The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Version 3)


Read by David Clarke

(4.8 stars; 2540 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

Excellent as always


(5 stars)

David Clarke reads through these tales with his excellent way. I never tire of listening to the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson with the most fitting voices for each and every character. Sherlock himself would be delighted to listen, as well as Dr. Watson. A better job done I cannot imagine.

The return od Sherlock Holmes


(4.5 stars)

Very relaxing and pleasant voice. I love the unique adventures of both gentleman... Definitely recommend to listen to it .

Excellent reading


(5 stars)

Both the stories and the reader are high quality. A real pleasure to listen to this audiobook.

Another wonderful performance!


(5 stars)

David Clarke does another spectacular job bringing Sherlock Holmes, Watson, and company to life in this reading of Doyle's classic short stories. There is no better Holmes narrator around. Any listener/reader, whether casual or a true Sherlock Homes aficionado, will find themselves loving every minute of this collection.

The return of sherlock Holmes


(5 stars)

Amazing that this is available. Well read by an Englishman with pretty good accents throughout. Well worth it.


(5 stars)

Great narrator, good audio. No yelling, so it's easy to relax to (of course it's exciting, the narrator pulls you in).


(5 stars)

David is by far the best Sherlock reader! His British accent absolutely makes the book for me!


(5 stars)

Delightful presentation by Mr. Clarke of a classic collection of Victorian detective stories.