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3.24 out of 53.24 out of 53.24 out of 53.24 out of 53.24 out of 5 3.24 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry Fielding Narrator: Nigel Davenport Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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Tom Jones is widely regarded as one of the first and most influential English novels. It is certainly the funniest. Tom Jones, the hero of the book, is introduced to the reader as the ward of a liberal Somerset squire. Tom is a generous but slightly wild and feckless country boy with a weakness for young women. Misfortune, followed by many spirited adventures as he travels to London to seek his fortune, teach him a sort of wisdom to go with his essential good-heartedness.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marcie | 2/17/2014

    " I appreciate the witty humor and thought process when examining human nature. Much more depth than most general fiction today. I've only finished book one of the Wesleyan University Press edition that comes complete with footnotes regarding the author's friends and literary rivals which are often hinted at or referred to in the book. Apparently he thought Methodists a cult and Calvinist far too much agaisnt good works. Interesting writing when examining the author's theology, however, over time I'm beginning to find the book tedious. It takes quite a bit of effort to follow the story while reading footnotes on the author's theology. Will shelve it for now-may come back to it later.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melinda | 2/15/2014

    " I wanted to say something really creative about this book and use the style of writing, but alas, I'm too lazy. I loved it. It was funny, if not slightly predictable and the more that things change, the more they stay the same (between men and women). Although, at least we don't have to deal with arranged marriages anymore. The reader does not need to pay attention or even read the first chapter in each new book. They are just the author's musings on nothing and not particularly interesting or necessary to the story. If this really is the "first English Novel" then, cool! I went onto read Vanity Fair and the author tried SO hard to be in that breezy Tom Jones frame of mind, but the characters were insipid. I laughed out loud many times at Tom Jones and Mr. Partridge and I would like to read this book again. I am really fond of Tom and company. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kecia | 2/12/2014

    " I really wanted to like it, but I just could not get into it. Maybe another time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 2/11/2014

    " Like pretty much every book from this era, I found the writing a little dry and crude. Fielding, like his peers, sort of emphasizes social/class manners and analysis, at the expense of psychology and action. Toward the end of the book the author's diversions increase and take away from the story. Nonetheless, this is one of the best 18-cent books I've read. "

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

    " Wish I had the time to re-read all my uni classics! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Drucilla | 1/28/2014

    " Actual rating: 2.5 stars. There are some pretty funny moments and I enjoyed the story, but I had such trouble reading it. I found it to be a very dense read. I also thought Tom was a jerk because (view spoiler)[he's supposedly madly in love with Sophia, but he sleeps with random women and falls in love at them at the drop of a hat. (hide spoiler)] "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 1/26/2014

    " 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! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 1/18/2014

    " I read this my senior year in high school. we had to choose from a list, and this was the longest book on the list. I read it because I wanted to prove a point, but I liked it. It's been a long time ago though......the movie wasn't as interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Wolf | 1/17/2014

    " I have to confess that I don't like most of the novels from this period: they are very early & still evolving. BUT. . .Tom Jones is a hoot! What I remember most is the fairly graphic sexual escapades of the hero. Definitely worth reading -- a lot of fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 12/3/2013

    " Tom was a very scandalous man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madeline W | 11/15/2013

    " Henry Fielding is an Olympian of wit! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ted | 10/11/2013

    " Brilliant! I love relating to characters such as Tom "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mia Rendix | 9/26/2013

    " The title alone indicates that this won't be one of my favorite books. After having wasted hours of endless pages I must repeat: Everything about this book bored me. But two stars because of its canonic status in the history of literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee Ann | 7/14/2013

    " Slow getting through this, but well worth the journey. Lots of fun, irreverent, and the antics and observations of human nature are as topical as the daily news. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harmony | 4/22/2013

    " This is definately not a mindless read but more of a project at first. I truly enjoyed the book for the characters are one dimensional and farcical which leads to crazy situations for young Tom. Not bad for perhaps the first real novel ever written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Rowe | 4/5/2013

    " Long funny book. I love the narrator's commentary. Well read by Kenneth Danzinger. I recommend. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nick Black | 1/2/2013

    " One of the worst examples I've had the misfortune to acquaint myself with of Victorians binding their own verbal diarrhea, ugh. "

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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.