Been sooo many years since I read this in highschool. So glad I read it again with wiser and more mature eyes. What a literary work of art.
Normally, my standard for liking an audio book is that the narration doesn't interfere with the original text. This is one of the few times in my experience when listening to the story surpassed the experience of reading it. Gyllenhaal did an amazing job.
Interesting story but the it was difficult for me to get into for some reason in the beginning. Very unrelatable due to the era, the region, and the literary style of writing. I am more of a Steinbeck lover. But toward the end I enjoyed it and Gyllenhaal did such a great job of narration that I do recommend this version rather highly.
Not really. It's the story of the drunken excess of the rich. How did this ever get to be a classic? The reader doesn't know Gatsby when the story opens and still doesn't know him when it ends.
Probably Gatsby - I kept trying to get to know him. Unfortunately, that never happened.
I don't believe I've heard him to a narrative before.
The defining moment was when Gatsby learns he has no real friends.