The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle Book Summary
The terrible spectacle of the beast, the fog of the moor, the discovery of a body, this classic horror story pits detective against dog. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse. It is left to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to solve the mystery of the legend of the phantom hound before Sir Charles' heir comes to an equally gruesome end.
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle Book Reviews
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Trust me, this is one of the best classic mysteries you should read. Maybe at first you need to get used to the 1800’s language but after you get used to the language in the book and start to REALLY enjoy the book.
Great book, classic
I enjoyed this story. I love that everything is explained in the end.
This is one of the best reads! It's an easy read and it keeps me engaged until the end.
Intense action packed awesome scary cool and just an all around good book. Big chapters but very interesting ones. Worth reading
I struggled to really grab on to it. This book was a school book we had to read, but it doesn't have enough plot for me or my interests.
Okay book. Stapleton did it
Basic Sherlock Holmes mystery. Over time, they have become dated and hard to relate to.
I really liked it but school ruined it for me
Has a great plot, but drags on really slowly. It definitely took me some determination to finish it.
It was boring
Very interesting tale of an evil hound and Sherlock holmes!!! A classic!!
This book maintained the excellence which is presented throughout the Sherlock Holmes Series.
Terrific read. Very much enjoyed this book and would recommend it!
I have not read such an excellent book in a very long time; it includes all the thrills and twists I like to have in a story. I never thought I'd be so surprised by a book in all my life!
This novel was very well written and one of my personal favorites when dealing with Sherlock Holmes. Clever word play and plot twists. Loved every minute of this book, definitely would recommend it to any reader!!!🎅🎅👻👻🎅👻👻
I love it! Just as good when I read the book version!
Truly a treasure. Masterful. Timeless .
Really enjoyed this. Well written and a terrific story.
This is the 1902 review and the book was written in 1902. Don't mess it up.
Ver Good book, the last chapter is the only boring part.
Great read, over a hundred years and it's still spellbinding!
There is hardly anything better on a lazy weekend than to curl up on the couch with a warm cup of tea and a great Sherlock Holmes novel. I feel that The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of the best of Conan Doyle's crime novels. It's well worth the time...
Such a good book, got my attention right away
This novel, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is very cleverly written and quite engaging in that the reader wants to know how Holmes will solve the case. However, the case itself is fairly predictable; I had figured out most everything from the clues before the plot revealed the developments. For the predictability, I deducted a star. If you haven't read a Sherlock Holmes mystery, this one is the one to read.
This is such a good book! But there were some things that didn't make any sense.
Excellent book, very entertaining.
I first read this book when I was probably 8 or 10 and ever since I have been completely hooked on all the Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories. I'm 25 now and each time I read the Hound of the Baskervilles again it is amazing. A truly great book from start to finish.
This book is a classic, no doubt. it definitely has the potential to join War & Peace, Don Quixote, and Robinson Crusoe as one of the top stories of all-time. It honestly kept me interested the whole way through, which I find rare for lots of classics, and had a very possible to solve, interesting mystery tied to its fantastic plot and intense action scenes. I had to read it for school, and it was probably one of the best school-assigned books I have ever read.
Omg this was such a good book I highly recommend it! it was such a good mystery and it explains everything so well! I had to read this for my summer reading and I loved it!
Fun to read with Downey Jr.s voice in my head. The current movies adhere rather well to Conan Doyle.s stylizations.
Excellent writing from a familiar genre.
The length of the novella lends itself to the story. The gloomy and oppressively evil mood of the moor is masterfully rendered. Great characters and pacing. Wonderful.
Great read, especially, when considering when this book was written.
I have longed to learn more of the writings of Sir Doyle after seeing movies if his created characters over the years. This is the second book of his writings I have consumed. I must say, I was rather pleased by those two books. I love the 19th century backdrop and style of language. I am usually put off by not understanding the choice of words of older writings, but in this book I was not and enjoyed the older style of words. I would recommend Sir Doyle's works and especially 'The Hound of the Baskerville'.
Good book but "A Study in Scarlet" is better
Doyle, as usual, provides a story with great surprises and built upon solid logic.
This book got me back into reading after a year long hiatus. Once I finished the first page I couldn't help but read through it over the weekend. Warning! You may drop everything else that you are doing once you pick up this book.
First sherlock Holmes book I read. Must read....
I have always loved Sherlock! It is the one stand- by book for me when I can't find anything else I want to read. I have always been fascinated by him. I love all the writings about Holmes!
This book is uploaded beautifully. I recommend this book.
I have seen several movie versions of this book, but the original narrative is still the best! If you are a Conan Doyle fan and have not read it, do so. If you are a fan of mystery stories, you will not be disappointed.
I read this book at my high school for English and it was great! Definitely a suggestive read for fans of Mystery, Fiction, and of course, Sherlock Holmes. If you want a detective challenge, try this book! I surely suggest it.
Excellent reading. Enjoyed it very much . 5 stars
A pesar de haber leido este libro en ingles siento que lo entendí completamente y el tiempo que tomo leerlo fue uno bien gastado
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Really, what can be said about a timeless classic? I am so glad I took the time to read it, and got a glimpse of life in the 1800's, and the immortal Sherlock Holmes. Doyle has a unique style that I really could appreciate, and therefore I highly recommend it to anybody.
