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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.

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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    Jessica 08-30-16
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    "great voice, perfect piece"

    loved it! really felt what the writer wanted me to feel, great reading Jake's voice was a great addition to the story

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    brillig108 08-26-16
    brillig108 08-26-16

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    "Perfect Reader for This Beautiful Classic"

    It's been many years since I first read and loved The Great Gatsby, and I'm grateful to Audible and Jake Gyllenhaal for taking me on a new journey with it.

    Truly, this is Fitzgerald's finest work. Vivid, poignant and fascinating with characters that are unforgettable. They linger long after the book is finished.

    I loved Gyllenhaal's reading. He brought depth and subtlety--and, certainly, skill--to his nuanced presentation. Light changes made each character clear, never jarring or ridiculous (as sometimes happens when an otherwise good reader voices the opposite sex). Jake G. made me fall in love with Fitzgerald's words and characters all over again.

    It's rare that I can say with certainty that I will read a particular book again. This time, however, I am certain that I will listen to this many times.

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    knickell 08-23-16
    knickell 08-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Jake Gyllenhaal can't do voices"

    It was a little disappointing listening to the voices blur together while also blurring into the narration. I would say he needs a bit more practice in voice acting, and maybe hire voice actors to read these books!
    Other than that, the story is amazing!

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    Clint DeLozier 08-23-16
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    "This book is boring"

    I don't get this book. I didn't in high school and I still don't after reading it again. I thought maybe an Audible rendition would suit me better, but alas, that was not the case. The book itself feels like a journal where someone is using fancy words just because they think they will look better for it, but in the end they just sound a fool. Jake's performance was fine, nothing special. If you wanted to check this out again later in life, skip it.

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    Kerryn 08-20-16
    Kerryn 08-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Extremely Overhyped"

    3.25 Stars

    Extremely overhyped - the characters were shallow and the relationships were non-esistant. I was at least expecting Nick & Gatsby to have a decent friendship but it wasn't there in the least. Quite disappointing.

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    Pete 08-19-16
    Pete 08-19-16 Member Since 2017
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    "A slow-starting but excellent storyline."

    A slow-starting but excellent storyline. Superb narration. This is F.S.F.' s best work.

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    JAK 08-16-16
    JAK 08-16-16
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Great Gatsby to be better than the print version?

    This is a book I would recommend for a book club --so many topics for conversation.
    I wondered several times if I loved the writing or if it was terribly overdone/an excess of descriptive phases. Almost a testament to the era it captured.
    The narration was wonderful, the story interesting. Glad I finally "read It".


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    Jedperks 08-11-16
    Jedperks 08-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Don't bother"

    Super short story. No substance. confused why they would make this a movie. And nothing interesting about Jake jewel in balls narration

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    Christopher Colwill 08-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Best narration of a book to date"

    Jake did a wonderful job of capturing F. Scott Fitzgerald's writings. I would highly recommend this version.

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    Ashley 07-21-16
    Ashley 07-21-16
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    "Gatsby believed in the green light..."

    Tragic. Beautiful. Timeless. What can I really even say about The Great Gatsby? It defined classic American novels, as well as American society as a whole. It delves into the deeper aspects of American consumerism, presenting us with the affects and letting us as the audience reflect on and question our own lifestyles. I know I'm not the first to say it, but through the eyes of Nick, it almost directly predicted the Great Depression. Gatsby is a must-read, and Jake Gyllenhaal gives a great reading in my opinion. Highly recommend, and for the price you really can't beat it.

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