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The Complete Sherlock Holmes: with an introduction from Robert Ryan [Kindle Edition]

Arthur Conan Doyle , Robert Ryan
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (857 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The complete collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tales, both long and short, compiled together for the first time by Simon & Schuster.
This fantastic collection is accompanied by an exciting new introduction from Robert Ryan, a writer whose own book, Dead Man's Land, has been fully endorsed by the Conan Doyle Estate. A big Holmes fan himself, he will undoubtedly provide a fascinating new look at the detective and his bizarre ability to read both people and objects, in order to discover who dunnit.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 2362 KB
  • Print Length: 1874 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (December 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AHE20W0
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,288 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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128 of 138 people found the following review helpful
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The Sherlock Holmes books are definitely classics, and this compilation of all of Doyle's works is certainly a lot better than purchasing one of the homemade compilations here on Amazon or purchasing each of the titles individually. These stories, while the language and dry humor of the times is certainly not what it is in the modern world, are skillfully done and I've enjoyed reading them for most of my life. With the professional Kindle formatting, I think this is the compilation to get.

I picked this up for free during a Kindle promotion - while the free pricing is outstanding, I would have certainly paid a few bucks to have all of Doyle's works in one place and formatted properly for the Kindle.
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fine for content, some presentation faults December 24, 2012
By CTZB
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A free compendium of Holmes stories (with a working, clickable table of contents) is a fine thing to have, but the e-book format could be improved. The text, adapted from Project Gutenberg, isn't perfect--I noticed a missing word in the first story I read. Italics are changed to distracting CAPITALS. The blank line between paragraphs makes short conversations straggle over several Kindle pages. Titles are in serif and the body text in sans serif, the opposite of my preference, and can't be changed on my Kindle. Graphics are omitted, so the Adventure of the Dancing Men can't be solved by the reader.
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61 of 67 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NOT the quality one expects from S&S December 13, 2012
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REVISED: Many of these reviews sing the praises of the Sherlock Holmes stories (4 novels and 5 collections of short stories for a total of 9 books), and I join them in their acclamation. The stories truly are wonderful and Doyle's Sherlock Holmes well deserves 5 stars. But he also deserves better treatment than accorded here by Simon & Schuster.

One expects a much higher quality product (nay, a virtually perfect one), from such a noted and highly-respected publisher. Yes, this set is free (to promote Robert Ryan's upcoming book), and I am appreciative, but I am also disappointed, because in this instance you get what you pay for, which is a surprisingly imperfect rendering of the text.

Simon & Schuster seems to have merely repackaged existing, free, public domain, Project Gutenberg texts for this edition; that would explain the number of "Gutenbergish" (my word) imperfections sprinkled throughout. Also, vital pictorial representations (notably in "The Dancing Men") are omitted, and the font of the main text oddly switches from traditional serif to a less pleasant (in my opinion) computerish sans-serif. (Given these flaws, I am surprised some reviewers so highly praise the formatting. But then again, I am also greatly surprised at more than a few of the 300+ so-called "reviews" for this product.)

My advice? Since the book is a freebie, you have nothing to lose by downloading it--especially if you don't already have a complete ebook set of Sherlock Holmes. (And if you THINK you do, be certain yours includes ALL 12 stories in the "Case Book of Sherlock Holmes." Many previous ebook sets claiming to be complete had to omit all or part of it for copyright reasons.
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36 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Compendium December 13, 2012
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Let's be honest. Most of these works were already available on Amazon for free. I think I was able to find the complete collection about a year ago by only spending a dollar total. However, this collection puts it all together in a convenient, single purchase. The order of the stories is not chronological, though. It begins with the four novels in chronological order, then provides the short stories in chronological order. This isn't a complain; it's just something to keep in mind. If you've ever read a Sherlock Holmes story, you'll be able to find it again here. With zero price tag on it, there's really not a reason to skip picking this up.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ebook lacking important parts of the original. January 21, 2013
By H. S.
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The works of Doyle are excellent. Unfortunately, this ebook lacks much.

First, there are numerous transcription errors, with obvious missing paragraphs, misspellings, and textual oddities.

Next, the illustrations are nonexistent. These are critical in understanding several of the cases, especially the case of the dancing men, and but are only indicated in the ebook text as "GRAPHIC".

One last criticism of this edition is that it is more of an ad for Robert Ryan's book, as the introduction and epilogue are clearly designed to interest readers in that novel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Collection December 22, 2012
By AJB
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If you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes then this collection is for you. I got this when it was free and it may still be. The forward by Robert Ryan discusses his interest and his soon to be released Dr. Watson book "Dead Mans Land". I will be checking that out in January!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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There have been other kindle versions but brush them aside. This is the definitive kindle Holmes experience. Every word ever written lies here in. You won't be disappointed with this collection and the introduction by Robert Ryan tells you how lovingly this collection was gathered and presented to the ebook readership. I highly recommend.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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First, full disclosure: I haven't yet read the actual stories in this Kindle version. However, over the years, I have read about 75% of them in good, old-fashioned print. Also, I already had a different digital version of ACD's complete works, but it pales in comparison to this version put out by Simon & Schuster UK. So grab this while it's free because it's easier and much more convenient to read on Kindle than by holding a bound collector's edition (trust me on this because I have one of those as well).

The formatting is very clean and the text easily readable, especially with the new Times New Roman font for the stories themselves. The best (for me at least) is the Contents Page with working links; I checked a couple randomly and they were accurate. ACD's works are separated into "Novels" and "Short Story Collections". Given that the titles are not listed alphabetically, I'll have to assume (without checking wiki) that they are listed in chronological order by publication date.

However, the introduction by Robert Ryan was a bit of a disappointment. He spends the first 1/3 discussing the characters of Holmes and Watson as revealed by certain of ACD's works, but then smoothly (and most definitely) segues into a discussion of how he researched and fleshed out Watson as the main character for his own book.

My only true (but nominal) complaint would be the extra blank lines between the paragraphs. Seems like a trivial thing but the extra clicks on your Kindle really add up after a while. And I always wonder why this is done when I can't recall ever seeing the same thing in print. *shrugs*

FYI, towards the bottom of the copyright page, thanks are given to Project Gutanberg [sic] "for providing the text to compile the works".
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Legendary Classic brought to you by Amazon
The Complete Sherlock Holmes is a legendary Classic which still enthralls the readers with Suspense and clear and methodical thought process. Read more
Published 1 day ago by N Ravi Chowdhary
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Published 4 days ago by shawn
1.0 out of 5 stars waste $$$
waste $$$
Published 4 days ago by Dallas tinch
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
Loved it. Perfect for any sherlock holmes fan.
Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Illustrations not included.
This is a very well formatted volume of the Conan Doyle tales. My only wish was that some of the illustrations would have been included such as in The Dancing Men. Read more
Published 18 days ago by SoMoMan
5.0 out of 5 stars Doyle at his very best!
Outstanding, real detective work by the best there ever was without today's technology. Very enjoyable read by a true master.
Published 18 days ago by august von kleist
5.0 out of 5 stars Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes will forever entertain the...
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes will forever entertain the masses - be it in literary form or on the screen. Read more
Published 19 days ago by M. Harding
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Sherlock Holmes and appreciate having the complete works in ...
I love Sherlock Holmes and appreciate having the complete works in one book. The introduction was informative and I am glad I took the time to read it.
Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Become engrossed and captivating reading.
One does not have to understand the British English nor delve deeply into clue laden situations to really enjoy a Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson mystery book. Read more
Published 22 days ago by William Leistner
4.0 out of 5 stars it gets better
It was interesting to see the evolution of Conan Doyle's style and storytelling in Holmes' adevntures. You don't have to be a serious a
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Published 22 days ago by dberman
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