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The Judgement of Sherlock Holmes

Jonathan Barnes

Sherlock Holmes had many secrets. This is the greatest of them. Our knowledge of the life and career of Mr Sherlock Holmes is necessarily partial and inexact. Riddled with lacunae and ambiguities, its parameters are defined chiefly by what his friend and colleague, Dr John Watson, saw fit to record. One era in particular – those enigmatic years in which, believed dead at the Reichenbach Falls, the Great Detective roved the world incognito – has been shrouded in obscurity and doubt, the particulars of that time too terrible and too strange to be set down in full. At least, that is, until now… Part One: Poppyland It is October, 1921. Dr John Watson, now almost seventy, has accustomed himself to a life of retirement. He is surprised, then, to encounter his old friend, Mr Sherlock Holmes, rising out of the early evening mist like a wraith. There are things they have to discuss, he says, matters from the distant past. It is important, he says, that Watson hears at last a full account of what happened to Holmes during his years away from England when, believed by the world to be dead following his battle with Professor Moriarty, he travelled incognito overseas… Part Two: At the Gates of Shambhala 1892. At the heart of Tibet, a world away from London, where a grieving Dr Watson is battling demons of his own, stands an ancient monastery, abandoned for generations but now the source of rumours of the most peculiar and terrible kind. For strangers have lately invaded this place and pressed it into service for their dark schemes. Those who dwell nearby have come to live in fear and sorrow. What good fortune, then, that a certain noted Norwegian explorer should happen to have found himself in the vicinity… Part Three: The Man in the Moonlight Mr Sherlock Holmes is the kind of man whom it is practically impossible to imagine ever having been a child, so fixed and set is his nature. Yet even he was once an infant, his childhood as fraught with peril as his adult life. That time, long past, still haunts him – one

Sherlock Holmes had many secrets. This is the greatest of them. Our knowledge of the life and career of Mr Sherlock Holmes is necessarily partial and inexact. Riddled with lacunae and ambiguities, its parameters are defined chiefly by what his friend and colleague, Dr John Watson, saw fit to record. One era in particular – those enigmatic years in which, believed dead at the Reichenbach Falls, the Great Detective roved the world incognito – has been shrouded in obscurity and doubt, the particulars of that time too terrible and too strange to be set down in full. At least, that is, until now… Part One: Poppyland It is October, 1921. Dr John Watson, now almost seventy, has accustomed himself to a life of retirement. He is surprised, then, to encounter his old friend, Mr Sherlock Holmes, rising out of the early evening mist like a wraith. There are things they have to discuss, he says, matters from the distant past. It is important, he says, that Watson hears at last a full account of what happened to Holmes during his years away from England when, believed by the world to be dead following his battle with Professor Moriarty, he travelled incognito overseas… Part Two: At the Gates of Shambhala 1892. At the heart of Tibet, a world away from London, where a grieving Dr Watson is battling demons of his own, stands an ancient monastery, abandoned for generations but now the source of rumours of the most peculiar and terrible kind. For strangers have lately invaded this place and pressed it into service for their dark schemes. Those who dwell nearby have come to live in fear and sorrow. What good fortune, then, that a certain noted Norwegian explorer should happen to have found himself in the vicinity… Part Three: The Man in the Moonlight Mr Sherlock Holmes is the kind of man whom it is practically impossible to imagine ever having been a child, so fixed and set is his nature. Yet even he was once an infant, his childhood as fraught with peril as his adult life. That time, long past, still haunts him – one
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Sherlock Holmes had many secrets. This is the greatest of them. Our knowledge of the life and career of Mr Sherlock Holmes is necessarily partial and inexact. Riddled with lacunae and ambiguities, its parameters are defined chiefly by what his friend and colleague, Dr John Watson, saw fit to record. One era in particular – those enigmatic years in which, believed dead at the Reichenbach Falls, the Great Detective roved the world incognito – has been shrouded in obscurity and doubt, the particulars of that time too terrible and too strange to be set down in full. At least, that is, until now… Part One: Poppyland It is October, 1921. Dr John Watson, now almost seventy, has accustomed himself to a life of retirement. He is surprised, then, to encounter his old friend, Mr Sherlock Holmes, rising out of the early evening mist like a wraith. There are things they have to discuss, he says, matters from the distant past. It is important, he says, that Watson hears at last a full account of what happened to Holmes during his years away from England when, believed by the world to be dead following his battle with Professor Moriarty, he travelled incognito overseas… Part Two: At the Gates of Shambhala 1892. At the heart of Tibet, a world away from London, where a grieving Dr Watson is battling demons of his own, stands an ancient monastery, abandoned for generations but now the source of rumours of the most peculiar and terrible kind. For strangers have lately invaded this place and pressed it into service for their dark schemes. Those who dwell nearby have come to live in fear and sorrow. What good fortune, then, that a certain noted Norwegian explorer should happen to have found himself in the vicinity… Part Three: The Man in the Moonlight Mr Sherlock Holmes is the kind of man whom it is practically impossible to imagine ever having been a child, so fixed and set is his nature. Yet even he was once an infant, his childhood as fraught with peril as his adult life. That time, long past, still haunts him – one

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicholas Briggs, Richard Earl

Length:

4h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:55


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:43


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:17


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

10:14


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:55


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:45


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:15


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:01


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:03


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:33


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:53


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

00:48


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

10:32