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The Great Gatsby | [F. Scott Fitzgerald]

The Great Gatsby

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....
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Audible Editor Reviews

Editors Select, April 2013 - I knew I always liked The Great Gatsby, but having not read it since high school, I couldn’t remember exactly why. After listening to Jake Gyllenhaal’s superb narration, I was reminded of what I found so great about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic. Gyllenhaal strikes the right chord as, Nick Carraway, who exists within the hyper-privileged world of Long Island’s upper crust but manages to avoid becoming jaded and swept up by the materialism of his cousin, Daisy, and the titular Gatsby. Fitzgerald’s elegant yet simple prose still holds up, and Gyllenhaal treats it with the utmost respect, allowing the vivid descriptions of mansions, landmarks, and 1920s New York to flow at just the right pace. While ultimately tragic, The Great Gatsby is full of light and beautiful moments that kindle a nostalgia for the Roaring Twenties, and I was glad to have been reintroduced to a favorite book this way. —Chris, Audible Editor

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Tracey United States 05-18-13
    Tracey United States 05-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Jake Gyllenhaal is great!"

    Love this timeless classic but what I really loved was Gyllenhaal's performance! Well worth the listen!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DeBi Tampa 05-18-13
    DeBi Tampa 05-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Unsure if I want to see the movie now."
    Would you listen to The Great Gatsby again? Why?

    Probably not. I wanted to reread the book before seeing the movie. And I do enjoy Jake Gyllenhaal as an actor however this is not a story that I would enjoy reading over and over again. I remember it from high school with a "Hollywood Ending" however it is far from that. The romantic in me was disappointed.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MV New York 05-16-13
    MV New York 05-16-13 Member Since 2012
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    "JG has a nice voice...too bad it doesn't change"

    Jake Gyllenhaal's voice is wonderful and melodic...perfect to fall asleep to. Unfortunately that's pretty much the effect that the entire book had on me. I couldn't differentiate between any of the male characters, and most of the time the women were no better. As for the story itself, I picked it up as one of those books I should have read in high school but skipped. I could have skipped it again. Thank goodness it was only 5 hours!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Vanessa Renton, WA, United States 05-15-13
    Vanessa Renton, WA, United States 05-15-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A decent quick read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Great Gatsby to be better than the print version?

    I can't say for this specific book. I love audiobooks in general because I can still get through books with my busy daily life, so in that way yes!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Trying not to spoil anything, I would have to say I was shocked at the scene with Tom and Myrtle where she gets hurt. The shock made it memorable.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    'See Leonardo DiCaprio prove his skills at carrying an otherwise average movie'


    Any additional comments?

    It was a good short read, but because of that it isn't very memorable. Jake Gyllenhaal does a pretty good job at giving emotion to an otherwise pretty bland plot line. Quick and moderately fun!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shoug Springfield Gardens, New york, United States 05-10-13
    Shoug Springfield Gardens, New york, United States 05-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "intriguing !!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Great Gatsby the most enjoyable?

    the backdrop it was set in, the characters and how the connect.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the end when Gatsby was dead, the emotions it projected.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it made me want to live in that era and be in the characters circle of friends.


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    Tim United States 05-09-13
    Tim United States 05-09-13 Member Since 2010

    Not a mainstream reader.

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    "The Best from Audible Inc."

    There are at least half a dozen of "The Great Gatsby" from different publishers on Audible, but this is the best version from Audible Inc. Maybe even the best audiobook that they have published.

    The narrator by Jake Gyllenhaal is super. I could not put this one down just because it was so enjoyable to listen to. They finally got the right voice for the right book.

    Why can't they do this every time whenever they do an in-house production?

    This audiobook will get many awards because of awesome editing and the perfect pitch to tell a classic.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Zablocki WARREN, MI United States 05-07-13
    Mark Zablocki WARREN, MI United States 05-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "What's great about the Great Gatsby?"
    What did you like best about The Great Gatsby? What did you like least?

    I'm sorry, but I failed to get anything out of this book. I missed completely whatever it is that made this book so great. I was bored to death and couldn't wait for it to end.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I hated all the shallow characters. Although the character of Gatsby himself started out to be interesting, he too eventually evolved into a very uninteresting character.


    What about Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance did you like?

    He did a fine job bringing the character to life.


    Did The Great Gatsby inspire you to do anything?

    The Great Gatsby inspired me to request a refund of this audiobook purchase. I was greatly dissapointed with this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I've been tring to read "the classics" like The Great Gatsby. Most just bore me to death. I simply don't understand what all the fuss is about. I'll keep trying though as I feel it is my duty to educate myself in what is considered fine literature. I must admit, most of this stuff is just not my cup of tea.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn Carlisle, MA, United States 04-29-13
    Carolyn Carlisle, MA, United States 04-29-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Classic book, not a classic narration or productio"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the book.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I was disappointed with the narration. He mispronounced common words like coupe or yukelele. He didn't pause between sections so it was hard to follow at times. The narration got in the way of the listening.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Colleen Sterling, United States Minor Outlying Islands 04-23-13
    Colleen Sterling, United States Minor Outlying Islands 04-23-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Of Millionaires and Ash Heaps"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Great Gatsby to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the book, but remember seeing the movie with Mia Farrow.
    I thoroughly enjoyed the audio version


    What other book might you compare The Great Gatsby to and why?

    I would consider the Great Gatsby as contemporary today as when it was written in the 1920's. I would loosely compare it to the book The Help. As in society not accepting outsiders, but the Great Gatsby story unfolds in the opposite manner--at first you think Gatsby is accepted by all, society all too gladly attended his weekend parties, invited or not-but abandoned him completely when he could not defend himself.


    What does Jake Gyllenhaal bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He was a great narrator


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Among Ash heaps and millionaires


    Any additional comments?

    I was facinated by the book

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James columbus, OH, United States 04-21-13
    James columbus, OH, United States 04-21-13 Member Since 2006

    sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.

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    "I can't beleive there are so many great reviews"

    I waited and waited for this book to take off and get good and exciting but it never did. And I sit here stunned this book is getting such great reviews. The story is not that exciting. Jake does a great job reading the book. The story is well written by someone with a very good knowledge of the english language. I expected so much more based on the reviews of others. I was wrong. Save your money for the movie version of this one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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