Fiction and Audiobooks

My new Podcast, Opera Vox Audiobooks is now well underway. I have now completed my reading of The Phantom of the Opera. Find the Podcast here – Opera Vox Audiobooks where you can also click on links to listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or many other podcast platforms. Please leave feedback and rate my podcast, this helps to get the word out to others who might enjoy hearing these classic books. Thanks for listening.

This section of my blog is devoted to fiction – reading, writing, and perhaps most important narrating.  I have received so many emails, comments and thank yous for my audiobook recordings that I have decided to devote more time to this endeavour.  Complete unabridged recordings of The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas and the Sherlock Holmes canon can be found on Librivox.  David Clarke on Librivox


  1. Hi David! Thank you for your work. I’ve become rather addicted to your readings of Sherlock Holmes; I go to Librivox every single night and play a story or two at bedtime. At this point I’ve literally heard every story dozens of times. Sounds a little obsessive, I know, but it really helps my brain let go of anxious thoughts. Looking forward to the Casebook being available in the public domain someday!

    1. Mary K – Exactly right! This started with us 4 years ago when my husband had surgery with an uncomplicated but uncomfortable recovery. Waking in the middle of the night he was able to be distracted by stories he knew well.

      We listen to Silver Blaze when taking a daytime nap. We judge how quickly and well we napped by whether we heard them get off the train and if we sleep until the point the culprit is named. I also shuffle through the playlist when I’m having a restless night. If I wake and hear even a phrase in an adventure I usually recognize the story and am able to be lulled back to sleep by the well written descriptive jaunts and David’s wonderful character interpretation and pacing.

    2. By the way – check out David’s Count of Monte Cristo if you haven’t already. Terrific book and most excellent reading. I’ve listened to several other Librivox versions of Alexandre Dumas books. Enjoyed the all, even if David wasn’t the reader. 🙂

  2. Hi David, I just wanted to say thank you for your readings of Sherlock Holmes’ stories. You’re the best! Greetings from Italy!!!

  3. I listening to your recording of Monte Cristo. I hunted this comment section just to tell you it is amazing! Thank you so much for giving the work to the public in a beautiful way!

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