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Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Collection [Kindle Edition]

Arthur Conan Doyle , Maplewood Books
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (553 customer reviews)

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Book Description


There's no mystery about it: here before you is the ultimate Kindle collection of master sleuth Sherlock Holmes.

Included in Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Collection are:

• The complete text of all four novels and fifty-six short stories starring Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, each elegantly formatted for ease of use and enjoyment on your Kindle reader.
• Links to free, full-length audio recordings of the novels and stories in this collection.
• An individual, active Table of Contents for each book accessible from the Kindle “go to” feature.
• Perfect formatting in rich text compatible with Kindle’s Text-to-Speech features.
• A low, can't-say-no price!

Sixty Complete Works

Four novels and fifty-six short stories starring Sherlock Holmes, in order and unabridged. Books included:

• A Study in Scarlet
• The Sign of the Four
• The Hound of the Baskervilles
• The Valley of Fear

Short Story Collections:
• The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
• The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
• The Return of Sherlock Holmes
• His Last Bow
• The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

Additional Fan Resources

Also included are special features for any Holmes enthusiast, including:

• A list of films and television series starring the character Sherlock Holmes.
• A Reading Guide to additional books about Sherlock Holmes by other authors.
• Links to free, full-length audio recordings of all the novels and short stories in this collection.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2314 KB
  • Print Length: 204 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Maplewood Books; 2 edition (August 4, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DCD53C2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,197 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the classic detective August 19, 2013
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I read most of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes as a kid in ad hoc fashion, and downloaded this collection only because it was essentially free, because I wanted to compare Lyndsay Faye's Holmsian style in Dust and Darkness (2009) to the original.

But once through A Study in Scarlett I was hooked once again, and couldn't stop until I got to the end of this collection. It was great having them chronologically arranged by publication date since stories refer to previous stories in this sequence but of course never to future ones, even though the stories are not in "actual" time order.

To this edition: the table of contents, both of the compendium and the individual books, work nicely. There's some flaws in it all, however. An obvious is The Last Bow contains only the short story, while the other stories in the eponymous collection are mysteriously missing. The other is there's some unfortunate omissions: the cryptograms in The Dancing Men, and a truncated telegram in The Missing Three Quarter. Additionally the Casebook of Sherlock Holmes is intentionally missing thanks to the Mickey Mouse Act's extension of copyright in the US.

But the Last Bow collection is readily available for the same price, and the Casebook's not hard to find, so these are easily enough remedied. I recommend grabbing The Dancing Men from another source since it's unfortunately to read it without the key element of the story.

Holmes, given the time it was written, is absolutely brilliant work. Indeed in comparison other fictional detective appear bumbling fools, ignoring obvious opportunities for clues in an apparent effort to pad out the full length of their book.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
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This is an almost complete set of the Sherlock Holmes stories. My review is only 4 starts because the last story collection published, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, is not included. (I was really annoyed to find, after buying this, that the Kindle store's description of the book deliberately obscures this, and presents the book as a complete set.)

However, this is a very readable edition. The design and typography are easy on the eyes, so long reading sessions are no problem. It's a good and very affordable omnibus for any fan who wants nearly all the stories in one place. No illustrations or annotations; this is purely for the pleasure of reading and rereading the stories.

