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After the smashing success of his first novel, This Side of Paradise, written when he was 23, F. Scott Fitzgerald rocked the literary world with his masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, in l925 - a passionate love story about a poor young man's unwavering love for the lovely Daisy, belle of Louisville.

Told with extraordinarily beautiful language, Fitzgerald's characters sizzle with vitality and life as Gatsby pursues the love of his life amid the splendor of his Long Island estate by throwing truly amazing parties set to the music of the Jazz Age.

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  • Scott
  • Garland, TX, United States
  • 08-30-13

Great Reading of Gatsby

What did you love best about The Great Gatsby?

This has been a great reading of a classic! Very Lovely!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Gatsby?

When Gadsby realizes who he really is.

Any additional comments?

This is a great reading. it reminded me of the books read to me as a child!

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  • Alyssa
  • Tujunga, CA, United States
  • 06-24-13

Wonderful reading of Fitzgerald Masterpiece.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I downloaded "The Great Gatsby" after watching the movie in the theaters. I loved Chris Hendrie's narration. His soothing voice and narration of the characters really brought the book to life. It was the perfect way to spend time sitting in LA traffic...suddenly I didn't mind my hour long commute. Terrific reading, wonderful story...I'd highly recommend downloading this audiobook!

What does Chris Hendrie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Chris Hendrie is a talented actor and narrates the story beautifully. His performance is entertaining and the story really comes to life.

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I highly recommend downloading this audiobook -- very enjoyable!!!

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  • Lee
  • EUREKA, MONTANA, United States
  • 05-26-13

Rekindled Appreciation

Not having listened to audio books often, I did not know whether I would appreciate revisiting F. Scott Fitzgerald this way. However, once I got going, the narration by Chris Hendrie pulled me into the story with a renewed interest in these great characters, but also a great appreciation of the language and imagery of the work. I especially appreciated the ease with which Hendrie moves from character to character--making each distinct in their dialogue without interrupting the driving flow of the narration. That is not easy to do. And his charming ability to be the men and the women, without trying to do some kind of voiceover imitation of a woman, made the book easy to listen to and never distracted me from the work itself. All in all, a great classic brought to life by a terrific performance. One which rekindled my interest in the author himself.

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