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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.
I found myself invested in barely likable characters and though I had no idea where he was going with the story, I knew immediately what had happened from all the subtle set up. A classic, not to be missed.
Beautifully narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal.
An enduring story well told by Fitzherald and excellently performed by Jake Gyllenhaal with a voice, tone, and pace that sounds like a friend relating a personal experience.
F. Scott Fitzgerald is an amazing writer, which is why The Great Gatsby is such a famous piece of work. His writing is dazzling and elequent and poetic.
The story was raw and sad and frustrating and beautiful and tragic. It was a perfect tale of wealth in the 1920s.
And as for the narration, well, I absolutely loved Jake Gyllenhal's voice as Nick Caraway.
First read this book in high school but the only image that stayed with me was a gorgeous mysterious Robert Redford. The book was compelling and articulately written. Wonderful.
I loved every single moment of this. A beautiful story, beautifully narrated. Bittersweet & haunting. His writing is effortlessly charming.
F. Scott Fitzgerald is a master of the written word. Engaging story no matter if you read it in high school or listen to this perfectly executed audio book. The narrator brings the characters to life. Bravo.
Yes. It shows a very different world, a parallel universe, wealthy but frivolous. Despite being a classic about early 1900's, remains actual.
Nick. Because he is good at understanding people.
The accent. As a non-american, it's interesting to realize how different are the midwesterns, westerns and eastern characters in the book.
classic but actual
It wasn't easy for me to fully understand what was being narrated. The outdated style of Fitzgerald, the unused words and maybe the cool narration of Gyllenhaal put me in trouble sometimes. I had to reduce the speed of narration in some segments. Challenging for non english native speaker...
I feel like you can't remember how beautifully written this book is until you're in the middle of reading it again. This edition is particularly satisfying with Jake Gyllenhaal performing it. He really becomes Nick Calloway, as he performs in an understated yet emotive way. So sad and poignant. I HIGHLY recommend this book!
This is my first crack at this book. I hadn't read it or watched the movie. It is a beautiful story and I'm so glad I chose to listen to it and to this version in particular.
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