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Audie Award Finalist, Classic, 2013
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby. There, he has a firsthand view of Gatsby’s lavish West Egg parties - and of his undying love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan.
After meeting and losing Daisy during the war, Gatsby has made himself fabulously wealthy. Now, he believes that his only way to true happiness is to find his way back into Daisy’s life, and he uses Nick to try to reach her. What happens when the characters’ fantasies are confronted with reality makes for a startling conclusion to this iconic masterpiece.
This special audio edition joins the upcoming film - as well as many other movie, radio, theater, and even video-game adaptations - as a fitting tribute to the cultural significance of Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age classic, widely regarded as one of the greatest stories ever told.
©1925 Charles Scribner's Sons. Copyright renewed 1953 by Frances Scott Fitzgerald Lanahan (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I wouldn't make it through college without my audiobooks.
I hated it my second time reading it, too. Finally, on my third try I understood the beauty. I love this performance. I listened to it in one sitting. Highly, highly recommended.
I hate to say I can't appreciate an American Classic but it's not a great audio book. Perhaps reading would be better.
I found very little to like about this story, except that it did have a few good moments; however, the beginning is deadly slow - all narration and almost no dialogue....but the worst part about it was the reading. I have never been disappointed by any movies I've seen with Jake Gyllenhaal...but doing multiple voice characterizations is definitely not his forte.
I would not recommend THIS version of Gatsby at any rate, I guess I'd like to hear it with a different reader, or read the print version myself.
I'm sure there are many people who could do it whose names I don't even know....but the BEST narrator of an audiobook I've ever heard, hands down, is Jim Dale. I don't know, however, whether he'd be good for this book, or if he'd even be interested in doing it.
Rent the movie.
Stick to portraying one character per project, Jake.
Love Fitzgerald's writing style and description of characters.
Jake Gyllenhaal is a great choice for narrator. He brings life to the story without being distracting. I wish this book was longer, I enjoyed the performance that much.
I love Chanel, Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Paris and stories of Paris in the 1920s, fashion stories, mysteries and classics.
Yes! Besides being a great story by one of my favorite authors, the narration of this audiobook by Jake Gyllenhaal is absolutely wonderful!
The final chapters with all the feverish dialogues, from the time the main characters are in the hotel room in the city, culminating with the tragic end.
This was my first... I would love to find more audiobooks read by Gyllenhaal.
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