Came late to TGG, and I'm a bit mystified as to what the fuss is about. The authorial voice is all over the map (first person here, omniscient narrator there) and the characters are pretty unpleasant but not in a particularly interesting way. Gyllenhall is just OK, the understated mid-western thing is sometimes a bit boring, and there are a few words he just flat out mispronounces ("claret" as "clar-ay"; "settee" as "sett-ay" and a couple of others that jar a bit.
amazing. absolutely stunning story, for all times
one of the best!! what a story. best prices of work ever written
enjoyed the story and the narrator very much hated to hear it end with listed to it again witch is something I seldom do.
Rabbi Steve the Storyteller
The novel is still fresh for me. And Gyllenhaal reads it well. Glad I have it will likely listen again & again.
I thought it was a good book but theres not as much as story as there are characters. It is what I believe is called a character boom. Glyennhall does a good job of reading, good voices, and he maintains a good cadence.
I am a reader and love profound books. this one took me the longest to read because I replayed lines over and over again to understand the message.. Jake did a great job reading! My favorite line is in chapter 7 when Nick says "I just remembered that todays my birthday." I don't know why but its randomness to the argument that Daisy Jay and Tom were just having is so awesome.
I watched the movie, and I had to read the book for school, and this audible kept me so intrigued. I had bought a different one that was not the same version of my book but this one was good. The narration was good as well.
I found myself invested in barely likable characters and though I had no idea where he was going with the story, I knew immediately what had happened from all the subtle set up. A classic, not to be missed.
Beautifully narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal.