The Valley of Fear

Read by Katie Riley

(4.6 stars; 288 reviews)

Doyle's final novel featuring the beloved sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, brings the detective and his friend to a country manor where they are preceded by either a murder or a suicide. A secretive organization lies culprit and an infiltration of it is in order. (Summary by Katie Riley)

(6 hr 22 min)


01 - Part 1, Chapter 1 The Warning 20:38 Read by Katie Riley
02 - Part 1, Chapter 2 Sherlock Holmes Discourses 17:23 Read by Katie Riley
03 - Part 1, Chapter 3 The Tragedy of Birlstone 22:35 Read by Katie Riley
04 - Part 1, Chapter 4 Darkness 23:58 Read by Katie Riley
05 - Part 1, Chapter 5 The People of the Drama 26:40 Read by Katie Riley
06 - Part 1, Chapter 6 A Dawning Light 29:47 Read by Katie Riley
07 - Part 1, Chapter 7 The Solution 38:11 Read by Katie Riley
08 - Part 2, Chapter 1 The Man 19:34 Read by Katie Riley
09 - Part 2, Chapter 2 The Bodymaster 36:53 Read by Katie Riley
10 - Part 2, Chapter 3 Lodge 341, Vermissa 36:26 Read by Katie Riley
11 - Part 2, Chapter 4 The Valley of Fear 24:23 Read by Katie Riley
12 - Part 2, Chapter 5 The Darkest Hour 31:50 Read by Katie Riley
13 - Part 2, Chapter 6 Danger 23:17 Read by Katie Riley
14 - Part 2, Chapter 7 The Trapping of Birdy Edwards 25:21 Read by Katie Riley
15 - Epilogue 5:42 Read by Katie Riley



(5 stars)

i <heart> Katie Riley ... i think her reading style seemed exquisitely par on, for this story ... she is a bit "dry" but something about that voice of hers in narration creates a lucid dream of brilliance and beauty for me .. oh and obviously Doyle delivers

Great read.

(5 stars)

Awesomely read and very intriguing. Always entertained by these great reads that are given to us for free by these wonderful volunteers. Thanks so much.

very good

(4 stars)

a regular Conan Doyle that starts in London and turns into a western before the end. very good story with a good narrator

Thamera Harris

(4.5 stars)

The narrator nailed the Sherlock Holmes experience. Keep killing it girl. I enjoyed falling alseep to your voice. I crave more Doyle.

(1 stars)

the narrator sounds like a computer voice. try a different version. normally I try to get past a bad narrator, for a good story, but 5his recording was not worthy of the otherwise excellent experiences I've had on this app.


(5 stars)

A bit more drawn out than most SH cases, but surely one of the best. I would like to think that the Pinkerton detective staged his own death and lived to a ripe old age in S A. It is possible.

An unusual but thrilling episode

(5 stars)

With a backstory filling half the content without Holmes this is not the average case telling, but Conan Doyle gets to show his range. Clearly read and well paced.

Overall good

(3 stars)

Good narration with only minor issues. Audio quality is quite variable though, with parts having much hiss and noise. The recording is biased towards the treble side of things, and is thus tiresome to listen to at the higher volumes required to understand the voice over the background noise.