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Sherlock Holmes: The Voice of Treason

An Audible Original Drama
Written by: George Mann, Cavan Scott
Length: 8 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

There is a plot to kidnap Queen Victoria and only Sherlock Holmes can stop it...or can he?

Investigating a crime seemingly unconnected to the Royal Family, Holmes & Watson uncover a conspiracy to kidnap Queen Victoria and destabilise the British Empire.

With a ticking clock to her next public engagement, Holmes and Watson must discover who is behind the plot and locate her majesty, while Mycroft tries to keep the monarch’s disappearance a secret from the British people.

At first, Holmes believes Moriarty is responsible for the abduction, but when the Napoleon of Crime is proved innocent, Holmes must work with his arch-nemesis to rescue the Queen.

An Audible Original drama starring Nicholas Boulton as Sherlock Holmes and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Dr. John Watson alongside a full cast. 

You can also join the detective duo in an interactive murder mystery story on Alexa, where the power lies in your hands. Just ask 'Alexa, start the Great Game' to solve a crime committed before we meet Holmes and Watson in the Audible Original drama.   

George Mann is a Sunday Times best-selling novelist and scriptwriter. He’s the author of the supernatural crime series Wychwood, as well as the popular Newbury & Hobbes Victorian fantasy series. He’s written several novels featuring a 1920s vigilante known as 'The Ghost', as well as best-selling Doctor Who novels, a Star Wars book and new adventures for Sherlock Holmes. His comic writing includes extensive work on Doctor Who, Dark Souls, Warhammer 40,000, Star Wars as well Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for younger listeners and he’s also written audio scripts for Doctor Who, Blake’s 7, Sherlock Holmes and for a handful of high-profile computer games.  

Cavan Scott has written for such popular franchises as Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Vikings, Judge Dredd, Highlander and Warhammer 40,000. Recent comic work includes Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader’s Castle and The Real Ghostbusters for IDW, The Incredibles for Dark Horse, Doctor Who and Tekken for Titan, Rogue Trooper for 2000AD and Pacific Rim: Aftermath and Pacific Rim: Amara for Legendary. In 2016, Cavan was chosen as one of the 10 World Book Day authors, his WBD title, Star Wars: Adventures In Wild Space becoming a UK number one best seller. He was also the co-writer of Doctor Who Who-ology, the first Doctor Who book ever to become a Sunday Times best seller.  

Featuring: Danny Ashock, Rachel Atkins, Nicholas Boulton, Dominic Cazenove, Jessica Dennis, Felicity Duncan, Rupert Farley, Matt Gavan, Raj Ghatak, Don Gilet, Edward Harrison, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, David Holt, Frances Jeater, Ivanno Jeremiah, Shaheen Khan, Angus King, James MacCallum, Joel MacCormack, Fiz Marcus, Roger May, Amy Mcalister, Gerard McDermott, Paul McEwan, Harry Myers, Greg Page, James Parkes, Jenny Runacre, Mark Straker, Inel Tomlinson and Timothy Watson.

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truly mind-blowing!!!!!!

cannot stop listening to the story until you reach the climax. one of the best Sherlock Holmes stories to listen.....

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  • Sinder
  • 17-03-20

awesomeness

everyone needs to give this a listen , it's so good and a full cast!

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  • Dan_N_Emi
  • 28-03-20

A fun radio drama that’s well worth a credit!

This is not a book; it’s an original audio drama, acted with a full cast and effects. As an avid lover of the original Sherlock Holmes stories (I’ve read them all several times), I’m always excited and a bit nervous about new works that use the characters. This was worth the gamble: the characters feel true to Conan-Doyle’s vision, the story is full of intrigue and twists, and the ending ties everything up perfectly. Holmes fans will enjoy this one!

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  • AvidAmazonShopper
  • 19-03-20

This is not an audiobook.

This is an audio performance. It reminds me of old-school radio serials. Where you are given sound effects and a full cast, but the only narrative exposition comes from the dialogue. This unfortunately leads to character lines that are overly engineered to let the listener know what is happening. Which I just couldn't get into.

The voice acting seems quite good actually. I also believe the story had some potential. This format is just not for me.

