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Melinda

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  • Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Therese Anne Fowler
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (463)
    Performance
    (409)
    Story
    (409)

    Picture a late-May morning in 1918, a time when Montgomery wore her prettiest spring dress and finest floral perfume - same as I would wear that evening.... Thus begins the story of beautiful, reckless, 17-year-old Zelda Sayre on the day she meets Lieutenant Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald at a country club dance. Fitzgerald isn’t rich or settled; no one knows his people; and he wants, of all things, to be a writer in New York. No matter how wildly in love they may be, Zelda’s father firmly opposes the match....

    L.W. says: "Great! From the first page to the last....."
    "Fakest of Southern accents ruins delightful novel"
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    Would you listen to Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald again? Why?

    No. I would love to read the novel, but Lamia's horrible fake southern accent ruined this audiobook for me. Born and raised in the south, I've heard every kind of drawl imaginable, but hers is decidedly bad. From the repeated mispronunciation of Sidney Lanier's name to the often Irish-sounding effect of trying to hard to fake the dialect, all of Zelda's narrative was like nails on a chalkboard to a Southerner.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald?

    Zelda not being able to recall whether she'd actually gone swimming in the fountain!


    What didn’t you like about Jenna Lamia’s performance?

    They should have hired a true southerner to perform this role if they wanted to achieve a deep southern drawl. Lamia's is obviously and painfully false and overwrought.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The real story of the first American flapper.


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