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Flappers and Philosophers Audiobook

Flappers and Philosophers

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F. Scott Fitzgerald is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. He wrote this collection of eight short stories in 1920 for magazines such as Colliers and The Saturday Evening Post. This collection includes: "The Offshore Pirate", "Dalyrimple Goes Wrong", "Head and Shoulders", "Benediction", "Bernice Bobs Her Hair", "The Cut Glass Bowl", "The Four Fists", and "The Ice Palace".

Public Domain (P)2016 Kitty Hendrix

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    Audio Audits CHATSWORTH, CA, US 12-14-16
    Audio Audits CHATSWORTH, CA, US 12-14-16 Member Since 2004
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    "Perfect Reading of a Classic!"

    I thought, between high school and college I had read every F. Scott Fitzgerald book there was, I was wrong and I’m so glad I listened to this collection of short stories now, allowing me to view his writings from the perspective of an older and wiser person.

    These short stories were written in 1920 when F. Scott Fitzgerald was a young man of 24-years-old and his writing reflects that sense of wonder, romance and pseudo angst that most young people have before the brutality of everyday life beats it out of you by the age of thirty-five, but what remains timeless, unlike youth, is the beauty of his words, his way with prose is still a marvel to this very day.

    Some, I’m sure will find offense and or discomfort with the archaic and offensive use of racial terms, that at the time this book was written, was completely acceptable and commonplace, but it would be wrong to censor this work and history should not be rewritten, but rather learned from.

    The narration was performed admirably by Kitty Hendrix, she really captured the feeling and tone of the time that this book was written in and I was completely engaged with her reading through the entire audiobook. The production quality of this audiobook is top of the line as well.

    Young scholars take note if this book is required reading you will be doing yourself a great favor by downloading this version and guaranteeing an “A” in class.

    This audiobook was gifted to me exchange for an unbiased review!



    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    cafurg 12-02-16
    cafurg 12-02-16
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    "A collection of short stories."
    What did you love best about Flappers and Philosophers?

    It was a nice change to listen to a collection of short stories vs a complete book.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald. What can you say? Always a joy.


    What about Kitty Hendrix’s performance did you like?

    The narration was good, easy to follow, I would listen to her again.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both. The stories make one laugh and also cry.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator for an unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lemó 11-25-16
    Lemó 11-25-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Vibrant"

    I really enjoyed this collection, and found the stories to be very relatable despite their age. The best part, though, is how vividly each story captures the jazz era. Kitty Hendrix' performance is fantastic too, she really brings each story and character to life, to the point that I can't imagine reading the physical book. I highly recommend Flappers and Philosophers for fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald. It's a real treat!

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    LilMissMolly 11-20-16
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    "Fantastic Audio Update to Fitzgerald Collection!"
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    I simply loved listening to F. Scott Fitzgerald's Flappers and Philosophers, an anthology of eight short stories first published in magazines like The Saturday Evening Post in 1920. These stories were not only a pleasure to listen to, they also gave me a glimpse into the 1910s-1920s with irony and wit. In this collection we meet the "Lost Generation" (headstrong young women and wandering young men of means).

    There are several must-reads in this collection that are classic Fitzgerald, including "Head and Shoulders" and "The Ice Palace". My favorite two stories were “The Offshore Pirate" about the spoiled heiress who falls for her kidnapper, and "Bernice Bobs Her Hair” about competing debutantes where one tricks the other to cut her hair. What I enjoy most about anthologies is that the stories are the perfect length to listen to an entire one during my daily commute to work.

    I listened to the Audible version of this audiobook narrated by Kitty Hendrix who did a wonderful job. I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review. In conclusion Flappers and Philosophers is an excellent audiobook that any fan of the jazz age would enjoy!

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    Cameron F. 11-10-16
    Cameron F. 11-10-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Nuanced performance gives expression to characters"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Flappers and Philosophers to be better than the print version?

    This audiobook has been my introductory experience with F. Scott Fitzgerald. I was keen to engage as deeply as I could with the stories and characters from these short stories. Kitty Hendrix's performance left me with strong impressions of the characters in these works and has left me with a wish to become a reader of other Fitzgerald classics. I am from Australia, in my 30s, not widely read in American classics. This collection, with Hendrix's narration, has been the best way I can think of to have dived in to the classic literature from the jazz age.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Flappers and Philosophers?

    The turning point when Evylyn learns that her daughter has taken ill, in 'The Cut-Glass Bowl'. I remember Hendrix's performance conveying powerfully to me the feeling of powerlessness as Mrs. Piper loses control over the direction of conversation downstairs, only to be called up to find that her daughter needs her full attention and even then there is little she can do...


    Which character – as performed by Kitty Hendrix – was your favorite?

    'Shut up!' Ardita, as performed by Kitty Hendrix, is a riot. Ardita's first utterance, and the first line of dialogue in the book, delivered with such affectation, dropped me gleefully into the deep end of literary tropes involving flappers, bobbed hair and 'cutting in'. Thanks Kitty Hendrix, your Ardita was a blast.


    If you could take any character from Flappers and Philosophers out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Bernice. I found myself caring for Bernice a great deal, feeling as though I was in there rooting for her as her conversation began, unexpectedly, to interest the young men at the dance parties. I felt an ominous worry about her fortunes the whole time. Really, Bernice could benefit from a debrief over dinner.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vickie 10-31-16
    Vickie 10-31-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I had very high expectations for this book, and was not disappointed."

    This is a wonderful collection of eight of F Scott Fitzgerald's shorter stories. Each story was narrated expertly and was an absolute joy to listen to. I can not imagine anyone not enjoying this collection. I was gifted this book at no cost for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Summer 11-08-16
    Summer 11-08-16
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    "Good audiobook"
    Would you listen to Flappers and Philosophers again? Why?

    Yes,I would listen to this audiobook again.It is read and written very good.


    What about Kitty Hendrix’s performance did you like?

    I liked the narrowing,it matches with the plot.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book makes you laugh and cry.


    Any additional comments?

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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