After one year and almost four months, our buddy read, or rather "buddy listen", of the complete Sherlock Holmes canon narrated by Stephen Fry came to an end tonight.
I'm still in shock, and I'm sure grief will set in at some point, too.
I've immensely enjoyed reading the stories every week and having discussions with my buddy over at KnightofAngels, and the whole reading experience was only made even better by Fry's narration of the stories.
It was simply the best!
(Except if you are listening to the US version of the Audible audiobook which, at the time of writing, is missing the final book in the Holmes canon...because of copyright reasons, apparently.)
Evidently, I'm not going to review the Holmes stories here... There is not much to say about the Holmes stories except that sometimes popular books deserve to be popular and none more so than the Holmes canon. Even tho the quality of the stories vary, as they do in any collection, they have created this world of 221B Baker Street that impressed me when I first set foot in it and has kept me fascinated on various re-reads over the decades.
These stories are very much part of my personal canon of books that have defined and refined me as a reader.