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The Sign of the Four

Gelesen von Robin Cotter

(4,539 Sterne; 589 Bewertungen)

When a young lady approaches Sherlock Holmes looking for help in finding out what happened to her father when he disappeared 10 years earlier, both Holmes and Watson are sent on a mission involving stolen treasure, service in colonial India and a secret pact among four ex-convicts. (Summary by Robin Cotter)

(4 hr 17 min)

Chapters

The Science of Deduction

19:20

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The Statement of the Case

12:50

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In Quest of a Solution

11:56

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The Story of the Bald-Headed Man

23:37

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The Tragedy of Pondicherry Lodge

16:08

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Sherlock Holmes Gives a Demonstration

19:01

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The Episode of the Barrel

24:59

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The Baker Street Irregulars

20:32

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A Break in the Chain

20:58

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The End of the Islander

19:38

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The Great Agra Treasure

12:41

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The Strange Story of Jonathan Small

55:48

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Bewertungen

The Sign of the Four

(5 Sterne)

Sublime to experience this classic of literature again 40 years after I first read it.

(4,5 Sterne)

The narration was wonderful, particularly considering it was done for free! Keep up the good work and thank you for your efforts Ms. Narrator! :D As for the book itself, I loved how we (the readers) had a chance to try and figure out some elements of the mystery by ourselves in this story. At times, I feel that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tales rely too much on Holmes just vanishing for a while then coming back with all the answers; however, this novel had a bigger build up of the mystery and its slower development which I appreciated. It’s incredible to think this was written in the late 18th century!

Quite a great read

(4,5 Sterne)

Excellent story, I recommend it for a quick and enjoyable read.

Good narration

(4 Sterne)

Well I think Sherlock Holmes is just above me or something. I listened to the Hound of the Baskerville's (not through Librivox) and I felt in that story that Watson did all the work. This story I just got lost in too much. I wanted to listen to a few of these stories because I understand the TV show House is based loosely on Sherlock Holmes. I do see the similarities, especially in this story. The narrator was very good and she did a terrific job. I would like to hear more from her.

Pretty good

(4 Sterne)

Not quite as good as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, but a memorable story nonetheless. I am glad to see that the author has reduced the amount of backstory compared to A Study In Scarlet. There is a slight audio hiss in the background, particularly in the first chapter recording, but this seems to be less noticeable in the other chapters. It is well-read.

(4,5 Sterne)

What an eventful book full of suspense and mysterious happenings! Once again I am utterly amazed by the writing talent of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle! Great novel! I listened to this marvelous book in one rainy day! Thank you so very much LibriVox for making this book available for me. Such a splendid mystery! ~ An Author

Consistent Reader of Classic Sherlock

(4 Sterne)

Single reader is more consistent than many different readers, but sometimes too consistent: same voice and intonation for all characters; same speech patterns and rhythms. Story shows Sherlock's

A favorite book, nicely read.

(4 Sterne)

I have been a Holmes fan for years, so a chance to listen to them again was a joy. The reader has a very clear, listenable voice.