The Hound of the Baskervilles (version 4)

Read by David Clarke

(4.9 stars; 1078 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)


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


(4.5 stars)

Great story. The best of Sherlock Holmes I think. And a good reading. There were some distracting accents employed by the reader though, and I'm not sure why he chose a West Country accent for Stapleton, who wad clearly a middle class incomer who had not grown up in the area, and whose sister had a posh accent, but in the end it is only necessary to give these characters individual voices, and from that point of view any accent will do, as long as it is unique. There was an unintended Chinese accent in there too at one point, but hey, the more the merrier. I thoroughly enjoyed the reading though, so no complaints. Many thanks!

Great characters, story & narrator

(5 stars)

It’s truly no wonder why people of the time fell in love with Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson. Reading their stories in the order Doyle wrote them, I have really come to care for them and laugh at their quirks and comfortable back and forths. Also, Baskerville must have felt like the equivalent of an action movie for the time. David Clarke is a fantastic narrator and I rarely need the description to understand who was saying what. Thank you and keep up the amazing work!

What a fantastic tale!!

(5 stars)

This is the first Sherlock Holmes story I've had the pleasure to enjoy (I haven't even seen the movies, and 1 episode w/ Bunnyknees Cucumberstack). David Clarke is a great reader! I'd heard him read another book, and he is now one of those readers I'll be keeping an eye out for. Thank you, LibriVox , and thank you to Mr. Clarke as well! I'm off to find another book to hear!

Wonderful read!

(5 stars)

This version is a very well done read of Arthur Conan Doyle's well known work The Hound of the Baskerville's. Never a dull moment, and always capturing the attention of the listener, Mr. Clark's readings of The many works by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are the best I've heard yet. Many thanks.


(5 stars)

The Hound of the Baskervilles is told more from Dr. Watson’s perspective than many of the other stories about Sherlock Holmes. This makes it a mystery that the listener can step into and try to figure out. David Clark does a wonderful job at reading. He definitely makes the story come alive.

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!

(5 stars)

I love David Clark's readings. I'd describe it as calm but emotional with perfect intonation und alternation of voices. If you happen to read this, Mr Clark, I'd be most happy if you continued to publish readings. Thank you for the work you've done so far :)

(5 stars)

fabulous fabulous reader! is easy facility at adopting different accents and personalities is only surpassed by is incredibly mellifluous voice. the story is interesting but highly incredible and the author attempts to plug in many holes in the last chapter