This Side of Paradise


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.2 stars; 56 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
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
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
Bk2 Ch1 Pt1 31:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Bk2 Ch1 Pt2 8:51 Read by Kristin Hughes
Bk2 Ch1 Pt3 12:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Bk2 Ch2 Pt1 20:50 Read by Kristin Hughes
Bk2 Ch2 Pt2 25:25 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Bk2 Ch3 Pt1 27:13 Read by Kristin Hughes
Bk2 Ch3 Pt2 19:15 Read by Kristin Hughes
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?


(4 stars)

OK story and mostly good readers and crisp recordings.

Well read classic


(4 stars)

Different narration some (most) parts very well read.