The Vicar of Wakefield (version 2)


Read by Tadhg

(4.6 stars; 179 reviews)

First published in 1766, the loveable and innocent Dr Primrose and his family have given pleasure to all that have read it. The story opens with the vicar losing his fortune and moving to another parish. What follows is a tale of love, deceit, betrayal, humour and a hidden hero…..It was one of Charles Dickens' favourite books and a source of inspiration to him. No further recommendation is needed. Enjoy. (Summary by Tadhg) (5 hr 56 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 8:41 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 2 7:34 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 3 13:19 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 4 6:52 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 5 7:06 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 6 6:53 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 7 8:42 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 8 11:04 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 9 6:52 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 10 8:18 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 11 9:07 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 12 9:39 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 13 6:58 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 14 11:57 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 15 9:22 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 16 10:34 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 17 15:10 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 18 8:56 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 19 16:09 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 20 28:17 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 21 16:12 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 22 7:56 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 23 9:01 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 24 9:25 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 25 8:30 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 26 9:42 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 27 7:56 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 28 19:04 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 29 8:55 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 30 14:44 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 31 27:23 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 32 6:07 Read by Tadhg

Reviews

excellent


(5 stars)

It's a fun story, pretty relatable, and it's refreshing to see someone truly follow what they believe, regardless of convenience. It's written at a nice pace and has a ton of internal commentary from the vicar, which is often amusing. The reader is also excellent.. I would listen to his voice endlessly.

Charming!


(5 stars)

A delightful book! Tadgh once again does an excellent job reading and has made himself my favorite Libribvox narrator. He is professional quality with a relaxing voice and a beautiful accent.

Wonderful Reader


(5 stars)

I love whatever Tadhg reads. He makes the stories come alive. The book itself was refreshing and a lovely story of good triumphing over evil.


(5 stars)

Tadhg narrates this story with energy and his accent transports you to this family as they face their challenges in life. Goldsmith writes in a beautiful writing style that fills the reader's/listener's mind with not only the action but description of people and places. His wit and style is exemplary. Love this book!

Satire or Not?


(5 stars)

I couldn't figure out if this was meant to be satirical (making fun of the simple, good-hearted vicar narrator and his family) or straightforward. If you take it straightforwardly, it's a kind tale of the trials of this somewhat naive family and how they pressed through them. If you take it as satire... well... As a believer, the "meditation" on dying in chapter 29 was actually very good! Tadhg is an excellent reader. I highly recommend this.

great


(5 stars)

The story starts out slow, and for about the first 15 chapters, I was starting to wonder if it was going to go anywhere, but eventually the story develops into something quite dramatic, and is a wonderful commentary on the survival of the spirit of a man of God. I very inspiring, and I can understand why it was a favorite book of Mark Twain.

Not Regency Feel Good Novel


(5 stars)

Moral tale of the values of Faith and Family. Set in as a way to reform and forgiveness of sometimes harsh changes in very classist society. political Classic Liberal politics are subtly woven through the vicissitudes of family love, care, forgiveness and hope. you care about the feelings of the tight-knit family via the Vicar-fathers narration.

Well written


(4 stars)

I enjoyed this book. It was written and read in quite an amusing style, though maybe not for the day it was written in.