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3.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 5 3.17 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Narrator: Peter Berkrot Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: Going Public … in Shorts Release Date: June 2013 ISBN: 9781482942712
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Written in the same vein as “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz” is one of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most imaginative shorter works.

John T. Unger is a young southerner who goes to Montana for summer vacation with a wealthy college classmate. But the classmate’s family proves to be much more than simply wealthy—they own a mountain made entirely of one solid diamond. And they’ve gone to dreadful lengths to conceal their secret, which means that John could be in danger.

But the family also has a daughter—the lovely Kismine—and with her help, John may yet escape the fate her family has meted out to all their other guests so far.

Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 5/18/2011

    " Some very good and just good short stories--I hadn't realized what a sense of humor Fitzgerald had. "

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

    " This was a 5 star book up until the last several stories which seemed completely out of place. Definitely an excellent read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valissa | 11/24/2010

    " "It was an age of miracles, it was an age of art, it was an age of excess, and it was an age of satire." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 9/13/2010

    " Another great read on my Droid. Quick read. This was the basis for Benjamin Button. Now I have to see the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 8/29/2010

    " Somw good stories, some not so good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 8/3/2010

    " Some good short stories, some a little dull. Liked best Benjamin Button and My Last Flappers! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 tangled.up.in.blue | 7/11/2010

    " Meh. Stick to Fitzgerald's novels is the lesson I'm walking away with. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 6/23/2010

    " I read several of the stories from this book and they did not suit my taste (of lack thereof) in literature so I quit about half way through.

    Please don't let my opinion of these works deter you from giving it a try. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irene | 5/19/2010

    " In this short story in this collection - Three Hours Between Planes - Fitzgerald handled this delicate story of first love brilliantly, springing out the surprise only towards the end.

    He certainly knows how to tell a good story.
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 5/4/2010

    " Either I don't know enough about the era to understand it, or these stories were cryptic. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and rate it two stars instead of one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devin | 3/26/2010

    " Young F. Scott is obsessed with the terrifying notion of growing old and boring. Aren't we all? The literary equivalent of "Once in a Lifetime". And the Benjamin Button story is so much better than the movie it pretty much hurts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich | 2/9/2010

    " "O Russet Witch! is probably the best short story I've ever read. Check it out. "

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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

Peter Berkrot is an audiobook narrator and stage, screen, and television actor and acting coach. A forty-year veteran of stage and screen, he was the director of narration for the Emmy-nominated The Truth about Cancer. He has voiced over three hundred audiobook titles, winning numerous Earphones Awards, a 2012 Audie Award nomination, and a 2016 Audie Award. He has appeared in Showtime’s Brotherhood and Loosies and played Angie D’Annunzio in Caddyshack.