Bartleby, the Scrivener (version 2)

Read by Bob Neufeld

(4.6 stars; 168 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.

An Odd Old Story With an Excellent Reader

(5 stars)

Bob Neufeld performs brilliantly as always. The story itself is somewhat perplexing and bleak, an interesting listen to be sure.


(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.

(5 stars)

the voice acting was nice and there wasn’t any problems understanding what was being said or unusual noises or breathing.


(5 stars)

Once again Mr. Bob Neufeld generously delight us with his exceptional narrative skills. With my deepest appreciation, G.

classic tale, great voice

(5 stars)

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