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  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,624
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23,651

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By kurdis teed on 05-28-17

Long... But worth it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-17

Definitely the longest book I've encountered - perhaps ever. But a fascinating tale that kept me engaged over the three months I chipped away at this. Truly an engrossing story that keeps moving.

Was impressed by the audio performance of this. Definitely brought this story to life in a way I wasn't expecting.

  • The Fire by Night

  • A Novel
  • By: Teresa Messineo
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

In war-torn France, Jo McMahon, an Italian Irish girl from the tenements of Brooklyn, tends to six seriously wounded soldiers in a makeshift medical unit. Enemy bombs have destroyed her hospital convoy, and now Jo singlehandedly struggles to keep her patients and herself alive in a cramped and freezing tent close to German troops. There is a growing tenderness between her and one of her patients, a Scottish officer, but Jo's heart is seared by the pain of all she has lost and seen. Nearing her breaking point, she fights to hold on to joyful memories of the past.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to follow.

  • By Pam Ross on 02-14-17

Beautiful story captured brilliantly

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-17

Teresa Messineos debut novel is an amazing look into the untold story of women on the front lines of WWII. The depth of knowledge of real life events told in this fictitious story brings to life what may have been lost- another chapter of unknown heroes. This audible version dramatically brings to life the words in a way that is appropriate and moving

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