The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Version 3)


Read by David Clarke

(4.8 stars; 1341 reviews)

The book was first published in February 1905 by McClure, Phillips & Co. (New York) then on March 7, 1905 by Georges Newnes, Ltd. (London) and was the first Holmes collection since 1893, when Holmes had "died" in The Final Problem. Having published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901–1902 (setting it before Holmes' death) Doyle came under intense pressure to revive his famous character. The first story is set in 1894 and has Holmes returning in London and explaining the period from 1891–94, a period called "The Great Hiatus" by Sherlockian enthusiasts. Also of note is Watson's statement in the last story of the cycle that Holmes has retired, and forbids him to publish any more stories. - Summary by Wikipedia (11 hr 51 min)

Chapters

The Adventure of the Empty House 56:08 Read by David Clarke
The Adventure of the Norwood Builder 58:03 Read by David Clarke
The Adventure of the Dancing Men 1:00:36 Read by David Clarke
The Adventure of the Solitary Bicyclist 49:35 Read by David Clarke
The Adventure of the Priory School Part 1 39:20 Read by David Clarke
The Adventure of the Priory School Part 2 36:54 Read by David Clarke
The Adventure of Black Peter 52:02 Read by David Clarke
The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton 43:55 Read by David Clarke
The Adventure of the Six Napoleons 52:29 Read by David Clarke
The Adventure of The Three Students 42:29 Read by David Clarke
The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez 54:51 Read by David Clarke
The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter 49:41 Read by David Clarke
The Adventure of the Abbey Grange 54:24 Read by David Clarke
The Adventure of the Second Stain 1:00:50 Read by David Clarke

Reviews

Wounderfully read

(5 stars)

Great Intonation and reading speed paired with a great variety oft different "voices" for the different charactets, oft which not a single one sounds unnatural, Marke this audio book a true pleasure to listen to.

l Beautifully read with authenticity.

(5 stars)

As ,Iststated above, looked it very much however the continuing demand for a review preview prevents me from going back and listening to episodes I missed

You are awesome Mr David Clarke

(5 stars)

I love the way he reads. I can visualise everything in my mind when he reads. Thank you Mr Clarke.

Best LibriVox Narrator!

(5 stars)

David Clarke makes these stories feel alive and he impersonated Sherlock Holmes and all the other characters! Well done, David Clarke!

Thoroughly Enjoyable!!

(5 stars)

This is “the last” of the Sherlock Holmes books, and it is certainly as brilliant. If you haven’t heard/read the last two, please don’t start with this one. This is the one book which begins with a continuation of significant events. There are parts which feel a bit less adventurous than some of the previous stories, however, I attribute that to the tone the author uses to introduce the stories. Instead of simply, “When I look back,” or “Once, when Holmes and I were walking,” he speaks of how he’s writing long after Holmes has retired. This leaves me with a bit of a sad taste, but once you get into the stories, they’re so fun!!! Also, David Clark is a wonderful reader! His voices for different characters really bring life to them. He also makes it very easy to follow who is talking at any given time. I’m LOVING THESE BOOKS!!!!!!

(5 stars)

David Clarke is an absolute joy to listen to. By far, the best reader on Librivox. He doesnt read monotone, he brings every character to life and it's an absolute pleasure to listen to him. Thankyou ,David ,for bringing these stories to life 😊

Wonderful

(5 stars)

Potentially my favourite compilation of cases :) I quite like that cases vary from the most serious of crimes to some tender cases. The narrator was truly incredible; his style is perfectly suitable for the story and his voice changes are remarkably consistent!

(5 stars)

I loved the Adventure of Sherlock Holmes and was delighted to find The Return of Sherlock Holmes. I love that these mysteries leave me guessing all the way through. Certain clues are only revealed when Holmes has solved the mystery. Love it!