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3.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 5 3.94 (94 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Lawrence Pressman Narrator: Lawrence Pressman Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The A+ Audio Study Guide Series Release Date: August 2006 ISBN: 9781594835551
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F. Scott Fitzgerald studies the reverse side of the glamorous Roaring 20s. Glittering wealth and determined decadence are contrasted with a backdrop of betrayal, illegal deals, and ironically mistaken murder.

This The Great Gatsby on A+ AUDIO study guide was written by Richard Glatzer, a Hollywood writer and film director. This program is presented by Lawrence Pressman, a film and television actor who has recently appeared on the television series Bones, Medium, and Crossing Jordan.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karla Escobar | 2/20/2014

    " Read it for school. At the beginning I thought it was going to be crap. It was slow and boring, mostly character presentations and mild-character development. Later it gets better. I hated most of the characters but not the story. But I did hope that many of the characters were going to have a really bad end, but didn't happen. Good book overall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 2/17/2014

    " One of the only books where there is not one thing I would change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 2/17/2014

    " Typically I'm a Debbie downer when I read classics. But I love this book. I'm glad I finally got to read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles McGonigal | 2/16/2014

    " I liked it better than I did in high school, but I still don't get what makes it classic. It's tragic, and has pathetic (literary term: flawed) characters, but I don't think that's anything new, even 100 years ago. "

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

    " Glad I finally got around to this one. I love the idea of a narrator who tells the reader he can't be trusted and is the only one in the book who ought to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Footman | 2/14/2014

    " not bad. The ending was really good. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bekk Iraken | 2/7/2014

    " could not get into this book and i love the classics. hope everyone else enjoys it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 2/1/2014

    " I thought for sure I read this when I was in high school, but the story seemed new to me. Quick read, though awkward at times in the flow of the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen Noonan | 2/1/2014

    " This was a good book but I guess I am not sure why it got all of the hype. I liked it but it wasn't as amazing as I expected. I guess I was just expecting too much. Definitely a must read but not 5 stars, maybe 3.5 or 4. "

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

    " You can't avoid falling in love with the atmosphere described! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janine Urban | 1/22/2014

    " My first experience with reading The Great Gatsby was in my high school English class. And I hated this book with a passion, I hated it. I decided to give it another shot, I admit the movie convinced me, to see if it was a hate produced by having to pick apart and dissect the book, or just because I didn't like it. This attempt went a little better. Once the story picked up (as much as it was going to) I found I didn't hate it, but this will never be one of my favorites or high on the like list. Tom drove me nuts with his meddling and idol worship of Gatsby and Daisy is one of the most, if not the most, shallow characters in literature. The only reason this book got three stars from me was due to the symbolism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vichith Diep | 1/20/2014

    " This book was fairly entertaining, but I believe that ending was not as strong I thought it would have been. The ending really left me lacking as soon as I finished, but the book was still good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa T | 1/18/2014

    " I really don't even know what to say about this book. I'm just kind of at a loss. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leonardo Souza | 1/16/2014

    " After hearing so much about the book for so long, I guess I expected too much of it. It's pretty good and the plot has some quite interesting twists, yet I did not fall head over heels with it. All and all I just feel bad for Gatsby :-/ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Hodak Scherrah | 1/16/2014

    " Loved the impressions of the 1920's Era I got from this book, can't wait to see what Baz Lurhman does with it as a movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 1/7/2014

    " Glad I waited til I was over thirty to read this book. It is absolutely a classic. F. Scott Fitzgerald was really on top of his game, especially for the first half of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley | 1/7/2014

    " Once again I loved the book, but I think I had an entirely different perspective on it than the first time I read it. I am really glad I re-read the book and I can't wait to see the movie, which hopefully will be a great representation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lia Rock lantz | 1/5/2014

    " I read in high school. I wish I could have appreciated the novel then as I do now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki Mistry | 12/23/2013

    " This book is a great American classic. It's worth re-reading at different stages of your life for the changes in your response to pretty much all the characters (except Tom, who is never sympathetic). I enjoyed reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 12/19/2013

    " Loved it! I hadn't read Gatsby since high school, and I remembered very little other than major themes. Couldn't put it down- read it all in one day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 12/14/2013

    " The newest of my favourite books! Amazingly well-written "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Noble | 12/9/2013

    " Great prose, intriguing characters, decent enough plot. Not sure what all the hype is in pop culture about this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bianca | 12/3/2013

    " Brillant analysis of class, morals, and love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 12/2/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A very unique look at an interesting point in history through the eyes of the elite. I loved that Carraway saw through all of the prentenious things to the real people and judge them based on that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Sydiaha | 11/29/2013

    " The great American novel is about booze, adultery and riches. It really states the obvious. society has since become even more depraved. Long live America... I guess... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lucy Garcia | 11/26/2013

    " I was glad this was a short read. The story wasn't very engaging, I didn't feel a connection with any of the characters, and I felt the author sometimes gave too much irrelevant information that I had to quickly skim through (ex. the long list of people who attended Gatsby's parties). To me, the book was more about the difference between social classes and how people sometimes pretend to be someone they're not in order to be accepted, rather than a love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 11/20/2013

    " Good, but not great. Fitzgerald can certainly write. Feel appreciative yet tantalized by his ambiguousness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie Hallman | 10/25/2013

    " Very well written. I clearly should have read this ages ago. Cannot wait to see this on the big screen with Leo DiCaprio. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julian | 10/18/2013

    " I get it. Jazz Age, America. It's a classic, but i ain't creamin over here. Needs more gun violence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Footman | 10/4/2013

