Fiction and Audiobooks

This section of my blog is new and is devoted to my fiction writing.  This will focus mainly on short stories, but may include progress on a novel I am intending to start writing but that’s a stretch.

For those of you who would like to listen to my recorded audiobook works, you can find my growing published catalog of free audiobooks at David Clarke on Librivox.  My recording of The Count of Monte Cristo has been downloaded over 100,000 times and I now have 7 books published from the Canon of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and am working on the ‘His Last Bow’.  Let me know if you enjoy them or have any suggestions for future projects – due to copyright laws, I can only offer free versions of books written before 1924.

150 thoughts on “Fiction and Audiobooks

  1. I have just finished your reading of The Count of Monte Cristo at Librivox and must tell you how thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you very much for your excellent work. Are you planning on any others?

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    • Hi Jennifer

      Glad you enjoyed it, people’s feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and as a result made the recording so worthwhile and I am currently trying to decide what I should read next. Thanks again

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      • David, you are very talented. Please let me know when you come out with your next reading. I listen to all of them over and over. I enjoy them very much. Thank you!
        Suzanne

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      • Hi, David just finished listening to your audiobook “A study in scarlet” from LibriVox. I must say I was engrossed in the masterpiece by Doyle and to add up with it was your peerless voice. Loved it. I have a request kindly make “The case-Book of Sherlock Holmes” available too from your end.I would enjoy it.

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      • Hi there – glad you enjoyed the Sherlock recording – don’t know if you have picked up the fact I have recorded all the other books except for the last one – the reason being that some of the stories are still not in the public domain and so we are unable to publish them without paying royalties.

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    • I can from the way of Monte Cristo, too. I’ve spent an amazing week with the heroes & your voice, thank you so much! 🙂 (From the far-far Hungary.)

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  2. David,
    My husband and I just finished listening to your recording of The Count of Monte Cristo on Librivox. Your skill as a narrator is nothing short of amazing. We loved the book itself, but your extremely talented telling of the tale made it a phenomenal experience. Thank you for taking so much time to do that simply for our enjoyment. Please record more!! We will happily listen to whatever you have to read for us 🙂

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    • Thanks – the feedback has made all the hours of doing it worthwhile – I am planning to do another project very soon – I’ll let you know as soon as I have any news 😃

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      • Mr. Clarke-
        Your work on the bulk of the Sherlock Holmes canon is unequalled; thoroughly inspired by the entirety of your catalogue, the degree of comfort with which you portray Dr. Watson is especially commendable. Will you be performing “the case-book”?

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      • Thanks – I am not intending to do the Case-book yet as some of the contents are not yet in the public domain and LibriVox is strictly public domain texts

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      • Well, I just wanted to say, David, your Sherlock Holmes is my absolute favorite. Your readings are absolutely first-rate in my estimation, and you are to be commended merely based on the superb quality of the readings themselves. On a personal level, I find it extremely comforting in these dark and distressing times that there are people out there who just do things for other people, even people they don’t know, to bring more happiness into the world. The enjoyment I have derived from listening to your readings is something I am truly grateful for. I thank you.

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    • I am just starting a version of all the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Just recorded the first chapter and am up and running now.

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  3. Same as Frank, I looked up your site to express how incredible your narration is of The Count of Monte Cristo. I was disappointed that there weren’t another 50 works, but am looking forward to your completing the Study in Scarlet for the rest of us to enjoy.

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    • Thanks Peter. Actually I should have A Study in Scarlet finished in about a week but I am also planning on doing all the Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories – which will be about 50 works – so actually eventually I will have more for you to enjoy. Thanks again for the comment.

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  4. I too have just finished listening to your narration of the Count of Monte Cristo! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Your work is incredible and your ability to dramatize the multiple (and I repeat multiple) characters is outstanding. I am going to look up your Sherlock Holmes work to listen to as well. Can I just say that due to my busy season in life right now, I would never have been able to take the time to read this novel myself…But because of Librivox and your talents, I remained fully engaged and engulfed by the Count of Monte Cristo!

