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The Sign of Four Audiobook

The Sign of Four

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At the outset of Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Sign of Four, the ever-faithful Dr. Watson debates confronting his boss - the brilliant Sherlock Holmes - about his drug problem. The Sign of Four is the second installment in the Holmes series and greatly expands upon the emotional and spiritual sides of the great detective. Performed by British master, Patrick Tull, whose deep voice and impeccable dialect carry the listener, The Sign of Four features a secret pact made between corrupt prison guards and four convicts, and a mysterious string of pearls received by a client of Holmes. While not necessarily a success upon initial publication, The Sign of Four has been dramatically adapted at least 12 times.

Publisher's Summary

Greed, betrayal, and vengeance set the stage for this Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic. Sherlock Holmes is rescued from boredom by the strange case of Jonathan Small and the tragedy of Pondicherry Lodge. The mystery leads Holmes and Dr. Watson into an intricate plot regarding a lost treasure belonging to four convicts on the Andaman Islands.

Public Domain (P)1986 Recorded Books, LLC

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    mary 12-28-16
    mary 12-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    narrator good story moved slow but I enjoyed it always liked sherlock Holmes stories thanks

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    Steven ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 06-15-13
    Steven ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 06-15-13 Member Since 2014

    Lover of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mystery, and westerns in all media, including old-time radio dramatizations.

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    "It's A.C.D. What can I say?"

    You either love the Holmes stories or not, so it's really about the reader. I found Patrick Tull's reading to be just that, "reading" not "performing." For that I took away one star. I could hear no attempt to change voices for each character; however, since the Novella is written as Dr. Watson's documentation of the events (like the other Holmes adventures) this is not really a bad thing. You can just view it as Watson reading his own work. Anyway, I found it perfectly enjoyable and wholeheartedly recommend it to all lovers of the Doyle's "Consulting Detective."

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    Steve Bauang, Philippines 12-21-12
    Steve Bauang, Philippines 12-21-12
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    "Sherlock Holmes is always a good read."
    What made the experience of listening to The Sign of Four the most enjoyable?

    I have read this book before but now i enjoy listening to audiobooks because my eyes are letting me down.


    What three words best describe Patrick Tull’s voice?

    The narrator was not the best i am sorry to say. He was reading a little too fast and sometimes i had to repeat what i heard before to get it all.


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    SHELDON 10-03-12
    SHELDON 10-03-12
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    "Pleasant - but a bit simple"

    I can't complain - this was a free book. But compared to the involved fiction of today, this was a "simple" read. Still it was fun and passed the time, But if it weren't free, I wouldn't really recommend using a credit for it. Rather, get it for free off Amazon.com and just read it on the Kindle.

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    "I feared the days of the great audible ..."

    ... book readings were over. P'shaw my dear fellow Patrick Tull has proved me wrong.

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