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The Great Gatsby

ナレーター: Jake Gyllenhaal
再生時間: 4 時間 49 分
カテゴリー: 洋書, Classics
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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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  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Matthew Stavros
  • 2013/05/09

Just the right reading style

I was reluctant to listen to a book read by a screen actor, and one I don't particularly love. I thought the creators would be selling the name rather than a gifted reader. I was wrong. Not only did Jake Gyllenhall read the story well, he did so in an almost whispered style that I think captured the book's subtlety in supreme manor. I can highly recommend this audiobook.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Ian C Robertson
  • 2013/04/16

The Very Good Gatsby, Reprised

I apologise if you've read my previous review of the William Hope production, but what follows is essentially the same down to the Performance. Skip to there is you've read the other review.

The Book
What can I say? It is one of the best known plots of modern times. It is regarded as a modern American classic, alongside "Grapes of Wrath", Huck Finn's Adventures and Scout's wondering at her father's integrity. But for me, it has always been missing something. I know it's about soulless people for whom, what it looks like is more important than what it is. So of course it is missing something. That's the point! But still, there's something I can't put my finger on that separates this from the true "Greats".
I just read Melinda's review (which I always read with interest). She gets it, but I don't. For me Fitzgerald has so successfully dismissed these glitzy cut-out figures, that I have no empathy for any of them, not even Dan. That leaves me this: awed by the language, but not so hot about the story. And, isn't it all about the story? Anyway, who am I to criticise the book. It can't have been too bad because I listened to two versions of it over a day!
Overall, I think my prejudice is not a good guide. I love the language, but I could easily never read this again. I wouldn't say the same for Wrath, Mockingbird or Finn, and certainly I will read Of Mice and Men again, hopefully many times.

The Performance
I listened to this version of the tale second. I started with the William Hope version, then saw the Jake Gyllenhaal one advertised. It wasn't that I wasn't enjoying Hope's performance, because I listened to both from "cover to cover". However, maybe because I was looking for something more, I thought I would listen to this production, too, It had the redeeming feature of being an hour shorter, but I can't work out why that is. Certainly Gyllenhaal didn't read too quickly. To the contrary, I found his easy pace much more endearing that Hope's dramatisation, although I found Hope's characterisation better, overall. Also, I was driven to the hard copy with Gyllenhaal's telling because he punctuated it where he wanted to, not where the text does. On some occasions this changed the meaning of the language. I liked both versions and I can recommend both, but if forced to choose, I would opt for the more accurate reading (ie, Hope's) because I thing the language, including the punctuation, is the best of this book.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Daniela
  • 2013/06/02

Gleaming prose and flawless reading

If you are in for a treat give yourself 4 hours of delightful entertaining.
Gatsby's sad but scintillating story is told by Fitzgerald perfect prose, with Gyllenhaal wonderful reading.
Whether you - like me - read it long ago and want to reread it now, or for the first time approach it, maybe because the movie brought it back under the spotlight, do not miss it.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Jorge Curiel Lopez
  • 2013/07/06

Nice voice, terrible voice acting.

I was pretty excited when I saw this release. I hadn't read The Great Gatsby before, but I was aware of the soon to be released movie. I am a fan of Jake Gyllenhaal as an actor and I was curious about how his first audiobook narration would go.

To be honest, the listening was very dissapointing. From the very beginning I noticed how Gyllenhaal was merely whispering his way through the book. At first I thought this was needed to keep a nostalgic mood for the novel introduction, but the pace, tone and volume kept exactly the same till the end.

I even wondered wether Jake was trying very hard to sound what, sexy? Except that didn't work when he had to switch between different characters. When dialog occured, I had a very hard time distinguishing what character was supposed to be talking, the voice-acting being so plain. Only Tom and Gatsby sounded distinct (if not cued by hearing "oldsport" at the end of every Gatsby's line). Appart from them, even male and female characters were undistinguishable from each other, for they all had the same dull, muted voice of Nick, the narrator.

Also, there's lack of emotion everywhere. Not even lines like "oh my god" (hint: near the end) sound convincing enough to me. When characters are supposed to be really angry, Jake makes them sound like presenting their arguments as-a-matter-of-fact-ly. Several times I found myself mentally repeating the lines with my own expression added to it, in order to try and enjoy the novel a bit more.

