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The Great Gatsby Audiobook

The Great Gatsby

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Classic, 2014

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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  • margaret
    9/17/16
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    "Good/ok"

    The narrator brought some characters to life but it was hard to tell who was speaking from time to time. Story was interesting

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tina
    8/16/16
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    "Amazing!"

    Had to read this for my A-Level literature course, always struggled to get into more classic books. However, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the narration from Gyllenhaal was brilliant. Would recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr C D Ashley
    7/2/16
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    "Yep. An American classic."

    The Wolf of Wall Street meets Kazuo Ishiguro. The performance chimes in with the casual cynicism /scepticism of the narrator. Enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daisy
    Dorset
    5/27/16
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    "Classic."

    I've read the book and seen the movie so it was another experience listening to the story. I only gave I t three stars because although the narrator is a fine actor and his voice suited the story and character I found he read it too quickly.
    Five stars obviously to Fitzgerald for his beautiful writing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • LJ
    West Midlands, UK
    3/26/16
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    "Underwhelming but alright."
    Any additional comments?

    I didn't NOT enjoy this book, but I didn't quite enjoy it either. It certainly made me feel that it is somewhat overrated. <br/><br/>I found it strange (though perhaps you could call it clever ) how it seems to filt between being so flippant and shallow, to suddenly throwing you an observation so profound that it makes you stop and think.<br/><br/>It's worth a listen, but don't believe all the over the top hype.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Phil
    Fareham, United Kingdom
    3/24/16
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    "Such a classic"

    Amazing prose, just loved the concise nature but incredible depth of this tale - you can feel it, smell it, taste it. Jake Gyllenhaal is just brilliant as the narrator - understated, consistent, a 'Westerner'. Second time I've listened to this book - will not be the last!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    12/16/15
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    "The Dull Gatsby"

    Really didn't get into this book. Didn't like any of the characters particularly and you don't really get to know the narrator of the story either.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • tvonmove
    7/29/15
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    "A 20C American story beautifully told"
    Where does The Great Gatsby rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks in the top ten per cent both in content and performance.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Gatsby?

    that requires a psycho babble type reponse.


    What about Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance did you like?

    A beautifully modulated yankee voice. T's S's and N's all pronounced naturally. How I wish the average American spoke with his style and intonation


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Top marks

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • ainenicliam
    7/26/15
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    "A great listen!"
    If you could sum up The Great Gatsby in three words, what would they be?

    A literary classic.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jay Gatsby. His unrelenting pursuit of Daisy is frustrating and endearing by turn. He is a complex character. A bootlegger, a millionaire and a selfless man, willing to sacrifice everything for one person.


    What about Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance did you like?

    His performance draws you in from the very beginning. His tone is beautiful and his inflections are hard to fault. I hope he narrates more audio books.


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

    I felt sadness at this book, both because it was a good book but also because of the ending which was tragic yet somehow seemed inevitable.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a listen!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • tony
    6/14/15
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    "Beautiful brilliant"

    Great story. Fantastic narration. Ten out of ten. I will listen to it many times

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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