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By Elizabeth on 04-22-12
A Joy-Ride through Pompous Asseville
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, It was a wonderful listen. A story written by one pompous ass about other pompous asses. Not as good as The Great Gatsby but definitely up there.
What was one of the most memorable moments of This Side of Paradise?
It was a short book. I liked the whole journey. I will be buying more of F. Scott Fitzgerald's work and I will read this one again. What I like best is this man knows how to tell and great story with minimal words.
What about Brian D'eon’s performance did you like?
He was perfection. The accent and the attitude. He had it all.
If you could rename This Side of Paradise, what would you call it?
Leave the title. It is perfection. F Scott Fitzgerald picks great titles.
Any additional comments?
Read it. It is part American history most people don't experience first hand.
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By Parola138 on 11-25-10
I think that I enjoyed this book more because of its period than anything. This is not the sort of book I would hand to just anyone and expect that they would like it. Of course this is no great gatsby and is, from what I understand, Fitzgerald's first novel written at age 23. I enjoyed it because I wanted to enjoy it, but don't expect to be wowed as with his true classics. This is about a privledged kid growing up and going through college. Reminds me at times almost like Catcher in the Rye, although Catcher came many decades later. Anyway, there are four or five versions of this on audible and this version has the best narrator. I was very pleased with the production. 5 stars.
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