If you're new to Sherlock Holmes, this is a good choice, too, because the stories are presented in the order they were published, and though one collection of late stories is missing, the very last story, His Last Bow, is included.
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection! July 16, 2013
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If you're interested in getting to know Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, this book is a good way. In fact, I had read Conan Doyle before, but this book brings his novels and short stories in the order they were published. By this way, the reader starts to get to know the characters and their features little by little as they evolve through the stories. Besides, Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Collection offers a very good range of other references which are quite helpful, mainly when you're looking for different sourcers to attract students' attention to this great character.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Edition and Great Stories July 27, 2013
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I have never been much of a mystery fan, but I have greatly enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes series. I find the stories extremely easy to follow and I think the details of each case are presented in such an intriguing way. I also found this particular electronic edition very easy to navigate. I haven't spotted any grammatical or other errors. I am so pleased with how much reading I was able to do for only .99 cents! A great value!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sherlock Holmes is a great read July 30, 2013
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I love reading the stories of Sherlock Holmes in the order written. It helps with the follow through as you get the later stories with the arch villain.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless great read! August 10, 2013
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I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Of course I had heard of Sherlock Holmes, but had never actually sat down to read any of these stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I enjoyed them so much that I was sorry when I came to the last page because these stories were interesting and fun. Best investment of $0.99 I made! I tried watching one of the new Sherlock Holmes movies, but the movie version of Holmes was so different I didn't even finish the movie. It was interesting to read how they used the telegram and newspapers in those days to help them solve their mysteries.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sherlock and Watson: Modern characters in modern stories November 26, 2014
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Fantastic collection. It contains all of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories. I read the collection in its entirety over a stretch of six weeks. When I completed the last story, I felt saddened that I was losing an old friend ... at least until the next time I revisit the stories two or three years from now. While I had read several Sherlock Holmes stories many years ago, my image of him and his adventures was heavily colored by the old black and white Basil Rathbone films, which portrayed Holmes, Watson, the victims, villains and police as cardboard cutouts. I found him mildly amusing. The accounts themselves struck me as period pieces, stodgy products of Victorian England. In my recent reading of the Holmes corpus, I experienced an entirely different feeling. The stories are quite modern. The psychology of the characters is carefully explored. For all of his self-assurance, braggadocio, and bombast, Holmes is often a lonely person, prone to melancholy and insecurity. A close look at his sidekick, Dr. John Watson, shows him to be an intriguing character. He is a wounded warrior from the Afghan wars (sound contemporary?). His dedication to Holmes seems almost masochistic, but is not truly selfless: Sherlock provides him with ample material for his regular "blogs" reported in the newspapers. We discover that Watson's personal following by readers grew substantially over the years -- his readers gave him many "likes." In fact, it grows clear that Holmes' fame is inextricably tied to Watson's newspaper recounting of his adventures.
On a personal level, I found that the Sherlock Holmes stories served the same function as weekly detective programs, such as NCIS, Law and Order, and Criminal Intent. Each story takes about 35-45 minutes to read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great book!!!
Published 7 hours ago by Thomas Grosser
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and complete Collection of Holmes and Watson
This collection takes you through all of Doyle's Holmes stories. Think of it as an epic binge read. The classics with the not-so classics. Read more
Published 8 hours ago by Kindle Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars The recordings are mostly terrible. For some reason all the main short...
I bought this on a kindle player to get the recordings primarily. Have all the stories in print. The recordings are mostly terrible. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Tony J
3.0 out of 5 stars Think quick or you'll misss the clue .
The book is A fun read for Sherlock fans and first time readers . . The author had aspired to be a doctor but after seeing the minutia of medicine decided he would be better off... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Michael Bennette
5.0 out of 5 stars what can I say? it's sherlock holmes.
Really nicely formatted collection of some enduringly entertaining stories.
Published 2 days ago by Ham Atom
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent work
I cannot help but thank the publishers. Despite some minor typos toward the end (in 'The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes'), the content was always excellent.
Published 2 days ago by Mister Twisty
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great addition to my library
Published 3 days ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars one that can be reread to while away an otherwise dull evening.
This collection was the precursor of the modern detective school of fiction and as such was predictable, however, in being so, it highlighted its unique place in literary history. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Eric Heimann
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Classic!
All the classics wrapped up into one nice package! I enjoy reading Sherlock Holmes, so having a nice little collection to view on my kindle has been nice. Read more
Published 5 days ago by MSMJ Shaffer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love Sherlock Holmes. I believe I have read every one written.
Published 5 days ago by Milton D Landgren
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Yes, as of date, the line drawings for 'The Dancing Men' are included in the Kindle edition.
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