F. Scott Fitzgerald Audie Award Finalist, Classic, 2013
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.
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 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.
Theodore Dreiser, Jack London, F. Scott Fitzgerald & More The Lost Phoebe by Theodore Dreiser An old midwestern farmer tries to adjust himself to his new life as a widower. To Build a Fire by Jack London A young man in Alaska elects to go on a cross country journey in mid-winter against the advice of older, more experienced men.
The Long Way Out by F. Scott Fitzgerald A woman loses her husband while convalescing at a sanitarium.
The Wonderful Tar Baby by Joel Chandler Harris : An Old South story of the eternal battle of wits between rabbit and fox.
The Coup de Grace by Ambrose Bierce In wartime, personal animosities are usually set aside so as not to interfere with the business of war.
A White Heron by Sarah Orne Jewett The delicate story of a young New England girl's infatuation with a stranger and a strange bird.
After the Storm by Ernest Hemingway Set in Key West, an adventurer tells his tale of a drunken fight during a hurricane.
The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky by Stephen Crane This hilarious tale describes what happens when the sheriff of a west Texas town comes home with a brand new eastern bride.
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe A gothic horror story by a master writer.
Torch Song by John Cheever A woman's repeated efforts to help a variety of strange men seem to coincide with her own inability to form a meaningful relationship.
The Outcasts of Poker Flat by Bret Harte This is a humorous, poignant tale of a group of exiles from a California mining town who get caught up in a blizzard while en route to a nearby settlement.
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving Possibly America's most famous short story, this early fairy tale set in our colonial past is easily one of the most popular short stories ever written.
F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of the greatest American writers, is best known for The Great Gatsby, considered by many to be the most important novel of the 20th century. But Fitzgerald also made his living as a short-story writer, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Tales collects four of his best. The title story is soon to be a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt and directed by David Fincher, the same team that made Seven and Fight Club. It is a fantasy story about a man who is in his 70s at birth and progressively ages backwards.
The other stories included in this collection are "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz", "Tarquin of Cheapside", and "O Russet Witch!"
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Hardy, P.G. Wodehouse, James Thurber, Kate Chopin & Saki 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 At 23, F. Scott penned this brilliant best-seller kicking off the roaring 20's and the Jazz Age. Semi-autobiographical and unabridged, versatile actor Chris Hendrie creates vibrant characters as the story follows the life of gifted and handsome Amory Blaine as he falls in love with beautiful society girls while trying to define and find himself. Beautifully set in the lost generation just before the 1929 stock market crash that ended this flamboyant era.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Published in 1934, Tender Is the Night was one of the most talked-about books of the year. "It's amazing how excellent much of it is," Ernest Hemingway said to Maxwell Perkins. "I will say now," John O'Hara wrote Fitzgerald, "Tender Is the Night is in the early stages of being my favorite book, even more than This Side of Paradise." And Archibald MacLeish exclaimed: "Great God, Scott...You are a fine writer. Believe it - not me." 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 - Tender Is the Night, Mabel Dodge Luhan remarked, raised F. Scott Fitzgerald to the heights of a "modern Orpheus".