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  • F. CARR
  • 03-04-20

Audiobook of the future

The cast does an excellent job of blending story to play. Please continue as a series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-05-20

Awesome

Wonderful Brilliant Fantastic Magnificent
I'm not a big Sherlock Holmes fan but this was Amazing

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  • Diane
  • 19-05-20

absolutely wonderful

i've been a Sherlock Holmes fan for years. this was perfect. highly recommend listening to this production.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-05-20

Not really a Holmes book

Hate it when authors market books as being Holmes books when he's just an ancillary character in the book. Whole chapters where Holmes is irrelevant to the developments. Disappointing.

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  • CWilliams
  • 07-05-20

Meh

I had to force myself to listen through the end. I didn’t care for this version of Holmes nor did I care for the story. A great deal of the charm was leeched out of it. The acting was fairly good, however.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-04-20

Absolutely wonderful!!

Just absolutely the best Sherlock ever in my humble opinion. I was entertained from start to finish!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-04-20

Enjoyed this very much! Hoping for more!

Great original! I hope Audible does more Sherlock originals and hopefully with the same cast. I loved it and will listen to it again, possibly more than once, and an audio book or drama has to be very very good before I will do that! Looking forward to savoring it and enjoying more details! This is a quality production like a BBC audio drama, it's a shame that we don't do more of these in the US as they do in the UK. Please, Audible, give us some more Sherlock!

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  • Gertrude Perkins
  • 16-03-20

Poor performance killed this dead for me

I like the idea of the plot, but I'm afraid the performance was really poor, with the Dr Watson character particularly so wooden he made it sound like a comedy skit! I've no idea how the plot would have turned out... 10 minutes in, I couldn't persevere any longer. I am requesting a refund on this one I'm afraid.

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  • John P Clews
  • 19-03-20

More Turkey Watson?

I'm a huge fan of Kobna Holdbrook-Smith but even he can't salvage this turkey!!! Avoid.

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  • Tracey Clare Dunlop
  • 19-03-20

Too many voices sound the same!! Too confusing.

Usually love Holmes stories and usually Audible originals are a good bet, but with this one there are far too many voices that sound the same and it’s far too difficult to follow who is saying what. Almost as if it’s been directed by someone used to TV not audible. Even KH-S couldn’t save this for me, and I think he’s one of the best readers for audible books.

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  • 18-03-20

Terrible acting

I really wanted to like this but the voices and acting made it impossible to listen to.

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  • VW
  • 22-03-20

Avoid avoid avoid.

why why why did this have to be so bad, I'm only into the 2nd chapter and I knew that this would be a 1 star review, I've never listened to anything this terrible, I want my credit back. Avoid avoid avoid at all costs including if it's free.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-03-20

Disappointing

I love this genre generally but I found this to be a bit of a damp squib...

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  • C.J.Aurentium
  • 18-03-20

Brilliant, Gripping, Atmospheric

What a brilliant piece of work. Had me engrossed from the start. Wish it was longer than only 8 hrs. Will be looking for more of these to spend my credits on.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-03-20

homes is back

this is a great book with excellent plot. it's nice to see homes back in action again.

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  • Russ Kane
  • 01-04-20

SADLY MISCAST

I listen to Audible products every single day. In addition, I am both a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes & of Audible original dramas - there have been some that are absolutely superb.. But, oh dear - not this. The key essence of any audio production is the casting & this is woefully adrift. I have no idea behind the thinking, but Dr Watson is acted so woodenly, and so out of character, that it has a very detrimental effect on the overall production. Mrs. Hudson is written as an absolute cliche. Another serious issue is that too many of the characters sound exactly the same, so that the listener is left thinking 'who is this speaking'? Plus, it needs editing. Too many scenes are too long, too played-out and it drags the overall pace down to a crawl. I was so looking forward to this production, too, which makes it all the more disappointing. This could have been really great.

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  • Steven
  • 10-04-20

A great radio play, highly recommended

Always a treat to find a well produced radio play. The cast are superb and Hobna Holbrook-Smith shines as Doctor Watson.
Highly recommended. Can we have some more?

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