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The Goldfinch Audiobook

The Goldfinch

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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Alex
    7/23/16
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    "Powerful and engaging"

    Great reading from the narrator, interesting and very detailed story. A long but brilliant audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bookaholic
    Killin, Scotland
    7/21/16
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    "Needs SEVERE editting"

    Interesting book, but sorely needed some severe editing. Too verbose, too much unnecessary detail, too many drugs, too many side stories. If the author had stuck to the story line I would have given it five stars, as it is, a generous four stars are awarded. The thirty two and a half hours of listening could very easily have been condensed into twenty hours and it would have been a riveting story, so very disappointing in that respect. The narrator was excellent and deserves a medal for managing to maintain an interesting oration through all the repeated emotions of the protagonist. The only side story that was missing, which would have been warranted (unless I dozed off during it, but I am not prepared to wade through it again in search of it) - who, what caused the initial explosion in the museum and were they ever brought to justice? There didn't appear to be any explanation of this??

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • polly
    7/9/16
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    "Too long"

    This is a four starrer rather than a five starrer. A bit too long, a bit too samey, a bit of a relief to get to the end. But enjoyable, often

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nicky D
    UK
    7/5/16
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    "Unbelievably brilliant"

    I actually feel like I have no words to describe how fantastic this book is. I feel my words could not do it justice, such is the incredible talent that has blessed me with this story. It will stay with me forever. Thank you Donna Tartt.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. L. Lawson
    uk
    7/2/16
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    "Confusing end"

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    I can't remember a book That I read so lengthy.I was quite disappointed when I reached the end, as I realised that I would not no longer hoping that Theo life was not going to end with him las a prince getting his princess. How disappointed I was as it end so confusing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr A Milner
    7/2/16
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    "Once it gets started"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Goldfinch to be better than the print version?

    Excellent thought provoking story, slow start but worth it. Good twists to the plot and lots of feelings and emotions explored


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Boris


    Have you listened to any of David Pittu’s other performances? How does this one compare?

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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    haha, way too long!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S E Darrington
    6/27/16
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    "Spoilt by narration"

    I'd already read this a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I was looking forward to listening to it on my daily commute. Unfortunately I found the narrators acting so hammy that I almost gave up. The first part of the book has so much unnecessary angst-ridden voice wavering that it ruins Tartt's tight, clipped and precise style. Her subtle humour is trampled all over. He calms down for other large patches but not entirely. It was enough to spoil it for me and I would have preferred Tartt's sparse narration, so effective in The Secret History. My first complaint as a long-term Audible listener.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Margaret McQuillan
    6/24/16
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    "Excelent narration"

    An excellent story that really draws you in.
    The narration really brings the story to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hazel
    6/19/16
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    "pity about the narrator"
    Any additional comments?

    Every female character either sounds like Marge Simpson or Linda from Bob's burgers gets very grating after a while.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J Bentley
    6/4/16
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    "The Goldfinch"

    This book has been a profound experience. It will be in my top ten reads now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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