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Summary

Considered one of the all-time great American works of fiction, Fitzgerald’s glorious yet ultimately tragic social satire on the Jazz Age encapsulates the exuberance, energy and decadence of an era. After the Great War, the mysterious Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, pursues wealth, riches and the lady he lost to another man with stoic determination. He buys a mansion across from her house and throws lavish parties to entice her. When Gatsby finally does reunite with Daisy Buchanan, tragic events are set in motion. Told through the eyes of his detached and omnipresent neighbour and friend, Nick Carraway, Fitzgerald’s succinct and powerful prose hints at the destruction and tragedy that awaits.

©1925 Copyright © 1925 by Charles Scribner's Sons. Copyright renewed 1953 by Frances Scott Fitzgerald Lanahan. (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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The best version of The Great Gatsby

I was going to buy a different audiobook of The Great Gatsby from a friend's recommendation but this one came out much more recently and I wanted to give it a try. Well worth it - in my opinion this version of Nick is much more true to his character and there are very few mistakes, if any!

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pretty good

well put together. I enjoyed the voice over and the American accent it gave it authenticity

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flawless

Flawlessly narratted - A passionate and moving story that has withstood the test of time - a tragedy - I listened to it in a single session - spellbound from beginning to end.

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Sublime, gorgeous, decadent

A stunning book brought to life brilliantly. It truly feels as though Nick Carraway is telling his story just for you.

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a MUST

beautifully, poetic, classic. one of life's must reads or listen. so pleased I have at last

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Apparent Classic

I purchased this book because I heard that it was a classic and was mentioned in other shows that I have watched. my opinion I believe that the character development it was ok but and storyline was dragged out. This is only my personal opinion so maybe others will enjoy the book a lot more than me but I found my self zoning out at times and becoming bored.

It was also quite a depressing book with not much excitement.

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There is a reason why this is a classic.

I purchased this book reluctantly because “it was not my kind of book but I had to read it because it was a classic”.
I’m really glad I bought the book. There is a reason for it to be a classic. At no point the book slows down or becomes boring; it flows perfectly and the main character is nothing I thought he would be. The narrator does a great job too.

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A beautiful love story?

a beautiful story of love money greed and an old sport named Gatsby. A timeless classic read superbly. Just buy it what are you waiting for !

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  • 23-05-13

Love this Version

The Great reading of The Great Gatsby! Loved the pace and expression.
A love that lives on...

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  • Grant Bevier
  • 25-08-15

Good narrator, underwhelming plot

Narrator was pretty good, but honestly I didn't really find the plot all that intriguing.