The Sign of Four

  • by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by Simon Prebble
  • 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As a dense yellow fog swirls through the streets of London, a deep melancholy has descended on Sherlock Holmes, who sits in a cocaine-induced haze at 221B Baker Street. His mood is only lifted by a visit from a beautiful but distressed young woman---Mary Morstan, whose father vanished ten years before. Four years later she began to receive an exquisite gift every year: a large, lustrous pearl. Now she has had an intriguing invitation to meet her unknown benefactor and urges Holmes and Watson to accompany her. In the ensuing investigation---which involves a wronged woman, a stolen hoard of Indian treasure, a wooden-legged ruffian, a helpful dog, and a love affair---even the jaded Holmes is moved to exclaim, "Isn't it gorgeous!" This audiobook includes the bonus Sherlock Holmes story "The Red-Headed League."


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Customer Reviews

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Good not great

The narrator does an excellent job interpreting this Sherlock Holmes tale...good accents, good pacing. The story itself is not quite as good as some of the Sherlock tales, so I gave it a four, not a five.
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- Doug "Retired teacher of literature with an interest in religion and in science and in history. I have loved reading for 50 years."


This is the first Sherlock Holmes stories I have ever listened to and it was entertaining. The reader had an excellent voice and both stories keep you interested. Definitely worth a credit :)
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- K. Smith

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-30-2009
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio