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The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh defined both brothers' lives. As a confidant, champion, sympathizer, and friend, Theo financially and emotionally supported his older brother as the artistic but troubled Vincent struggled to find his path in life as both a painter and a man. Throughout that struggle, the brothers shared everything - swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions. Drawing on the 658 letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime, Deborah Heiligman weaves a meticulously researched tale of those two intertwined lives and the extraordinary love that fueled them.

©2017 Deborah Heiligman (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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I could hardly hit the pause button.

maybe it is just me but I felt encapsulated by the love between two brothers in this incredible reveal of the intimate life of Vincent Van Gogh. we live in a time of such media overload that it is difficult to feel like we can make an impact on this world but this story has helped me see that this is no new problem. I only wish that I could emulate this type of artistic dedication with such skill as he did. I am glad to know this story and you will be too

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story and speaker kept me engaged throughout

One of the more interesting Van Gogh books. it followed the two brothers from childhood to death. it also highlighted the importance of Johanna Van Gogh as wife and sister-in-law. thank you for a good listen!

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Brilliant portrayal of the Van Gogh brothers

Told through short chapters, loosely based on letters Vincent and Theo Can Gogh wrote to each other. The author takes us from colorful, beautiful highs to black and brooding lows, much like Vincent's artwork. The book is full of illustrations, too.






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Excellent story. Reads like a novel, but you still get an autobiography feel because of excerpts of Vincent’s and theos letters.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-11-18

Theo and Vincent

Enjoyed listening to the story of the Van Gogh brothers, such a tragedy that both their lives ended so relatively young. Theo is to be admired for his unfailing support of his brother, after all would we have had Vincent without Theo?

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  • Hiro
  • 02-03-18

Highly recommend

After reading many books about them, I was still deeply moved by their stories.
Based on the letters they exchanged, the author successfully created a narrative that gives us a vivid imagery surrounding the life of two brothers.
Apparently the book was intended for young readers, but, I think it appeals to readers of any generation.
Also, the narrator did a splendid job here.