With F. Scott Fitzgerald's works newly in the public domain, audiobook listeners are being treated to new recordings of Fitzgerald's well-known and lesser-known works, like the 1922 short story, "O Russet Witch!" Golden Voice JD Jackson exudes the perfect jazzy style for this era, and in this video, he shares his thoughts on narrating O RUSSET WITCH! and why listeners should still hear this poignant story today.
"Ultimately, for me, this book is about fear, it's about missed opportunities . . . it's a very poignant read."—Narrator JD Jackson
O RUSSET WITCH!
by F. Scott Fitzgerald, read by JD Jackson
Merlin Grainger's entire life is a series of missed moments and frustrated hopes, punctuated by the mysterious appearances of a dazzlingly beautiful woman he mentally dubs Caroline. Jackson's deliciously vibrant narration brings to life Fitzgerald's pointed examinations of class and social aspiration through Merlin's humdrum existence and the way Caroline repeatedly tempts him to blow it up. Jackson skillfully calibrates the voices of both Merlin and Caroline over a period of nearly 40 years. This all-too-brief production will leave listeners wanting more.
Find more audiobooks narrated by Golden Voice JD Jackson in his audiography.