Tom Jones

  • by Henry Fielding
  • Narrated by Charlton Griffin
  • 37 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tom Jones is a splendid Hogarthian panorama of 18th century English life and morals, encompassing both city and country, and comprising some of the greatest comic characters in British literature. First published in 1749, it was an instant success and has gone on to become a classic of its genre. Quite simply, there has never been anything like it.

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What the Critics Say

Fielding is generally agreed to be an innovating master of the highest originality.... He devised what he described as 'comic epics in prose', which are in effect the first modern novels in English.... [Tom Jones] is generally regarded as Fielding's greatest." (The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Satirical Masterpiece with Excellent Narration!

Even after over 250 years, this book is still hilarious. We follow our hero through many mishaps and escapades that are anything but heroic. Fielding pokes fun at just about everything again and again.

That being said, if you're not bookish or don't enjoy classic literature, you will decidedly not have a good time with Tom Jones. It's wordy. Really wordy. Fielding goes off on a tangent just about every other chapter--which is all part of his sense of humor, because he loves to make fun of authors. He just can't help himself!

To match the style, Griffin's narration is delightfully tongue-in-cheek the entire way through the book--all 38 hours!
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- Johanna

Very good

Tends to be a little long and wordy at times but the payoff is worth it. The narration is excellent and I would recommend it to anyone who has the time to listen and loves old novels as much as I do.
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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-14-2014
  • Publisher: Audio Connoisseur