Comments: 8
BrokenTune 9 months ago
Oh, good. I have this one, too, but haven't tried it, yet.
Hope you'll enjoyy it!
Person Of Interest 9 months ago
Thanks for the shout-out, and I'm glad you enjoyed the stories. Like BT, I haven't gotten around to listening to these yet, but it sounds like they'll be well worth it when I do. :)
Yes -- and Stephen Fry makes this so much more worth it in his own right in addition. Without your recommendation of the audio I probably wouldn't have gotten to these as soon, and I'm certainly glad I did!
Murder by Death 9 months ago
You've heard Stephen Fry do the Sherlock Holmes stories, yes? Would you say his performance on this one is different enough not to confuse someone who, say, has *just* finished his SH?
Carrados doesn't have Holmes's aloofness (though that trait in Holmes is less apparent in Fry's reading than in the reading of other narrators), and Carlyle isn't quite Watson, albeit similar in his admiration. (As this is told by a third person narrator, though, there is no need for Carlyle to be figured in each story, which is probably a good thing.) There are similarities between the characters, and Fry doesn't hide them in his narration ... but it didn't take his reading for me to be aware of them, it's right there in the text -- even if more strongly so in the earlier stories than in the later ones. As with Fry's reading of the Holmes canon, however, there can be little doubt that Fry's vocal inflections are most obviously his own (1) in the third-person narrator's passages and (2) in Carrados's voice.
Murder by Death 9 months ago
Do you think it would be too confusing to listen to them back-to-back? (Although it might be a moot point; I'm not finding this edition anywhere yet.)
Have you checked Audible? The German Audible website has this same recording; I just wanted a tangible version, so I bought the MP3.

And no, I don't think it would be too confusing -- the stories themselves are different enough.