His Last Bow (by Arthur Conan Doyle) is presented by Folium Partners. This standalone audiobook app combines a professional audio recording with supplemental features for download-once, grab-and-go anywhere enjoyment. The story is brought to life with all its characters performed by master Holmes performer, David Ian Davies.
There were 56 original stories written by Conan Doyle and published in The Strand magazine between 1891 and 1929. The stories are divided among five series. This is from the fourth series, “Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow”.
On the eve of the First World War, Von Bork, a German agent, is getting ready to leave England with his vast collection of intelligence, gathered over a four-year period. The narration is third-person, not, as usual, by Dr. Watson, and it is a spy story, rather than a murder mystery. Due to its portrayal of British and German spies, its publication during the First World War and its patriotic themes, the story has been interpreted as a propaganda tool intended to boost morale for British readers.
While you’re listening you can read background information about Conan Doyle and the story, play word search games based on the story, etc.
DURATION: About a 45 minute performance.