Bartleby, the Scrivener (version 2)

Read by Bob Neufeld

(4.6 stars; 64 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



(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.


(5 stars)

fun departure from other stories...great reader

very good reading of this very good story

(5 stars)

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

a more bite size taste of Melville's genius

(5 stars)

great story and reading

(5 stars)

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


(5 stars)

Excellent narration of a sad story.

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!

A haunting story

(5 stars)

...excellently read by Bob Neufeld whose tone is supremely suited to the subject. TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)