Unfortunately, there's something else to add. There are several occasions in which listeners will notice audio editing, (i.e. cut and paste voice clips in the right place), like when the narrator does a mistake during recording and has to do a second take, but resumes from few words behind (presumably after a comma) instead of reading again the whole parragraph. You can tell where's the cut because of the change in Gyllenhaal's breath or the apparent variation in distance to mic (different envelope or openness sound).

As for the story... I didn't like it. But I can't tell to what extent the negative experience was due to the narration performance. It could simply be a different writing style than I was expecting, though. As I stated before, I didn't know the story before.

Bottom line: I don't recommend this audiobook. I sincerely hope Gyllenhaal gets better at narrating if he seeks this path.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • AR
  • 2017/10/28

This book is a classic for a reason

It is poetry disguised as prose. Every word has a place and every combination of words packs within it a beauty, a profound sadness, an alluring decadence that almost fills you with envy for the writer‘s prowess in wielding his pen. Jake Gyllenhaal's narration couldn't have been more perfect.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Ashley Kim
  • 2015/03/25

한국어 리뷰

한국어로 적습니다. 책도 이미 읽었고 영화도 보았기에 내용은 다 알고 있고, 그다지 좋아하는 스토리는 아닙니다. . 새로운 책을 들을까 하다가 영화 배우들이 참여한 작품들을 좋아해서 제이크 질렌홀의 위대한 개츠비를 골랐습니다. 책으로 읽을 때는 지루해서 한참이 걸렸는데(한국어도 영어도...) 그래서인지 듣는 것이 낫다 싶습니다. 기대 이상으로 발음도 퍼포먼스도 좋아서 귀에 쏙쏙 들어오네요. 익숙한 발음이기도하고, 비교적 길이도 짧아서 좋은 선택인듯합니다:)

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Charlotte Linde Nielsen
  • 2020/05/05

Boring

Had to read it because it was part of my curriculum - I found it boring

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Diego
  • 2020/04/08

Excelente soporte de audible

Me encantó la narración de este hombre. Una joya y un gran libro, ahora sí podré ver la película y comparar jaja

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • 匿名
  • 2020/03/25

A timeless story flawlessly told

The story of the hypocrisy of the American dream is as relevant today as it was during the roaring 20s, and Gyllenhall's voice is like butter. Short and sweet, give it a listen!

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Charlotte Averhoff
  • 2019/11/22

Very complicated, old English

It’s a classic! But it’s also evident that it is written almost 100 years ago since the sentence structures and word choices are quite different from today. This makes it a bit hard to follow. It is very well narrated though.

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  • Anthony
  • 2013/06/02

Much better investment than the movie!

This is a beautifully written and narrated examination of superficiality and materialism and in America in the interwar years. It highlights the desire for money and things, drawing attention to the emptiness that can accompany the unconstrained search for more and more. The powerful symbols of Gatsby's house and the eyes of Dr T J Eckleberg, reveal the dominance of commercialism and the hollowness of the continuous search for wealth and recognition. When things go wrong it all collapses in a heap and there's barely a relationship that survives Gatsby's violent end. Great story, beautifully written, well narrated, and probably more deeply evocative than the multi-million dollar movie. Maybe money can't buy it all, after all?!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • caroline
  • 2014/07/07

Best novel of the twentieth century

Where does The Great Gatsby rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Probably the best, the prose sparkles and the plot is spare and perfectly framed

Who was your favorite character and why?

The narrator, he is at once reflective and sensitive, aware of his own faults but capable of emotion and loyalty

What does Jake Gyllenhaal bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

One gets a clearer delineation of the characters by listening to their different voices, tonalities and inflections as read by him

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Voted by me one of the best if not the best novel of the twentieth century. The music of the prose suggests the jazz era

Any additional comments?

