This is a book I have read in book form previously at least twice. It was wonderful to listen to the audio book version and I will share it with my daughters for school. One is dyslexic and audio books have helped her immensely!
A great story with great narration. Guaranteed to please. Fitzgerald's masterpiece is always a great read. It's a cant-miss selection.
I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!
I AM SLOW THINKING
I am sorry, but if this is F. Scott's crowning work, I will pass on all Fitzgerald. Yes, the writing is descriptively beautiful, I will give you that and for many literary types that is of utmost importance. As a simpleton, I need a plot, characters and if you can't give me that how about some sex and violence. Some of that may have came later, but I only lasted two hours. Glad I only wasted 5 dolla on this. Tastes differ, as is obvious by the reviews.
I AM PARALYZED WITH HAPPINESS
Definitely !! Because, in my opinion, it was F. Scott Fitzgerald's finest novel and I find something - a story line or character - to enjoy each time. Also Jake Gyllenhaal's narration was excellent..
Nick's devotion to Gatsby - or rather to the person Gatsby wanted to become with Daisy.
Sorry, cannot choose - loved the scene "Gatsby having tea with Daisy" at Nick's house..
I would not change the title - "The Great Gatsby" is a classic.
Yes. My first reading of this novel was over 30 years ago and it still strikes me as strange that Mr. Fitzgerald wrote the lines (for Nick's character ): " .... in the end Gatsby turned out okay ...." (or ...."Gatsby turned out all right" ...."). Gatsby was shot and died in his swimming pool !! Perhaps he meant "okay" or "all right" without Daisy - to Nick's way of thinking. We will never know.
I had to read this book for school
It was horribly boring
There is almost no plot and it just ends there is no proper ending it just ends, my only question is how is this book an American Classic
The narrator was really was very entertaining and the movie was similar to the book which made it very interesting. I wouldn't mind reading it again.
Entertaining, enjoyable, exciting
Great studio quality production. Nothing got in the way of enjoying this classic (which is not low praise--it's not a trivial task). Instead, Jake Gyllenhaal, the studio, and the producer created an impressive product.
I'm an English teacher and I used this in conjunction with students my reading along with the book. Jake Gyllenhaal's fluidity and performance with the text allowed my students to hear correct pronunciation of difficult words, different voices for the different characters, and the opportunity to practice active reading strategies.
I gave the performance four stars rather than five only because I felt Jake sometimes read parts of the text too slow, too fast, or with little emotion. However, My students and I highly enjoyed listening to this version of The Great Gatsby and I will definitely use it with my classes next year.