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  6. David- I’ve been listening to Sherlock Holmes on Librivox lately and am very glad I discovered your versions of the Books. Your accent is perfect for Sherlock and Watson and your ability with the alternate voices is awesome! I look forward to hearing you read more books in the future. I just now finished “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” and will begin the “Memoirs of…” today.

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  7. Really enjoying your Sherlock Holmes readings on Librivox. I have been going through all of your recordings specifically. You are very skilled and do everyone a great service by making your talents available for free. Keep up the good work!

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  8. Please read more of Sherlock Holmes! I find it difficult to listen to a lot of audiobooks as the narrators often have annoying voices or don’t understand the nuances and intonations of good prose. Your voice, however, I find very soothing and engaging. I’ve just finished listening to ‘A Study In Scarlet’ and was devastated to find out that you’d stopped after ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’. It would be wonderful if you could continue!

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    • Thanks so much for your comment – actually, I don’t know how many you have listened to, but I am currently in the process of completing all of the Sherlock Holmes books and stories. Along with A Study In Scarlet, I have also finished The Sign of the Four, The Adventures, The Memoirs, Hound of the Baskervilles and am currently working on The Return of Sherlock Holmes – should be finished in the next couple of weeks.

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  9. I’ve just finished listening to your narration of The Count Of Monte Cristo and some of your other works on librivox.org and throughly enjoyed them, which is why I just wanted to stop by and thank you for your sterling work.
    PS: you have an amazing blog.

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  10. Your reading of The Count of Monte Cristo is on the level of books recorded by professional narrators. You should consider entry to the field.

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    • Thanks so much for the kind encouragement. I really enjoy doing it and the many thanks and appreciations make it well worth the effort. I am currently working my way through the Sherlock Holmes novels and adventures.

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      • Mr Clark,

        For some reason or another your rendition of the adventures of sherlock holmes will not download successfully. I have tried on numerous occasions and on several different devices, I have reached out to librivox but without avail. Would there be any other way of getting those recordings? Please correspond by email, as I would very much like help with the issue and I am desprate to fill in any gaps I have with the series.

        Highest Regards,

        J.M. Tackett

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  11. I’ve just finished listening to TCOMC – I really enjoyed it and on occasions unconsciously started speaking with an Italian accent, but nowhere near as good as yours !
    Thank you for doing the recordings, I agree with Todd, you could give up your dayjob.
    I’m now going to listen to your Sherlock Holmes recordings !

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  12. David,

    Thank you for endeavoring to record your mission on Doyle’s brilliant work in the Sherlock Holmes I’ve favored your versions so highly that I am having trouble enjoying others works when trying to supplement the series. My only wish is that you would continue your work by publishing the return of sherlock Holmes and continue with the series, as I am eager to finish the beloved series.

    Highest regards.

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    • Hi There,

      Thanks for the kind comments = you will be pleased to know that I have almost finished The Return, though I am just finishing up a vacation in Costa Rica so will get back to it later this week. I am intending to work on through the remaining works, so you should be able to listen to all of them in due course.

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  13. I just finished listening to the Count of Monte Cristo, and I was so impressed with the amazing job you did reading it that I wanted to figure out how to let you know! Thank you so much for doing that! It’s an incredible story to begin with, and you made it come to life in a way that truly gives it justice. Good job! And thanks again!

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    • Thanks for the feedback – it is the appreciation of listeners like yourself that makes the work worthwhile – I am also in the progress of completing all the Sherlock Holmes books and have completed 6 so far so if you want something new to listen to, perhaps you would enjoy those. Thanks again

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  14. Another fan here. My family was listening to the Count of Monte Cristo on a road trip last year and my teenage son wouldn’t even go to sleep because he didn’t want to miss a bit. I was disappointed that you didn’t have more works on librivox, so I’m glad to know you are doing more now! (My son is a big Sherlock Holmes fan, so it looks like you will be traveling with us a lot.)

