The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Version 3)


Read by David Clarke

(4.8 stars; 1982 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


(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 😊

David Clarke!


(5 stars)

As usual, David Clarke has delivered an excellent reading of Sherlock Holmes!

Grotesquely Unique


(5 stars)

Listening to David Clarke brings you back to the past. Sherlock Holmes is a classic detective that you can't forget. It's an original piece of art so advance in time. And with the aid of this audio recording you will felt the weary moments of those times where there is no technology. Despite of the problems, our famous detective can improvise using his own methods so queer and suave in its own way. I would likely like to join the librivox team to tell stories like David Clarke do. His voice as Dr. Watson was amazing and the way he change his accent to others characters brought a lot of drama to each scenes.

Great Reader


(5 stars)

Audiobooks rise and fall with the quality of reading and David Clarke is a very good reader. Tempo, intonation, small pauses for change of scene and various voices for different characters make it easy to delve into it.

Capital


(5 stars)

I love this reader! I just wish there were more books that he’s done. I’ve never read any of the Sherlock Holmes books but have seen the movies. The books are way better. You won’t be disappointed.

Fabulous reading


(5 stars)

The books are classics. The reading by Mr David was excellent and brought the characters come alive.


(5 stars)

as always David you do a great job on holmes please complete the cycle with your reading of the casebook of sherlock holmes. thanks again for all your reads on holmes.

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 .