

Sherlock HolmesWow that was amazing if I could say 1 thing about this book it would be read this book it is amazing it is one of my favorite books ever oh my gosh.Score: 5/5

This book is awesomeThe book is good a watched the film and the book is rubbisher then the film.Score: 5/5

Yawn:(.Score: 1/5

ExcellentA good collection of short stories featuring the ultimate detective, well worth a download..Score: 5/5

A treasure of tales!A fantastic collection that all should read!.Score: 5/5

FANTASTICWasn't what I was expecting, but really enjoyed reading the stories written from Dr Watsons' point of view! Very good read..Score: 4/5

Not goodThis book was rubbish totally did not scroll through the book if you get me £16 I will rate this book the best.Score: 1/5

ExcellentGreat to revisit these classic stories.Score: 5/5

Grand!!! As a Sherlock should beConan Doyle is a master as proven and the format is great.Score: 5/5

⬆⬆⬇⬇⬅➡⬅➡🅱🅰Truly intriguing, enthralling stories. I do love them so..Score: 5/5

Perfect ReadThe characters and stories are captivating and insightful, the imagery and detail make the puzzles and crimes that much more interesting and riddling. Would definitely read it again and again..Score: 5/5

SherlockBrilliant. Absolutely fantastic.Score: 5/5

FantasticAn absolutely amazing set of novels which kept me on edge throughout..Score: 5/5

Absolutely incredible.These stories are just phenomenal in every way possible. Great mystery and adventure. I enjoyed reading them a lot and I’m just some dumb kid..Score: 5/5

Sherloks first outingI was pleasently surprised by this book. After seeing films i took it upon myself to read the original and it is excellent..Score: 5/5

NoI don’t think this is a lovely history.Score: 1/5

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