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A Crown of Swords

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The Wheel of Time is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV! Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers and listeners around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. Elayne, Aviendha, and Mat come ever closer to the bowl ter'angreal that may reverse the world's endless heat wave and restore natural weather. Egwene begins to gather all manner of women who can channel - Sea Folk, Windfinders, Wise Ones, and some surprising others.  And above all, Rand faces the dread Forsaken Sammael, in the shadows of Shadar Logoth, where the blood-hungry mist, Mashadar, waits for prey.  TV series update: "Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC’s Agents of SHIELD, the Netflix series Hemlock Grove, and the NBC series Chuck. Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." (Variety) The Wheel of Time New Spring: The Novel The Eye of the World The Great Hunt The Dragon Reborn The Shadow Rising The Fires of Heaven Lord of Chaos A Crown of Swords The Path of Daggers Winter's Heart Crossroads of Twilight Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson The Gathering Storm Towers of Midnight A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan   Warrior of the Altaii by Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson   The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons  The Wheel of Time Companion by Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk  Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

©1996 The Bandersnatch Group, Inc. (P)2006 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

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The Great Gatsby

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Audie Award Finalist, Classic, 2014 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 for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. After meeting and losing Daisy during the war, Gatsby has made himself fabulously wealthy. Now, he believes that his only way to true happiness is to find his way back into Daisy’s life, and he uses Nick to try to reach her. What happens when the characters’ fantasies are confronted with reality makes for a startling conclusion to this iconic masterpiece. This special audio edition joins the upcoming film - as well as many other movie, radio, theater, and even video-game adaptations - as a fitting tribute to the cultural significance of Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age classic, widely regarded as one of the greatest stories ever told.

©1925 Charles Scribner's Sons. Copyright renewed 1953 by Frances Scott Fitzgerald Lanahan (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jake Gyllenhaal
Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
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The Great Gatsby

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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

Narrator: Humphrey Bower
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

18 ratings

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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.

Public Domain (P)2007 B.J. Harrison

Narrator: B. J. Harrison
Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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Remarkable Creatures

16 ratings

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From the moment she's struck by lightening as a baby, it is clear that Mary Anning is marked for greatness. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, she learns that she has "the eye"-and finds what no one else can see. When Mary uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious fathers on edge, the townspeople to vicious gossip, and the scientific world alight. In an arena dominated by men, however, Mary is barred from the academic community; as a young woman with unusual interests she is suspected of sinful behavior. Nature is a threat, throwing bitter, cold storms and landslips at her. And when she falls in love, it is with an impossible man. Luckily, Mary finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a recent exile from London, who also loves scouring the beaches. Their relationship strikes a delicate balance between fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and barely suppressed envy. Ultimately, in the struggle to be recognized in the wider world, Mary and Elizabeth discover that friendship is their greatest ally.

©2010 Tracy Chevalier (P)2010 Penguin

Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
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The Beautiful and Damned

9 ratings

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, The Beautiful and Damned, "marks an advance over This Side of Paradise," Edmund Wilson wrote. "The style is more nearly mature and the subject more nearly unified, and there are scenes that are more convincing than any in his previous fiction." Published in 1922, it chronicles the relationship of Anthony Patch, Harvard-educated aspiring aesthete, and his beautiful wife, Gloria, as they wait 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 Damned, Fitzgerald wrote to Zelda in 1930, "was all true." Lyrical, romantic, yet cruelly incisive, it signaled a new stage in Fitzgerald's career. With The Beautiful and Damned, H.L. Mencken commented in The Smart Set, "Fitzgerald ceases to be a wunderkind, and begins to come into his maturity.

(P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks, All Rights Reserved

Narrator: William Dufris
Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
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This Side of Paradise (AmazonClassics Edition)

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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.  F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote This Side of Paradise in the hopes of attaining celebrity and to win back the spirited Zelda Sayre. He achieved both - becoming an overnight literary success and marrying Zelda barely a week after publication.  AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to listen to a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Public Domain (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Dick Hill
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
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The Great Gatsby

4 ratings

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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.

