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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

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Item description for The Hound of the Baskervilles (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle & David Timson...

Warned that death awaits him if he claims his inheritance of a cursed ancestral manor, Sir Henry Baskerville calls on Sherlock Holmes for assistance.

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Format: Audiobook,   Unabridged
Studio: Naxos Audiobooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.5" Height: 4.75"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Mar 2, 2005
Publisher   Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN  9626343346  
ISBN13  9789626343340  

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More About Sir Arthur Conan Doyle & David Timson

Arthur Conan Doyle Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish. They were married in 1855.

Although he is now referred to as "Conan Doyle", the origin of this compound surname (if that is how he meant it to be understood) is uncertain. His baptism record in the registry of St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh gives 'Arthur Ignatius Conan' as his Christian name, and simply 'Doyle' as his surname. It also names Michael Conan as his godfather.

At the age of nine Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst. He then went on to Stonyhurst College, leaving in 1875.

From 1876 to 1881 he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. This required that he provide periodic medical assistance in the towns of Aston (now a district of Birmingham) and Sheffield. While studying, Conan Doyle began writing short stories. His first published story appeared in "Chambers's Edinburgh Journal" before he was 20. Following his graduation, he was employed as a ship's doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast. He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in 1885.

In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louisa (or Louise) Hawkins, known as "Touie". She suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906. The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897. Due to his sense of loyalty he had maintained a purely platonic relationship with Jean while his first wife was alive. Jean died in London on 27 June 1940.

Conan Doyle fathered five children. Two with his first wife—Mary Louise (28 January 1889 – 12 June 1976), and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley (15 November 1892 – 28 October 1918). With his second wife he had three children—Denis Percy Stewart (17 March 1909 – 9 March 1955), second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani (circa 1910 – 19 February 1987; former sister-in-law of Barbara Hutton); Adrian Malcolm (19 November 1910–3 June 1970) and Jean Lena Annette (21 December 1912–18 November 1997).

Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930. He had died of a heart attack at age 71. His last words were directed toward his wife: "You are wonderful." The epitaph on his gravestone in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, reads:


Conan Doyle's house, Undershaw, located in Hindhead, south of London, where he had lived for a decade, had been a hotel and restaurant between 1924 and 2004. It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it.

A statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough, where Conan Doyle lived for 23 years. There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, close to the house where Conan Doyle was born.

Arthur Conan Doyle lived in Edinburgh. Arthur Conan Doyle was born in 1859 and died in 1930.

Arthur Conan Doyle has published or released items in the following series...
  1. 2 Vol Set
  2. Aladdin Classics
  3. Barnes & Noble Classics
  4. Classic Starts
  5. Color Your Own Graphic Novels
  6. Compact Novel Journal
  7. Dover Thrift Editions
  8. Graphic Novel Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  9. Harper Perennial Classic Stories
  10. Knickerbocker Classics
  11. Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
  12. Novel Journal
  13. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  14. Penguin Classics
  15. Puffin Classics
  16. Sherlock Holmes
  17. Signet Classics
  18. Single Title Classics
  19. Stepping Stone Book Classics
  20. Tor Classics
  21. Wildside Fantasy Classic

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Reviews - What do customers think about The Hound of the Baskervilles (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)?

Nicely Done  Jul 28, 2007
Timson is an able interpreter of these beloved tales. Each character has individuality and the overall tone is faithful to Conan Doyle. The musical interludes are used sparingly and effectivley lending a heightened sense of atmosphere. Naxos is to be commended for putting the entire Holmes canon before an admiring public in these fine new editions.
Timson is superb as usual  Jul 20, 2007
As he does with all of his readings of Holmes, David Timson conveys a richness that is not to be surpassed. I used to think that Jeremy Brett playing Holmes in the PBS TV series was the best media representation out there. After to listening many times over to Mr. Timson's renderings, I no longer have no desire to see the video version. The Naxos Holmes series is a real standout in the world of audio books.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would approve  May 3, 2006
I'm new to audio books. But, I'm afraid I've already been spoiled. I wonder if there could possibly exist a better combination of author and reader. Holmes sounds just the way you'd expect the great sleuth to sound. Deliberate, never rushed and always a gentleman.
The story is carefully woven and the presentation of the characters by Timson is masterful. I've listened to it over several times and each time I appreciate a little more the complexity and the detail. The Musical interludes are brief and sparse, but definitely compliment. If you like Sherlock Holmes, Timson is the right reader for the job. I'm buying the big collection now.
The Best "Hound" Ever  Jan 23, 2006
This audiobook is by far the best audio version of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" available today. Reader David Timson does a masterful job. Unlike certain other audio versions where the reader rushes headlong through the book, seemingly without ever pausing for breath, Mr. Timson reads with expression, timing, and style. If you want to hear this novel read the way it should be read, buy the Timson version. It is superb.

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