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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 (453 customer reviews)

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Book Description

NEW EDITION: NOW CONTAINS EVERY SHERLOCK HOLMES STORY, INCLUDING THE CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES!

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:

Novels:
• 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: #1,191 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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326 of 372 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Caveat Emptor August 21, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This may be someone's idea of the "ultimate" Sherlock Holmes collection, but potential buyers need to be aware that it is not a complete collection of the Holmes novels and stories. The accurate total is 60 -- 4 novels and 56 stories. Amazon does have a truly complete collection that is excellent in accuracy and navigability. It costs $3.49, which should not be a deterrent for most Holmes fans, and is called "The Complete Sherlock Holmes (Collection of all his adventures, 9 volumes in one Book)".
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26 of 29 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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16 of 17 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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29 of 34 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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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Edition and Great Stories July 27, 2013
By Lan
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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 11 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
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This is a great collection at an unparalleled price. Especially the Kindle edition. I love having all works in one place with easy navigation. I have always liked mysteries, and consequently Sherlock Holmes spin-off stories/movies/shows. But I recently experienced the BBC Sherlock series, and was blown away. That show compelled me to go back and read the actual stories. And I was completely blown away how well the previously referenced show captures the true essence of the character and stories.

As a note, these stories were written near the end of the 19th century (the 1800s) in England. So some of the language and references are a bit hard to follow sometimes; however, the Kindle edition makes it easy because you can highlight the words you don't know and get the definition instantaneously.

I don't read too many classics, for I have such a huge list of books written in the last 30 years that I tend to keep myself busy with catching up on. But I am glad I decided to pick this up. The stories are a lot of fun, and the short story novels throughout the book are nicely placed to break up the longer novels.

If you're a fan of mysteries, Sherlock Holmes, or just interested in reading something from a different time and place, this is a good choice, and at the price you're unlikely to have buyers remorse if you find it doesn't fit your tastes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally worth $1 to have the complete collection in order ...
Totally worth $1 to have the complete collection in order - much easier than trying to download each story & book individually!
Published 17 hours ago by Penny Widmore
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Bargain
It's a classic - I read it from front to back over a number of weeks. The price is incredibly low for the volume of reading it affords.
Published 3 days ago by sejhop77
4.0 out of 5 stars I have always enjoyed reading Sherlock Holmes
I have always enjoyed reading Sherlock Holmes. I am in the middle of his stories in the book and I am having a blast with it. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Denise Buist
5.0 out of 5 stars Jeremy Brett is s. Holmes!
After Jeremy Brett, there is no time for Basil Rathbone and his doofis Dr Watson!
Published 4 days ago by cloverdale mystic
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Huge fan and this is a wonderful collection!
Published 6 days ago by Genee Grimmett
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely a great read!!!
I've never been able to get enough Sherlock Holmes. This is as close as I could ever hope for. These stories have brought me the kind of joy that only reading can provide.
Published 7 days ago by doknik
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Haven't read it yet, but I look forward to doing so.
Published 8 days ago by Wayne Foote
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything at your fingertips
I am pleased to have found this complete collection, with many stories I had not read before. Being able to read and re-read ACD's wonderful writing will sustain me for years to... Read more
Published 8 days ago by michaelfromoz
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it! Easy reading.
Published 8 days ago by Laura Hecking
5.0 out of 5 stars Read every story. This is a must have for ...
Read every story. This is a must have for Doyle fans!
Published 11 days ago by Kathleen Reilly
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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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