Public Domain (P)2013 Aquarium Audio Books

Narrator: Dan Russell
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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Short Stories: The Vintage Collection

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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. Full story listing: 'The Old Couple' - Alphonse Daudet, read by Stephen Fry 13.49 'Pat Hobby Does His Bit' - F. Scott Fitzgerald, read by Kerry Shale 14.46 'A Tale of Negative Gravity' - Frank R. Stockton, read by Nicky Henson 41.50 'The Kiss' - Kate Chopin, read by Rupert Degas 06.54 'A Double Tragedy' - Louisa May Alcott, read by Derek Jacobi 53.48 'The Boar Pig' - Saki, read by Barbara Leigh-Hunt 12.06 'Sredni Vashtar' - Saki, read by Robin Bailey 11.15 'The Werewolf' - Frederick Marryat, read by Robin Bailey 48.23 'At the Article of Death' - John Buchan, read by Iain Cuthbertson 16.28 'The Toys of Peace' - Saki, read by Rupert Degas 12.25 'The Son’s Veto' - Thomas Hardy, read by Joanna David 38.24 'The Wrong Black Bag' - Angelo Lewis, read by Rupert Degas 25.45 'The Foolhardy Mouse and the Cautious Cat, - James Thurber, read by Liza Goddard 03.15 'The Cat and the Lifeboat' - James Thurber, read by Richard Griffiths 04.51 ,The Owl and the Pussycat' - Edward Lear, read by Liza Goddard 01.22 'A Terribly Strange Bed' - Wilkie Collins, read by Robin Bailey 39.10 'Providence and the Butler' - P. G.Wodehouse, read by Martin Jarvis 19.50 'The Box Tunnel' - Charles Reade, read by Rupert Degas 17.33 'On Eating and Drinking' - Jerome K. Jerome, read by Hugh Laurie 13.39 'To Catch a Thief' - E. W. Hornung, read by Rupert Degas 50.28 'The Locket' - Kate Chopin, read by Rupert Degas 14.33

©2009 CSA Word (P)2009 CSA Word

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Winter Dreams

Summary

Winter Dreams is a story of friendship, love and betrayal by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Public Domain (P)2012 Palmera Publishing

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This Side of Paradise

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Dive into the incredible book which turned F. Scott Fitzgerald into a literary success overnight. This 1920’s classic is Fitzgerald’s debut novel, and follows the story of Amory Blaine, a Princeton University student who, in his relentless pursuit of wealth, status, and love, lets his greed take him down a dark path to ruin. After dabbling in literature and serving in WWI, Amory finds himself infatuated by Rosalind Connage, but as his finances crumble around him and everything he thought he had is lost, he ends up homeless and in ruin. Both a romance and a tragedy, Fitzgerald’s book has touched the hearts of millions, and is a must-read/listen for anyone who is a fan of famous literary works.

Public Domain (P)2019 Flâneur Media

Narrator: Zac Smith
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
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This Side of Paradise

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Amory Blaine, a handsome, wealthy, spoiled and snobbish young man from the Midwest, attends Princeton University and acquires a refined sense of the proper "social" values. Lacking all sense of purpose, he interests himself in literary cults, vaguely "liberal" student activities, and a series of flirtations with some rather predatory young ladies. Perhaps This Side of Paradise - F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel - succeeds because of its vibrant quality of youthfulness. The New York Times expressed this opinion: "The glorious spirit of abounding youth glows throughout this fascinating tale. As a picture of the daily existence of what we call loosely 'college men,' this book is as nearly perfect as such a work could be. It could have been written only by an artist who knows how to balance his values with a delightful literary style." Partially autobiographical, This Side of Paradise was credited with having invented the American flapper.

