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3.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 5 3.97 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Narrator: Bronson Pinchot, Stephen R. Thorne Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781482981346
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Here are five stories from one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century: Head and Shoulders, Bernice Bobs Her Hair, Dalyrimple Goes Wrong, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and The Diamond as Big as the Ritz.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The great thing about Fitzgerald was his candor; verbal courage; simplicity.”

    Glenway Wescott, author of The Grandmothers

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 8/12/2013

    " My favorites were Bernice Bobs Her Hair and A Diamond as big as the Ritz. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 4/7/2013

    " How do these read so modern?!!! I really enjoyed every single one of these stories, in particular the diamond one and Bernice Bobs Her Hair. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 1/4/2012

    " My favorites were Bernice Bobs Her Hair and A Diamond as big as the Ritz. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 11/10/2011

    " Some good, some weird and sci-fi. Fitzgerald resonates with me because of stories told to me by my parents about living in the 20's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 11/9/2011

    " Some good, some weird and sci-fi. Fitzgerald resonates with me because of stories told to me by my parents about living in the 20's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonfaith | 10/2/2011

    " I read this book just after moving. It helped conceal my own inchoate sense of things. It bothered me, kidding myself, I thought about what the novel might had been. That wasn't the issue, then. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 9/5/2011

    " The Last Tycoon reads unfinished because it is unfinished, but Fitzgerald is Fitzgerald. He sure knew how to set a scene. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 9/3/2011

    " This was very good but a bit disappointing. Here's what happens when you don't read the introduction until your halfway into the book: you find out that this was a posthumous publication and only an unfinished rough draft. Hence the disappointment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oldesq | 9/1/2011

    " Although unfinshed at his death, The Last Tycoon is nonetheless a wonderful glimpse of a work in progress with many scenes sketched out just briefly enough to suggest the completed work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cody | 8/30/2011

    " One of my all time favorites!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gianna | 8/20/2011

    " For an unfinished book, I loved where the story line about the throws of Hollywood was headed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 8/10/2011

    " Four Times. 07, 09, 10, 10 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 8/7/2011

    " I love Fitzgerald's impeccable style and his take on Hollywood is intriguing. What a shame he didn't live to complete this novel as I'm sure it would have ranked with his best work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 8/7/2011

    " It would have been a great book, if completed. Must read anyway for fans of Fitzgerald. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 7/26/2011

    " How I wish he'd been able to finish this one..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrian | 7/23/2011

    " The author's last book, and a very incomplete one at that. One can see some fragments of the genius that wrote Gatsby, but there isn't very much left here to admire. Fame destroys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck | 7/5/2011

    " Fitzgerald's wounded masterpiece. Much like Thalberg, it fizzles out as it reaches its highest peak. But that doesn't make it any less dazzling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 6/9/2011

    " Just finished reading this last work of Fitzgerald. I loved it and was left broken hearted as to where it ended when he suddenly died. I think this would have been known as one of his best works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 5/31/2011

    " How do these read so modern?!!! I really enjoyed every single one of these stories, in particular the diamond one and Bernice Bobs Her Hair. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 5/27/2011

    " Of course, an unfinished novel is always unsatisfying. I was hoping for a little more Hollywood and a little less melodrama, but all in all a good book. My favorite scene is when Stahr hooks the writer by spinning a scenario of a woman burning her gloves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Timothy | 5/9/2011

    " This novel, unfinished due to Fitzgerald's death, has glimpses of greatness and much promise of what could have been...A short, worthwhile read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 4/21/2011

    " This as unfinished was a great start to what would have most certainly shaped up to be quite an amazing novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 4/20/2011

    " If you can stand that it doesn't have a proper ending - he died before finishing it - this is the best Fitzgerald after Gatsby. Truly fantastic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 3/19/2011

    " This one is also fantastic and had he finished it would have competed with The Beautiful and the Damned. "

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

    " maybe it was good thing F. Scott didn't finish this story...the completed polished version would have been too good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 carl | 2/2/2011

    "


    If you are into Hollywood of the late 1930s this unfinished tale
    of Fitzgerald's could pique some interest in the area of guessing
    which celebrities FSF is writing about. It is fun for the
    Fitzgerald fanatic, otherwise probably not fulfilling.
    "

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

    " Afraid it would be frustrating to read an unfinished book, but I love Fitzgerald, so I had to give his last work a try! Really liked it, given it's backstage Hollywood subject matter. Read for Movies and Modernism class at W&M. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacob | 12/7/2010

    " Good but definitely not on the same level as Gatsby or this side of paradise. Its similar to the Great Gatsby in many ways, especially in how its told from a third person. It was a bit slow in the start but it picks up and then abruptly ends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rich | 11/28/2010

    " This definitely had the makings to be better then the great gatsby. I loved reading this book soo much and it was a shame that fitzgerald never got to finish it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Remy | 11/8/2010

    " I never wanted to read this before, knowing that Fitzgerald died before he completed it. There's greatness; it would have been amazing if he'd finished it. It was worth reading for the glimpses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorlana | 9/10/2010

    " Even though I didn't like the story as much as "The Great Gasby" this edition was worth reading just for the author's notes about unfinished chapters and the letter to his editor at the back of the book. This book is especially for people who have a writerly crush on Fitzgerald. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennie | 7/25/2010

    " if only fitzgerald lived to finish this one... even unfinished, it is just as good as the great gatsby. dare i say... maybe better? "

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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 Narrators

Bronson Pinchot, an Audie Award–winning narrator, received his education at Yale University, which filled out what he had already received at his mother’s knee in the all-important areas of Shakespeare, Greek art and architecture, and the Italian Renaissance. He restores Greek Revival buildings and appears in television, film, and on stage whenever the pilasters and entablatures overwhelm him.

Stephen R. Thorne, eleven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for narration, is a professional actor and member of the resident acting company at Providence’s esteemed Trinity Repertory Company, where he has played Hamlet, Henry V, and Tom Joad.