A Study In Scarlet (Version 4)

Read by Bob Neufeld

(4.7 stars; 179 reviews)

A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new character of Sherlock Holmes, who later became one of the most famous literary detective characters. He wrote the story in 1886, and it was published the next year. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes to his sidekick Doctor Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the story's murder investigation as his "study in scarlet": "There’s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it." (Summary by Wikipedia) (4 hr 45 min)


01 - Part 1: Ch. 1-2 42:00 Read by Bob Neufeld
02 - Part 1: Ch. 3-4 41:06 Read by Bob Neufeld
03 - Part 1: Ch. 5-7 1:02:03 Read by Bob Neufeld
04 - Part 2: Ch. 1-2 41:24 Read by Bob Neufeld
05 - Part 2: Ch. 3-5 57:03 Read by Bob Neufeld
06 - Part 2: Ch. 6-7 41:39 Read by Bob Neufeld


Bob Neufeld Reads _A Study in Scarlet_

(5 stars)

A great introduction to Sherlock Holmes. A recommended book. However, this review is primarily intended to congratulate and recommend Bob Neufeld's reading of it, as well as all other books by him I've pleasured myself by playing. A more talented reader would be difficult to find, and not for free at that. Forget paid audiobooks subscriptions, lets pay this man to read for us! My hearty congratulations on stellar work! I intend to read all of his recordings, as I feel nearly as much enriched by his narrations as the subject material itself.

good intro to sherlock & watson

(4 stars)

this is a must read to understand the relationship and origin of the duo. the mystery was way out n left field for me and I got completely confused thinking it was short stories as I didnt see the connection in the US & London until that section was totally over. but it all tied together n the end. nice demonstration that Doyle can write stories that take place outside of old london just fine. I was satisfied with the volunteer readers as well.


(4.5 stars)

This story must be read by every Sherlock Holmes fan because it explains very concisely the valuable presence of Dr. Watson. The story itself is not the greatest of th SH tales, but it is certainly not a throwaway. It is easy to see how it would have appealed to the initial readers and lead to many more efforts on the part of ACD. The reader did a fine job.

(4 stars)

This is the first book I've listened to from this sight. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The reader is easy to understand and, I think, fits the genera. I can't offer a much better review in terms of comparison. Oh yeah, and the book itself is AWSOME!!

Wonderfully read!

(5 stars)

I'm not a fan of audio books, but I really wanted to hear someone read a classic Holmes story. Thank you Bob for bringing this story to life with your incredible voice. It truly makes the story better than before.


(5 stars)

I enjoyed this audiobook so much that I couldn't wait to type this. One of the best readings I've ever heard. The best reading of this book in the Librivox catalog. Highly recommended. Bob Neufeld is a genius!

Top Quality Listening!

(5 stars)

The book by itself is an absolute classic- But Bob Neufeld the reader, does such a good job in interpeting the mood of it. This Reading should be the only One out on libri vox.


(4 stars)

It wasn't my favorite Sherlock Holmes story or favorite narrator, but Bob Neufeld did do an excellent, professional job! I'm about to listen to his narration of The Hound of the Baskervilles. :)