Summary

When F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby in the early 1920s, the American Dream was already on the skids. Originally based on the idea that the pursuit of happiness involves not only material success but moral and spiritual growth, the dream had by Fitzgerald's time become increasingly focused on money and pleasure - a phenomenon the high-living writer was only too familiar with.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Lottie on 13-04-13

The best book ever written

The Great Gatsby is my favourite book, I have read it at least a dozen times. The audio book just makes it more real for you. You meet Nick Carraway, from the Mid-west in the 1920s, after he is back from WW1 he feels restless with the world, so moves East to be part of the bond business. Once he moves East, you hear about this Gatbsy character, that Fitzgerald wraps up in mystery and something gorgeous. Fitzgerald created the All-American Novel and it pure perfection. He writes about the Jazz Age, the flappers and hopeless love. You follow Nick with his summer in the East and what it does to the people around him. After this, you will never find a book as perfect as this one.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mercadier on 07-04-13

Truly Great

I have never read the Great Gatsby or any other book by F. Scott Fitzgerald so this audio-book was a fine introduction to the work of a great author. The voice-over was superb, although lacking in diversity when portraying multiple characters. I especially liked the use of effects when the narrator received a long distance telephone call.

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4 out of 5 stars
By John on 04-08-10

Narrator so/so, but the book is a classic

I did not find the narrator as big of a distraction as the other reviewers, but he wasn't the greatest. That said, there is a reason that this book is a classic and for me, the content more then makes up for the so/so narration. For six bucks, you can't go wrong.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Nikki on 23-03-10

Decent, Not Great

I would say that the narrator was a bit dry, which sometimes made it a little hard to keep paying attention. I found myself getting distracted a lot and didn't like it as much as I thought I would. That being said, never having read the classic, I am still glad I bought this book.

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