Jake Gyllenhaal’s Performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby Now Available as an Audio Download at Audible.com

Tue Apr 9, 2013 9:00am EDT

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NEWARK, N.J.--(Business Wire)--
Audible Studios, the production arm of Audible.com, today announced the
publication of Jake Gyllenhaal`s masterful audio interpretation of F. Scott
Fitzgerald`s preeminent novel, The Great Gatsby. The release marks the first
audiobook performance by Academy Award nominee Gyllenhaal, and the first of
Audible Studios` series of definitive recordings of the Fitzgerald canon in
association with the Fitzgerald Estate. Forthcoming audio editions will include
Tender is the Night and The Love of the Last Tycoon as well as other works of

"We are thrilled to bring this remarkable new recording of F. Scott Fitzgerald`s
masterpiece to our listeners," said Audible EVP and Publisher Beth Anderson.
"Jake Gyllenhaal`s subtle pacing of the narrative and his portrayal of these
fabulous characters showcase his versatility as an actor. Fans of his theater
and film work will love hearing Jake`s interpretation of Gatsby." 

Anderson added, "Everyone who`s planning on seeing the new film version of The
Great Gatsby will want to listen to this audiobook first for the fullest
experience of Fitzgerald`s language." 

Baz Luhrmann`s much-anticipated film version of The Great Gatsby will open this
year`s 66th annual Cannes Film Festival and will be released nationwide May 10. 

"We are delighted that Audible Studios will be bringing an avid and growing
audience of listeners to F. Scott Fitzgerald`s works," said Jake Elwell of
Harold Ober Associates, which represents the Fitzgerald Estate. 

Audible will announce its casting choice for Tender is the Night shortly. 

Among the acclaimed actors who have performed works of literature for Audible
Studios in the past year are Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes, Colin Firth, Diane
Keaton, Dustin Hoffman, Kate Winslet and Samuel L. Jackson. Audible Studios
secured 31 nominations for this year`s Audie Awards, which honor outstanding
audiobooks and other spoken-word performances. Earlier this year, Audible
Studios received its first Grammy Award, for its production of Janis Ian`s
memoir Society`s Child.With Audible Studios, Audible.com has become the largest
producer of audiobooks in the world. 

Audible, the world`s largest seller of digital spoken-word content, invented and
commercialized the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the
forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment. In 2012,
Audible members downloaded an average of 18 books over the course of a year. 

Exclusive audio excerpts of The Great Gatsby are available at


Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading
provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment on the
Internet, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every
day. Audible`s mission is to establish literate listening as a core tool for
anyone seeking to be more productive, better informed, or more thoughtfully
entertained. Audible content comprises more than 135,000 audio programs from
more than 2,700 content providers, including leading audiobook publishers,
broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business
information providers. Audible is also the preeminent provider of spoken-word
audio products for Apple`s iTunes Store.

Matthew Thornton, 973-820-0402

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