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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.
Came late to TGG, and I'm a bit mystified as to what the fuss is about. The authorial voice is all over the map (first person here, omniscient narrator there) and the characters are pretty unpleasant but not in a particularly interesting way. Gyllenhall is just OK, the understated mid-western thing is sometimes a bit boring, and there are a few words he just flat out mispronounces ("claret" as "clar-ay"; "settee" as "sett-ay" and a couple of others that jar a bit.
amazing. absolutely stunning story, for all times
one of the best!! what a story. best prices of work ever written
enjoyed the story and the narrator very much hated to hear it end with listed to it again witch is something I seldom do.
Rabbi Steve the Storyteller
The novel is still fresh for me. And Gyllenhaal reads it well. Glad I have it will likely listen again & again.
I thought it was a good book but theres not as much as story as there are characters. It is what I believe is called a character boom. Glyennhall does a good job of reading, good voices, and he maintains a good cadence.
I am a reader and love profound books. this one took me the longest to read because I replayed lines over and over again to understand the message.. Jake did a great job reading! My favorite line is in chapter 7 when Nick says "I just remembered that todays my birthday." I don't know why but its randomness to the argument that Daisy Jay and Tom were just having is so awesome.
I watched the movie, and I had to read the book for school, and this audible kept me so intrigued. I had bought a different one that was not the same version of my book but this one was good. The narration was good as well.
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