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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (12,006 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry Fielding Narrator: Patience Thompson, Anton Lesser, Annette Crosbie, Hannah Gordon, Sarah Badel, Martin Jarvis Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Henry Fielding's rollicking comic masterpiece. Found one evening in the bed of the rich and benevolent Mr Allworthy, baby Tom grows up in the guardianship of the kindly squire. He develops into a good-hearted fellow who is nonetheless resented by Allworthy's mean-natured heir and nephew, Blifil. Tom's naive inability to resist a pretty face lands him in hot water when the gamekeeper's daughter declares herself pregnant. Since Tom has fallen in love with the squire's daughter, Sophia, who is herself betrothed to Blifil, the foundling finds himself banished from the Allworthy household. In pursuing the runaway Sophia to London, Tom embarks upon a series of riotous, and frequently amorous, adventures. However further trouble, and the revelation of his true identity, await him in London.

Starring Anton Lesser as Tom, with Annette Crosbie, Hannah Gordon, Sarah Badel and Martin Jarvis.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 2/11/2014

    " The lion of the picaresque. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerome Keeler | 2/9/2014

    " Just started. Funny. More later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Pribus | 2/9/2014

    " To be honest, I remember the movie -- and all that eating with great gusto -- more than the book itself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martin | 2/5/2014

    " Long read, glad I read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaime | 1/31/2014

    " A fabulous romp through 18th-century England, full of spot-on satire and with an intricate, but rewarding, plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo Mclennan | 1/29/2014

    " It took me three months to read this book! That's a record long time for me. I really enjoyed Henry Fielding's comedy and true-to-life caricatures but the plot was very rambly and he is deliberately over verbose - entertaining but difficult to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/28/2014

    " I chose this book because of its supposed influence on Jane Austin and her writing and I love Austin and her stories. My first thought was that this was Austin on steroids. The verbal gymnastics of sentence structure and complexity are sometimes difficult to digest. It took some getting used to but the story was compelling and the characters intriguing. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the novel is the style where the author serves as the narrator and commentator throughout the story. I don't recall reading anything constructed so deftly in this manner. It was thoroughly enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 1/24/2014

    " One of my favourite reads EVER! Hilarious!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/18/2014

    " A bit dry in places but a good long novel which has humour, wit and plenty of 18 century history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 12/28/2013

    " A wonderous book. Clever, witty, verbose, insightful, long winded, and funny. Its such a project to read and at times it doesn't seem worth it--but it is fun and every 10 years ago it is worth the effort. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mo | 12/18/2013

    " I read this a long time ago, and remember thinking "is this book EVER going to end?" But I finished it, so it must have been ok. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ann Thomas | 11/24/2013

    " A very early novel, but not a success with me. Fielding constantly interrupts the narrative to talk to the reader. I just got annoyed and gave up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefano | 5/16/2013

    " The History of Tom Jones (Penguin Classics) by Henry Fielding (1966) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna | 4/12/2013

    " A LONG read, hard to get through because of its archaic style. Surprisingly similar to Dickens given that it was written a century before (I had a hard time picturing it in the 1700s). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 4/11/2013

    " It was very very very looooooooong -- one of those english novels where the author was paid per word -- but highly entertaining. I'm not usually a proponent of the abridged version but this is one case where that might work! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Augl | 3/4/2013

    " I-yai-yai! I remember now why I didn't like Fielding!, dear reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tomw | 10/29/2012

    " I read this book in college, and didn't like becasue of time constraints. Then, I read it back'n'forth to work on a train, and loved it. The film version follows the novel closely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie Steadman | 10/18/2012

    " It can be hard to start, but it's really very funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 10/13/2012

    " Lots of low humor; those people in the eighteenth century really knew how to laugh. It's one of those gloriously long books you hate to see come to an end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaylee | 7/28/2012

    " Skipped the first chapter of every book after a while, and the debates between Square and Thwackham. Plenty of brawls, and chases, and scandal, and humor to keep the story interesting for all 900 pages, but not gripping. It was very easy to put the book down, even in the middle of a page. "

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About the Author
Author Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding (1707–1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humor and satirical prowess. His writings reflect his ongoing preoccupation with fraud, sham, and masks. Tom Jones is considered to be his greatest work.