Digital Download Audible, Inc. 2013
DD ISBN $14.95
Combining a deeply loved classic like THE GREAT GATSBY with a well-known Hollywood voice like Jake Gyllenhaal’s could create magic or disaster. Could there be competition between the two? Which side would come out stronger? This production strikes a graceful balance, with both big names blending to complement each other. Gyllenhaal’s reserved tone lends polish to Fitzgerald’s text, accentuating the mood of poetry that pervades the novel. His delivery is simultaneously youthful and experienced, aware of the subtleties of the characters and the plot nuances as he infuses them with life. Gyllenhaal controls his performance with style and careful pacing, seemingly keeping as reverent an eye on the novel as Gatsby himself kept on that elusive green light. L.B.F. 2014 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2013]
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