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Tales of the Jazz Age

Narrated by: John Michaels
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Tales of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgerald's second book of 11 short stories, including "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", a humorous satire of the wealthy, is a perfect length for a long commute - and for a return to a golden, bygone era.

Public Domain (P)2010 Audio Books by Mike Vendetti

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Don't buy this Audible version - Horrid narration

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This is so badly read that you realize the narrator is uneducated. He constantly mangles words and his tone and elocution are so far from what the youthful, spirited writing of FSF deserves. This is an awful treatment of fine American fiction. FSF would die if he heard this reading.

How does Audible produce these works? Is there any quality control? This is one of many examples of terrible mispronunciations that populate Audible productions.

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  • Peggy
  • Upton, MA, United States
  • 07-29-10

Poor Narration

My first impression was the narrator would be better suited for stories by Bret Harte or Mark Twain (Innocents Abroad, e.g.). Fitzgerald's lighthearted Jazz Age tales about flappers and their beaus requires something of a lighter, smoother voice. Flirtatious chatter is ludicrous coming from this narrator. However, the constant mispronunciations were so annoying and, in some instances, I think the words were just made up ( 'preciptously'?) that I can't imagine enjoying anything read by this narrator. There really should have been some quality control imposed here.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful