I loved every single moment of this. A beautiful story, beautifully narrated. Bittersweet & haunting. His writing is effortlessly charming.
F. Scott Fitzgerald is a master of the written word. Engaging story no matter if you read it in high school or listen to this perfectly executed audio book. The narrator brings the characters to life. Bravo.
Yes. It shows a very different world, a parallel universe, wealthy but frivolous. Despite being a classic about early 1900's, remains actual.
Nick. Because he is good at understanding people.
The accent. As a non-american, it's interesting to realize how different are the midwesterns, westerns and eastern characters in the book.
classic but actual
It wasn't easy for me to fully understand what was being narrated. The outdated style of Fitzgerald, the unused words and maybe the cool narration of Gyllenhaal put me in trouble sometimes. I had to reduce the speed of narration in some segments. Challenging for non english native speaker...
I feel like you can't remember how beautifully written this book is until you're in the middle of reading it again. This edition is particularly satisfying with Jake Gyllenhaal performing it. He really becomes Nick Calloway, as he performs in an understated yet emotive way. So sad and poignant. I HIGHLY recommend this book!
This is my first crack at this book. I hadn't read it or watched the movie. It is a beautiful story and I'm so glad I chose to listen to it and to this version in particular.
The voice actor for this particular recording was phenomenal. He really embodied the essence, I believe, of Nick Carraway. The story is like none other. A great tale of love, lies, money, and life.
There are none like it.
Always a great story.. but it was narrated beautifully by Jake Gyllenhaal! I really enjoying listening to him read for each character.
I'll always love this book. The performance exceeded my expectations. Purchased and will re listen for years and years to come.
I got this book because it was a novel assigned by my son's high school English class. We listened to it on our way to go and come back from salmon fishing during spring break. I was disappointed that it did not generate any conversations between us as many books do. I found myself just wishing that it would end so that we could listen to something else.