Flappers and Philosophers

  • by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by Kitty Hendrix
  • 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

F. Scott Fitzgerald is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. He wrote this collection of eight short stories in 1920 for magazines such as Colliers and The Saturday Evening Post. This collection includes: "The Offshore Pirate", "Dalyrimple Goes Wrong", "Head and Shoulders", "Benediction", "Bernice Bobs Her Hair", "The Cut Glass Bowl", "The Four Fists", and "The Ice Palace".


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Perfect Reading of a Classic!

I thought, between high school and college I had read every F. Scott Fitzgerald book there was, I was wrong and I’m so glad I listened to this collection of short stories now, allowing me to view his writings from the perspective of an older and wiser person.

These short stories were written in 1920 when F. Scott Fitzgerald was a young man of 24-years-old and his writing reflects that sense of wonder, romance and pseudo angst that most young people have before the brutality of everyday life beats it out of you by the age of thirty-five, but what remains timeless, unlike youth, is the beauty of his words, his way with prose is still a marvel to this very day.

Some, I’m sure will find offense and or discomfort with the archaic and offensive use of racial terms, that at the time this book was written, was completely acceptable and commonplace, but it would be wrong to censor this work and history should not be rewritten, but rather learned from.

The narration was performed admirably by Kitty Hendrix, she really captured the feeling and tone of the time that this book was written in and I was completely engaged with her reading through the entire audiobook. The production quality of this audiobook is top of the line as well.

Young scholars take note if this book is required reading you will be doing yourself a great favor by downloading this version and guaranteeing an “A” in class.

This audiobook was gifted to me exchange for an unbiased review!

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A collection of short stories.

What did you love best about Flappers and Philosophers?

It was a nice change to listen to a collection of short stories vs a complete book.
F. Scott Fitzgerald. What can you say? Always a joy.

What about Kitty Hendrix’s performance did you like?

The narration was good, easy to follow, I would listen to her again.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both. The stories make one laugh and also cry.

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator for an unbiased review.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-20-2016
  • Publisher: Listen2aBook.com