The Great Gatsby


Read by Kara Shallenberg

(4.6 stars; 178 reviews)

Set in 1925, this is a novel of the Jazz Age; of ambition, of the careless rich, of wild parties and flappers and bootleg booze; and the efforts of a dreamer to reunite with his lost love. - Summary by Kara (5 hr 38 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 43:03 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 2 29:40 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 3 39:39 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 4 37:18 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 5 30:01 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 6 29:12 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 7 1:02:56 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 8 30:57 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 9 35:17 Read by Kara Shallenberg

Reviews

Excellent


(5 stars)

História muito interessante. Faz a gente pensar sobre o que simboliza a obsessão de Gatsby com Daisy. Na verdade, o que ele buscava era fazer parte de um mundo que sempre o desprezou e desprezaria, mas jamais deixou de pegar o que ele ofereceu em troca de um lugar ao sol... que jamais foi concedido.

H-wat can I say?


(3 stars)

I couldn't get past her pronunciation of "h-wat" or "h-wen" or "h-were". It was distracting the whole way through.


(5 stars)

Really enjoyed F Sott’s word craft. I wish more writers would adopt his style

Wonderful!


(4 stars)

I'm so glad I finally gave my time and attention to a book I was supposed to read back in high school! Kara Shallenberg is an excellent reader with perfect pacing and diction. It was a treat to listen on my commute, and I look forward to listening to more of Kara's recordings. 😊 The reason I dinged it down to 4/5 instead of 5/5 is because the casual racism and eugenics mentioned throughout really took me out of the story. Obviously you're taking a risk of experiencing any number of offensive views/statements/characters/descriptions/etc. when you pick up a Classic™, but I think it's still valid to critique those views/statement/characters/descriptions/etc.

Still Relevant


(4.5 stars)

The book takes a dark turn after some chapters devoted to mysticising the idea of Jay Gatsby and bringing forth the exuberance of the 1920s. It was a wild journey into the abysses of the American mindset, helped by the choice of narrator. The fact that the story is told from an outside perspective allows the reader to catch up to the main characters and figure out what is going on alongside Nick – it makes for a more interesting engagement with the text. In the whole, it is a great book, and I am looking forward to reading more of Fitzgerald.

Great narration, good writing, decent story


(4 stars)

Great job reading this! Very well done. However, I was not impressed with the book at all. I'm honestly shocked it's so highly recommend. The writing was good, but to me, the story did not have any true depth or wisdom. If I was rating only the book I would give it two stars.


(5 stars)

beautifully read by Kara, she has a lovely voice and great understanding. Thank you, Sue in Cornwall, UK

Poignant story


(5 stars)

A story of the Jazz Age and the very rich which is very well read.