Narrator: Alejandro Ruiz, Bill Gillett, Bradley Smith, Christopher Scheeren, Colleen Delany, Duyen Washington, Eric Messner, Evan Casey, Irene Adler, Jillian Levine-Sisson, Jonathan Fuer, Jonathon Church, Ken Jackson, Lolita Horne, Marni Penning, Matthew Ward, Michael Glenn, Michael John Casey, Mort Shelby, Nanette Savard, Nick DePinto, Patrick Bussink, Peter Holdway, Richard Rohan, Rose Elizabeth Supan, Scott McCormick, Stephon Walker, Steve Wannall, Terence Aselford, Tia Shearer, Todd Scofield, Yasmin Tuazon, Zeke Alton
Series: WARLOCK HOLMES #3
Published by Graphic Audio on 17 September 2018
Length: 9 hrs
Genres: Mystery/Thriller, Paranormal
Source: Publisher, Submitted
"If you ever wondered how much better Sherlock would be if people could hurl hellfire at each other, well this one is for you." Starburst Magazine on A Study in Brimstone
As they blunder towards doom, Warlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson find themselves inconvenienced by a variety of eldritch beings. Christmas brings a goose that doesn't let being cooked slow it down; they meet an electricity demon, discover why being a redhead is even tricker than one might imagine, and Holmes attempts an Irish accent. And, naturally, Moriarty is hanging around... in some form or other.
© 2018 Gabriel Stephen Denning. All rights reserved. Recorded with permission of the author. ℗ 2018 The Cutting Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Warlock Holmes series is G.S. Denning’s magical reimagining of the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson stories. In this alternate world, Holmes is a powerful warlock but most definitely not all that brilliant and Dr. John Watson is a genius in deduction and the one who usually solves the mysteries.
The third in the Warlock Holmes series: My Grave Ritual was the best of the three in my opinion. The Blue Carbuncle, Copper Beeches, Redheaded League, Musgrave Ritual and a Scandal in Bohemia receive Denning’s magical touch. Like the original, G.S. Dennings uses the short story form to tell his tales. But it is much easier to see how all those stories connect in this third dramatization. In fact, Copper Beeches and The Redheaded League actually overlap each other in a really clever way. After recognizing Doyle’s The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual, I realized that story was tailor-made for Warlock Holmes’s magical world.
What I enjoy the most is that Denning took parts of the Sherlock Holmes canon and blended them into the fun read his books are. Add to that the outstanding performances by the Graphic Audio’s cast and you have a fantastic combination. I stayed up all night so I could finish listening and then wanted to start this series from the beginning to see what I might have missed the first time around.
By having Watson as the master of deduction and Warlock as rather dense, it turned a few of the character interactions on their head and I kept wondering if or how Mary Morstan of Doyle’s A Sign of the Four would be incorporated. The next one in this series The Sign of Nine shall no doubt address this situation. As the number nine is in the title, I’m thinking it will possibly bring back an American magical group that was mentioned in the first production A Study in Brimstone.
The production was spot on as usual. The volume of the sound effects was well balanced with the voice actors. Graphic Audio’s tagline “A movie in your mind” is the perfect description. The cast is simply brilliant. I don’t think I’ll be able to read Sherlock Holmes again without hearing the voices of Scott McCormick and Eric Messner in my head. And Colleen Delany is deliciously wicked as The Woman, Irene Adler.
Cast: Scott McCormick as Dr. John Watson, Eric Messner as Warlock Holmes, Patrick Bussink as Inspector Lestrade, Bradley Smith as Inspector Grogsson, Lolita Horne as Mrs. Hudson, Yasmin Tuazon as Miss Violet Hunter, Jillian Levine-Sisson as Wiggles the Rat Boy, Michael Glenn as von Ormstein, Christopher Scheeren as Professor Hilton Soames, Terence Aselford as Reginald Musgrave, Bill Gillett as Ezekiah Hopkins, Todd Scofield as Jabez Wilson and Steve Wannall as Percy Phelps also with Peter Holdway, Marni Penning, Ken Jackson, , Nick DePinto, Jonathon Church, Matthew Ward, Evan Casey, Duyen Washington, Mort Shelby, Rose Elizabeth Supan, Stephon Walker, Jonathan Fuer, Tia Shearer, Zeke Alton, Michael John Casey, Nanette Savard, Richard Rohan, Alejandro Ruiz and Colleen Delany as The Woman, Irene Adler
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