The Sign of The Four (version 3)

Read by David Clarke

(4.8 stars; 1499 reviews)

The Sign of the Four (1890), also called The Sign of Four, is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle wrote four novels and 56 stories starring the fictional detective.

The story is set in 1888. The Sign of the Four has a complex plot involving service in East India Company, India, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, a stolen treasure, and a secret pact among four convicts ("the Four" of the title) and two corrupt prison guards. It presents the detective's drug habit and humanizes him in a way that had not been done in the preceding novel A Study in Scarlet (1887). It also introduces Doctor Watson's future wife, Mary Morstan. - Summary by Wikipedia (4 hr 27 min)


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The Tragedy of Pondicherry Lodge 16:42 Read by David Clarke
Sherlock Holmes Gives A Demonstration 20:38 Read by David Clarke
The Episode of the Barrel 26:27 Read by David Clarke
The Baker Street Irregulars 21:27 Read by David Clarke
A Break In the Chain 21:39 Read by David Clarke
The End of The Islander 20:31 Read by David Clarke
The Great Agra Treasure 13:33 Read by David Clarke
The Strange Story of Jonathan Small 56:58 Read by David Clarke


First Rate Reading

(5 stars)

David Clarke does an excellent job reading and interpreting this and other Sherlock Holmes stories, and the various intonations and accents he applies when different characters are speaking make listening to him read all that more pleasurable. The audio production of his work is first rate, as well. He truly does a professional job. I highly recommend anything he reads.

Excellent narration of a great tale...

(5 stars)

David Clarke is a well kept secret of the audio book world. I have been introduced to him through LibraVox and his are basically the only books I download. great for walking, commuting or sitting at home. and The Sign of the Four is one of the best of the best Holmes books. enjoy!!

Again - once more!

(5 stars)

Question: Why do I listen to this version of this story AGAIN? Answer: Because it is a great interpretation / reading by a supreme narrator / reader!

Wonderful complicated plot

(5 stars)

I appreciate so much the talents of David Clarke as he reads with his wonderful impressions of all of the characters voices, which makes the story really come alive. I think this is one of the best Sherlock Holmes stories because of all the complications and locations and inside look at Holmes's personality.

Great Listening Companion!

(5 stars)

I read SH along with an audio book and this version is a brilliant companion to the book! The accent is perfect. The tone and voice for each character is excellent, I could feel each of their personalities come to life.


(5 stars)

the text is a bit rough but a great story I think better than then the previous one. you get a very good insight into who home truly is as a person.

David Clarke is pure narration gold!!

(5 stars)

From the perfectly decipherable voices of each character to the seemingly flawless reading, this version of the sign of four was an absolute pleasure.

Soothing Men Voicing

(5 stars)

Since I couldn't bare hearing a woman doing Sherlock Holmes's voice, this was a great choice. Great book.