The Sign of the Four (version 2 dramatic reading)
The Sign of the Four, the second of four novels featuring Sherlock Holmes, has a complex plot involving India, a stolen treasure, and a secret pact among four convicts and two corrupt prison guards. Some of Holmes's less savory habits are revealed, and Dr. Watson finds romance. In this dramatic reading, LibriVox volunteers bring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic characters to life. (Summary by Wikipedia and wildemoose)
Dr. John Watson: Cori Samuel
Sherlock Holmes: Arielle Lipshaw
Mrs. Hudson: Elizabeth Klett
Mary Morstan: Charlotte Duckett
Thaddeus Sholto: mb
Coachman/Athelney Jones: Beth Thomas
Lal Rao/Wiggins: Rapunzelina
McMurdo: D.T. McGregor
Mrs. Bernstone: Ruth Golding
Inspector: David Lawrence
Mr. Sherman: Robin King
Mrs. Smith: Amanda Friday
Jack Smith: Grace
Mrs. Forrester: Libby Gohn
Jonathan Small: Laurie Anne Walden
Audio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw
(4 hr 5 min)
|The Science of Deduction||19:08||Read by LibriVox Volunteers|
|The Statement of the Case||11:07||Read by LibriVox Volunteers|
|In Quest of a Solution||10:43||Read by LibriVox Volunteers|
|The Story of the Bald-Headed Man||23:21||Read by LibriVox Volunteers|
|The Tragedy of Pondicherry Lodge||15:51||Read by LibriVox Volunteers|
|Sherlock Holmes Gives a Demonstration||17:19||Read by LibriVox Volunteers|
|The Episode of the Barrel||24:03||Read by LibriVox Volunteers|
|The Baker Street Irregulars||18:39||Read by LibriVox Volunteers|
|A Break in the Chain||19:46||Read by LibriVox Volunteers|
|The End of the Islander||18:39||Read by LibriVox Volunteers|
|The Great Agra Treasure||12:04||Read by LibriVox Volunteers|
|The Strange Story of Jonathan Small||54:27||Read by LibriVox Volunteers|
the sign of the four
Very enjoyable twists & turns to get to the surprise ending. - may a blackguard never win and get their just deserts
I enjoyed getting to know more about the characters sherlock/watson. but the story line was somewhat confusing and drawn out at times. definitely not one of my favorite sherlock stories. it was well read, the brother of the man killed was voiced so well (funny) to feel the nervous emotion of the charater. well done volunteers!
Most of the voice actors were female, including those who did the voices for Watson and Holmes. However, they were talented enough to pull it off and make me forget that females were playing male characters. Some of the voice actors were not as talented, particularly near the end of the story. Thanks to all the speakers for providing this free audiobook.
Like the story
Really enjoyed the story just don't get men being voiced by women. The person voicing inspector Jones needs to blow their nose. Sounds pretty stuffy.
This was my first lvox listen and I really enjoyed every bit of it. Some voices were too low a volume so I had to rewind and listen to them again but the voices fit really well. Good work!
I really enjoyed this version of The Sign Of Four. Thought the vouce overs of each chacacter was pretty good. I have read and listened to just about everything out there on Sherlock Holmes over the last 55 yrs and still enjoy nice little presentions like this. Thanks to all the readers in the dramatic reading and to Librivox for giving it to us. Give it a listen I think you will like it.
definitely check it out
Excellent story, and pretty good voice performances. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because much of the final chapter seemed to drag on forever... but great ending. The story had mystery, thrills, romance, and comedy.
An interesting collaboration of readers. I liked most of them, however, there were a few that didn't fit their character well and read too quickly. But overall, fun to listen to