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?

Sherlock – Martin Fido

The full title is Sherlock: The Facts and Fiction Behind the World’s Most Famous Detective.


I really wanted to love this book. I tried so hard to love this. But I could not. I am still up-in-the-air on if I even liked it. I liked the pictures from the original books, and the images from the movies and television shows from past to present.

I liked the back story on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and even some history about each of the major players in Sherlock’s life.

I cannot describe exactly what it was that made this story so difficult to read. It was almost written as if Mr. Doyle never existed; everyone talked about were real people; and I really could not distinguish the real Sherlock stories from the fiction that was added.

I know I am tired; but I will never be that tired…

Friday Fun Facts!


Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL

Born: May 22, 1859

Died: July 7, 1930

Wrote: The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries


Mr. Doyle was a Scottish Physician as well as a writer. Most famously known for writing Sherlock Holmes, he wrote 60 mysteries that centered around Sherlock and Watson. He was married twice; his first wife dying of tuberculosis. He had a total of 5 children.

Quote: Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.