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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,141,492 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Narrator: Tim Robbins Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2004 ISBN:
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The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's portrait of the Jazz Age in all its decadence and excess, is, as editor Maxwell Perkins praised it in 1924, a wonder. It remains one of the most widely read, translated, admired, imitated, and studied 20th-century works of American fiction.

This deceptively simple work, Fitzgerald's best known, was hailed by critics as capturing the spirit of the generation. In Jay Gatsby, Fitzgerald embodies some of America's strongest obsessions: wealth, power, greed, and the promise of new beginnings.

This recording includes a selection of letters written by Fitzgerald to his editor, Maxwell Perkins, his agent, Harold Ober, and friends and associates, including Willa Cather, H.L. Mencken, John Peale Bishop, and Gertrude Stein. Download and start listening now!

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  • 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. "

  • 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 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 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 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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 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 "

  • 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 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 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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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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.