The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Version 3)


Read by David Clarke

(4.8 stars; 283 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

David Clarke Narrates a Classic!

(5 stars)

David Clarke is just about my favorite Librivox narrator! He never disappoints! And of course, a classic like Sherlock Holmes needs a beautiful British accent to give it justice. David Clarke makes these tales come to life.

Brilliant rendition

(5 stars)

David Clark makes the story come truly alive without much dramatics. Clear and sharp. Can't wait for more of his readings

(5 stars)

Ecstatic that David Clarke continued to narrate these novels to their conclusion. He was the first narrator I listened to on LibraVox, and I have yet to find one as engrossing as he. If Mr. Clarke charged, I would happily pay, though he is a saint for making them available to the general public for free.

Cant wait to listen

(5 stars)

Been waiting for the next David Clarke edition of Sherlock 'Olmes. I know it will be enthralling as usual.

GREAT ENCORE

(5 stars)

Stories as gripping and intetesting as the first two volumes. These, perhaps, may show a more human nature in Holmes. The reader is excellent, certainly on par with the readers of the first two.

My favorite Librivox version.

(5 stars)

David Clarke does a fantastic job of giving all the characters distinct, time-period and class appropriate voices that bring them alive during the reading.

The reader makes all the difference

(5 stars)

While Doyle's timeless works never fail to entertain, David Clark is by far the best reader in all of Librivox. His remarkable voice acting abilities imbues each character with an almost visual depth and individuality that effectively brings the story to life in such a way that you forget you are listening to a reading providing for a most enjoyable and immersive experience.

Marvelous

(5 stars)

Anyone who wishes to see how a real mystery story is done need look no further then these marvelous adventures.