    " not bad. The ending was really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Britt Wilson | 9/25/2013

    " A classic of course. It was nice to revisit before seeing the film. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn Golling | 7/28/2013

    " Like Wuthering Heights, it's about 2 selfish people who burn the world around them to be together, leaving misery and death in their wake... but damn it, I don't care. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Remy Kothe | 7/25/2013

    " I am so happy I reread this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabrina | 7/21/2013

    " It clearly showed how the rich lived during the 1920s. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joselito Ramirez | 7/18/2013

    " The Great Gatsby was an instant classic with its plot centered around Jay Gatsby and his unquenchable search for his love. The book consists of a couple plot twists and has an elaborate ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariah | 6/6/2013

    " I read this book for Am Studs this year and it wasn't absolutely horrid. The endin was almost to predictable, but the sub stories really tickled my fancy. Easy read, I finished all of it in a day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Boyer | 3/22/2013

    " Listened to this in preparation for seeing the movie. Truly enjoyed both. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Graceishy | 1/16/2013

    " Friday night hw: finnished gatsby just in time for the movie. I'm really excited to see the similarities/differences. I really like the book though so I'm just hoping the movie doesn't ruin the story for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 12/16/2012

    " This novel was a quick read and I found myself getting absorbed into the mysterious and classy world of Jay Gatsby. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca Stilson | 12/12/2012

    " I thought it was it pretty sad about some not very interesting people I'm not sure why it's such a great book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sana Rizvi | 12/12/2012

    " Heard a lot of praise about this book so decided to give it a shot unfortunately, I was quite disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoire | 11/19/2012

    " Every sentence seems to shine with that golden glow, the lack of words makes the story all the more attractive. Finishing the story is only a start, I will very possibly read it over and over and over again "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carling Barker | 11/4/2012

    " So happy I finally read this book! I now know what the hype is about. Can't wait to see the new movie version of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colin Vardell | 10/21/2012

    " Wonderful book, full of symbolism. One of the most beautiful books I have read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana Loren | 10/8/2012

    " One of my favorites of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 9/4/2012

    " Fabulously narrated by Jake Gyllenhall. A great book! I read it many years ago in high school, but forgot how much I liked it. Such beautiful writing, great story. I will listen to this one over and over! One of my top audiobooks (and books in general!) of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie Houlihan | 9/2/2012

    " The book was very good. A lot of suspense and suprising events took place. I cant wait until the movie comes out! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 8/31/2012

    " Eh-that's it, it was eh! Well written for its time and has a strong theme, but it was all over the place. An original soap opera. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Noble | 8/23/2012

    " Great prose, intriguing characters, decent enough plot. Not sure what all the hype is in pop culture about this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ally C. | 8/9/2012

    " Great to re-read, can't wait to see the movie now! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tarah | 7/26/2012

    " So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lota | 6/20/2012

    " Every single character I like dies. In every book. Including this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Balogh | 6/13/2012

    " Gorgeous illustrations, clever extra texts, fabulous novel. This is how ebooks should be: better to read when compared to their paper sisters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geralyn | 5/29/2012

    " I want to be a beautiful little fool. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 5/26/2012

    " What more can I add to an American classic? A great intertwining story of tragic characters. It seems the movie was less well-received (coincidentally so was the book when first published). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandy Caruthers | 4/30/2012

    " This was an awesome book it was full of suspense. Can't wait until the movie come out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimmerman | 12/26/2011

    " If you haven't read it since high school. read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sylvia | 12/22/2011

    " First re-read in nearly 20 years. And now to find out what Baz Luhrmann's done with poor Gatsby. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aarika | 11/26/2011

    " I thought it was a very good story found it a little hard to read especially trying to figure outwho is talking and who is who. Overall was enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alondra Soto | 11/8/2011

    " This book was an amazing read! It captivates your attention and you can't put it down. The book has a twisted ending that you will not expect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheyda | 9/14/2011

    " this happened.finally. why did i wait so long? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay Payne | 9/8/2011

    " My favorite aspect about this book is that there is a character with the name Jay in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaye Henrickson | 7/16/2011

    " Great to revisit the classic I read in high school. I have a much higher appreciation as an adult than some punk high schooler who knew everything and lacked the foresight to see the relevance of reading excellent classic literature throughout life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brittney | 5/23/2011

    " It was a good book. It probably would have been better if it were more... down my alley. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie Parman | 5/23/2011

    " It's not as good as I thought it would be... It was ok, but not "OMG IT'S AMAZING YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE IT!!!" good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 5/22/2011

    " Every time I teach this I love it more than the time before. A short and deep novel with memorable characters you'll wish you could forget. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eliz | 5/22/2011

    " I longed to be Zelda dancing in a black cocktail dressed by Chanel or by a long pink one designed by Schiaparelli in the fountain with F Scott. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 5/22/2011

    " Continues to be one of my favorite books ever
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista | 5/21/2011

    " Very good writing, nice classic. Couldn't really get into it mostly because I was reading it for an assignment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/21/2011

    " Favorite piece of fiction. Classic, clear, concise. The writing is phenomenal. Teaches you how to correctly tell a story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan | 5/19/2011

    " Examining social interactions among elites is always good reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 5/19/2011

    " The first time I read this was in high school. After reacing it again as an adult, I can truly appreciate it more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 5/19/2011

    " I guess I just didn't understand the book that well - maybe I'll re-read it? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 5/19/2011

    " What can I say? Glamour, sex, love, beautiful writing. Loved it. "

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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.