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Mrs

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  • The Goldfinch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (127)

    Aged 13, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld.

    Cay.S says: "Such an exquisite story, I didn't want it to end"
    "Brilliant! I highly reccomend this wonderful book."
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    Story
    What did you love best about The Goldfinch?

    It was a very captivating story which never dragged. The characters were marvellous and well developed. I was never bored with it and could not wait to get back to my listen.


    What does David Pittu bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A wonderful listen! His ability to capture the essence of the various characters through his amazing voices made this a standout listen for me. I shall definitely look out for him as a reader.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had many laugh out loud moments! Particularly with the character Boris. I have taken to calling my cat Popchick!


    Any additional comments?

    I have read several reviews elsewhere regarding this book. I was interested that some found it too long, and some were overcome by all the drug abuse. I found it interesting to see the development of Theo and Boris and how their lives intertwined. I loved it from start to finish.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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