The Great Gatsby (unabridged)
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.
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Audiobook Details:Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Read by: William Hope
Audiobook Type: unabridged
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Running time (hh:mm:ss): 5?h 39?m
Download size: 82 MB
About the Reader
Though American by birth, William Hope trained at RADA and has appeared in theatre on both sides of the Atlantic. His TV and film work have been similarly extensive and have included leading roles for James Cameron in Aliens, Clive Barker in Hellraiser II and for Channel 4, Dropping the Baby. A former member of the BBC Radio Drama Company, he is regularly heard on radio in both plays and books. He also reads The Great Gatsby and The Last of the Mohicans for Naxos AudioBooks.
Reviews for this Audiobook:
Canadian actor William Hope reads Naxos AudioBooks? first unabridged production of Fitzgerald?s classic novel of the Roaring Twenties. It is a book that deserves a perfect reading, and though numerous other narrators have tried?among them Robertson Dean, Anthony Heald, Alexander Scourby, and Tim Robbins?Hope may have come closest to achieving this perfection. He stumbles a bit at the beginning, drawing upon the revelation that narrator Nick Carraway is a Yale man by making the narration somewhat arch, but once he settles down, Hope ably conveys Carraway?s optimistic innocence. He also does quite well with the party guests and the gambler Meyer Wolfsheim, faltering only by making Tom Buchanan sound a bit like a gravel-voiced truck driver. Recommended for absolutely everyone, as even those familiar with the novel may notice something new thanks to Hope?s nuanced (and only mildly faulty) performance. [Gatz, a live ensemble reading of this classic novel, is currently playing to great reviews.?Ed.]
Michael Adams, School Library Journal