The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes
by Leonard Goldberg Narrator: Steve West Series: The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries #1 Published by MacMillan
on June 6, 2017 Genres: Mystery
, Historical Fiction Length:
9 hours, 36 minutes Format: Audiobook Source: Library Goodreads Amazon
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1910. Joanna Blalock unknowingly is the product of a sole assignation between the late Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler. After the nurse and her ten-year-old son see a man fall to his death in an apparent suicide, elderly Dr. John Watson and his charming handsome son Dr. John Watson Jr. invite her to join their detective team. From hidden treasure to the Second Afghan War of 1878-1880, the group devise an ingenious plan to catch a murderer in the act while dodging Scotland Yard the British aristocracy.
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When this came to my attention, I knew it was for me. First of all, the narrator is Steve West! I really enjoy Sherlock Holmes style mysteries so that was also a plus.
The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes is the start of a new The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries series. I enjoyed the mystery as well as the setup of the world and the characters. It is set in England, and features the progeny of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, working the case. I loved the smart deductions made with excellent observations. There was even a bit of a romance.
I can’t wait to go on with A Study of Treason to have another case with these engaging sleuths. And more Steve West!
I chose to listen this story because STEVE WEST!!!!!! He’s a favorite favorite. I loved listening to this story at my usual 1.5x speed. I appreciate his work with both male and female voices. But honestly, I could listen to him read anything probably. His performance definitely enhances my enjoyment.
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About Steve West
A London native, Steve began his career by winning the Stage & Television Today acting scholarship at the age of 17 (after ironically believing that he had bombed the audition!). What followed took him through one of London’s top drama conservatories, onto the West End stage in ABBA’s musical phenomenon Mamma Mia! and then to working opposite the likes of Chucky the killer doll and Don Draper in TV’s Mad Men.
Having moved to the States in 2009 he earned a place as a highly respected and award winning voice over artist working across commercials, films, documentary, audiobooks and video games. He starred as Galahad in Sony’s epic motion capture release The Order 1886 which took over 2 years to film and employed the most up-to-date filming and audio techniques in the field.
Versatile in a multitude of ways from acting to singing to dancing to dying 100’s of different ways in a sound booth he continues to enjoy work both on stage, screen and behind a mic. Check out his latest news on the home page, join the conversation on Facebook and twitter and even head back to the 1800s and ‘be’ Steve/Galahad on the PS4!
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About Leonard Goldberg
Leonard Goldberg is an American physicist, professor of medicine, and the author of the Joanna Blalock series of medical thrillers.
His novels have been translated into a dozen languages and sold more than a million copies worldwide. Leonard Goldberg is himself a consulting physician affiliated with the UCLA Medical Center, where he holds an appointment as Clinical Professor of Medicine. A sought-after expert witness in medical malpractice trials, he is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and rheumatology, and has published over a hundred scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals.
Leonard Goldberg’s writing career began with a clinical interest in blood disorders. While involved in a research project at UCLA, he encountered a most unusual blood type. The patient’s red blood cells were O-Rh null, indicating they were totally deficient in A, B and Rh factors and could be administered to virtually anyone without fear of a transfusion reaction. In essence, the patient was the proverbial “universal” blood donor. This finding spurred the idea for a story in which an individual was born without a tissue type, making that person’s organs transplantable into anyone without worry of rejection. His first novel, Transplant, revolved around a young woman who is discovered to be a universal organ donor and is hounded by a wealthy, powerful man in desperate need of a new kidney. The book quickly went through multiple printings and was optioned by a major Hollywood studio.
Dr. Goldberg is a native of Charleston and a long-time California resident. He currently divides his time between Los Angeles and an island off the coast of South Carolina.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
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Like Steve West much? Now I’ve GOT to check him out. Thrilled that you liked this book as I’m interested in this series.
Oh it’s more than LIKE. He also narrates Martha Grimes Richard Jury series, and the first of Ilona Andrews Hugh books Iron Magic, and he narrated Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater which I LOVED. He also does the Strange the Dreamer ones by Laini Taylor. That’s what I can think of just quickly. He is awesome. Anyway, you can always check out the sample.
I liked the book too. I’m a little wary about Sherlock Holmes stuff that isn’t the original but I enjoyed this one.
I loved Scorpio Races and now I want to try this book as an audible. A great narrator is something I”m always looking for. And who can resist a Sherlock Holmes tale!
STEVE WEST. STEVE WEST. STEVE WEST. I can’t hear him enough.
I got both Scorpio Races and this one at the library so it doesn’t have to be expensive to listen, either.
Huh… I picked up a series that also features Sherlock’s daughter – Lucy James. I listed to the first couple. I liked them okay, but not loved them. I may have to try this one out. I haven’t listened to Steve West, yet. But I do have Hugh’s book in my library and will listen before the second book comes out.
Well however you get to listen to Steve West – DO IT!!!!! I really enjoyed this. Maybe just a tiny bit less than Sherry Thomas series with Charlotte but both are enjoyable.