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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.
Interesting story but the it was difficult for me to get into for some reason in the beginning. Very unrelatable due to the era, the region, and the literary style of writing. I am more of a Steinbeck lover. But toward the end I enjoyed it and Gyllenhaal did such a great job of narration that I do recommend this version rather highly.
Not really. It's the story of the drunken excess of the rich. How did this ever get to be a classic? The reader doesn't know Gatsby when the story opens and still doesn't know him when it ends.
Probably Gatsby - I kept trying to get to know him. Unfortunately, that never happened.
I don't believe I've heard him to a narrative before.
The defining moment was when Gatsby learns he has no real friends.
I am not much of a reader AT ALL, so when I was assigned to read this for school I was not that excited. I decided to listen to the book on audio to help me focus and it sure did work. Once I was done with the book I wanted there to be more to read, I LOVED IT!!!! more than I have ever loved any other book. A must read for everyone.
audio narration was so dull that I dozed off frequently. narration was horrible. would not recommend to any one.
Add in some content.
Gatsby. I think he hit the mark on this voice.
I started reading this years ago and could not get into it. I thought maybe the audible version would be better. I did finish it this time, but I seriously do not understand why this is considered a classic.
I read this before in high school and I've been writing a continous story for it online. It's nice to have it able to be listen to. Plus I like the narriator quite a bit.
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