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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Audiobook CD - 1984
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Bathtub gin, flappers and house parties that last all week enliven Fitzgerald's classic tale. Stylish and engaging, "The Great Gatsby" is also a startling literate portrait of Gatsby's search for meaning in his opulent world.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, [1984]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗1984
ISBN: 9781402523076
Branch Call Number: CDBOOK F FITZG
Characteristics: 4 sound discs (4.75 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
digital,1.4 m/s,stereo
Additional Contributors: Muller, Frank 1951-2008
Alternative Title: Recorded Books presents
Notes: "With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container cover insert


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Nov 06, 2018

The Great Gatsby was a riveting exploration of the illusions of the American dream and the inevitable sorrow it brings. It tells the tale of characters choosing money over love and another thinking their money will bring them wealth, all centralized around its narrator Nick. I would recommend it to anyone with a reading level high enough to understand it as the book will be appealing to any group. Fitzgerald's descriptive language had me completely engrossed from start to finish. I can still visualize the feeling of the breeze flowing throughout the room as described by the author nearly a year after reading the book. The way they use their words is the most appealing part of this book and they make the message clear as the story progresses. Fitzgerald shows the destruction that the blind pursuit of wealth and love can leave, both for the chaser and for those in their way. 5/5 stars
@Moomer of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

One of the most famous books of all time, and certainly the most famous tragedy, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is a passionate romance novel, with humour, love, and death. Although it is written in old english, you can find some books have translated it into modern english. This book regards two families, the Capulet (Juliet’s family) and the Montague’s (Romeo’s family) whomst hate each other. Romeo and Juliet struggle throughout the story to convince their families to put their past aside and let them love each other. I would recommend this story to anybody above the age of 13, and especially people who appreciate romance. I would give this book a 4/5.
@Shafyy of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

I, for one, am not the hopeful optimist and see Gatsby as the dutiful God-like tragic hero he is sought out to be. I think he's a grey character - one that mirrors the author's own. The parallels between them are only too similar, and the misogyny of Fitzgerald is expressed through how he created Daisy, Jordan, and Myrtle as deeply flawed beings. Again, I see Jay Gatsby as an obsessed man with an idea of someone, not "a loving, devout man," but it really is up to interpretation. The irony was well done in the book, along with colour symbolism.
@Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

CarleeMcDot Nov 14, 2017

Although I have read this one before (or at least I think I remember reading it in High School), I thought I would grab it again. And not only grab the book, but grab the audiobook. You see, the hubby and I were going to Las Vegas for a couple races (the Rock 'N' Roll 5K and Half Marathon) and I wanted something to listen to on the drive there and back. This is a short book so I figured it'd be perfect length for one way. I really enjoyed the story and seeing how everyone was interconnected. Some of it is a little "old-timey", but I still like it. I would give it an 8 out of 10.

Jun 15, 2015

An excellent narration of a great little book.


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