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    • The Great Gatsby

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Jake Gyllenhaal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,553
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,412

    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal ( Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby. There, he has a firsthand view of Gatsby’s lavish West Egg parties - and of his undying love....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Could be a better investment than the movie

    • By Anthony on 02-06-13

    Regular price: £11.29

    • 10 Masterpieces You Have to Listen Before You Die 2

    • By: Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Kate Chopin, and others
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly, Sinead Dixon, Claire Walsh, and others
    • Length: 74 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      1.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    This Audiobook contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names: "Emma" by Jane Austen, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë, "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin, "Heart of Darkness" byJoseph Conrad, "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London, "The Dunwich Horror" by H.P Lovecraft, "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Why didn't I read the reviews

    • By ramshaw on 05-11-18

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The Great Gatsby

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best version of The Great Gatsby

    • By James on 24-10-12

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Great Gatsby

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    "The Great Gatsby", F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narrator

    • By Tony on 16-11-18

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    "This story was inspired by a remark of Mark Twain's to the effect that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end. By trying the experiment upon only one man in a perfectly normal world I have scarcely given his idea a fair trial. Several weeks after completing it, I discovered an almost identical plot in Samuel Butler's 'Note-books'."

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Tender Is the Night

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Set on the French Riviera in the late 1920s, Tender Is the Night is the tragic romance of the young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. A brilliant young psychiatrist at the time of his marriage, Dick is both husband and doctor to Nicole, whose wealth goads him into a lifestyle not his own, and whose growing strength highlights Dick's harrowing demise. A profound study of the romantic concept of character - lyrical, expansive, and hauntingly evocative.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging story, beautifully crafted

    • By Alexis Paladin on 23-05-18

    Regular price: £21.09

    • Short Stories: The Vintage Collection

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saki, Thomas Hardy, and others
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Martin Jarvis, Hugh Laurie, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    The fifth volume in CSA Word's massively popular complete and unabridged ‘Short Stories’ collection is bound to please. With something for everyone this collection of classic stories read by only the best-suited and most established readers will delight the ears as a vintage wine excites the gullet; The Vintage Collection is audible gold. Features eye-catching typographical series design.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Great Classic Stories II

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Mark Twain, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Kate Fenton, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    This wonderful collection of 18 short stories includes work by some of literature's most treasured names, including Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Wilde, and many more. This superlative treasury includes "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe; "A Piece of String" by Guy Le Maupassant; "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin; "The Mark on the Wall" by Virginia Woolf; "Nuns at Lunch" by Aldous Huxley, and many more!

    Regular price: £14.89

    • This Side of Paradise (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Young midwesterner Amory Blaine is certain he is destined for greatness. On his quest, he enrolls in Princeton, finds an ephemeral first love, fulfills his duty in war, and becomes enraptured by debutante Rosalind Connage, who defines all that Amory has desired and everything he could lose. As conventions, romance, and money fail him, Amory's restless pursuit of enlightenment takes him down a dark path, but closer to understanding himself and his place in the world.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Beautiful and the Damned

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Published in 1922, Fitzgerald's second novel chronicles the relationship of Anthony Patch, Harvard-educated, aspiring aesthete, and his beautiful wife, Gloria, as they await to inherit his grandfather's fortune. A devastating satire of the nouveaux rich and New York's nightlife, of reckless ambition and squandered talent, it is also a shattering portrait of a marriage fueled by alcohol and wasted by wealth. The Beautiful and the Damned, Fitzgerald wrote to Zelda in 1930, "was all true."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A depressing but brilliantly written book

    • By Tom on 20-07-10

    Regular price: £22.39

    • The Beautiful and Damned

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Eoin Joyce
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This 1922 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald chronicles the life of Anthony Patch, the only heir of millionaire Adam Patch, his grandfather. Anthony is young, handsome and well-educated. He marries the ravishingly beautiful Gloria, and together they plan for the day that Anthony receives his inheritance.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The F. Scott Fitzgerald BBC Radio Collection

