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  • Sherlock Holmes: The Persian Slipper and Other Stories

  • By: Brenda Seabrooke
  • Narrated by: Kevin E Green
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Summary

Did you ever wonder where Sherlock Holmes found the Persian slipper he keeps his shag tobacco in? Had Holmes and Watson ever met before that day at St. Barts? Did Holmes really believe in curses when he said he did?

Dr. John Watson reveals the answers to these questions in The Persian Slipper and Other Stories, along with cases involving the putative Naval Man, a night spent at a gentlemen’s club, Holmes’ second marriage proposal, a movable tree, and a surprising wedding ending.

Eight traditional pastiches with a touch of fantasy here and there were published in Holmes anthologies at Belanger Books in the US and MX Publishing in the UK. Brenda Seabrooke is the author of 22 books—mostly mysteries—for young readers and many stories in anthologies and literary journals. She has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robie Macauley Award from Emerson College and was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award at Mystery Writers of America.

©2022 Brenda Seabrooke (P)2022 MX Publishing

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Immensely enjoyable

I've been reading Sherlock Holmes for over 50 years and have seen every kind of pastiche from excellent to absolutely unreadable which means I'm always a mix of hesitant and hopeful when encountering a new author taking a shot my two favorite fictional characters of all time. Thank goodness, Seabrook has a winner here with this batch of stories. Readers of the originals will enjoy learning about things like where the Persian slipper came from. The performance by Kevin E. Green was excellent. I'm a huge fan of the Rathbone/Bruce radio dramas and love to be taken away to this world by an audiobook. This book and performance did that perfectly for me.

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  • BigT
  • 08-09-22

Classic Holmes

This is a wonderful collection of stories that are wonderful to listen to and are completely enjoyable

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  • Neesie315
  • 20-08-22

The game is afoot!

The game is afoot! This was a great collection of 8 short stories featuring the great detective, Sherlock Holmes, once again written by Dr. Watson. The author has done a great job in capturing the feel for the original works by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and any Holmes fan would be well served in reading this book. All of the familiar characters make an appearance in at least one of these stories and I especially enjoyed the inclusion of the French detective who perfected a disguise as a moveable tree!

The narrator does a great job and his voices for the different characters are perfect and added a lot to my enjoyment of the stories. I was given the chance to listen to the audiobook by the narrator/publisher/author and chose to review it.

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  • Chris S
  • 13-08-22

Very enjoyable!

I like reading or listening to Sherlock Holmes pastiches and this book by Brenda Seabrooke was jam packed with great stories! The narration by Kevin E Green was wonderful. His performance adds to the enjoyment of the audiobook by bringing it to life for the listener. I received a free audiobook for my honest review.

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  • Kristjan Larson
  • 27-07-22

The Game is Afoot

The narration was a near perfect match for these well done Sherlockian pastiches and I loved listening to all of them. The stories themselves were good, but very quick (cramming 8 shorts into 6 hrs) and reminiscent of old time classic radio programs (so there was a certain appreciation for the nostalgia). The only critique I was bring would be that the audible index doesn’t really help you identify the individual stories (just chapter numbers and the book title).

Preface - The Stage is Set (Poem)
Chapter 1 - The Marzando Matter (Sherwin Soames" & “Ian Dotson”) ****
Chapter 2 - The Persian Slipper
Chapter 3 - The Curse of Barcombe Keep
Chapter 4 - The Nautch Night Case w/ The Recipe
Chapter 5 - The Naval Man
Chapter 6 - Tableau of Death
Chapter 7 - The Case of the Spanish Bride
Chapter 8 - The Case of the Accused Cook

I was given this free advance listener copy (ALC) audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • B.McGrath
  • 24-07-22

good

Always an interesting adventure following this sleuthing duo as they solve crimes in their own way . I enjoy the deductions and rationale. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a great job bringing it to life.