The Hound of the Baskervilles (version 4)

Read by David Clarke

(4.9 stars; 523 reviews)

The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the four crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound of supernatural origin. Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson investigate the case. This was the first appearance of Holmes since his intended death in "The Final Problem", and the success of The Hound of the Baskervilles led to the character's eventual revival. - Summary by Wikipedia (6 hr 10 min)


Mr Sherlock Holmes 15:35 Read by David Clarke
The Curse of the Baskervilles 24:37 Read by David Clarke
The Problem 19:22 Read by David Clarke
Sir Henry Baskerville 25:37 Read by David Clarke
The Three Broken Threads 21:45 Read by David Clarke
Baskerville Hall 22:00 Read by David Clarke
The Stapletons of Meripit House 31:14 Read by David Clarke
First Report of Dr Watson 17:02 Read by David Clarke
The Light Upon the Moor (Second Report of Dr Watson 39:33 Read by David Clarke
Extract from The Diary of Dr Watson 22:25 Read by David Clarke
The Man on the Tor 27:41 Read by David Clarke
Death on The Moor 26:41 Read by David Clarke
Fixing The Nets 24:58 Read by David Clarke
The Hound of the Baskervilles 26:18 Read by David Clarke
A Retrospection 25:44 Read by David Clarke


excellent narration.

(5 stars)

David Clarke lends a great deal to the story. the story itself keeps the reader engaged and guessing. I highly recommend this book and all books narrated by Mr. Clarke.

Mr Clarke is superb as always

(5 stars)

I eagerly await more books read by David Clarke... and wish there were more Sherlock stories to read/ listen to, as I've almost run through them all.

Excellent reading

(5 stars)

David Clark is wonderful in every way. The ways he can change his voice to match personalities, even the speed and meter of speech differs and I really think he nails Sherlock better than anyone. Thank you so much for such an excellent and pristine reading of a brilliant story. Bravo.


(5 stars)

Only a great mystery could be interesting to read even after having seen it dramatized in the movies; this one passes the test. The reader does a superlative job.


(5 stars)

I really love how David Clarke reads so well! The recording turned out great! I really think the mystery, and the creepiness balance out perfectly well together. Well done!

(4.5 stars)

Great story. The best of Sherlock Holmes I think. And a good reading. There were some distracting accents employed by the reader though, and I'm not sure why he chose a West Country accent for Stapleton, who wad clearly a middle class incomer who had not grown up in the area, and whose sister had a posh accent, but in the end it is only necessary to give these characters individual voices, and from that point of view any accent will do, as long as it is unique. There was an unintended Chinese accent in there too at one point, but hey, the more the merrier. I thoroughly enjoyed the reading though, so no complaints. Many thanks!

Great book and reader!!!

(5 stars)

I love David Clarke's style and elocution. This is my favorite Sherlock Holmes I have listened to so far. I like that Dr. Watson does a lot of the investigation.

(5 stars)

David Clarke is a wonderful reader. I hope he does more. The gothic terror and savage wildness of the Grimpen Mire and the Hound pervade throughout this story, surely one of Sherlock Holmes' finest adventures. Definitely recommended.