The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Return of Sherlock Holmes


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  • Written by Arthur Conan Doyle
    Read by Peter Cushing
  • Volume 1
    4 x CD
    Running time: 238 minutes
  • Volume 2
    4 x CD
    Running time: 240 minutes


'"Holmes!" I cried. "Is it really you? Can it indeed be that you are alive? Is it possible that you succeeded in climbing out of that awful abyss?'

Three years have passed since Sherlock Holmes’s apparently fatal encounter with his nemesis, Professor Moriarty. But after the seemingly motiveless killing of a high colonial official, Dr Watson meets a mysterious book collector who reveals the truth behind that final conflict at the Reichenbach Falls.

The world's greatest sleuth is back from the dead, and once more on the trail of London’s criminal underworld in new tales of mystery and deduction.

The first 4-CD volume contains the first four tales from The Return of Sherlock Holmes: The Empty House, The Norwood Builder, The Dancing Men and The Solitary Cyclist. The second volume includes the tales The Adventure of the Priory School, The Adventure of Black Peter, The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton and The Adventure of the Six Napoleons. Enthralling, suspenseful and entertaining, the dramatic readings by one of film and television’s greatest Sherlock Holmes, Peter Cushing, are guaranteed to appeal to any fan of the great detective.

Originally recorded in 1971, Peter Cushing’s reading of The Return of Sherlock Holmes has never been released commercially before. This edition has been digitally re-mastered from the original recording, and includes new sleeve notes by Holmes expert David Stuart Davies.


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“Cushing gives a masterful and highly dramatic performance that showcases his talent for mimicry and various accents making this far more than a standard reading. At times he seems to almost be channelling his BBC Sherlock Holmes co-star Nigel Stock's voice when playing Watson. Highly recommended!”
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"Cosmic Hobo deserves the highest praise, simply for finally making them available to a wider audience 40 years after they were originally recorded… Choosing Peter Cushing as the narrator was a stroke of genius, as the actor was not just a genuine Sherlockian, but had also made quite an impact with his portrayal of the detective in Hammer's version of The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1958), followed by 16 episodes of the BBC series… All in all, this is an excellent audio collection, clocking in at close to four hours."
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