I have now read this book twice, seen the first movie once and most enjoyed of all experiences the audible version. Fabulous.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • James Thomson
  • 2018/08/10

Gyllenhaal is a great reader of this timeless classic

This is just a wonderful way to spend a few hours. Gyllenhaal makes the story come alive with his on point characterisation of Nick and the tragic story of Jay Gatsby. One to listen to immediately, Old Sport.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Miss Hunt
  • 2015/02/18

Beautifully read, great story

I really enjoyed this book, and loved the narration. The tone felt perfect for the story.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
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  • James
  • 2018/07/23

Terrible combination of two things seem appealing

A very short listen but not enjoyable, read poorly and flatly, often with incorrect grammar

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Owen1727
  • 2015/07/31

Great 'read'

Really enjoyed it - very evocative and brings the roaring 20s to life in a hedonistic manner.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Matt Harwood
  • 2013/12/23

Great classic story, but dreary narration

Where does The Great Gatsby rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Sadly, it seems my take on the narration for this book, is somewhat different to the opinions of others...
I like Jake Gyllenhaal's acting, but his vocals in this story, didn't capture me at all. In fact, his monotone voice with lack of excitement, left me missing various important parts of the story as my mind wandered for something less dreary.
Great story, but I'm glad I had a re-wind button to re-listen to the bits I drifted off to...

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • A. J. Roche
  • 2013/05/10

Wonderful Adaptation

Jake Gyllenhaal really brings this wonderful story to life. I've listened to a few audiobooks of this story, and they've always failed to engage me. This one, however, really succeeds, with Gyllenhaal breathing a charm and old-world sensibility into Fitzgerald's words. His Gatsby voice sounds very much like DiCaprio's, which lends itself well to the tie-in with the 2013 movie.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • tiecreg
  • 2018/06/17

very had narration

I'm a big Jake gyll fan and was looking for to listening him read this classic. very mono tone performance, didn't really bring life to any part of it

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lee Phillips
  • 2020/09/08

overrated book in my opinion.

Only gets vaguely interesting near the end. A story about not very much. Not sure why it makes so many 'books to read before you die' lists; or why a movie was made? Well written; but dull. Narrator is monotonous.

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  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Adam Sutherton
  • 2015/04/26

Enjoyable & a reminder of a well spoken novel

A classic & beautiful novel, very vivid in description. Make me want to read more classics. The audio was excellent, makes it feel just like the writer would have wanted.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Felicity
  • 2017/09/21

Well read!

I listened to it in one sitting as I went about housework. Was a really easy listen.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Marco
  • 2017/09/05

great voice, great book. highly recommend to anyon

great voice, great book. highly recommend to anyon. The pace is the kind of pace that allow you to enjoy!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Danyon
  • 2020/04/08

Audible's The Great Gatsby Review

Performance: The subtle accents he places on characters matches perfectly in a way that doesn't ever feel intrusive to the listener. Story: Going into it I knew it was based on one of my favourite books so with all bias aside I still thoroughly enjoy this almost 100 year old piece of literature. Relistening to it this time I realise how import the structure of this novel is. You find out key information in a scattered structure, this works in the novels favour by further placing them inside the mind of the protagonist. Overall: Highly Recommend

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • 匿名
  • 2019/11/18

Perfection!

Simple perfection! I loved Jake Gyllenhaal's narration of this text. He brought the story to life in a new way for me. Highly recommend!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • ItsPirateKel
  • 2020/09/26

loved it!

really enjoyed this book and Jakes reading was really enjoyable. Would recommend!! ending is better than the movie for sure!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • 匿名
  • 2020/08/13

A whimsical story written in whimsical prose.

This was an absolute delight to listen to and well worth your time. it's no wonder this is considered a modern literary masterpiece.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • DDD
  • 2020/07/27

great story and narration

I loved the story and the narration. they're was a few times where the sound skipped, so I re-download the book and this fixed the problems.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • 匿名
  • 2020/06/07

Brings me to the 1920s

I strongly stand by my belief that this book should be read aloud rather than in your head. This audiobook is a testament to that. Jake Gyllenhaal does a fantastic job at bringing alive F. Scott Fitzgerald's words, with his fantastic narration that draws the listener into the 1920s. Because it's such a short audiobook, the story doesn't drag as each moment has a significant purpose. I think that if you are a fan of the book, or if you want to see what all the fuss around this "Gatsby dude" is about, you should give this a listen.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • 匿名
  • 2020/01/16

Beautiful reading of a timeless story

I've always loved this book, and Jake Gyllenhaal's narrating is absolutely wonderful. He reads so smoothly and gives every character a distinct voice. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!