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.
I love Chanel, Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Paris and stories of Paris in the 1920s, fashion stories, mysteries and classics.
Yes! Besides being a great story by one of my favorite authors, the narration of this audiobook by Jake Gyllenhaal is absolutely wonderful!
The final chapters with all the feverish dialogues, from the time the main characters are in the hotel room in the city, culminating with the tragic end.
This was my first... I would love to find more audiobooks read by Gyllenhaal.
Reading the first 7 chapters was nice. All the characters were introduced properly and everything was given context. I felt like I was there along with Nick and the others. The last 2 chapters were not how I think it should have ended, and Nick and all the others became massive jerks to each other. Could have been better, but I enjoyed it for the most part.
The Great Gatsby was surprisingly enjoyable to read. Our class read this and I thought it was going to be another dull and boring book but it was actually fun and captivating. In the middle it did seem dragged on a bit but for the most part it was a great read.
It was a literary masterpiece that poetically depicted all of the aspects (unfortunate or otherwise) of the aristocratic lifestyle. However, the voice is monotone and soft, which may disrupt the true meaning of this thought provoking story.
This was both an amazing performance for an amazing story!
For those who aren't familiar with Fitzgerald, you should be!
This would be a review into the world of liberal wisdom which compares rightly so with Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson. In fact, I would recommend listening/reading that book as well and comparing the two.
I love classics. Mostly I love them because there is typically a reason why they were deemed a "classic" to begin with and I feel safe in selecting one to read. I couldn't see it with this book though. "Different" doesn't make a book good and I feel that is what solely earned this book its reputation.
Don't get me wrong, Fitzgerald's writing was beautiful and poetic but without a good story and characters, it doesn't amount to much. In talking with others, many said, "The movie was better." How often do you hear that? That says volumes.
I'm glad to have another classic under my belt but other than that, this book left little to no impact.