Reviewed By: adamelijah
Review Date: 11/17/15 7:12 am
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The Interwoven tale of the Society's master plan comes to a thrilling conclusion with Holmes and Watson separately arriving in London to thwart the plan of the society. Writer Jonathan Barnes does a good job telling a suspenseful and interesting tale that still manages to keep Holmes and Watson apart in 1892 to avoid contradicting continuity. Holmes is brought to the point of making several fateful decisions leading to his "judgement."
It's in this fourth part, that I do find my only criticisms of the set and that is that when the Society's plan is resolved and there's still more than twenty minutes left in the story and much of this is decompression. Some of it is emotionally engaging, some of it (such as the two Holmes brothers playing deduction games with a waiter at a restaurant) is amusing, and some may be laying the groundwork for future stories but taken altogether, it's a lot of decompression. I also did question how the story dealt with Mary Watson as basically a set up for a moral dilemma with Holmes.
Still, despite some drift in the final minutes, this remains a solid conclusion to a most remarkable and engaging adventure for Holmes and Watson that manages to truly engage the listener throughout,