The Audiobook

A Study in Scarlet

Embark on a riveting journey into the world of mystery and adventure with Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet, a captivating adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic masterpiece. This condensed version masterfully retains the essence of the original while offering readers an accessible and thrilling introduction to the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and his trusted companion, Dr. John Watson.

Within the fog-laden streets of Victorian London the stage is set for a perplexing case that introduces the brilliant mind of Holmes to the world. When Dr. Watson, is discharged following an injury during the Afghan War, he’s forced to move into 221B Baker Street, little does he know that his life is about to take an unexpected turn. Paired with the eccentric yet brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes, Watson becomes entangled in a web of deceit, murder, and revenge.

This abridged adaptation, published by Sweet Cherry, skillfully navigates the intricate plot of A Study in Scarlet, capturing the essence of Holmes's deductive brilliance and Watson's steadfast companionship. The narrative unfolds with the sudden death of E.J. Drebber with only the address “Cleveland Ohio” to go off of. From here listeners are kept on the edge of their seats as the dynamic duo unravels the mysterious circumstances surrounding what initially appears to be a string of seemingly unrelated deaths.

As Holmes and Watson piece together the clues, listeners are drawn into a world of cryptic messages, hidden motives, and the pursuit of justice. The adaptation retains the tension and excitement of the original text, making it an ideal entry point for those new to the world of Sherlock Holmes or a delightful revisit for longtime fans.

Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet is a compelling fusion of classic literature and accessible storytelling, ensuring that the timeless appeal of Conan Doyle's iconic characters remains intact. Join Holmes and Watson in this abridged adventure that showcases the brilliance of the detective and the enduring charm of one of literature's most celebrated partnerships.


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Doyle was a prolific writer; his non-Sherlockian works include fan...
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Richard Usher


Sweet Cherry

Sweet Cherry are an independent publishing house based in Leicester. They believe that all children should have access to brilliant stories, and specialise in creating fiction and non-fiction for a...
1 hours 46 minutes
Word Count
17117 words (161 words/minute )
Crime/Mystery, Classic Literature, Iconic Characters
Content Themes
Voxblock ISBN
JUV019000 Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories,
JUV028000 Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories
Reading Level
7-9 Years
Interest Level
Middle Years (9-13)
Key Stage
Key Stage 2
AR Points
ATOS Book Level


Dr Watson

Dr. John Watson, a former military surgeon, serves as the loyal companion and chronicler of Sherlock Holmes's adventures. With his steadfast loyalty, Watson provides crucial support to Holmes, both in his investigations and in navigating the complexities of Victorian London. Despite lacking Holmes's deductive prowess, Watson's practicality, more


Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes, the legendary detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is renowned for his unparalleled deductive reasoning and sharp intellect. Residing at 221B Baker Street, London, Holmes, with his trusted companion Dr. John Watson, solves the most perplexing mysteries that baffle Scotland Yard and captivate readers worldwide. Holmes's keen more