Sherlock Holmes: The Rediscovered Railway Mysteries-John Taylor

This was my first attempt at an audio book. I will be honest right from the get-go in stating that if Benedict Cumberbatch was not the reader, I may not have made this purchase.


I am a huge fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,  and all things Sherlock, so I was willing to see what author John Taylor would do with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. 

There is a total of 4 stories included, and although they are not of the caliber of Doyle, I did like them. 

I had the hardest time with the whole audiobook concept. For some reason, I had a very difficult time picturing the story in my mind as I listened. This is never an issue when I am physically reading a book.

Do you listen to audiobooks? I will definitely give more of them a try, but I was certainly expecting a better experience from it. How do you compare it to actually reading a story?

5 thoughts on “Sherlock Holmes: The Rediscovered Railway Mysteries-John Taylor

  1. kberman April 23, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    I, too, have recently discovered audiobooks free from my library. Love Sherlock and especially Benedict. I am keeping 4-5 audio books on my Kindle Fire and finding a wonderful way to go to sleep. After 30 years of my nightly ocean tape, I think I fall asleep as soon as the audio book begins. I have it set to shut off off after 20 minutes so have to do some backtrackig the next day but the sleep is so welcome.

    • Angela April 23, 2016 / 9:51 pm

      I too need noise to sleep and I think I am going to give this a try myself. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Roe's Cottage April 26, 2016 / 2:31 am

    I love audio books – I don’t have time to sit and read anymore, because when I do have time to myself I like to DO something (not toddler related!). I can listen to a book while working at the allotment or while I’m crocheting… I love them! But it massively depends on the reader. A poor one really puts me off a book. If they are dull or over the top it ruins it for me.

  3. amberseah2015 May 17, 2016 / 10:01 am

    I love audio books!! But it may stem from the fact that I have dyslexia so for the first 10 years of my life I was heavily reliant on listening to stories. Even now that I am a writer and a compulsive reader I read very slow. Audio books are a great time saver, take the tedium out of driving and a well done audio book is reminiscent of the days of good old fashioned radio theater. (And no I’m not old enough to remember those days)

    • Angela May 17, 2016 / 12:52 pm

      I’m not old enough either, but I found a station on my Sirius XM that plays those old radio shows😀

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