The Voice of the Year competition introduced and sponsored by Naxos AudioBooks and The Times Books Pages, edited by Erica Wagner, took place in Spring 2004. First prize was to read a classic for Naxos Audiobooks. The winner was Maurice West, a fifty-five-year-old English Teacher from Croydon. He made a selection from the 1749 work The History of Tom Jones, the tale of a young English foundling who pursues the heart of Sophia, much to the chagrin of her family. Here, Naxos presents the reading.