A Study In Scarlet (Version 6)

Read by David Clarke

(4.7 stars; 2540 reviews)

A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new characters, "consulting detective" Sherlock Holmes and his friend and chronicler, Dr. John Watson, who later became two of the most famous characters in literature.

Conan Doyle wrote the story in 1886, and it was published the following year. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes to Doctor Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the story's murder investigation as his "study in scarlet": "There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it." (A "study" is a preliminary drawing, sketch or painting done in preparation for a finished piece.)
- Summary by David Clarke (4 hr 37 min)


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What John Rance Had to Tell 15:20 Read by David Clarke
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The Flower of Utah 16:37 Read by David Clarke
John Ferrier Talks With the Prophet 12:36 Read by David Clarke
A Flight For Life 21:36 Read by David Clarke
The Avenging Angels 23:05 Read by David Clarke
A Continuation of the Reminiscences of John Watson MD 27:31 Read by David Clarke
The Conclusion 14:23 Read by David Clarke


(5 stars)

A most enjoyable tale. Mr Clarke is an excellent reader and deserves immense credit

(5 stars)

A gripping tale, well read! One of the best narrators I've heard and one I will be following.

A Study In Excellence

(5 stars)

David Clarke vs. all other versions is like Sherlock Holmes vs. crime. He wins.

(5 stars)

For anyone contemplating listening to A Study in Scarlet this is definitely the version to go for.

(5 stars)

Bravo! Mr. Clarke has kindly donated a professional quality reading to the literature loving public.

Thank You David Clarke!

(5 stars)

I listened to David Clarke's excellent performance of The Count of Monte Cristo and really enjoyed his work. I wanted to listen to some other books that he's performed and A Study In Scarlet seemed like a good place to continue. It's an interesting story that weaves together two different narratives of London and Utah. Very entertaining and well performed once again. Thank you for your work and service David. Much appreciated.

My First sherlock Holmes book but Is certainly not the Last.

(5 stars)

I started this book on a wimp but as it progressed i found my self more and more invested. The writing of the author and the voice of the narrator were so immersive that its almost like happening just in front of you. The variance between characters accents, speaking pattern, and emotions were conveyed brilliant. The narrator did a very good job would recommend 100%

probably a book unavailable at the utah public library.

(4 stars)

great narrator... thankyou