Memories and Adventures

Letto da: Robert Whitfield
Durata: 14 ore e 5 min
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"I have had a life which, for variety and romance, could, I think, hardly be exceeded. I have known what it was to be a poor man and I have known what it was to be fairly affluent. I have sampled every kind of human experience. I have known many of the most remarkable men of my time. I have had a long literary career after a medical training which gave me the MD of Edinburgh....I have traveled as Doctor to a whaler for seven months in the Arctic and afterwards in the West Coast of Africa. I have seen something of three wars: the Sudanese, the South African, and the German. My life has been dotted with adventures of all kinds. Finally, I have been constrained to devote my latter years to telling the world the final result of thirty-six years' study of the occult....Such is the life which I have told in some detail in my Memories and Adventures." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Public Domain (P)1998 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

"You would think that writing the complete works of Sherlock Holmes would be the accomplishment of a lifetime. Think again. In this autobiography, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle describes an incredibly adventuresome and full life, of which the authorship of his famous stories was only a small part....Whitfield offers a smooth and professional reading of this exciting book." (Kliatt)

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  • Nat Yancy
  • 18/07/2020

poor editing

the very poor editing of this book is frustrating! dozens of repeating phrases and several times it sounds like back in the day when the player ate the cassette tape!

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  • Jane M.
  • 23/01/2017

Shame about the repetitions

Robert Whitfield does a good job with this interesting period piece, but as other reviewers have mentioned, the editing is appalling. There's barely a chapter that's free from repetitions and retakes which should never have made it into the final version.

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  • Knucklebones
  • 17/02/2013

Shame about the 'Holmes' narrator

Conan Doyle was a big, sporty adventurous man who met life head-on and achieved a remarkable amount within his lifetime, a lot of which is recounted here. He also retained his Scottish accent to the end of his life. So I find it sad that the publishers deliberately chose a narrator with a 'Sherlockian', intellectual, humourless English voice to read this vivid account of his life. Poor old Doyle - he can't get away from his famous creation even here. It ruined the book for me.



Besides that, this recording is full of editing mistakes with sentences repeated, Part 2 being particularly bad. Altogether an unsatisfactory purchase.

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  • Paul Tracy
  • 12/03/2018

Needs editing.

Obviously no one who is in a position to edit this audio has listened to it. It repeats parts over and can be very annoying. Story very good and read well.