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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".
©1933, Charles Scribner's Sons (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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"Plummer's skill with varied voices and accents is without equal. She navigates Fitzgerald's glamorous world with panache, immersing the listener in the intense characters' personalities. The result is an entertaining production in which the narrative is as alive as the characters themselves." (AudioFile)
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By samuel on 08-19-15

Was it all just the champagne

This story struck a chord with me that made it a swell time, easy to pick up and put down. I don't speak French but you knew what was being said. You want to feel for each caracter and celebrate there victories but at the same time you remember that like in the great war no one wins you only survive.

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By Krwobbe on 07-31-15

A great summer listen

The narration is fantastic, a lovely story in a forgotten time. Characters are memorable and easy to like. Descriptions of beaches and shops draw you into the story with ease

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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By Scot Macdonald on 12-12-16

great

this really is a great book Therese narrates it perfectly I was a bit dissatisfied with the side story of Nicole's father though!

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By Amazon Customer on 06-26-16

Dark and troubling classic of American writing

Tender is the Night is far darker than The Great Gatsby, because we are neither chaperoned by an outside narrator, nor spared the internal view of the dissolution. It is also less compressed with a looser structure, so that little is left out.

The reading is superb. This book has a lot of dialogue with several characters, and it cannot work unless both genders sound natural. I did not immediately appreciate how good the reading is, because part of what makes it so excellent is the consistency

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