The Beautiful and Damned

Read by E. Tavano

(4.4 stars; 131 reviews)

This novel tells the story of Anthony Patch, a 1920s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune; the relationship with his wife Gloria, his service in the army, and alcoholism. (Summary from Wikipedia) (0 hr 56 min)


Exceptional reading by E Tavano on a classic!

(4.5 stars)

One of the best readings on Librivox! She expresses a lot of emphasis and articulation. Classic work of Fitzgerald.

well read but depressing and boring

(4 stars)

maybe because i m neither beautiful nor born rich but this book didnt do much for me

(5 stars)

Great reading! I'm now looking for more books read by the reader.

(5 stars)

Fantastic reading, worth every minute invested in a listen.

excellent recording

(5 stars)

Thank you very much. Great recording.

A very good recording

(5 stars)

Fizgerald's novel tells the story of Anthony Patch, whose life is characterized by a general laziness and inertia. The book traces, at very great length, with much repetition of a not particularly profound subtle psychological analysis and numerous dissertations, the course of his mental, moral and physical disintegration. Many thanks to Mrs Tavano for her lively and precise reading of the book. Her recording will delight amateurs of American literature for many hours.

A tragic and immensely moving work.

(5 stars)

All I will say here is that I was hooked from start to finish and to any young person reading this for gods sake do something with your life and dont end up like Anthony and Gloria. The narration was exquisite perhaps the best I have ever come across on Librovox she particularly brought the character of Gloria to life. Really professional and next level reading.

Very good reading

(4 stars)

Reader is very clear and reflects the different characters well. Sometimes slightly too fast in parts - I often had to rehear a sentence with additional concentration in order to follow - but otherwise very good. Thanks so much for recording it!