Tragic. Beautiful. Timeless. What can I really even say about The Great Gatsby? It defined classic American novels, as well as American society as a whole. It delves into the deeper aspects of American consumerism, presenting us with the affects and letting us as the audience reflect on and question our own lifestyles. I know I'm not the first to say it, but through the eyes of Nick, it almost directly predicted the Great Depression. Gatsby is a must-read, and Jake Gyllenhaal gives a great reading in my opinion. Highly recommend, and for the price you really can't beat it.
Jake Gyllenhaal absolutely need to narrated more books. His voice really makes the story come to life and all the characters seem unique. Its a pleasurable listening experience. Listening to other books after this, its just not the same and slightly disappointing.
Jake Gyllenhaal was incredible. I felt utterly submerged into the literature work. The actual text is quite impressive, its a rare piece of poetic philosophy that provokes deep thought. This is a must read (listen)!
Such a great piece of literature and so well-read. Delightful. I will definitely listen again in the future.
This is a book I have read in book form previously at least twice. It was wonderful to listen to the audio book version and I will share it with my daughters for school. One is dyslexic and audio books have helped her immensely!
A great story with great narration. Guaranteed to please. Fitzgerald's masterpiece is always a great read. It's a cant-miss selection.
Definitely !! Because, in my opinion, it was F. Scott Fitzgerald's finest novel and I find something - a story line or character - to enjoy each time. Also Jake Gyllenhaal's narration was excellent..
Nick's devotion to Gatsby - or rather to the person Gatsby wanted to become with Daisy.
Sorry, cannot choose - loved the scene "Gatsby having tea with Daisy" at Nick's house..
I would not change the title - "The Great Gatsby" is a classic.
Yes. My first reading of this novel was over 30 years ago and it still strikes me as strange that Mr. Fitzgerald wrote the lines (for Nick's character ): " .... in the end Gatsby turned out okay ...." (or ...."Gatsby turned out all right" ...."). Gatsby was shot and died in his swimming pool !! Perhaps he meant "okay" or "all right" without Daisy - to Nick's way of thinking. We will never know.