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  • Sherlock Holmes & the Ripper of Whitechapel

  • By: M K Wiseman
  • Narrated by: Bernard Faricy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Summary

I am afraid that I, Sherlock Holmes, must act as my own chronicler in this singular case, that of the Whitechapel murders of 1888. For the way in which the affair was dropped upon my doorstep left me with little choice as to the contrary. Not 12 months prior, the siren's call of quiet domesticity and married life had robbed me of Watson's assistance as both partner and recorder of my cases. Thus, when detective inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard required a lead - any lead - I found myself forced to pursue Jack the Ripper alone and without the aid of my faithful friend. And all for the most damnedable of reasons:

Early on in my investigations, Dr. John H. Watson, formerly of 221b Baker Street, emerged as my prime suspect.

©2020 Megan Wiseman (P)2020 Megan Wiseman

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Without a doubt Awesome.

Wow,
The author M. K. Wiseman have done the unbelievable twist, what an incredible imagination connecting two stories into one making them fit perfectly and then another twist, truly amazing !!!

It took me a bit to get used to the Narration by Bernard Faricy because of his strong accent, I was ok with it after getting used to it but if you’ve asked me what to change in this audiobook it would be the narrator because most people on the globe learn American English from movies and TV, on the other hand it makes the audiobook more credible so it’s a tough one, would changing sell more ?

I’ve loved it,
and absolutely recommend !


Oded Ostfeld.



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Say it ain't so.

The loyal and personal friend of the Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, is Jack the Ripper? There will be blood but could Watson, high on opium, really commit the most horrid murders of all time? You'll just have to find out and yes you really do want to know.

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I Enjoy it

I can’t understand why people complain about the performance as most of the book is Sherlock Holmes commenting or telling the story so the voice wouldn’t really need to change
I enjoyed the story especially the twist at the end some of that I figured out for myself before the end but it’s still worth a listen

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Just awful

I can’t comment on the story, I gave up after about an hour. The narration was just awful, with very little to differentiate between the main characters voices to the point that it became confusing and annoying.

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  • Benjamin T. Sochor
  • 09-07-21

Solid story, subpar narration

Story was solid. Better than many other Holmes stories I’ve listened to.

The performance was rough. Very flat even at the most pivotal moments. Character voices weren’t very distinct, which made some scenes a bit confusing.

The performance isn’t so bad that it totally ruins the story but it does detract from the experience. It’s still a reasonably good story though, and worth a listen.

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  • Susan B
  • 24-08-22

Lousy interpretation of Sherlock Holmes

Wrote a review a couple of months ago but for some reason, a lot of my Audible reviews disappeared.

Not the Holmes I remember. And the way Watson was portrayed is downright criminal. Glad I didn't waste money on it.

Received an ARC of this Audible to review for Free Code. This is an honest and voluntary review.

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  • Jay Rose
  • 31-07-22

Sherlock Holmes & the Ripper of Whitechapel

Not my favorite, but enjoyable nonetheless. There wasn’t nearly as much use of Holmes’ deductive methods as I would have liked, but I understand that that is very difficult to write, especially from the first person perspective that was used in this book.
I did really enjoy the ending, particularly how it references back to a very specific moment in the canon. It can be tough to end well when fictionalizing real events, especially material so sensitive, but it felt both solid and respectful.
I received a free Audible copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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  • CuteAsADaisy
  • 16-05-22

Interesting Holmes Adventure

Parents: drug references, murder, pg 13 description of corpses
Language: none
Violence: PG-13, violent murder
Sexual Content: none

Story has fun twists, interesting investigation and story that tests the bounds of partnership. Well written “who done it” that will keep you reading with its relatively fast pace.

Narrator: ok, differentiations are passable at best. Accent is proper for this genre.

—I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Dwayne McClellan
  • 22-04-22

A Case never resolved

Not to this day, Even the great Sherlock Holmes, I've only read one book, But I recommend the book, if not the series.

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  • Cory Hatfield
  • 17-11-20

Really enjoyed it

I am not a big Sherlock Homes Or Jack the Ripper buff so if the story is missing Key elements it went unnoticed by me. I thought in the beginning the audio quality was a little rough but overall I really enjoyed the story and feel like the narrator did a awesome job. I would definitely recommend listening to this book.

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  • Rayc
  • 10-11-20

Certainly worth a read

As a Sherlock Holmes fan. I often find these modern versions of Sherlock lacking.

But this one is really high quality, so good I think Arthur Conan Doyle would appreciate it.
Superb narration.
I received a free copy of this audio book at my own request and voluntarily leave this honest review..