    We listen to lots of Librivox around here, and you are definitely one of our top two favorite readers — the other being Karen Savage.

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  15. Dear David,
    Thank you for all of your readings. They are all just amazing. I especially loved your reading of The Count of Monte Crisco, I never wanted it to end.

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  16. Let me join this chorus of praise! I just finished The Count of Monte Cristo, and I’ve never been so satisfied with a Librivox recording. You are a brilliant narrator, and your many accents and perfect pronunciation made the story both enjoyable and accessible. I wish you good luck with all your future endeavors!

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    • Well, it certainly encourages me to continue with the books I am seeking to read – I am coming close to finishing the canon of Sherlock Holmes stories, then looking for something different to do after that.

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  17. I have sampled many of the readers on Librivox and I find your recordings to be the best of the best! Thank you!

    Have you considered recording poetry? Keats or Wordsworth perhaps? Actually, I would listen to anything you chose to record.

    Gratefully yours,
    Katherine

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    • H Katherine,

      Well, I seem to have been more and more inundated with emails and comments on my blog which is all very encouraging. I am about to embark on the Valley of Fear by Conan Doyle – the penultimate Sherlock work and then I have received so many requests that I am at a bit of a loss as to what to record next. As a teenager I was very taken with the works of Thomas Hardy, and am toying with the idea of doing some of his books, but have also considered Dickens, another of my favorites. As for poetry, though I enjoy it, I had not considered this an option, but thanks for the suggestion – another one to add to the list!

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  18. Greetings Mr. Clarke,
    I recently downloaded and listened to several of the Sherlock Holmes adventures from Librivox that you read. I enjoyed them greatly and found myself immersed quite deeply in the stories. Your narrative voice is very pleasant to listen to as well and I had no problems with the dialog as I have with some other readers. I thought your character interpretations quite believable and they added additional spice to the reading. I think you nailed Sherlock himself for his character, attitude and voicing. Dr. Watson was the perfect compliment to Holmes. I’m looking forward to your rendition of the “The Valley of Fear” and hope you may consider Doyle’s “The Lost World” and perhaps some H. G. Wells too. I fully understand the effort it takes to maintain one’s voice and focus on projects, and the time and personal dedication. However sir, I think you’ve got the knack for reading and I hope you’ll have the time and energy to continue on. Cheers and all the best to you.

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  19. Many thanks, Mr Clarke!
    I have been listening to your A study in scarlet as a practice of my English.
    It is the best version I have found so far.
    And did you ever do any acting job, I have been wondering….lol

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    • Thanks for the feedback, glad you enjoyed it. I have done a couple of amateur acting appearances, but nothing substantial – I have been told by a lot of people that I should do this professionally, but I enjoy getting the feedback from all the listeners who wouldn’t necessarily buy audiobooks – thanks again

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  20. Hello there,

    I just wanted to thank you for your reading of The Count Of Monte Cristo. I work long, solitary days, and you’ve just kept me company for somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 hours. You’ve done a wonderful job, and a wonderful service to many people looking to enjoy classic literature, but who lack the time to be able to read for themselves.

    Thank you for your contribution to the world.

    Ibrahim

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  21. Your Count of Monte Cristo recording is fabulous! I just finished listening through your recording, and you did such a great job of creating and maintaining the different characters’ voices. I enjoyed when you would add the correct emotion to a character’s dialog before Dumas would actually tell the reader what emotion that character is actually experiencing. Such as you might chuckle during a piece of dialog but not until after that does the book say something like “…the Count said laughingly”. I really enjoyed those bits and they showed how much work you put into the recording, to read ahead and prepare yourself for the coming conversations and scenes!

    You put a lot of effort into this recording, and thank you for it!

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  22. Hello David! I just finished listening to The Count of Monte Cristo today, and I felt like I had to rush straight to your website and find a way to tell you how much I loved your recording. I’ve never been a big “reader,” but I’ve always been interested in classic literature, especially in audiobook form. Listening to your audiobook made long days fly by at work. I love the story itself, but the way you read it made it come to life! I was always amazed how you had a different character voice for everyone, even though there were so many different characters. I couldn’t tell if I was more sad about the story ending or that you were done reading it. I’m relieved to find out you have more audiobook recordings and I will start on those next. I’ll be happy to listen to anything that you read. You’re so talented, thank you for recording!

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  23. I’m a huge Sherlock Holmes fan and I cannot thank you enough for reading those works of Doyle for the rest of us to enjoy. I have read them all, but still enjoy listening to your excellent rendition of those timeless masterpieces. I’ve always thought that it is simply wrong for the Holmes stories to be read aloud by anyone not possessing a British accent! Now that I’m a truck driver I have plenty of time to listen to audio books, and I’ll be starting your reading of The Count of Monte Cristo soon. Glad to see that you are working on The Valley of Fear as well, can’t wait for it. Thanks so much for your efforts Dave and God Bless.

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  24. Heard your readings of of a number of different Sherlock Holmes tales in the last few days. Your voice has that easy, yet sophisticated quality that I appreciate when listening to any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles works – of which I am a huge fan. Thank you..such a pleasure to listen to.

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  25. Just completed your magnificent recording of The Count of Monte Cristo – thank you so much for the superb narration – I had started on another Librivox version of the story and was struggling so much with the narration that I was about to give up until I found your fantastic effort. You made the book come alive to me, so much so that I was looking forward to my commute back and forward to work just so I could hear the next chapter. Thank you for opening my eyes to this classic piece of literature that I had ignorantly missed until now

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    • Thanks – the encouragement makes it all worthwhile – I have almost finished the Canon of Sherlock Holmes books by Conan Doyle – 7 are available already if you are interested

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  26. Greetings! I’ve listened to all your readings on Librivox and have been in anticipation of “The Valley of Fear’ since you started that project. I’ve downloaded and listened to it as well and all I can say is “Bravo!” sir. Another very enjoyable reading to be sure, right in line with the other Sherlock Holmes stories you’ve done. While I’m saddened at the fact that you’ve pretty well exhausted the Sherlockian tales of Mr. Doyle that are not copyrighted, I’m sure you’ll find new vistas to explore and read, For myself, I’d love to hear your reading of any number of H. G. Wells novels or perhaps Jules Verne. Thanks again for your hard work and talent.

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  28. Dear David,
    Thank you very much for the time and effort you took to record these books. It has been a delight to become acquainted with the works of sir Arthur Conan Doyle through your readings. I will definitely continue to listen to the rest as well as The Count of Monte Cristo. I think yours have been some of the best audiobook recordings that I have every listened to! I especially like how you (except with maybe one or two minor slip-ups) are so very consistent with the different voices and accents you use for the different characters. Reading the about page on your blog also cleared up the mystery how a Texan could have such a perfect British accent! 😉
    Thanks again, and I am looking forward to listening to more of you work.

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  29. Mr. Clarke – 30 years ago, I read textbooks to tape for visually impaired University students including, unbelievably, a text on Fortran IV programming. (How anyone could learn that way…) Anyway, I have some idea of the care and time it takes to read cleanly, to keep accents consistent and to keep the story alive.

    I gather you’re working through the Sherlock Holmes cannon… Great – that’s next on my list.

    Can I suggest that, when you run out of Doyle (assuming you don’t decide to take a well-deserved break for 20 or 30 years…) that I would love to hear you read any of the H. G. Wells stories. Just another book to add to the pile… .

    Many thanks and congratulations.

