Not very nutritious, but fun, and it won't make you fat.
Theo, the central character in the Goldfinch, is lovable and as you read the book you want him to do well. But Theo never fails to disappoint. A victim of circumstance and tragedy he is a total slave to his self destructive behavior. The book is well written, and the story is intriguing, but somewhat disturbing.
I grew up in the dawning of the digital age. As an avid tech adaptor I have followed Steve???s career over the years. I love his products, (as I am sure most of you Audible listeners do), but never really knew the full story about the man. The book is not always complementary but I think true to the events. I was amused at how ???undesirable??? Steve was, if I had of brought him home back in the day, my parents wouldn???t have let me date him. This book gives wonderful honest insight into a true genius of our time.
Usually I enjoy stories by Jodi Picoult; she is one of my favorite authors. But this story really irritated me! The story lines seemed very formulaic (take one part Not My Sister???s Keeper, change the illness, change the child who dies and volia you have Handel with Care). The recipe renditions were tedious at best and made me grateful for the forward button on my iPod. But the topping on the cake was the oh so predictable unpredictable tragic ending. I would pass on this one. Still love Jodi, just not this time!
This was the most tedious book I have ever listened to. It is really long, excessively detailed, and it takes forever for anything to happen. When thing do start to happen, it???s not that interesting. I liked the dogs but little else.
It took a long time for the story to develop, and when it did it wasn't much of a story. Nothing all that exciting happens, the characters are nice but not interesting. I thought the book was just ok.
I really enjoyed the story and naration. Thomas is very lovable, and his visitors are fun. Worth the time, I plan to listen to all the other Odd books.
You will like this one too. John, Susan, and a host of other characters pick up where Gold Coast left off. John is his usual scarastic self, and Frank's offspring add some interest. You don't have to have read the first book to enjoy the second. Makes you want to visit Long Island.
Story was too simple, and the ending was kind of stupid. The naration was tedious, and sometimes annoying. Waste of time.
Decent story, but takes too long for anything to happen, and it goes on forever. There are other, better stories by this author.
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