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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: John Sessions Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN:
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Tom Jones is widely regarded as Fielding's greatest novel, a wonderful, picaresque adventure that takes Tom, a foundling, on a hilarious and by turns scandalous journey, rife with amorous encounters that often incur the wrath of those around him. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Tuley | 2/17/2014

    " This is the perfect rebuttal to those who think we invented fun, energy, suggestiveness, color, and wit just yesterday. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 1/12/2014

    " I would not recommend this book to anyone except for English majors, because I wouldn't sic this novel on a poor unsuspecting person. It is a great satire; you just have to get through all 800 pages to discover Fielding's ironies and witticisms. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate | 1/12/2014

    " the language and length of this might be off putting to some people, but whatever. i love the dry british sense of humor, and this one is ridiculously funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimi | 12/30/2013

    " it took me a few hundred pages to get into this novel, but once i did, i really enjoyed it. fielding interrupts the action with short asides on writing, etc. which is a little annoying. but the reader gets used to it after a while. and while the reader has a pretty strong idea of how the story ends, you're not sure how fielding will get there, so it's an interesting read right to the last page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 12/28/2013

    " The narrator was far too snarky. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Augl | 12/23/2013

    " 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 Ange | 12/18/2013

    " read a long time ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 12/15/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brent | 12/10/2013

    " I thought this was a biography about the Vegas singer. No, not really, but I do wish Tom had just once asked Sophia Western: "What's new pussycat?" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 12/6/2013

    " The lion of the picaresque. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 12/6/2013

    " Hilariously absurd at times, the journey of Tom Jones is a great, entertaining read with an intricately planned plot that weaves the characters together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry Snyder | 11/28/2013

    " Most appearing on top ten lists of books of all time. Ok, a slow 150 pages halfway through with a bad parody of war that doesn't play as such -- but still, perhaps the gr8est novel ever written. I've read it almost 20 times, and plan to read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 11/14/2013

    " 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 Laura | 11/13/2013

    " I don't think that this is the version (editor) that I read but it was the only "Tom Jones" by Henry Fielding that they had listed...It is well written and it is a good book but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who isn't a fan of classic literature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 10/26/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex Sarandrea | 9/23/2013

    " Five star book. However its not for the faint of heart. If u have a sense of passion for classical works no doubt you will rate this the same as i have. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 9/7/2013

    " One of the great novels of all time. If would be interesting to read several picaresque, or "journey" novels close together to see how different authors in different centuries work with this framework. It is long of course but every sentence is telling and sometimes it made me laugh out loud. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 5/27/2013

    " I finished it . . . finally. Longest cat and mouse game ever written. Funny, but in a strangely pretentious way that's trying not to be pretentious for the 18th century. Is it bad that I didn't love this book? Do I get to keep my English Ph.D.? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Rowe | 4/19/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicki | 4/19/2013

    " Had to give up halfway through. Only the 2nd time in my life I haven't finished a book I've started. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 12/4/2012

    " Could say so much. Its like "Friends" from the 1800's. Lots of amazing character development and interesting, deep tangents. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 9/11/2011

    " Very lengthy and at times morose for huge expanses. The comedy is subtle but fun for a patient reader. Definitely not for everyone but the short Chapter format makes it a little easier to digest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry | 5/14/2011

    " Most appearing on top ten lists of books of all time. Ok, a slow 150 pages halfway through with a bad parody of war that doesn't play as such -- but still, perhaps the gr8est novel ever written. I've read it almost 20 times, and plan to read it again.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 4/29/2011

    " Racy in its day, but pretty benign now. Nonetheless an good romp "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 4/6/2011

    " I think I can best describe this book as a roguish, tongue-in-cheek romp through an extremely satirical depiction of 18th century England. I'm a fan. Fielding is always a nice antidote to some of his duller contemporaries. *cough*Samuel Richardson*cough* "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 4/3/2011

    " That scoundrel! So adorable. He was the kind of fellow women want to tame. I totally enjoyed this romp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 3/26/2011

    " Hilariously absurd at times, the journey of Tom Jones is a great, entertaining read with an intricately planned plot that weaves the characters together. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chloe | 1/28/2011

    " UGH! I'm glad that it was the "first novel", but I'm glad that novels have improved. Funny at times, but really, really dry at others. Still worth a read, though, for "understanding literary history" purposes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joseph | 1/26/2011

    " PLEASE GOT LET IT END "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie | 1/10/2011

    " 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 Anna | 1/3/2011

    " Funny and beautiful. One of my favorite books. I know that people find it long, but once you get used to Fielding's 18th C way of writing, the sentences fly. "

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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.

About the Narrator

John Sessions is a highly versatile actor and comedian best known for his comic work in films such as My Night with Reg, In the Bleak Midwinter, and The Pope Must Die, as well as the television shows Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The New Statesman, and Spitting Image.