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Publisher's Summary

The life of a scrivener can be a dull one. After all, your entire occupation has to do with the handwritten copying of law documents. But when Bartleby arrives, he turns the office upside down with the enigmatic phrase: “I prefer not to.”
Public Domain (P)2008 B.J. Harrison
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5 out of 5 stars
By Julie Gray on 10-04-17

Haunting...

The first chapter was a bit detailed and slow (which seems about right, given the period this book was written) and then the story became so strangely amusing and Kafka-esque. But Melville wraps the story up in a beautifully haunting way that I will not soon forget. I'm so glad I listened to this novella. The narrator was pitch perfect and the story will stay with me for a long time.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Anthony on 05-26-17

Listen to this version

The narrator is very good, and the other versions are far too pricey for a tale of this length.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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