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  30. Hi David,
    Over the past month and a half I have been listening to your narration of “The Count of Monte Cristo” on my way to and from work. I often found myself anxiously awaiting my hour long commute so that I could listen to the next chapter or two. Thank you for the wonderful job you did with the recording.
    Sincerely,
    Alex

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  31. Hey David,
    Thanks for making all of the Sherlock Holmes audio books! They help me pass the time when i just need something to listen to. All of them are recorded seamlessly and are just like the ones you can buy at the store. Thank you again and keep reading!

    -Lane

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  32. Just listened to you superb reading of A Study In Scarlet. It is absolutely the very best reading I have ever come across on Librivox. Thank you! Ron

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    • Thanks Ron,

      So glad you enjoyed it – I am just in the middle of the last of the Sherlock books that is out of copyright so I don’t know if you have seen the others, but they are all there.

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  33. Thank you, David, for your excellent narrations. I have listened to all of them, multiple times actually, because your narration is so enjoyable and entertaining. I really appreciate the time you devote, and the generous gift you give to all who listen.

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  34. Hello David, thanks a lot! it is incredibly useful for learning english, to read and to listen such a brilliant reader!!! Please, continue with your work, and please, if you can, read some Graham Greene ! Regards

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  35. Hello David, Thought I would see what you have been up to and lo and behold, you just happen to be recording His Last Bow. I can not tell you how much I appreciate it. One of my favorites is Silver Blaze from The Memoirs and I have played it until my media player tried to byte me. My other favorite is The Bruce-Partington Plans which enables Mycroft to steal a chapter. I always thought that if Sherlock was Thor then Mycroft would be Odin.
    Ever since you said that you would work through all of the Sherlock Holmes books I have been waiting for this one from you as the earlier collaborations are, sorry to say, a bit quirky and so difficult to follow.
    All of your renderings are excellent but you work on The Hound Of the Baskervilles brought that story to life for me for the first time. So, just a bit longer for Last Bow and well worth it. Thank you so much David, and all good things to you and yours. John

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  36. By the way. I love your reference to the Grail (and Very Small Rocks might be part biblical I think). Very thoughtful. John

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    • Thanks for the comment and encouragement – I really enjoyed doing the Sherlock series – I have finished ‘The Last Bow’ and it should be up by now but I will chase them up if it is not posted.

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  37. Your work is a joy to listen too. I just finished listening to The Valley of Fear and look forward to completing the entire canon of Sherlock Holmes through your work. It has been hard to read extra books lately (I grade countless papers), but your wonderful reading voice has helped me “read” books I would otherwise not have the energy for. Thank you.

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  38. David, thak you so much for your time and effort. You just finished reading The Count of Montecristo for me, something I enjoyed a lot.
    You have such a clear voice, and the characterization is splendid.
    There was no way I could read the book for myself due to my lack of time, but you did it for me, coming along with me for thousend of kilometers in my car!!!
    I am deciding what to listen next, but there is no doubt I will listen something read by you!
    Thanks again and best regards from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Leo.

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  39. Mr. Clark, I have just finished 2 of your Sherlock Holmes readings and I cannot express to you how thoroughly I have enjoyed them. Thank you for your exceptional contribution!

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  40. Dear David, A moment ago I just finished listening to The Count of Monte Cristo and for the last month have been mesmerized and captivated by the story, the characters, and the historical times that were so rich and real that it will stay with me for awhile. Your reading and interpretation brought it to life. I am an avid reader and read this novel in college, however your very special rendition of this incredible novel was amazing. Thanks to you and to Alexandre Dumas for an unforgettable story. I love LibriVox and am a fan and have followed my favorite readers, like Karen Savage, Elizabeth Klett ,Simon Evers and Andy Minter but you are at the top of the list ! I will be listening to your Sherlock next. Have you thought of doing more Dumas? It would be such a pleasure listening to you read ‘The Three Musketeers’ and ‘The Man in the Iron Mask’. Thank you again for your work. Mary

