I don't get this book. I didn't in high school and I still don't after reading it again. I thought maybe an Audible rendition would suit me better, but alas, that was not the case. The book itself feels like a journal where someone is using fancy words just because they think they will look better for it, but in the end they just sound a fool. Jake's performance was fine, nothing special. If you wanted to check this out again later in life, skip it.
Extremely overhyped - the characters were shallow and the relationships were non-esistant. I was at least expecting Nick & Gatsby to have a decent friendship but it wasn't there in the least. Quite disappointing.
This is a book I would recommend for a book club --so many topics for conversation.
I wondered several times if I loved the writing or if it was terribly overdone/an excess of descriptive phases. Almost a testament to the era it captured.
The narration was wonderful, the story interesting. Glad I finally "read It".
Tragic. Beautiful. Timeless. What can I really even say about The Great Gatsby? It defined classic American novels, as well as American society as a whole. It delves into the deeper aspects of American consumerism, presenting us with the affects and letting us as the audience reflect on and question our own lifestyles. I know I'm not the first to say it, but through the eyes of Nick, it almost directly predicted the Great Depression. Gatsby is a must-read, and Jake Gyllenhaal gives a great reading in my opinion. Highly recommend, and for the price you really can't beat it.
Jake Gyllenhaal absolutely need to narrated more books. His voice really makes the story come to life and all the characters seem unique. Its a pleasurable listening experience. Listening to other books after this, its just not the same and slightly disappointing.
Jake Gyllenhaal was incredible. I felt utterly submerged into the literature work. The actual text is quite impressive, its a rare piece of poetic philosophy that provokes deep thought. This is a must read (listen)!