    • The BBC Radio Collected Readings
    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Ed Bishop, Finn Den Hertog, Garrick Hagon, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A collection of radio readings of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s fiction - plus two bonus programmes. Over the years the BBC has broadcast readings of many of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novels, novellas and short stories. This collection includes some of his most famous works alongside various lesser-known tales, including three 'lost stories' (first published in 2017 and with an introduction written by editor Anne Margaret Daniel). 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great collection of high quality BBC recordings

    • By Dillan on 04-10-18

    Regular price: £31.99

    • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 288
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      4 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 251

    Benjamin Button was literally born an old man. He lived a backwards life, for his body grew younger as the years passed him by. Come and listen to the original, unabridged story by F. Scott Fitzgerald which inspired the movie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A simple idea perfectly realised

    • By Kaggy on 02-11-17

    Regular price: £0.69

    • The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    John T. Unger is a young southerner who goes to Montana for summer vacation with a wealthy college classmate. But the classmate's family proves to be much more than simply wealthy - they own a mountain made entirely of one solid diamond. And they've gone to dreadful lengths to conceal their secret, which means that John could be in danger.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • The Great Gatsby

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Elegant, enigmatic Jay Gatsby yearns for his old love, the beautiful Daisy. But she is married to the insensitive if hugely successful Tom Buchanan, who won’t let her go despite having a mistress himself. In their wealthy haven, these beguiling lives are brought together by the innocent and entranced narrator, Nick – until their decadent deceits spill into violence and tragedy. Part morality tale, part fairy tale, The Great Gatsby is the consummate novel of the Jazz Age. Its tenderness and poetry make it one of the great works of the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Real Scene Setter Old Sport

    • By John on 05-02-13

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Great Gatsby (Dramatised)

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Bryan Dick, Andrew Scott
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    This is a BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, starring Bryan Dick as Nick and Andrew Scott as Jay Gatsby. The greatest book on the fallibility of the American dream, The Great Gatsby, a portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, is by far the most popular classic in modern American fiction. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's - and his country's - greatest obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and new beginnings.

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Short Stories: The Thinking Man's Collection

    • By: Wilkie Collins, Edgar Wallace, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Martin Jarvis, Jonathan Firth, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    This fine collection of intelligent, unabridged short stories about intriguing, interesting and sometimes inspirational men is an audio treat for young and old, male or female. A carefully compiled anthology featuring timeless tales from classic authors including Charles Dickens, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Anton Chekhov, read by a cast of acclaimed and respected actors, including Stephen Fry, Martin Jarvis and Kerry Shale; this compilation will be enjoyed by the whole family. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Edgar Wallace book was the best

    • By T. Piper on 02-04-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Great Gatsby

    • By: F Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    When The Great Gatsby was published, commercially it was a failure but critically it was a success. It is still the most admired and well-read of all Scott Fitzgerald’s novels and it is considered a handbook of the 'Jazz Age'. Scott Fitzgerald put much of himself and his life into the book. He created the character of Jay Gatsby to illustrate his own experiences of the illusory and morally bankrupt aspects of 1920s' America, and the character of Nick Carraway to show his disapproval of its destructive effects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfection

    • By Debra K on 06-06-18

    Regular price: £7.99

    • The Beautiful and Damned (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Anthony Patch is the idle heir to a vast fortune. His wife, Gloria, dazzles society with her good looks. Satisfied by privilege and beauty alone, they are beholden only to the "magnificent attitude of not giving a damn." When Anthony’s inheritance is withheld, it causes an irreparable rift in their marriage, threatening their fragile paradise. Oblivious to their future, he and Gloria have little left to define themselves but their ever-receding pasts.

    Regular price: £6.49

    • The Great Gatsby

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Dan Russell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The Great Gatsby, first Published in 1925 and probably F. Scott Fitzgerald's finest novel, is set on Long Island's North shore, where Nick Carraway begins a new life in New York in the "roaring 20's".

    Carraway is invited to join his new neighbour Jay Gatsby's social circle, including the self-made millionaire's legendary parties, and bears witness to Gatsby's rekindled love affair with the unhappily married Daisy, which ends in tragedy. Today the novel is widely regarded as a paragon of the Great American Novel and a literary classic.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • All time classic. But don't buy this version.

    • By Peter Duffy on 28-08-14

    Regular price: £9.99

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