The Great Gatsby
Written by: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Narrated by: Jake Gyllenhaal
Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
Release Date: 04-09-13
Publisher: Audible Studios
If you grew up in the USA you’ve probably read The Great Gatsby in school but somehow I managed not to do that. As an adult I’ve read and heard good things about it which left me with the impression that it seems to reflect on some of the base qualities that form our culture. That intrigued me and finally made me read the book. I wasn’t disappointed. The audio edition I listened to is the newest one – a tie-in with the movie.
The story develops in the Roaring Twenties which are fascinating in so many ways. All the events in the book revolve around the love that Jay Gatsby feels towards the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. They meet a few years back during the war but can’t be together. Now, Gatsby has become very rich and thinks that he’s worthy of her. He’s trying to become close with her again but she’s married to another man who isn’t exactly the faithful sort.