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The Great Gatsby Audiobook

The Great Gatsby

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Elegant, enigmatic Jay Gatsby yearns for his old love, the beautiful Daisy. But she is married to the insensitive if hugely successful Tom Buchanan, who won’t let her go despite having a mistress himself. In their wealthy haven, these beguiling lives are brought together by the innocent and entranced narrator, Nick – until their decadent deceits spill into violence and tragedy. Part morality tale, part fairy tale, The Great Gatsby is the consummate novel of the Jazz Age. Its tenderness and poetry make it one of the great works of the 20th century.

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©1925 Charles Scribner's Sons, renewed 1953 Frances Scott Fitzgerald Lanahan (P)2010 Naxos Audiobook

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    Robin 12-29-11
    Robin 12-29-11

    Australian author inspired by beauty and creativity.

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    "Hasn't stood the test of time"

    I didn't like it much after a 30-year hiatus. Didn't like any of the characters or really care when the major character died. Much ado about nothing. I was also very disturbed with the apparent easy acceptance of violence towards women. I can't really accept that it is something to do with an era. Of course the writing is extremely lyrical and beautifully put together.

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    Larry FRANKLIN, TN, United States 01-09-12
    Larry FRANKLIN, TN, United States 01-09-12

    I'm a nurse practitioner that loves to let my imagination run when listening to books. Takes me forever to read, so I love listening!

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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better plot. Or at least having one.


    Has The Great Gatsby turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not completely. I hope that this is just a personal dislike, and not a broad dislike of fiction in this genre.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The reader was about the only thing that kept me interested. He might deserve a 4 star rating, but it is difficult for me to arrive at 4 stars in a book that I did not enjoy.


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot understand why this is considered a classic.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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