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.
An enduring story well told by Fitzherald and excellently performed by Jake Gyllenhaal with a voice, tone, and pace that sounds like a friend relating a personal experience.
F. Scott Fitzgerald is an amazing writer, which is why The Great Gatsby is such a famous piece of work. His writing is dazzling and elequent and poetic.
The story was raw and sad and frustrating and beautiful and tragic. It was a perfect tale of wealth in the 1920s.
And as for the narration, well, I absolutely loved Jake Gyllenhal's voice as Nick Caraway.
First read this book in high school but the only image that stayed with me was a gorgeous mysterious Robert Redford. The book was compelling and articulately written. Wonderful.
I loved every single moment of this. A beautiful story, beautifully narrated. Bittersweet & haunting. His writing is effortlessly charming.
F. Scott Fitzgerald is a master of the written word. Engaging story no matter if you read it in high school or listen to this perfectly executed audio book. The narrator brings the characters to life. Bravo.
Yes. It shows a very different world, a parallel universe, wealthy but frivolous. Despite being a classic about early 1900's, remains actual.
Nick. Because he is good at understanding people.
The accent. As a non-american, it's interesting to realize how different are the midwesterns, westerns and eastern characters in the book.
classic but actual
It wasn't easy for me to fully understand what was being narrated. The outdated style of Fitzgerald, the unused words and maybe the cool narration of Gyllenhaal put me in trouble sometimes. I had to reduce the speed of narration in some segments. Challenging for non english native speaker...