The Valley of Fear (Version 3)

Read by David Clarke

(4.8 stars; 1115 reviews)

Receiving a mysterious cypher message from a Fred Porlock, apparent agent of the infamous Professor Moriarty, Holmes and Watson set about deciphering the message, taking them into the mysterious murder of John Douglas. The connection between the murder and the message from Porlock creates the basis for this new Sherlock mystery, the last novel written by Doyle featuring the famous detective. - Summary by David Clarke (6 hr 6 min)


The Warning 21:19 Read by David Clarke
Sherlock Holmes Discourses 17:28 Read by David Clarke
The Tragedy of Birlstone 21:19 Read by David Clarke
Darkness 23:46 Read by David Clarke
The People of The Drama 25:17 Read by David Clarke
A Dawning Light 28:35 Read by David Clarke
The Solution 35:45 Read by David Clarke
The Man 19:30 Read by David Clarke
The Bodymaster 35:43 Read by David Clarke
The Lodge 341, Vermissa 36:21 Read by David Clarke
The Valley of Fear 22:41 Read by David Clarke
The Darkest Hour 29:24 Read by David Clarke
Danger 20:53 Read by David Clarke
The Trapping of Birdy Edwards 28:16 Read by David Clarke


Great story wonderfully read.

(5 stars)

so many thanks for your reading of the book David. I was hooked from the first minute . I know this book is well over a hundred years old but it was as fresh and captivating as if it was new .

(5 stars)

I love David Clarke's Sherlock readings. He has a gift for giving the characters distinct voices so we know who is speaking without getting to hammy or exaggerated about it loke other readers often do. Plus very relaxing voice. A few places where the recording quality is bot the best, but still get five stars; it's a volunteer project, not a pro recording studio, and I like this guy's reading so much that it doesn't even matter.

A stunning read

(5 stars)

once again hats off to Mr David Clarke. You never disappoint to transport me into the heart of the story. Thank you for sharing your amazing gift with us.

another Sherlock ripper

(3.5 stars)

5 stars for the reader, 3 stars for the book . Not the best Sherlock story in my opinion, ( reminded one quite a bit of the set up of A Study in Scarlet) it was a bit bloody for me, with some great plot twists, though. But the reader!!! He did all of the individual voices( even for the minor characters!) and his accents were perfect! I felt that I could see each and every character and scene in my mind's eye. Thanks so much, Mr. Clarke!

Exciting and Brilliant!

(5 stars)

I LOVE the Sherlock Holmes books!! I have been particularly enjoying these recordings by David Clark! He reads very well, and his voices make the story even easier to follow. He brings such life to these characters that I can visualize the whole scene while I do dishes, vacuum or commute. Thank You Mr. Clark for doing this project!!!!!

Words fail me.

(5 stars)

the reading by Mr. David is so good. I am die-hard fan of Holmes, so I have obviously read this a hundred times. The reading by Mr. David Clarke is so great and brings each character come alive. Nuances if different tones, accents are superb. He is one of the best readers I have come across at Librivox.


(4 stars)

Not his best reading (echo-y recording), some noise in background including text messages and a frustrated sigh, but still I highly recommend this version! He really makes the characters come alive!

One of Conan Doyle's best.

(5 stars)

I thought I had read all of the Sherlock Holmes stories written by Doyle, I don't know how I missed this one. In my opinion, this is one of Doyle's best Holmes stories. The narrator did a splendid job reading, he made a great story even better! thank you.