I partially picked this book because of the remake of the movie. I do have to admit the book is still better than the movie, as usual. I did like the lesson of your life is up to you, but be careful what you wish for.
I have spent a good bit of my student loans on audiobooks.
I hated it my second time reading it, too. Finally, on my third try I understood the beauty. I love this performance. I listened to it in one sitting. Highly, highly recommended.
I hate to say I can't appreciate an American Classic but it's not a great audio book. Perhaps reading would be better.
I found very little to like about this story, except that it did have a few good moments; however, the beginning is deadly slow - all narration and almost no dialogue....but the worst part about it was the reading. I have never been disappointed by any movies I've seen with Jake Gyllenhaal...but doing multiple voice characterizations is definitely not his forte.
I would not recommend THIS version of Gatsby at any rate, I guess I'd like to hear it with a different reader, or read the print version myself.
I'm sure there are many people who could do it whose names I don't even know....but the BEST narrator of an audiobook I've ever heard, hands down, is Jim Dale. I don't know, however, whether he'd be good for this book, or if he'd even be interested in doing it.
Rent the movie.
Stick to portraying one character per project, Jake.
Love Fitzgerald's writing style and description of characters.
Jake Gyllenhaal is a great choice for narrator. He brings life to the story without being distracting. I wish this book was longer, I enjoyed the performance that much.