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The Great Gatsby Audiobook
The Great Gatsby
Written by: 
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Narrated by: 
Jake Gyllenhaal
The Great Gatsby Audiobook

The Great Gatsby Audiobook

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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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    Janet Goodyear 07-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "short but compelling"

    The narrator does a brilliant job of bringing this classic to life. I give it two thumbs up.

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    Anthony Giles 07-15-15
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    "Not as good as I expected"

    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.

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    Scott Fowler Petal, MS 07-13-15
    Scott Fowler Petal, MS 07-13-15
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    I thought I might like the book but it just isn't my cup of tea.

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    BMF911 07-13-15
    BMF911 07-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    "amazing. absolutely stunning story, for all times"

    amazing. absolutely stunning story, for all times
    one of the best!! what a story. best prices of work ever written

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    Jstacy 07-11-15
    Jstacy 07-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing classic"

    This is a fantastic classic, beautifully read and I eagerly recommended it to anyone with that enjoys romance novels even though this one is so much more...

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    ann demarzio EDMONTON, KY, US 07-10-15
    ann demarzio EDMONTON, KY, US 07-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great story no matter how many times you hear it"

    enjoyed the story and the narrator very much hated to hear it end with listed to it again witch is something I seldom do.

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    Vales Tales Northern California 07-09-15
    Vales Tales Northern California 07-09-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Classic American Story Well Read"

    The novel is still fresh for me. And Gyllenhaal reads it well. Glad I have it will likely listen again & again.

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    Jacob Kiehl 07-07-15
    Jacob Kiehl 07-07-15
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    "Good Reading"

    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.

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    Angelina 07-06-15
    Angelina 07-06-15
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    "Enticing!"

    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.

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    victor 07-05-15
    victor 07-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "LOVE IT"

    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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