Fiction and Audiobooks

I have now returned from our trip to Europe and have settled on a new and what I believe will be an exciting addition to my Opera Vox library of audiobooks.  For Season 5 Keep and eye out for notifications on your chosen podcast app as I begin to read ‘The Arabian Nights’ by Muhsin Mahdi.  This wonderful collection of stories within stories as part of an overarching plot is a new departure for me and I hope you enjoy it as much as I am going to enjoy narrating.


  1. SHL says:

    Thank you for your LibriVox readings of Sherlock Holmes! They have an amazing quality.

    On 1 January 2023 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, consisting of the final short stories, will enter the public domain in the US (see Will you be reading that for LibriVox too?

    I hope you do as it would complete the set of your readings of Sherlock Holmes.

    1. JD says:

      I also just finishing listening to all the readings (they are all available in spotify), for my surprise The Case-Book is being narrated by another person and I’m in shock ! David reading was so easy to understand (English is not my native language) and the recordings where 99% clean (a few times I can spot some background noise) but the experience was flawless, such that while working (demanding work on excel) I could follow everything…

      It would be wonderfull if you complete the collection with the Case-Book !!

    2. Emma Maile Buckman says:

      I came here with the exact same query! David, I fell in love with your readings of the first eight in the series and was comforted by your animated voice telling the stories of Watson and Sherlock before bed and on my way to work. They were so beautifully done— you get the voices perfect! I can’t thank you enough for your work.

      When I pulled up the ninth book on my Spotify, I was like “Who’s this imposter woman! Bring us David!” (No offense meant to this other recorder, who I’m sure also has her own talent).

      Regardless of if you record the final book, I would love to send you a handwritten thank you card, enclosed with some art I made of the series (which you are welcome to keep, toss, or give away as you wish). I am an independent artist in the U.S. and often draw inspiration from my favorite literary works (such as a faux vintage travel poster for Baskerville Hall, and the like). If it’s not an imposition on your privacy, I would be much obliged to receive an email from you with an address or a P.O. Box to which I could direct an envelope. 🙂

    3. Laura L Tobin says:

      Yes!!! Please!! Ever since I discovered David Clarke’s Sherlock Holmes I’ve been counting down to 2023. It would be so wonderful for listeners and fans, and such a great accomplishment for Mr Clarke to complete the series.

  2. Wilga says:

    I’ve just finished listening to your recording of Count Of Monte Cristo, a book I had read for the first time when I was 14 (and so much in love with it back then) and which I wanted to refresh and see how I would see it now, well after 40… Having very little time because of work I decided to find an audiobook and I was so lucky to find yours! It’s brilliant. Your voice acting is beyond marvellous, now when I will read Count of MC again I will hear the voices you imitated and the French and Italian accents of the characters XD. Thank you so much for all this effort, and for publishing it in the public domain, which I respect a lot, for nowadays people look more often how to earn than how to share. For sure I will listen to Sherlock Holmes now. I’ve got no choice :]
    Thank you! All the best :]

    1. Steve Melisi says:

      I echo your sentiments — I too just finished the reading and was blown away. Many thanks Monsieur Clarke!!!

      1. Todd says:

        Great reading

  3. Hollyd says:

    Howdy, David – War of the Worlds was a timely choice and very well done. Looking forward to your next great read. Wonder what it will be. Whatever it is, I know I’ll enjoy it. Heck, I’d enjoy it if you read a phone book. Would be fun to listen to you come up with voices full of personality just from their name. 🙂

    1. Lula Harp says:

      @hollyd where did you find his War of the Worlds? I keep seeing reference, but haven’t found it. Thanks

      1. David says:

        My narrations are in order on my podcast Opera Vox Audiobooks on Spotify or Apple Pod casts

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