F. Scott Fitzgerald "Gyllenhaal's reserved tone lends polish to Fitzgerald's text, accentuating the mood of poetry that pervades the novel. His delivery is simultaneously youthful and experienced, aware of the subtleties of the characters and the plot nuances as he infuses them with life. Gyllenhaal controls his performance with style and careful pacing, seemingly keeping as reverent an eye on the novel as Gatsby himself kept on that elusive green light." (AudioFile magazine)
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 recent 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.
F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote many wonderful romantic and realistic short stories and a few incredible "on the edge" fantasy and supernatural stories. Although the story of "Benjamin Button" is quite different than the 2009 movie, the premise is the same - a man is born old and lives his life backwards! Fizgerald says he got the idea from Mark Twain's remark that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end.
F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald’s pseudo- autobiographical first novel. It describes life at Princeton among the glittering, bored, and disillusioned “lost generation” of post World War1 America. Published in 1920, when he was just 23, the novel was an overnight success and propelled Fitzgerald to instant stardom as spokesman of the Jazz Age.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saki, Thomas Hardy, Kate Chopin, James Thurber & P.G. Wodehouse 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
F. Scott Fitzgerald 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.
F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald's finest work is generally thought to be
The Great Gatsby. However, he also wrote many wonderful short stories. This one, very much like "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," shows Fitzgerald's amazing imagination and creativity. What would it be like, Fitzgerald wondered, to be rich beyond the dreams of avarice? This story is his answer.
F. Scott Fitzgerald In this second classic novel, published in 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald tells us the story of Anthony Patch, a 1920s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune; his relationship with his wife, Gloria; his service in the Army; and his alcoholism. The novel provides an excellent portrait of the Eastern elite as the Jazz Age began its ascent.
F. Scott Fitzgerald What happens when an "always gets her own way" young heiress is kidnapped by a "pirate" and his motley crew then spirited away to a hidden island? Return to the days of ragtime, riches and wall street royalty in this classic tale of the "poor little rich girl" and her "bad boy" sweetheart. A delightful re-telling of the girl meets boy scenario with an "O Henry" twist.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Amory Blaine, spoiled and misguided, arrogant and prideful, comes of age when, as a student at Princeton University, he weighs in on the more profound aspects of life, such as love and war, and is found wanting. This is Fitzgerald's debut novel.