Public Domain (P)1993 Blackstone Audiobooks

Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
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The Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Fitzgerald's short stories have themes that not only relate to the problems and culture of the Jazz Age, but also to the promises and despair encountered by the youth, as well as the aging. Love and relationships between two mismatched or unlikely characters are common, such as people who are unlikely to develop a spark of romantic interest between each other. The plots are usually set in the culture of the upper middle class and the elite, with characters either from this social group or aspiring to become part of it. Being inspired by the events that occurred during The Great Depression and the stock market crash, the stories also involve characters who lose wealth, but who are still trying to maintain their opulent lifestyle. However, Fitzgerald's stories will remain relevant no matter which era listeners are born into, as finding true love and happiness, despite the situation, will always be a common part of the human experience. Included in this book: Novels: This Side of Paradise The Beautiful and Damned Short Stories: The Mystery of the Raymond Mortgage Reade, Substitute Right Half A Debt of Honor The Room with the Green Blinds A Luckless Santa Claus Pain and the Scientist The Trail of the Duke Shadow Laurels The Ordeal Little Minnie McCloskey: A Story for Girls The Old Frontiersman: A Story of the Frontier The Diary of a Sophomore The Prince of Pests: A Story of the War Cedric the Stoker The Spire and the Gargoyle Tarquin of Cheapside Babes in the Woods Sentiment - And the Use of Rouge The Pierian Springs and the Last Straw Porcelain and Pink Head and Shoulders Benediction Dalyrimple Goes Wrong Myra Meets His Family Mister Icky The Camel's Back Bernice Bobs Her Hair The Ice Palace The Offshore Pirate The Cut-Glass Bowl The Four Fists The Smilers May Day The Jelly-Bean The Lees of Happiness Jemina O Russet Witch! Tarquin of Cheapside The Popular Girl Two for a Cent The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Diamond as Big as the Ritz Winter Dreams

Public Domain (P)2013 Palmera Publishing

Narrator: Jay Wohlert
Length: 45 hrs and 11 mins
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The Testament of Jessie Lamb

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Winner Arthur C Clarke Award for Science Fiction 2012Long listed for the Mann Booker Prize 2011Women are dying in their millions. Some blame scientists, some see the hand of God, some see human arrogance reaping the punishment it deserves. Jessie Lamb is an ordinary girl living in extraordinary times: As her world collapses, her idealism and courage drive her towards the ultimate act of heroism. If the human race is to survive, it’s up to her. But is Jessie heroic? Or is she, as her father fears, impressionable, innocent, and incapable of understanding where her actions will lead?

©2012 Jane Rogers (P)2012 Oakhill Publishing

Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
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The Last Tycoon

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F Scott Fitzgerald's last and unfinished novel, a gorgeous, excruciating, heady tale based on his painful experiences working as a Hollywood screenwriter.

Haunted by the death of his wife, 1930s studio head Monroe Stahr works 18-hour days, crammed with meetings, set visits, script brainstorms and screenings. The last of the princes, he's making the studio millions and seems bulletproof. Then one day, an earthquake breaks two water mains, sending a river of water through the studio. And with it, the huge head of the goddess Shiva - a film prop. Inspecting the damage, Stahr sees the head float by and on it two women, one of them the mesmerising Kathleen.

It's the beginning of a love affair that will destroy him Stars Aiden Gillen, Jack Shepherd and Charlotte Emmerson. Producer: Laurence Bowen. Adapted and directed by Bill Bryden. Production Associate: John Tams. Sound Design: Mark Smith. A Feelgood Fiction production for BBC Radio 4.

© 2013 AudioGO Ltd (P)2013 F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby

Summary

Some consider The Great Gatsby the greatest American novel ever written about love, dreams, business, bootlegging, Wall Street, the Midwest, and the East, as well as Yale, prep schools, the rich, and more.  F. Scott Fitzgerald followed up with Tender Is the Night, also considered equally compelling.

Public Domain (P)2020 Deaver Brown

Narrator: Deaver Brown
Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
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The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby, an exquisitely crafted 1920s American tale of life-long obsessions and ceaseless devotions “So, we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” On the prosperous Long Island shores sit the grand affluence of West Egg and East Egg - places where a sinister Gatsby’s mansion, with its mysterious mounds of gold and gin-filled parties, takes residence. Nobody knows who he really is. Or where he came from. No one even knows why he is so sickeningly rich. And, yet Daisy Buchanan feels like she knows him. She just might. Critically acclaimed for its pomp and fanfare, of love gone wrong, of dying alone amid insatiable sycophant crowds, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald remains among the modern literary world’s best novels. In this delightfully titillating audiobook, you will: Explore one of the greatest novels ever written Sink your teeth into the drama and perversion that permeate the world of the rich Walk into an incorruptible dream filled with ill intentions And so much more! As intellectual icon Gertrude Stein once said of F. Scott Fitzgerald, he “will be read when many of his well-known contemporaries are forgotten.” Scroll up, buy now, and start listening today!

