• Warlock Holmes: The Hell-Hound of the Baskervilles

  • Warlock Holmes, Book 2
  • By: G. S. Denning
  • Narrated by: Robert Garson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (678 ratings)

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Warlock Holmes: The Hell-Hound of the Baskervilles

By: G. S. Denning
Narrated by: Robert Garson
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Publisher's Summary

The game's afoot once more as the long-suffering Dr. John Watson and a partially decomposed Warlock Holmes (though he's getting better) face off against Moriarty's gang, the Pinkertons, flesh-eating horses, a parliament of imps, boredom, Surrey, a succubus, an overly Canadian aristocrat, a tricycle fight to the death, and the dreaded Pumpcrow. Oh, and a hellhound, one assumes.

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Funnier, with more gruesome bits

This book gets a bit more gruesome and strange than the first one, but somehow is also even funnier. It also reads better as a single story than the first one, which seemed more like several short stories put together. If you read the first book, that is probably all you need to know. If you haven't read the first one, start there, because this one picks up from the end of that one and you'll be completely lost without it. The narrator is absolutely perfect.

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even better than the first book!!!

Smart, funny, unpredictable, irreverent and yet still an homage to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson... with the perfect narrator. I found it even more engaging than book 1 since it was only one story (rather than multiple and less cohesive "adventures" ) and easier to get invested in the plot. I want more. 😈👿

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Great Fun!

This is a great little gem. It is entertaining and a neat twist on a classic and well-known story. If you love strange and unusual, then Warlock Holmes will deliver! It makes fun of itself at times and is never too serious! Also check out the Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone!

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Book 2 as entertaining as the first!

If you enjoyed the first one, you'll enjoy this one as well. You also get the bonus of delving into Warlock's past, which makes a bit of sense out of a lot of the weirdness that tends to go on. Looking forward to the next one!

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Warlock lacks

What would have made Warlock Holmes: The Hell-Hound of the Baskervilles better?

Less magic and more story

What was most disappointing about G. S. Denning’s story?

the severe decline in story content in this one versus the first of the series.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Robert Garson?

Maybe

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

Any additional comments?

The first one was great, the second got all bogged down in too much magic and not enough story.

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second in the series

Any additional comments?

more Warlock goodness. Our hero continues to retell the old Holmes stories with a new twist. if this is your first one of these, go back and read the first one. This one is a stand alone novel, but you'll get more out of it reading them in order.

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No a bad listen

having listened to the first in the series and this one I found the first to be a little bit more enjoyable a little bit more satirical and a nicer parody to the Sherlock Holmes series however this was not bad it just wasn't quite as witty as the first one. I hope if there is a third one in the works that hits will be more like the first in the series . This one fell short certain areas and it felt a little flat too.

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Cunning Collection of Reimagined Classics 6/5 Star

Having read and reread, listened and relistened to and fallen in love time and time again with the masterful minds and timeless partnership of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, I was absolutely delighted in stumbling upon this gem of a series penned by G.S. Dennings. The self-described world's first consulting detective finds himself recreated as an absolutely fantastic new character as Sherlock turned Warlock. This series retells the classic stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in a fantastic and wonderful way.

If you have a taste for comedic fantasy novels and are a fan of Sherlock and Watson, this is a must have series. The narration by Robert Garson is an absolutely top notch performance with perfect timing and charming character voices that are uniquely voiced bringing life to every character in the stories. Out of the countless reproductions made of Sherlock and Watson's adventures, this collection is hands down one of the most entertaining and original ideas of what has emerged in the last century. The classics of Doyle are clearly the source material which Dennings makes obviously clear by keeping the titles of most stories either unchanged or subtle adjustments to better fit his Holmes' world.

**WARNING:. Beyond this point spoilers and hints at the plot and key story concepts may be exposed in this review. I have attempted to not reveal any significant details but fair warning should be given for anyone hoping to not have anything revealed.**

Warlock Holmes is quite the opposite of his namesake. A bumbling buffoon with the common sense of a brick, Warlock Holmes is a heartwarming charming idiot. His naive rose tinted view of humanity in late 19th century England is somehow irresistibly hilarious.

Rather than being a genius of deduction observation and analysis, Warlock Holmes is just what his name suggests, a warlock with a mastery of demonic magics. He possesses immense eldritch powers in occult wizardry calling upon the forces surrounding the everyday world veiled just beyond perception of the everyday human. Despite having access to a seemingly endless font of power with endless potential, Warlock brandishes his power with hesitance and a reverence for the pricey cost of using his magical powers.

It is best understood that the magic he can access is not his own to harness but rather be borrowed from the demons, spirits, and otherworldly creatures just beyond the cross dimensional thread. With this in mind Warlock holds back from diving right into using his magic unless no alternative can be used in solving the various cases brought to him for solving.

With Warlock Holmes replacing the core concept of Sherlock Holmes, it falls upon Dr. John Watson to take up the slack as the brilliant detective and master of deduction. Moriarty once again emerges as a devious mastermind and nemesis that threatens not only our heroes but humanity, civilization, society, and life on earth as we know it. All the other familiar faces of Doyle's masterwork appear with fantastic new takes.

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This is a great series!

This book was awesome just like the first book. love the narrator. The inflections of each character is spot on it truly brings out the characters and their personalities it also adds to the humour of these books. I just purchased book 3 and will continue with this series. Thank you and keep them coming!

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The best battle scene!

Wow! Loved the whole thing. The series as a whole is a must read, um, listen.