Bartleby, the Scrivener (version 2)

Read by Bob Neufeld

(4.6 stars; 114 reviews)

Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a novella by the American novelist Herman Melville (1819–1891). It first appeared anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 editions of Putnam's Magazine, and was reprinted with minor textual alterations in his The Piazza Tales in 1856. ( Summary by Wikipedia )

(1 hr 55 min)


Part 01 35:27 Read by Bob Neufeld
Part 02 33:44 Read by Bob Neufeld
Part 03 25:29 Read by Bob Neufeld
Part 04 20:46 Read by Bob Neufeld


A perfectly matched reading

(5 stars)

The reading and the story were a petfect match. The behaviour of the lawyer in tolerating the ultimate passive resistor is only made explicable by the humane tones of the narrator. A wonderful story, superbly read in the manner of those times abnd the style of the prose.


(4 stars)

I agree with everyone else in that Mr Neufeld gives a fine reading and I just wish other Libri Vox recordings could match his quality. Melville can indeed be a bit tricky.

More Greatness from Mr. Neufeld

(5 stars)

Mr. Neufeld's readings are consistently wonderful! He imparts such subtle power to this great short work; a very good job indeed!

very good reading of this very good story

(5 stars)

Well done. Nice narration with a great voice for the story. Thanks for contributing.

classic tale, great voice

(5 stars)

melville's classic tale of the strange scrivener told by an excellent voice actor

great story and reading

(5 stars)

Melville is a genius. This is a compelling, mysterious, poignant tale.

perfect narration

(4.5 stars)

A flawless execution of a proto-existentialist classic. Bravo!

a more bite size taste of Melville's genius

(5 stars)