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  41. Hi David, I thought you might like to know that part 2 of The Singular Experience of Mr John Scott Eccles has not been included in your recording of His Last Bow. Thanks David

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    • Thanks – I have sent the person who managed the recording a message to get this sorted out – I definitely recorded it and it says it is there in the catalog

      Thanks

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    • Hi John

      Just got this back from them

      I downloaded the zip file from archive.org and find all 10 sections as per the MW included. The only item I noticed in section 2 is the omission in the intro that section 2 (The Tiger of San Pedro) is actually chapter 2 of Wisteria Lodge.
      It could be possible that your listener did not get a complete download if he (or she) does not have all the chapters.

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  42. Hi David. I just finished your recordings of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. I just want to congratulate you. I have never been a big fan of the Livribox recordings to be honest, because as well intentioned that they are they don’t have the same flavor as the profesional ones. But yours are. I am amazed and grateful that you did this book, because not only have I change my mind about Livribox, but I also will look for more audiobooks of yours.

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  43. Hello David,
    It has been years since I’ve read Sherlock Holmes, and one day I decided to see if I could find all of the stories on LibriVox. I’m a little picky about readers so I wasn’t hopeful about finding them read so that I would want to listen. When I sampled a version you had recorded, I was over the moon! Not only do you have the correct accent, but your fluid and evocative reading, and the wonderful way in which you give characters different voices have made you my favorite LibriVox reader! You really put the listener into the stories! Thanks so much–listening to all of the Sherlock stories again is pure joy, especially due to your fabulous reading. I hope you read and record everything you can get your hands on!

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  44. David,
    I love your readings of Sherlock- your pace and voices are excellent. I have listened to some of the books multiple times and eagerly await your next Librivox choice. Keep up the great work!

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  45. I do believe you have absolutely ruined me for other audio readers of Sherlock Holmes! After finishing all of the ones you have read in the public domain, I tried to listen to someone else’s paid audio of The Sherlock Holmes Casebook, and I just couldn’t do it! I guess I will just have to wait until it enters the public domain and you can read it! (Or read it myself with your voice in my head!) Thank you so much! My husband and I have really enjoyed them!!!

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  46. David, I have listened now to all of your readings of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories and I just wanted to drop you a line to congratulate you on your achievement. You are a very gifted reader of stories. Lovely tone and pacing. Quite often you are voicing up to four characters at once and each is distinct and compelling. Well done.

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  47. Hi David,

    I think you’re the best reader on Librovox. You have a very pleasant tone, good pacing, and uncanny timing. I hope you keep up the good work. What are you working on now? Are you going to keep doing this? I am totally a fan!!! Your Sherlock Holmes audios are wonderful.

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    • Hi, I am thinking through my next project but have also been asked to do a professional recording for a friend so I may have to delay my next Librivox recording but yes I intend to keep
      going – watch this space – I’ll update here

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  48. Hi David,

    Such voice, such narration, such flow! I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said your audiobook reading is on a par with Stephen Fry. Excellent work. And I know it wouldn’t mean too much to you, but you’re now the voice of Sherlock Holmes for me, replacing Jeremy Brett. You did great justice to the accents too (except for the Indian one, but maybe that’s only because I’m an Indian myself ).

    I was a bit disheartened to see that I’ve now listened to nearly all of your audiobooks. Please keep reading!

    Milind

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  49. I have listened to Study in Scarlet and Sign of the Four and some part of Count of Monte Cristo until now…I am seriously in awe of your talents,how you so clearly give the narratives and lend each character a unique voice…I have enjoyed your recordings thoroughly and am thankful to you for all them. 🙂
    I would like to suggest that you record Run To Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon or Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy….I would love to listen to them by you 🙂
    Thanks…

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    • Thanks for the feedback, I am glad you enjoy my reading. Funnily enough I have been contemplating Hardy as my next possible direction so appreciate the suggestions

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  51. I just finished litening to your version of “The Count of Monte Cristo” last week after listening to all of your versions of Sherlock Holmes. They have been by far my favorites of any recordings I have listened to! I eagerly await your next project!