It is books like this one that can keep me reading for hours without feeling bored. Doyle is just that good of an author!
Kinda nice with Watson being the main detective!
Classic mystery, great and quick read
Timeless story. Great read!
This book was very peculiar. However I quite enjoyed it.
Very definitely a must read classic!
This is a great read - unfortunately chapters are missing from my download
That is a great book
Fanatic best thing I have down loaded
A great read. One of the best mysteries ever.
I loved the whole story, well written and very atmospheric throughout. I have read the book now and watched the films from Basil Rathbone to Benedict Cumberbatch. All of them had a different twist on the character of Holmes but the main plot of the story remains the same. The only thing I didn’t like about the book was the summary of the whole case at the end. After reading the book, I fully understood why certain things happened the way they had. Apart from that, very enjoyable and will certainly be reading more of Sherlocks exploits.
I love all the Sherlock Holmes stories but this one is a special classic that can be read time and again.
Arthur Conan Doyle is an excellent writer. I am intrigued by all his books.
The story had so much potential and spent the whole book building up to an incredible conclusion that never came. It was a sudden and unsatisfactory end. However, the middle of the book was interesting.
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I love it! Can't stop reading!
I found this book so good. And subscribe to my youtube channel 'Lightning Escaper' the vids are really entertaining.
I nearly died with boredom readin this 😪 I was forced to read this
This books dead
Anyone who challenges how good this book is simply doesn't understand it. An amazing read, slightly slow at times yet amazing plot and themes
I have sooooooooo enjoyed this book because it was so short! I am not an avid reader as you can guess. 😃😋😃😇😑😗😄😗😊😔😁😚😁😌😔☺️😑😁😓😀😕😋😔☺️😕😂😔😀😒😑😍😒😌😑😋😒😌😔😉😊😔😔😂😀
Joking this book was so dead go kill yourself artur Conan Doyle. Banter
A good read very scary tho :)
This was the first time reading a Sherlock Holmes story and I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.
This is such a good book! Although it can be a little hard to understand sometimes it is a really gripping story. I would not recommend this though to anyone who does not like scary books as this can be a little scary at times.
It's really intriguing
Wow a true classic well written good pace and enthralling all the way.
Another masterpiece by sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
It was crap
Refreshing read. Sir Doyle brings the feeling of the Novel to the reader. Impressive tale, with Mr Holmes only in 40% of the book.
We all know the story; superb. The trouble with ebooks is the formatting and editing. In this edition the standard font size works fine, but if you make the font bigger or smaller the carriage returns are in the wrong place. Stupid.
Really an enjoyable story like all the Sherlock Holmes tales. Will no doubt enthral younger readers as it did to me all those Years ago when I read it for the first time.
Simply excellent, one of my favourite books.
Another amazing Sherlock Holmes book and is well worth reading more than once
A classic Holmes story
If you've never read a Sherlock Holmes story before, this is a great choice to begin with. By the end you will realise why SH stories are still so popular and loved by hard core fans and new comers alike. Mystery, suspense, action,humour, romance...it's all there. It's never dull and not overly long. This will have you reading to the very last word to find out who,how and why. And it's free!!! Don't let the fact it was written over 100 years ago put you off.
Pure classic detective work a must for any Holmes fan
That was the best book I have ever read
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Rarely a dull moment with evocative writing and fantastic descriptive language. Truly suspenseful throughout, you can feel the tension and see the scenes perfectly in your head. A fantastic Holmes novel.
When I first set out to read this work, I was sure that because of its use of slightly archaic language, I would derive no excitement from its pages. Of course, I was proved wrong and devoured the splendid mystery with such ferocity that I was sure, at times, that I was trampling through that moor right along with this intrepid troupe! The best things in life are free, indeed!
An excellent novel that represents the true genius of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Hound of of the Baskervilles is short at 214 pages, and this coupled with it's fast pace will attract teen readers; adults will love clever twists and an enjoyable storyline. It starts off at a steady pace (what little boring chit chat there is is balanced by fun surprises the author throws in) and gathers steam until you can't put the book down. Highly recommended!
The book was interesting. I had to read it for a school project.
I never thought that this story would be so gripping every step of the way. I read "The Red-Headed League" and was a little disappointed, but this wonderful story more than made up for it. Doyle is the master of the mystery. So much fun to read!
Good book. I had to read it for my Reading class and this came out convenient. Besides that, it was a great book with a lot of excitement.
I first read this book in 8th grade, and I have loved it ever since. It is awesome that they offer these for free because my son is getting to the age of reading assignments,so this works out well. Thank you!
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did a fantastic job in crafting the Sherlock Holmes series. I can rarely find literature that is as captivating as this, and the fact that it's free and portable is pretty cool and convenient.
Arthur Conan Doyle - The Hound of the Baskervilles Comments
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer and physician. He created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887 for A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and fifty-six short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Sherlock Holmes stories are milestones in the field of crime fiction. Doyle was a prolific writer; other than Holmes stories, his works include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger, and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, and historical novels. One of Doyle's early short stories, "J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement" (1884), helped to popularise the mystery of the Mary Celeste. Name Doyle is often referred to as "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" or "Conan Doyle", implying that "Conan" is part of a compound surname rather than a middle name. His baptism entry in the register of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, gives "Arthur Ignatius Conan" as ....