We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
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....
Regular Price:$14.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

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

Our editors picked their favorite scenes from The Great Gatsby! Listen to it on the Audible Studios Soundcloud Channel.

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.

More from the same

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (3999 )
5 star
 (1865)
4 star
 (1258)
3 star
 (613)
2 star
 (159)
1 star
 (104)
Overall
4.2 (3655 )
5 star
 (1800)
4 star
 (1009)
3 star
 (584)
2 star
 (171)
1 star
 (91)
Story
4.3 (3630 )
5 star
 (1946)
4 star
 (1073)
3 star
 (416)
2 star
 (128)
1 star
 (67)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    J. Rawlins Ohio United States 06-06-13
    J. Rawlins Ohio United States 06-06-13 Member Since 2012

    Shaken never Stirred

    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    82
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great American Novel"
    What did you like best about The Great Gatsby? What did you like least?

    Best: It was not to long, Least: Even though its an old book this story premiss was tired from the beginning.


    Has The Great Gatsby turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Naw I like classics.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal?

    Probably


    Do you think The Great Gatsby needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    NO! The tragic ending won't allow it.


    Any additional comments?

    Never really understood what was so GREAT about Gatsby. I know people will be annoyed by that statement. If he was great cause he was a self made man, that's really lost in this weak plot. It just feels like some took a movie script and made a book outta it. I have never watched and of the previous Great Gatsby movies but maybe i should watch the new one with Leonardo in it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    S. Perez TX 06-04-13
    S. Perez TX 06-04-13

    Daughtry04

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good story"
    Where does The Great Gatsby rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have only listened to two audio books; one of them was a Hank Zipzer book written and read by Henry Winkler. It's difficult to compare a classic with a kid`s book. I enjoyed Winkler`s reading since it was more animated. Jake Gyllenhaal did a good job overall. He was however soft spoken and monotoned when he wasn't a character.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gatsby because I could relate to pining for a lost love. He makes one realize not to live in the past.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal?

    No.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are looking for a good children's book try the audio books of the Hank Zipzer series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Cathi Minneapolis 06-02-13
    Cathi Minneapolis 06-02-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love it!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Great Gatsby the most enjoyable?

    The book is so well written.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gatzby. So charming, yet so human. Remember, the past is in the past. He created a life around trying to recreate the past, in a way.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both, but mostly laugh.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jay Houston, TX, United States 06-02-13
    Jay Houston, TX, United States 06-02-13 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    74
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "One book where the narration beats my inner voice!"

    I first read 'The Great Gatsby' as a high school student. Made an 'A' on my required report. Thought the book was incredibly boring at the time and never once recommended it or understood why everyone else went on so about it...

    Flash forward 30+ years and Jake's reading of the classic. I learned something from listening: I am a much drier, more technical reader than I am a listener. I found myself much more attuned to the attitudes and behaviors of the characters, as well as their reactions in the narration. I thought that Gyllenhall did an excellent job catching the various voices... (I notice "Old Sport" references everywhere now... even in an episode of "True Blood"... :)

    So... I move my story rating up a star... and the performance was superb!!!

    Both as a story and to be well read (or the audible equivalent) I highly recommend this title!!

    All the best,

    Jay


    PS. Unrelated side note to the book review and fan statement for audible recordings - in addition to this title, I found that the 'Game of Thrones' series was one that I could not get through by reading, but devoured on Audible.... Just sayin'.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tyisha 05-30-13
    Tyisha 05-30-13 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Depressing Classic"
    Would you try another book from F. Scott Fitzgerald and/or Jake Gyllenhaal?

    Nope


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I wondered how Gatsby got his money. The endless descriptions of nothing.


    Which character – as performed by Jake Gyllenhaal – was your favorite?

    The main character was my favorite.


    Could you see The Great Gatsby being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It's already a movie.


    Any additional comments?

    This book just made rich people (which I'm not) look cold and heartless. Gatsby tried to buy friends and in the end it didn't pay.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    LL edmonds, washington, United States 05-30-13
    LL edmonds, washington, United States 05-30-13 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    82
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Narration was a letdown"
    Did Jake Gyllenhaal do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    NO! I was so impressed by the initial narration of the first chapter, but it quickly disintegrated as dialogue and characters were introduced, both in narration quality and in editing, as to become a >complete< flop! Gyllenhaal did not distinguish well between characters, his pace was clunky, and there seemed to be a lot of obvious piecing-together of the editing job. I was very disappointed, almost to the point of distraction. I expected so much more. He has a fantastic voice, but if this performance is any indication, narration is not for his resume.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    C. Brown The Bay Area 05-29-13
    C. Brown The Bay Area 05-29-13 Member Since 2013

    PC

    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An I the only one who wasn't a fan?"
    Would you try another book from F. Scott Fitzgerald and/or Jake Gyllenhaal?

    I liked Jake gyllenhaal's narration but the book was really slow. I found myself day dreaming


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Gone Girl


    What three words best describe Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance?

    Accurate, honest, relatable


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Interesting ending


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Vanessa Renton, WA, United States 05-15-13
    Vanessa Renton, WA, United States 05-15-13 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A decent quick read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Great Gatsby to be better than the print version?

    I can't say for this specific book. I love audiobooks in general because I can still get through books with my busy daily life, so in that way yes!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Trying not to spoil anything, I would have to say I was shocked at the scene with Tom and Myrtle where she gets hurt. The shock made it memorable.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    'See Leonardo DiCaprio prove his skills at carrying an otherwise average movie'


    Any additional comments?

    It was a good short read, but because of that it isn't very memorable. Jake Gyllenhaal does a pretty good job at giving emotion to an otherwise pretty bland plot line. Quick and moderately fun!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Shoug Springfield Gardens, New york, United States 05-10-13
    Shoug Springfield Gardens, New york, United States 05-10-13 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "intriguing !!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Great Gatsby the most enjoyable?

    the backdrop it was set in, the characters and how the connect.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the end when Gatsby was dead, the emotions it projected.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it made me want to live in that era and be in the characters circle of friends.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tim United States 05-09-13
    Tim United States 05-09-13 Member Since 2011

    Putting books on the back burner.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    796
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    406
    402
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    107
    13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The Best from Audible Inc."

    There are at least half a dozen of "The Great Gatsby" from different publishers on Audible, but this is the best version from Audible Inc. Maybe even the best audiobook that they have published.

    The narrator by Jake Gyllenhaal is super. I could not put this one down just because it was so enjoyable to listen to. They finally got the right voice for the right book.

    Why can't they do this every time whenever they do an in-house production?

    This audiobook will get many awards because of awesome editing and the perfect pitch to tell a classic.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 141-150 of 176 results PREVIOUS114151618NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.