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  52. The “Count” was wonderful, and I’ve got the “Sherlock”s for my next road trip, but I’m in with the lady (above) who wanted more Dumas. Shouldn’t take but a little time to record the D’Artagnan Romances . (Let’s see – 8 hours a day, 5 days a week,… Ok It WILL take a lot of time…)

    (meanwhile, I have one of those remote control quad copters hovering outside my window – am I guilty of listening to too many good books on Librivox?) (“Look out! The Oprah police are coming to get you…”)

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  53. “Thank you so much for listening.” Are you joking? Thank YOU so much for recording and sharing your incredible talent with us! I can’t imagine how long it must have taken to record Sherlock, but the series has brought me endless joy! Thank you!

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  54. Thank you so much for recording and sharing the audio book of ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’. It was wonderful. I enjoyed each and every part of the book, thanks to your awesome narration and change of voices for different characters. Thanks again.

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  55. Hi David,

    I’ve just finished listening to your wonderful recording of The Count of Monte Cristo and I just wanted to tell you how much pleasure I got from it. You had me attentive and engrossed throughout the story and I’m in awe at how you managed to make each character distinct and vivid. Thank you for the time you spent in recording the work and thank you for introducing me to Dumas. On to your Sherlock Holmes recordings now!

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  56. Hello, I have listened to all of your Sherlock Holmes stories on Librivox, and am now listening to them all again. They are so wonderful, and you do such an awesome job of reading them. I love all your different voices, and it is so easy to follow the stories. Just wanted to say thank you, I appreciate what you have done. 🙂

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  57. I really enjoyed you narration of sherlock holmes. Your accent is amazing, and how you can change your voice almost instantly from sherlock holmes’ to watson’s, when for instance “my dear watson” said he. I’ll support you however i can. Keep up the good work.
    And if you need any suggestions on what to read next, maybe try Frankenstein or the great gatsby. Thanks.

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  58. Hello sir,
    I thought your reading of The Count of Monte Cristo was phenomenal! Perhaps if you are considering another book to narrate you would consider The Three Musketeers? Or maybe something really wild, like John Carter?

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  59. I can’t believe I was lucky enough to pick your reading of The Count of Monte Cristo as my first experience with LibriVox! I am now a fan of your incredible talent and will listen to anything you record. My suggestion for your consideration (if you haven’t done so already) would be to read some Dickens for us! Thank you.

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  60. Hi David! I recently finished The Count of Monte Cristo – one of my favorite reads ever – and now one of the best audiobooks I’ve heard by a wonderful narrator. Thank you! I’m truly spoiled now as you’ve set the bar so high! Who are some of your favorite contemporary audiobook narrators?

    I look forward to Sherlock Holmes and suggest A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay (1920) for a future narration 😉 Also one of my favorite novels and I’m sure you’d do it great justice!

    Thank you again! Andrea (a fellow Texan)

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  61. Hi David,
    I’m writing from Senegal, West Africa. Just finished listening to your reading of His Last Bow and I had to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this amazing job. I enjoyed every bit of it. Thank you. Really.

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  62. David, this evening I just finished listening to your reading of ‘The Valley of Fear’ on librivox. A very nice read and recording not to mention your talent for giving a voice to each character! Thanks!

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  63. Hello David i have just finished your reading of the count of monte cristo and have also listened to all the sherlock holmes you have read. I work as a groundsman and listening to your readings passes the day much quicker than the radio or music. Just wanted to say thankyou and what a pleasure it was to listen 🙂

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  64. Love the Sherlock audiobooks David, your really nailed it. not certain if there are anymore sherlock books to read but if there is i hope you record them. Keep up the good work.

