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The Great Gatsby | [F. Scott Fitzgerald]

The Great Gatsby

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....
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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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    Angela MONTROSE, MN, United States 05-21-13
    Angela MONTROSE, MN, United States 05-21-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointed In The Lack Of Interest It Sparked!"
    Would you try another book from F. Scott Fitzgerald and/or Jake Gyllenhaal?

    No


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    A Romance Book on the lines of The Bared To You Series.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jake Gyllenhaal’s performances?

    No


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


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    I listened to four chapters and still could not get into this book.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Danbury, TX, United States 05-11-13
    Nancy Danbury, TX, United States 05-11-13 Member Since 2011
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    "I didn't like this book the 2nd time around"
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    I saw the Great Gatsby years ago on T.V. & read the book, but I didn't enjoy it at all this time. I can't tell you why, it didn't keep my attention & I had to keep backing up & start over. I sent the book back, I was really disappointed because I loved it the first time I read it & watched it on T.V..


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointmrnt


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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