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.
If they would have used another narrator.
Wrong person for the job he just couldn't read the story.
None, the book was not the problem, I love the book.
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.
This is the best of the best. Jake is one of the most genuinely real actors of today because of his inability to hide any and every emotion that he feels. What makes him a great actor also makes him the best narrator. I wish he would narrate all the audiobooks. His warm velvet voice and inflections make the book even more enjoyable, something I never thought would be possible.
When Jay Gatsby once again becomes James Gatz through his own storytelling has always been a favorite moment of mine.
I think Jake perfectly captured Fitzgerald essence as the narrator. I wish Baz Luhrmann had listened to this audiobook before casting Spiderman.
When you realize that Gatsby's death marks the end of his reign, the reader must reflect on the shallow insignificance of material belongings.
READ ALL OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD'S BOOKS NOT JUST THIS ONE PLEASE
I like the voice of the narrator "Jake Gyllenhaal", it makes the book sound more interesting and enjoyable.
I usually don't read so I can't compare this book to anything, all I can say is that its interesting and i'm usually picky with books.
My favorite scene was when Nick finally met Gatsby or at least when he found out it was him. :)
I LOVE THIS BOOK AND LEONARDO DICAPRIO! <3 :D
I guess I'm a baby...I just love to be read to.
Had read Gatsby in high school and listened to Tim Robbins' narration but wanted to celebrate the book with Gyllenhaal's narration before the movie came out and of course it didn't disappoint. The voice didn't sound like Jake Gyllenhaal to me but it was still really good.
Great Narration. I thoroughly enjoyed the story. The characters truly cone to life. I plan to listen again!
Just typical Scott Fitzgerald, it was a great performance of this maudlin book. If you haven't read it, or haven't read it in a while this is a good refresher.
You never have to wait for anything if you bring a good book.
This book is was luscious. I was an underachiever in HS, so it appears I shortchanged myself by skimming it instead of reading it when it was assigned in English Lit, but this book by F. Scott Fitzgerald delivers a lot in a neat little package and this novel is this American classic for good reason.
I enjoyed it very much. The narration was also very well done, with clear distinctions between various characters.