We asked you to pick your Favorite Sherlock Holmes Narrator — and you certainly responded! The polls are now closed, the results are in, and I have to say they’re a bit surprising.
After a relatively weak start, David Timson fans rallied, propelling him to the top spot with 39 percent of all votes cast in a flurry of last minute ballot-box stuffing.
This pushed the late great Edward Hardwicke — who listeners will remember as Dr. Watson from the Granada television adaptations of the Holmes stories — into the number two spot with 25 percent of votes cast.
And in a tie for third place with 9 percent of the votes were Simon Prebble and the trio of John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, and Orson Welles. After that, Ralph Cosham, Charlton Griffin, and Benedict Cumberbatch (a write-in candidate! and star of Masterpiece Mystery’s “Sherlock” television series) each had 3 percent of all ballots cast.
If you want to listen to any or all of these fine Sherlock Holmes audiobooks, check out Naxos Audio for recordings by David Timson; CSA Word for audiobooks featuring Edward Hardwicke; Tantor Audio for Simon Prebble; HighBridge Audio for the radio dramas starring John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, and Orson Welles; Blackstone Audio for Ralph Cosham; Audio Connoisseur for Charlton Griffin; and AudioGo for Benedict Cumberbatch reading a selection of new Sherlock Holmes stories.
Thanks to everyone who voted! And if you disagree with the results, feel free to let us know in the comments section or on Twitter!