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The Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald: 45 Short Stories and Novels | [F. Scott Fitzgerald]

The Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald: 45 Short Stories and Novels

The Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald is a collection of 45 novels and short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald's short stories have themes that not only relate to the problems and culture of the Jazz Age, but were also about the promises and despair encountered by the young, as well as aging. Love and relationships between two mismatched or unlikely characters, such as people who are unlikely to develop a spark of romantic interest between each other, is common.
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Publisher's Summary

Fitzgerald's short stories have themes that not only relate to the problems and culture of the Jazz Age, but also to the promises and despair encountered by the youth, as well as the aging. Love and relationships between two mismatched or unlikely characters are common, such as people who are unlikely to develop a spark of romantic interest between each other.

The plots are usually set in the culture of the upper middle class and the elite, with characters either from this social group or aspiring to become part of it. Being inspired by the events that occurred during The Great Depression and the stock market crash, the stories also involve characters who lose wealth, but who are still trying to maintain their opulent lifestyle.

However, Fitzgerald's stories will remain relevant no matter which era listeners are born into, as finding true love and happiness, despite the situation, will always be a common part of the human experience.

Included in this book:

Novels:

This Side of Paradise
The Beautiful and Damned

Short Stories:

The Mystery of the Raymond Mortgage
Reade, Substitute Right Half
A Debt of Honor
The Room with the Green Blinds
A Luckless Santa Claus
Pain and the Scientist
The Trail of the Duke
Shadow Laurels
The Ordeal
Little Minnie McCloskey: A Story for Girls
The Old Frontiersman: A Story of the Frontier
The Diary of a Sophomore
The Prince of Pests: A Story of the War
Cedric the Stoker
The Spire and the Gargoyle
Tarquin of Cheapside
Babes in the Woods
Sentiment - And the Use of Rouge
The Pierian Springs and the Last Straw
Porcelain and Pink
Head and Shoulders
Benediction
Dalyrimple Goes Wrong
Myra Meets His Family
Mister Icky
The Camel's Back
Bernice Bobs Her Hair
The Ice Palace
The Offshore Pirate
The Cut-Glass Bowl
The Four Fists
The Smilers
May Day
The Jelly-Bean
The Lees of Happiness
Jemina
O Russet Witch!
Tarquin of Cheapside
The Popular Girl
Two for a Cent
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz
Winter Dreams

Public Domain (P)2013 Palmera Publishing

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    John New Bedford, MA, USA 09-24-13
    John New Bedford, MA, USA 09-24-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Can't finish with this reader"
    If you’ve listened to books by F. Scott Fitzgerald before, how does this one compare?

    It's a huge compliment to Fitzgerald that his novels come through with power in spite of the poor performance by Wohlert. The Great Gatsby, read by Tim Robbins, was an experience at a completely different, and higher, level.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jay Wohlert’s performances?

    Never. Wohlert mispronounces so badly, and so often, as to distract from the meaning of the story. His timing is terrible, sometimes pausing near the end of a sentence, then starting the next with the last words of the former. He sounds like he's reading individual words, without understanding the very story he's reading. Is there no editor/producer to monitor the quality of the performance?


    Any additional comments?

    I'm disappointed with Audible for allowing a performance as deadly as Wolhert's onto their reading list.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    C SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 09-04-13
    C SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 09-04-13
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    "TERRIBLE PERFORMANCE!"
    What would have made The Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald better?

    A better reading.


    What didn’t you like about Jay Wohlert’s performance?

    The reading is just awful. It's monotone, boring and words are mispronounced. The way he makes the women sound is insulting.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    C. Royston, GA, United States 07-31-13
    C. Royston, GA, United States 07-31-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Worst performance by a reader I've ever heard"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Fitzgerald's prose was mutilated by the narrator. He mispronounced word after word and his imitations of female and other voices were very distracting. I finally had to quit listening to it.


    If you’ve listened to books by F. Scott Fitzgerald before, how does this one compare?

    Compares extremely unfavorably. This involves his very early work that is not as mature as later works and the narration did a great harm to the work.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jay Wohlert’s performances?

    No


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory C. Lovaas Miami 07-01-13
    Gregory C. Lovaas Miami 07-01-13 Member Since 2013

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    "If Fitzgerald only knew..."
    Would you listen to The Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald again? Why?

    I would listen to some segments again because a well turned phrase is worth keeping.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not applicable in this review


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jay Wohlert?

    In what language? I cannot assuage the "narrator's" ego as he simply does not have command of his own apparent only spoken tongue. The English language should seek succor as Wohlert's massacre of non Anglo-Saxon words and phrases reminds one of the "De Güello" at the Alamo. But, no mercy is shown and the slaughter piques curiosity as to which word is to be mutilated and sacrificed next.In summary, I have listened to other narrated Fitzgerald stories but I will never willingly self inflict another narrated by Wolfort.Before critiquing this review, listen for yourself and then respond.GL


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

    Not applicable


    Any additional comments?

    Kindly remember that slander is only classified as slander when what is said is NOT true.

    Overall rating is adversely weighted by the anchoring albatross.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jay Quintana 04-08-14
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    "No one is exaggerating: the narration is awful."
    What would have made The Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald better?

    A better narrator and, assuming there was a director, a better director. The only way to listen to this is at 1.5 X speed. Worse than the blandness of the narrator's voice is his constant miss pronouncement of words and names. It is laughably and, at times, surreally bad.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Since this contained two novels and many short stories, it's hard to say.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Quicker pace and correctly pronounced words and names. How hard was it to consult a dictionary?


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    The production reeks of amateur hour. You're constantly taken out of the stories because you're scratching your head as to how this got made.


    Any additional comments?

    Trust me, and the other reviewers, on the miss pronounced words and names.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jim Edgewater, MD, United States 12-03-13
    Jim Edgewater, MD, United States 12-03-13
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    "Do not listen to this while driving!"
    Any additional comments?

    Driving while listening to this book can be hazardous. However, if insomnia is a problem that you suffer from, this narrator may be the perfect remedy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Poor Scott"

    Fitzgerald's sophisticates are badly served by an un-directed reader who reads out foreign words and famous names like a baby learning its first words. Really irritating.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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