The Valley of Fear (Version 3)

Read by David Clarke

(4.8 stars; 382 reviews)

Receiving a mysterious cypher message from a Fred Porlock, apparent agent of the infamous Professor Moriarty, Holmes and Watson set about deciphering the message, taking them into the mysterious murder of John Douglas. The connection between the murder and the message from Porlock creates the basis for this new Sherlock mystery, the last novel written by Doyle featuring the famous detective. - Summary by David Clarke (6 hr 6 min)


The Warning 21:19 Read by David Clarke
Sherlock Holmes Discourses 17:28 Read by David Clarke
The Tragedy of Birlstone 21:19 Read by David Clarke
Darkness 23:46 Read by David Clarke
The People of The Drama 25:17 Read by David Clarke
A Dawning Light 28:35 Read by David Clarke
The Solution 35:45 Read by David Clarke
The Man 19:30 Read by David Clarke
The Bodymaster 35:43 Read by David Clarke
The Lodge 341, Vermissa 36:21 Read by David Clarke
The Valley of Fear 22:41 Read by David Clarke
The Darkest Hour 29:24 Read by David Clarke
Danger 20:53 Read by David Clarke
The Trapping of Birdy Edwards 28:16 Read by David Clarke


10 stars

(5 stars)

The best Sherlock Holmes story in my opinion and read by the best narrator in my opinion. Would give 10+ stars if possible.

Great again.

(5 stars)

As per usual David entertains us with a great adventure of the scary valley. It is extraordinarily generous of you David, to give so much of your time. Thanks again.

(5 stars)

story was okay the reader was fabulous! with his different voices and accents you really feel that you are experiencing an audible play

Exciting and Brilliant!

(5 stars)

I LOVE the Sherlock Holmes books!! I have been particularly enjoying these recordings by David Clark! He reads very well, and his voices make the story even easier to follow. He brings such life to these characters that I can visualize the whole scene while I do dishes, vacuum or commute. Thank You Mr. Clark for doing this project!!!!!

Exciting as Always

(3.5 stars)

An amazing story although I lost the plot at the end. Usually I would give 5* but David mixed up his accents somewhat in this reading especially Scottish and Irish.


(4 stars)

Not his best reading (echo-y recording), some noise in background including text messages and a frustrated sigh, but still I highly recommend this version! He really makes the characters come alive!

A stunning read

(5 stars)

once again hats off to Mr David Clarke. You never disappoint to transport me into the heart of the story. Thank you for sharing your amazing gift with us.

(5 stars)

I love David Clarke's Sherlock readings. He has a gift for giving the characters distinct voices so we know who is speaking without getting to hammy or exaggerated about it loke other readers often do. Plus very relaxing voice. A few places where the recording quality is bot the best, but still get five stars; it's a volunteer project, not a pro recording studio, and I like this guy's reading so much that it doesn't even matter.