Public Domain (P)2020 Author's Republic

Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
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The Great Gatsby

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Three professional narrators, Mike Vendetti, Kathy Verduin, and Stephen Jay Cohen, lend their voices to what is considered by many to be one of F. Scott Fitzgerald's greatest novels, The Great Gatsby. Travel back with them to the Jazz Age, where the wealthy and entitled collide with pretenders and common citizens. Where "careless people smash up things and creatures and then retreat back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it is that keeps them together, and let other people clean up the mess they made".

Public Domain (P)2021 Mike Vendetti

Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
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The Great Gatsby

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Performed by The Online Stage  Jay Gatsby is a millionaire who throws extravagant parties that attract famous celebrities, but no one really knows him - no one except for his neighbor, Nick Carraway. Often touted as a Great American Novel, The Great Gatsby is Nick's account of one summer spent with his wealthy friend and Nick's front-row seat to Gatsby's wealth, his dreams, and his impossible quest for love with the enigmatic Daisy Buchanan. Cast: Nick Carraway: Andy Harrington Jay Gatsby:  Tyler Hyrchuk Daisy Buchanan/Girl 1: Amanda Friday Tom Buchanan: Kyle Alan Jordan Baker/Wife 1: Anna Grace Myrtle Wilson/Woman: Elizabeth Klett George Wilson/Driver/Mr. Sloane/Mr. Slagle: Max Gallo Chester McKee/Man/Mr. Michaelis: Jeff Moon Meyer Wolfshiem/Conductor: Marty Krz Catherine/Wife 2/Nurse/Stella: Jennie VanderLugt Lucille McKee/Miss Baedeker: Sara Sheckells Girl 2/Information: Sydnee Fullmer Orchestra Leader/Waiter/Reporter/Gardener: Lance Rasmussen Butler/Policeman/Mr. Klipspringer: Ted Wenskus Owl Eyes/Doc Civet/Mr. Gatz: Mike Vendetti Pammy: Isabelle Friday Audio edited by Jennie VanderLugt

Public Domain (P)2021 The Online Stage

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The Great Gatsby

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An undisputed masterpiece of 20th-century literature. Set against a backdrop of jazz music, bootlegging, and lavish parties, The Great Gatsby is the story of Midwesterner Nick Carraway’s curious introduction to the decadent world of his mysterious, wealthy neighbor Jay Gatsby, whose thirst for riches is matched only by his tragic obsession with the beautiful Daisy Buchanan.  Penned in the “roaring 20s”, the novel continues to be the subject of numerous film and stage adaptations and has become a fixture in the American classroom. This dangerously propulsive tale of glitz and glamour continues to be relevant as listeners long for escapist novels - a chance to flee into Gatsby’s famed mansion and lose oneself in the rush of opulence.  The Great Gatsby audiobook is brought to life by Tim Robbins, famed American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and musician.

Public Domain (P)2021 Caedmon

Narrator: Tim Robbins
Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
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The Great Gatsby

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Considered one of the greatest American novels ever written, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald follows a cast of characters living in the fictional towns of West Egg and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922.  The story of the book primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession to reunite with his ex-lover, the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan.  Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway sees through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.  Fitzgerald's magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval and excess, creating a portrait of the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream.

©1921 F. Scott Fitzgerald (P)2021 F. Scott Fitzgerald

Narrator: Doug Haynie
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
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The Beautiful and Damned

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Anthony Patch is a young socialite living in the exciting world of New York City in the early years of the Jazz Age. He has graduated from Harvard, but has remarkably few accomplishments, and spends most of his time pretending to work on a novel rather than truly creating anything.  When he is introduced to another socialite, Gloria Gilbert, he is inspired to jump into the next phase of his life by marrying her despite being hesitant to share his comfortable life with another. Their married life is full of conflict and tension, as Gloria expects to have a fully-funded glamorous life, and Anthony expects to have a more domestic wife. They push aside their disagreements by having luxurious parties and drinking their problems away. But this charade can’t last forever, and Gloria and Anthony will eventually be forced to reckon with their issues.  The Beautiful and Damned is generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald’s take on his own marriage, and thus gives listeners a glimpse into the highs and lows of an incompatible but passionate love affair. It is, like many of Fitzgerald’s works, also a critique of classism, alcoholism, materialism, and the expectations put on marriage.

