The Hound of the Baskervilles (version 4)


Read by David Clarke

(4.9 stars; 1590 reviews)

The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the four crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound of supernatural origin. Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson investigate the case. This was the first appearance of Holmes since his intended death in "The Final Problem", and the success of The Hound of the Baskervilles led to the character's eventual revival. - Summary by Wikipedia (6 hr 10 min)

Chapters

Mr Sherlock Holmes 15:35 Read by David Clarke
The Curse of the Baskervilles 24:37 Read by David Clarke
The Problem 19:22 Read by David Clarke
Sir Henry Baskerville 25:37 Read by David Clarke
The Three Broken Threads 21:45 Read by David Clarke
Baskerville Hall 22:00 Read by David Clarke
The Stapletons of Meripit House 31:14 Read by David Clarke
First Report of Dr Watson 17:02 Read by David Clarke
The Light Upon the Moor (Second Report of Dr Watson 39:33 Read by David Clarke
Extract from The Diary of Dr Watson 22:25 Read by David Clarke
The Man on the Tor 27:41 Read by David Clarke
Death on The Moor 26:41 Read by David Clarke
Fixing The Nets 24:58 Read by David Clarke
The Hound of the Baskervilles 26:18 Read by David Clarke
A Retrospection 25:44 Read by David Clarke

Reviews

The Hound of the Baskervilles (version 4 )


(5 stars)

I enjoy this reader. I highly recommend looking for his other readings. I have always loved Sherlock Holmes and this version made me want to find more read by this reader.

Bad for insomnia!


(5 stars)

I use libravox to help me get to sleep as the poor quality recordings require such concentration that it really helps me to drift off...... However, this doesn't work for David Clarkes recordings as I end up staying up all night listening to the whole book!

Thanks David


(5 stars)

I listen to all of David Clarke’s narrations over and over. I love his warm regular voice and the various accents he employs. My only sorrow is that there are not more books read by him. I love all of the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ works. Thanks to those employed in bringing this to the public, including narrators, administrators and proofreaders, who give pleasure to millions and do so generously, for no reward.

One of his best.


(5 stars)

As usual David Clark makes the mystery come alive and keeps it exciting throughout. We are so fortunate to have him as a reader.. Enjoyable although very long. Very exciting at the end.

AMAZING


(5 stars)

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Entrancing


(5 stars)

This is my favourite out of the four Sherlock Holmes novels, and David Clarke's narration goes wonderfully well with the Holmes world. I especially love how we follow Watson without Holmes for a good chunk of the book, so that the mystery feels more mysterious and ominous. Something about Sherlock's existence itself puts me at ease, but for this story I enjoyed not having that assurance for a while. Still, as all crime mysteries, it's a grim tale.

Bravo from Borneo


(5 stars)

Bravo! Bravo! Finally, this well known and renowned book is no longer a mystery, and it certainly did not disappoint. What makes ACD such a brilliant writer is his ability to describe in such perfect detail even the most prosaic of situations. As always, Chapeau to David Clarke who is such a very accomplished narrator and brings each character to life. So, now just one more novel to go; wonderful!


(4 stars)

As a longtime Sherlockian and an actor, I am filled with admiration for Mr. Clarke's readings of the Holmes Canon. His vocal differentiation between Holmes and Watson could be clearer here, but that's a minor complaint. I almost know the story by heart at this point given how many times I have read it, but I found myself completely swept up in the narrative. Good show!