This may be the worst book I ever finished reading or listened to. I believe Conroy put 139 awful things that could happen in life in a hat and picked out 27. No redeeming value at all.
The Goldfinch was so sad. Theo states it correctly when he says "one calamity after another," I could barely go on but I did. The Goldfinch was like looking at a train wreck and not being able to take your eyes of the misery. I am glad to be out of Theo's life.
My brother suggested The Goldfinch because he had read Donna Tart"s first book and was so excited about this new book. I don't think I will ever read Tartt again unless I am one day so happy and thrilled about life that I need somekind of awful reality check!
Pittu's performance was incredible - all of the voices were perfect. He was the best thing about this book.
I would not cut any character. Tartt did do a good job of character developement.
Misery, pure misery.
This book may have been tolerable with a better narrator. This woman was a whiner. I will not listen to another book with this reader
Maybe the book lost something in translation. The story would go on and on saying things like - maybe he did this or maybe he did that or maybe he even did the other. This happened over and over again. It was so boring.
The narrator was the worst I have ever heard.
I was sad and disappointed that I wasted my time on this book.
This book was reviewed on NPR. Maybe this book was meant to be read instead of listened to.
I don't know who would like the book.
The beginning, middle and end did not go together. Promising beginning but then the story falls a part.
Great reader but he did not have good material.
The other world fight out would be removed.
I have no idea why I picked yhis book.
I am not a prude by any way, shape or form but I did not enjoy hearing the F-word all the time.
These characters were writers. They were creative people. They would have been creative with thier words.
The author spun a great yarn but the author should have used more creative words.
The performances were very well done.
The author needs to buy a thesaurus.
I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Jackson Brody, Tracy Waterhouse, Courtney, Tilly and many more characters with depth and charm.
I will be a Jackson Brody fan from now on and am thrilled to know he lived before this book!
Worst written book I have ever listened to. If the book was suppose to make me reflect on my own life it did... It made me wonder why I was wasting my time putting my ear buds in my ears.
What a wonderful gift! I appreciate your kindness! May your holiday include such blessings.
This was one of the worst book I have ever read/heard. Not one character had a redeeming quality. Well maybe the little boy. I hope the authors refrain from writing a sequel to this one. Surely they know more words than the F bomb.
This is a wonderful novel about a very strong family living though very hard times. All the characters are so believable and the reader is transported to another place and time. I look forward to Gin Phillips' next book.
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