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Jake Gyllanhaal brought this book to life for me. As Nick Caraway got to know Gatsby and to know his old friends Tom and Daisy as adults, I was drawn into their world in a way I never had before. The reading made everything perfectly clear and let me know why this book, featuring such unlikeable characters, is such a classic. Enjoy.
I'm a dedicated reader/listener. My tastes are very eclectic, and there's not much I don't like except horror and dull history.
Probably in a few years. It's an enduring book, but not one I return to year after year.
This is hard to narrow down since I've read the book so many times before. The narration made them all memorable...
This is a classic and I can't say much of anything that hasn't already been said over and over again!
Nothing and everything! Jake Gyllenhaal is a superb narrator who completely "got" Gatsby. Can't think of a narrator who could have been more right for this.
Thank you, Audible, for making this classic available at a reasonable cost. Since I've read it several times before, I could not justify paying full price since there are so many other books to listen to that are new to me. As a daily deal, it was a "must buy" and I'm very grateful to have it in my audiobook collection as well as my dwindling "real" book collection -- since I'm only buying and keeping audiobooks and books as I downsize my life...
Jake Gyllenhall was absolutely fantastic with this F. Scott Fitzgerald classic. I really enjoyed my whole experience listening to this one!
I loved the narration, Jake Gyllenhaal did a great job and gave me a great visual of the characters and his voice fit well with feel of the book. It's a classic read and I hadn't read it since high school, I enjoyed rediscovering Gatsby as an adult.
What isn't there to like about Gatsby - it's a classic for a reason.
I loved the narration, Jake Gyllenhaal did a great job and gave me a great visual of the characters and his voice fit well with
Yes and no. I had trouble getting into it at first but once I got the rhythm I couldn't put it down.
Great story, classic american prose, done right by Jake Gylenhall. One of the few that I could listen to a 2nd time.
The story is an acknowledged classic of American literature. The surprise for me was Jake Gyllenhaal. He does a really great job. He stands out for me as the best narrator of the 50 or so audiobooks I've listened to.
This book was required reading in high school. I purchased it, since the new movie was coming out about it. I thought it was horrible! I liked the last two hours, but everything else was a waste of time.
The Great Gatsby has always been one of my favorite stories and the performance by Jake Gyllenhaal blew me away - this version is my new favorite. I already thought the story was outstanding, but the performance is as well.
Jake Gyllenhaal's vocal quality is perfectly adequate to convey Nick's story, but unfortunately there are several passages that are read incorrectly (i.e., with emphasis on the wrong words or phrases) and presumably the director didn't call these out because Jake Gyllenhaal is a BIG STAR. I am compelled to recommend the late great Frank Muller's narration over this one.