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4.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 5 4.15 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Narrator: Kimberly Schraf Publisher: Commuter's Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2004 ISBN:
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Bernice Bobs Her Hair and The Jelly-Bean: Two of Fitzgerald's finest stories of the Jazz Age. The first tells of a young woman who doesn't fit in her cousin's social life, and the second of love and social class. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 2/16/2014

    " The Ice Castle may be my favorite short story of all time. It deals with one of the major themes of Gatsby, but from a woman's -- roughly based on Zelda Fitzgerald -- perspective. Check it out. For my money, it is timeless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/15/2014

    " Favorites are Bernice Bobs Her Hair, The Ice Palace, The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, The Captured Shadow, At Your Age, and Babylon Revisited. Not one of my very favorite books, but I would recommend it to anyone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 2/15/2014

    " I read Fitzgerald in Boston. His short stories are better than his novels, but since I hated "Gatsby," that's not saying much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gretchen | 2/12/2014

    " This collection has the amazing story "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." Read it; it is the original "Max Tivoli" type character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 2/12/2014

    " This man's writing never ceases to amaze me. I revisit his books all the time. "Absolution" is the best thing he's ever written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mimi | 1/29/2014

    " I loved some, wasn't so fond of others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benji | 1/26/2014

    " As with most books, i've only read a portion of this book - but i really liked what i read. You get to learn all about old-timey things like bobbed hair, dirty martinis and of course - pirates. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 1/18/2014

    " I personally lurrrve Fitzgerald. I've read each of his novels and thoroughly enjoyed each one. I do think this collection is fascinating. But I don't know anyone else who would like it as much; it's probably only for someone who is a hardcore Fitzgerald fan, or, someone who is looking for a thesis topic or dissertation chapter! He wrote over 160 short stories and I think it's a shame he gets rather short shrift (short of "Babylon Revisited") as a short story writer. What I find really amazing about this particular collection is that you can see Fitzgerald evolve over time from the clever Flapper-chronicler to a man who has lost, and is lost. I can't think of a single story where the people genuinely love each other, either, except in one or two cases where a significantly older man falls in love with an all-American, fresh-faced, sparkling child (relatively speaking). Another thing I find really fascinating, and something I haven't really seen discussed much in Fitzgerald criticism, is his fascination with the South; while he was both maddened and attracted by Southern women for obvious reasons, there's something about the early twentieth century South that Fitzgerald lingered over quite...not quite lovingly, but with a sort of puzzled sense of regret. Hmmm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andi Agnew | 1/17/2014

    " I only got about halfway through this, but not because I didn't enjoy it. It was a library copy and the print was too small! I've decided to buy a book of F. Scott Fitzgerald's works in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/22/2013

    " I borrowed it to read Benjamin Button after watching the movie and am really enjoying some of the other stories- especially the more imaginative, off-the-wall stories like The Diamond as Big as the Ritz. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 12/17/2013

    " A wonderful collection from a gifted author. There are a few of the short stories that were part of what is known as "the Gatsby Cluster" and these in some parts became his masterpiece The Great Gatsby. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 12/12/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I read it so many years ago that I plan to read it again in the near future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/3/2013

    " This may be perpetually on my "to-read" list, simply because I don't want to fly through the short stories. I'd rather savor them in between other novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty | 11/29/2013

    " The real story of Benjamin Button is worth reading. The movie does take quite a bit of creative liscence "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Windy | 11/21/2013

    " Bought at a Sedona bookstore when I was a senior in high school, I've since read maybe a quarter of the stories contained within. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 11/6/2013

    " I agree with those who believe his short stories are better than his novels. Bernice Bobs Her Hair is my favorite and one I read back in High School and have loved it since then. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Hermit | 11/6/2013

    " I haven't read all of these yet. One to pick up every so often. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dustin Gage | 10/15/2013

    " Head and Shoulders is my personal favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Klay Kubiak | 7/2/2013

    " "the offshore pirate" and "benjamin button" are two personal favorites. everything he writes is phenominal "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carlie Galloway | 5/24/2013

    " Although I didn't read all the stories in collection, the many I did finish were terrific! Am still so upset that my book was lost in the mail in the move! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 1/11/2013

    " I have read one short story, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". Very different from the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Traci | 8/19/2012

    " I like Mr. Fitzgerald's short bursts of creativity better than the longer stories. Something about the idea of him cranking out story after story to pay for his toxic lifestyle appeals to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Addy Stevens | 6/11/2012

    " I love Fitzgerald. The romance of it all! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 3/25/2012

    " Pure pleasure. The bonbons of the short story world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 3/25/2012

    " Ok, I can see the whimsy in his short stories, though at times, I swear he was high on bathtub gin when he wrote some of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 11/24/2011

    " the stories are so intriguing, so rich. but it's obvious that fitzgerald was paying the bills with many of them....the endings of many felt kind of cheap. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 11/20/2011

    " Babylon Revisited continues to haunt me... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Galen | 10/19/2011

    " So surprisingly creative you just want to smash his celebrity head in! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne | 7/19/2011

    " Fitzgerald just doesn't do much for me.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan Mccausland | 6/17/2011

    " Although I think I needed to be wearing boat shoes and a blazer while reading the stories, they were all tight and solid tales. The Curious Tale of Benjamin Button was a more quirky suprise. Bernice gets a bob stands up well today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noemi | 5/2/2011

    " I like all Fitzgerald's books.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/27/2011

    " I think that Fitzgerald is overhyped but I really enjoyed this collection of short stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pocketpolina | 3/2/2011

    " I absolutely loved this book. So many great stories! "A Diamond As Big As The Ritz" was particularly memorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 3/1/2011

    " I have a feeling I didn't finish all of the stories in this. It was a hazy time in my life (y'know how it goes). I'm going to have to revisit this.... hey oh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/21/2011

    " I loved all of the stories, but if you only have time to read a few; check out "A Diamond as Big as the Ritz" and "The Ice Palace". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 12/4/2010

    " read Babylon Revisited; forgot what a wonderful writer Fitzgerald was having only read The Great Gatsby many years ago; luminous, lyrical, haunting.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 5/10/2010

    " Só li "Babilónia Revisitada". Excelente conto, tanto pelos ares de Paris como pelos sentimentos do protagonista. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 3/27/2010

    " I only read Babylon Revisited, but I loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 cutie | 3/7/2010

    " I only read Babylon Revisited... Terribly sad but very very good. "

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About the Author
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and educated at Princeton, where he was a leader in theatrical and literary activities. He began writing his first novel, This Side of Paradise, while serving in the army. Its publication in 1920 established him as the spokesman for the Jazz Age. His major novels include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night.

About the Narrator

Kimberly Schraf is an audiobook narrator whose readings include Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Running Out of Time, Laurie Garrett’s The Coming Plague, and Karen Joy Fowler’s The Jane Austen Book Club, among many others.