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    • I think I did them all apart from the very last book of stories – some of which are not out of copyright – glad you enjoyed them – there should be 7 altogether I think

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  65. A friend told me about your version of The Count of Monte Cristo, and I’m about halfway through listening. I LOVE it! You make the story riveting and all of the characters come alive! I told my husband about it and he just finished it today. (He has a long commute and was able to listen much more quickly.) He told a friend who downloaded it right away, and just today we told our daughter about it so she can listen on her commute. Thank you for a very enjoyable audio book!

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    • Wow – sounds like everyone is enjoying it – that makes the time doing it so worthwhile – thanks so much for taking the time to let me know. I have also done all the Sherlock Holmes books.

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  66. A friend told me about your version of The Count of Monte Cristo, and I’m about halfway through listening. I LOVE it! You make the story riveting and all of the characters come alive! I told my husband about it and he just finished it today. (He has a long commute and was able to listen much more quickly.) He told a friend who downloaded it right away, and just today we told our daughter about it so she can listen on her commute. Thank you for a very enjoyable audio book!

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  67. Your work on The Count of Monte Cristo was phenomenal.
    Thank you very much for the effort and time put into this monumental undertaking.
    It will be the reference on which I will introduce my peers to the world of literature, which, unfortunately among young people is uncommon nowadays, for not only is the book a great one, but your reading of it does justice to it and I, having listened to the entire series in the course of seven days, cannot imagine it being read otherwise or any better.
    Thank you again, from Israel.

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  68. Greetings from France!
    Thank you so much for your incredible performance on the Sherlock Holmes stories. If you were a professional actor, I would have found this performance outstanding. Since you are not, I’m simply in awe.
    Now the only “drawback” is that I can’t read a text in English anymore (whether out loud or in my head) without trying to imitate your voice. 🙂
    Thank you again!

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  69. Hi David,
    I just finished listening to your recording of the Count of Monte Cristo, a book which I’ve always had the desire to read but could never find the time. As a college student, it’s almost impossible for me to find time at the end of my day to sit down and read; however, with your recording of this book, I was able to hear the story while riding my bike, walking in between classes, and while performing mindless calculations. Anyways, I just wished to express thanks for all the work you put into this audio book, it really did help to enrich my life.
    Best,
    ~Joe

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  70. Hi David!!!

    I’ve heard your ‘Study in Scarlet’ and enjoyed every second of your reading.
    It was so wonderful and I really appreciate your effort for that.

    If possible, could I ask one thing to you?
    I wonder whether you are English or American.
    As I’m not an English native speaker I’m not able to distiguish which part your pronunciation belongs to.
    Please, let me know that one.
    Of course your reading was prominent one whether your reading is based on English or American pronunciation.

    Thanks again for your effort!!!

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      • Thanks for your rapid answer. ^^
        Then you mean you are a speaker based on American pronunciation?

        Of course, I’m gonna enjoy every stories read by your voice!!!
        Thanks a lot!!!

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  71. Absolutely love your work on Librivox and if you are interested, I would gladly offer my studio services (gratis) as a post-cleanup of your audio to help enhance and sweeten the tracks before they make their way to your adoring fans.

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  72. The Count of Monte Christo is now one of my favorite books ever. I feel like I might never have taken the time to read it myself…I’ve got young kids and I fall asleep whenever I try reading. Thank you for making the story come alive for me! I’ve listened to your reading of it twice now. My husband has too and we are so amazed at how well you impersonate each character. I am so grateful that you took the time to do this. I plan to listen to your other works on Librivox too.

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  73. Hi David, I’ve been listening through all of your Sherlock Holmes recordings. I’ve just finished Hound of the Baskervilles and about to move on to Memoirs. I just wanted to say a massive thanks for putting the time and effort in to make such a great set of recordings, I have thoroughly enjoyed them and so glad to see you have so many more to keep me occupied. I’ve listened to a lot of librivox recordings but yours are my favourite by far. Great work!

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