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Austin

Pensacola, Florida, United States

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  • The Great Gatsby

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (593)
    Performance
    (432)
    Story
    (440)

    Jay Gatsby is still in love with Daisy, whom he met during the war when he was penniless. Having made himself wealthy through illegal means, he now lives in a mansion across the bay from the home of Daisy Buchanan, who has since married for money. Holding on to his illusion of Daisy as perfect, he seeks to impress her with his wealth, and uses his new neighbor, Nick Carraway, (our narrator), to reach her.

    Tad Davis says: "Didn't realize how good this was"
    "A Great, Manageable, Classic"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Great Gatsby to be better than the print version?

    I have never read any of the print version, but if I have time I usually prefer reading the words myself. However, when I am pressed for time, which I usually am, it is convenient to listen to the book while I do whatever I need to do, whether it is house chores or a long drive (which was the case for the Great Gatsby). The convenience and accessibility of the audiobook is what I love, not necessarily the reader, although he did a good job.


    What other book might you compare The Great Gatsby to and why?

    It is impossible not to compare The Great Gatsby with contemporary works such as Hemingway and my favorite author, Orwell. If you enjoy these modern classics there is no reason not to pick up the Great Gatsby.


    Which character – as performed by Anthony Heald – was your favorite?

    It is always awkward when a reader does the voice of a character of the opposite gender, but he did a good job with the ones in this book, emphasizing, yet not overemphasizing his interpretation of their voices.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This is a book that I literally did listen to in one sitting. It is not a very long book and I happened to be on a crosscountry road trip when I listened to it. It was a good companion for a long nighttime stretch through western Texas.


    Any additional comments?

    This was not my favorite book ever, but it is easy to see why it is important, and I enjoyed the story and I think a modern imagination of the plot is easy to visualize.

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