Thursday, December 17

Audiobook Review: Sherlock Holmes - The Affair of the Christmas Jewel by Barry Roberts

Author: Barry Roberts
Narrator: David Ian Davies
Title: Sherlock Holmes -The Affair of the Christmas Jewel
Genre: Mystery & short story
Format: Audiobook
Published:  2002
Where I got It: Audible

Flagged down by Inspector LaStrade of Scotland Yard as they walk through the icy winter streets, Holmes and Watson are transported to the home of the aristocratic Lady Whitebread. Once there, she tells them her traditional holiday centerpiece has vanished in the midst of the Christmas dinner - right under the very noses of her guests. The decoration? An enormous work of the jeweler's art centered upon a three inch round emerald called...the Christmas Jewel.

Stumbled upon this one while looking for a short and sweet audio. This fit the bill and I love a good Sherlock mystery for sure. 

The epic duo is flagged down by an Inspector who needs help with an aristocratic mystery. Lady Whitebread was hosting a party  for the holiday. Her jewel that was donning the holiday table was snatched in front of everyone and she needs help finding it and figuring out who did it at her party. 

This was short and fun. A nice little mystery of whodunit and where the jewel is. For sure recommend this if you want an Xmas mystery. It's only about 30 mins long.

Ooooo Lady Whitebread...your name is lame BUT I adored you. Thanks to her and her smart actions she made the job for Sherlock a hair easier. Still a lot of people who had motive and opportunity to steal the priceless jewel. 

The narrator was fun. His voice for Lady Whitebread was scary good. It didn't even sound like him. Bravo sir!

In the end, this filled the need I needed. I wanted a quick and fun xmas story. Even better that it was with our epic duo. 5 stars. 

- #61 for Audiobook Challenge



Blodeuedd said...

Regarding my earlier comment today (5 left!) Hehe

And on to this, short! Love it

Carole Rae said...

Running outta timeeee.

Yess - short and fun!

Jen Twimom said...

I do enjoy a good Sherlock mystery. Does this take place during the "real" Sherlock books or is it some sort of twist on the original?

Sophia Rose said...

I see I must hunt down the audio versions. Sounds good!

vvb32 reads said...

Sounds just right for now. I'll have to look for it. Cheers ;-)

Carole Rae said...

Jen, the author did notate that it was "cannon" or pretend it is. It was their first xmas mystery.

Sophia, :D it's a freebie on Audible.

vvb32, yess indeed!