Free audiobook on Librivox, read by me


Since I wrote this post about becoming a Librivox audiobook reader I’ve read The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald. It’s available to listen to now. This free audiobook on Librivox read by me, is the 2nd version of the original F. Scott Fitzgerald novel on Librivox. Nevertheless it ‘s already had 37,000 views!

Wikipedia says The Great Gatsby is ‘set in the Jazz Age on Long Island, near New York City. It depicts narrator Nick Carraway’s interactions with mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Gatsby’s obsession to reunite with his former lover, Daisy Buchanan’.

On Librivox, volunteers record books in the public domain. These mp3 files are made available to listen to as free audiobooks.

The original motion picture starred Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. I didn’t watch the recent Leonard De Caprio version. I like De Caprio but no one could improve on Redford as Gatsby, as far as I’m concerned.

Roger Ebert of the Sun Chicago Times only gave Jack Clayton’s film 2 1/2 stars. Roger’s ideas and reviews generally fall in with my own world view, but sadly not that time.

However little a few critics appeared to have enjoyed the 1974 film, it opened my eyes to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wonderful storytelling in this modern classic.

Click this link and listen to a chapter or two of my audiobook version of The Great Gatsby. There are also various download options. I hope you enjoy listening.