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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

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  • 08-02-21

Reading and recording are subpar

Given most of the novels are written not keeping 'audio book' in mind but for real book-reading, the reader of audio book needs to be creative about how to deliver the same value of real book-reading with an assumption that the listener listening a novel for first time. That means providing pauses in places so that listener can "catch" the context, or raising voice in certain texts to convey its importance.
Unfortunately, this audio book was read too fast (4:30 instead of typical 5 plus hours) without proper pauses, and the whole reading is more or less flat. It might be a good reading for listener who already read the book, but not for first time listener of this novel.
In addition, the piano is background is more of a distraction than providing good listening experience.