The Great Gatsby Audiobook – by F. Scott Fitzgerald (UNABRIDGED)

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The Great Gatsby Audiobook

This is the second The Great Gatsby Audiobook released.  You may also wish to look at the first The Great Gatsby Audiobook for comparrison. This newer version is a release of the movie that came out at the movies May 10, 2013.

The Great Gatsby Audiobook – Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic is a look at the most intriguing eras of our history, the “Roaring Twenties.” The story is about the shift in morals, flappers, gin, new money and gangsters.  These are all images that are portrayed in the boom times right after WWI.

Many of us have read The Great Gatsby in school at some point and have not picked it up again.  But with the new release of this famous book in the movies it may be time to revisit it and listen to The Great Gatsby Audiobook. This classic is so full of symbols and motifs that it may well be a book that represents a book for our times in many way….history does repeat itself!

The Great Gatsby Audiobook – Narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal

If by chance you missed out of reading The Great Gatsby as a literature assignment, or even if you have read it a dozen times, you will find Jake Gyllenhaal’s narration of it is excellent!  The Great Gatsby Audiobook read by Jake Gyllenhaal is highly recommended!  It gives you a new appreciation of how important voice is as a instrument of master actors.

Publisher’s Summary

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.

In conclusion finding the right narrator for any book is a act of art.  Many books require a certain type of reader to make it come alive.  Gyllenhall is a great choice for The Great Gatsby Audiobook.


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