This Side of Paradise


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.2 stars; 65 reviews)

This Side of Paradise is the debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Published in 1920, and taking its title from a line of the Rupert Brooke poem Tiare Tahiti, the book examines the lives and morality of post-World War I youth. Its protagonist, Amory Blaine, is a wealthy and attractive Princeton University student who dabbles in literature and has a series of romances that eventually lead to his disillusionment. In his later novels, Fitzgerald would further develop the book's theme of love warped by greed and status-seeking. (Summary from Wikipedia) (8 hr 56 min)

Chapters

Bk1 Ch1 Pt 1 29:00 Read by Kristin Hughes (1974-2021)
Bk1 Ch1 Pt 2 24:38 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Bk1 Ch1 Pt 3 19:05 Read by Robin Cotter
Bk1 Ch2 Pt1 29:49 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Bk1 Ch2 Pt2 34:38 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Bk1 Ch2 Pt3 38:39 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Bk1 Ch3 Pt1 15:53 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Bk1 Ch3 Pt2 21:26 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Bk1 Ch3 Pt3 21:27 Read by Kristin Hughes (1974-2021)
Bk1 Ch4 Pt1 25:47 Read by pww214
Bk1 Ch4 Pt2 27:30 Read by Chris Hughes
Bk1 Ch4 Pt3 27:24 Read by Kristin Hughes (1974-2021)
Bk2 Ch1 Pt1 31:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Bk2 Ch1 Pt2 8:51 Read by Kristin Hughes (1974-2021)
Bk2 Ch1 Pt3 12:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Bk2 Ch2 Pt1 20:50 Read by Kristin Hughes (1974-2021)
Bk2 Ch2 Pt2 25:25 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Bk2 Ch3 Pt1 27:13 Read by Kristin Hughes (1974-2021)
Bk2 Ch3 Pt2 19:15 Read by Kristin Hughes (1974-2021)
Bk2 Ch4 19:11 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Bk2 Ch5 Pt1 25:56 Read by Claire Goget
Bk2 Ch5 Pt2 30:30 Read by Ancilla

Reviews

read very well, the book itself...meh


(2 stars)


(4 stars)

Some chapters are very well read but others have a lot of background noise with one of the readers persistently knocking on a table or something like that. Besides, some parts like endings and begginings of chapters are missing. Considering this is a volunteer work though I believe it is ok. Thans to the readers fir the time spent in doing this.


(5 stars)

There are 2 versions. Both are very good. Depends on if you prefer a male or female voice. New to this app. Does it contain the text?

Well-read Lyrical & Descriptive Novel - But An Elusive Message


(3.5 stars)


(4 stars)

OK story and mostly good readers and crisp recordings.

Well read classic


(4 stars)

Different narration some (most) parts very well read.