Public Domain (P)2021 InAudio

Narrator: Jon Waters
Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
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NBC University Theater: Babylon Revisited

Summary

NBC University Theater initially started in Chicago with a remit to bring adaptations of classic novels, usually Anglo-American, to a radio audience. Additionally, if listeners signed up, they received college credit to a radio-assisted correspondence course. A study guide, The Handbook of the World's Great Novels, was available for 25 cents. In its later years, it also included short stories and plays and went on to win the distinguished Peabody award. Unlike many other radio shows, University Theater did not pursue glamorous stars for its productions but instead relied on excellent distillations of the novels and first-class acting alongside high production values. But now it is time to enjoy these timeless novels. Let’s begin.

©2019 Deadtree Publishing (P)2019 Copyright Group

Length: 59 mins
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Letters of Note

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Die verlorene Kunst des Briefeschreibens - wiederbelebt von vielen prominenten Stimmen.

Von Virginia Woolfs herzzerreißendem Abschiedsbrief an ihren Mann bis zum höchsteigenen Eierkuchen-Rezept von Queen Elizabeth II. an US-Präsident Eisenhower; von Gandhis Friedensersuch an Adolf Hitler bis zu Iggy Pops wundervollem Brief an einen jungen weiblichen Fan in Not, zelebriert und dokumentiert "Letters of Note" die Faszination der geschriebenen Korrespondenz mit all dem Humor, der Ernsthaftigkeit, der Traurigkeit und Verrücktheit, die unser Leben ausmachen. Prominente Autoren, Schauspielerinnen und Schauspieler lassen die Briefe durch ihre Stimmen lebendig werden.

©2014 Shaun Usher / Heyne (P)2014 Random House Audio

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Il curioso caso di Benjamin Button

Summary

La vita di Benjamin Button inizia in modo molto insolito. Fatica parecchio a farsi accettare così com'è, poi, col passare degli anni tutto diventa più facile. Ha il mondo in mano il giovane Benjamin ma un po’ alla volta ci sono nuovi cambiamenti e la sua inadeguatezza ritorna evidente. Ci si affeziona a questo grande - piccolo uomo. Il suo modo di essere e di pensare vi resterà nel cuore. Scritto nel 1922 da Francis Scott Fitzgerald, questo appassionante romanzo è stato trasformato in film nel 2008 da David Fincher.

©2011 Public Domain (P)2011 Good Mood

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El gran Gatsby

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Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. Jay Gatsby, el caballero que reina sobre West Egg, el anfitrión de las noches sin tregua, pero también el triunfador marcado por el trágico sino de una soledad no pretendida, es el arquetipo de esos años veinte que se iniciaron con la Prohibición y discurrieron en el gangsterismo y la corrupción política organizada. Protagonista de una década que culminaría con la catástrofe de 1929, su imagen de esplendor no hace sino anunciar un drama inevitable. Triunfo de perpetua juventud, brillantez animada por el exceso, fueron también las constantes de la vida de Francis Scott Fitzgerald, quien nos ofrece en El gran Gatsby una de sus obras mayores. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (Saint Paul, 24 de septiembre de 1896) fue un escritor estadounidense, conocido por ser uno de los escritores más aclamados del país durante el siglo XX, cuya obra es paradigmática a la era del jazz.

©2020 SAGA Egmont (P)2020 SAGA Egmont

Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
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Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda

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Through his alcoholism and her mental illness, his career lows and her institutional confinement, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's devotion to each other endured for over 22 years. Now, for the first time, we have the story of their love in the couple's own letters. Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda consists of more than 75 percent previously unpublished or out-of-print letters, as well as extensive narrative on the Fitzgeralds' marriage by Fitzgerald scholars Jackson R. Bryer and Cathy W. Barks. Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda also features a candid introduction by Eleanor Lanahan, the Fitzgeralds' granddaughter.

©2002 Jackson R. Bryer and Cathy W. Barks (P)2019 HighBridge Company

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A Warm Family Christmas

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A charming, heart-felt collection of Christmas stories and poems that will delight the entire family. Includes F. Scott Fitzgerald's "A Luckless Santa Claus", "A Christmas Dinner" by Charles Dickens, O. Henry's classic Christmas story "The Gift of the Magi", the hilarious "Reginald on Christmas Presents" by Saki (H.H. Munro), and a tender scene exerpted from Little Women.

Public Domain (P)2006 PC Treasures, Inc.

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