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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.
the reader had a wonderful voice, and made the book much better than reading it
did not see the end coming
neither, but it is a sad story
Always. I would recommend anything Gatsby to anyone.
I appreciate the timelessness of new money vs old money and the general battle between conservatives and progressives. These themes are timeless and provide readers an avenue to explore history, in the same way that Gatsby does, in hopes of changing our futures.
Disappointing, average, and phonetical.
The Great Gatsby: The life and times of an Isolated Lover
The Great Gatsby is a wonderful book full of hidden passages to F. Scott Fitzgerald's true life as well as giving you a thought on what the true "American Dream" is. This book truly angers me in the way that these characters act, and the fact that a lot of it is truly based on his own experience sickens me more.
The narrator could have done a better job with enthusiasm and characters, but it was still pretty alright.
None of the characters in this story were worthy of the time it took to listen to it. I couldn't figure out how this thing ever became a so-called Classic. The narrator did well in spite of the material, and I would like to try something else he's read.
I really enjoyed the narrator. I would have not guessed Jake Gyllenhaal would have done such a amazing job but he was spot on. `
I found myself wanting to get to the end of this book so I could move on to something else; which isn't a good thing. The writing was good, but I just didn't like any of the characters. There was a lot of symbolism which I felt wasn't needed or it was above my head. The eye dr sign looking over the field of ashes, the green light that seemed symbolic without any real meaning. None of the characters weren't worth cheering for. They all had issues and I couldn't relate to any. I just wanted a good story that was entertaining and this wasn't it.
The narration was OK. I felt he sometimes slipped into a monotone but maybe it was the material he was reading. Oh well, moving on.
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