The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Read by Sean Astin
Revisiting a Classic
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This interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby by narrator Sean Astin adds a new layer of pathos and empathy to the classic story. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss Astin’s interpretation that gives millionaire Jay Gatsby’s story new emotions and adds new insight into the tragic love story between Daisy Buchanan and Gatsby. Nailing the ending, Astin channels Nick’s longing to comprehend what has happened to him.
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