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  • The Goldfinch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (137)

    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!"
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    If you could sum up The Goldfinch in three words, what would they be?

    Clever, thoughtful, compelling


    What did you like best about this story?

    I couldn't say


    Which scene was your favorite?

    So many great scenes. But perhaps the final one.


    If you could take any character from The Goldfinch out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Hobie, I think he'd be so charming & fascinating.


    Any additional comments?

    The perfect marriage of story and narrator. David Pittu is brilliant. I will be looking out for books narrated by him from now on.

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  • The Handmaid's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Claire Danes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3953)
    Performance
    (3568)
    Story
    (3593)

    Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

    Emily - Audible says: "My Top Pick for 2012"
    "Magnificent!"
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    Where does The Handmaid's Tale rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely in the top 10


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Handmaid's Tale?

    Offred playing scrabble, the writing is so delicious.


    Which character – as performed by Claire Danes – was your favorite?

    Offred & Moira


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Much of it.


    Any additional comments?

    I am amazed it took me so long to get to this book. It's incredible. It's Nineteen Eighty-Four for Feminists

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