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The Sign of the Four (version 2 dramatic reading)

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(4,54 Sterne; 164 Bewertungen)

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


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The Statement of the Case


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In Quest of a Solution


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The Story of the Bald-Headed Man


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The Tragedy of Pondicherry Lodge


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Sherlock Holmes Gives a Demonstration


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The Episode of the Barrel


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The Baker Street Irregulars


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A Break in the Chain


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The End of the Islander


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The Great Agra Treasure


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The Strange Story of Jonathan Small


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(5 Sterne)

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.


(2,5 Sterne)

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.

well read

(4 Sterne)

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!

definitely check it out

(4 Sterne)

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.

very enjoyable!

(5 Sterne)

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!

Bizzare allocation of voice

(3 Sterne)

great story, of course. But why would you have women's voices for men? Weird thing to listen to Watson's gentle female voice. better to have one voice. truly weird. why?

(3,5 Sterne)

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

Like the story

(4 Sterne)

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.