Winner of the Pulitzer Prize For Fiction 2014
Longlisted – Baileys Women’s Prize 2014
Audie Award Finalist, Literary Fiction, 2013
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.
As he grows up, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love - and his talisman, the painting, places him at the centre of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.
The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling power. Combining unforgettably vivid characters and thrilling suspense, it is a beautiful, addictive triumph - a sweeping story of loss and obsession, of survival and self-invention, of the deepest mysteries of love, identity and fate.
©2013 Tay Ltd (P)2013 Hachette Audio
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"Beautiful prose, wonderful narration"
Yes - but only to certain friends. This book will not be for anyone who only enjoys a light read. It's a commitment, reading a book like this.
In particular his charaterisations of Hobie and Boris really bring them to life. Amazing narration.
One boy's struggle to find his way in life
"Another good Donna Tartt"
A very long book which I nearly have up on in the early chapters but the story comes together in a very interesting way. Great characters!
A beautiful Novel that only comes around once a Decade.
Read it, you'll be drawn in.
The characterisation is fantastic, you would think there were several different narrators
If it were physically possible yes
Dark, very very dark. Fascinating read but don't expect to many laughs or a heart warming read.
"Engaging and satisfying, a little slow"
Great for long journeys in the car - can drift a little and still follow everything that's happening. The narrator is excellent and the story complete and satisfying. Favourite character is Hobie, hands down ☺️
"Rather depressing story, Amazing narrator!!!"
This book was recommended by a friend. Personally, I found the story very depressing.. But the narration was so amazing! David Pittu brought all the characters to life. If it wasn't for the narration, I am not sure if I would have finished this book..
Wonderful book - incredibly strong narrative, intelligent and compelling. Will go on my top ten list.
Cannot recommend enough. Great story line. Narrator does a fantastic job personalizing the characters. Highly entertaining until the very end!
"Too much description"
Struggled through. Too much description for an enjoyable listen. Luckily excellent narrator made it possible.
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