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The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Donna Tartt

Narrated By: David Pittu

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: October 2013

Duration: 32 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review

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 longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.

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  • Sandra Gaia-Rae

    I read this novel and loved it so much I had to listen to it, which was delightful. The narrator really brought all the characters to life. Sandra

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Jeffrey Monroe

    Very well done. Nice suspense and good ending. Great Character sketches. I really enjoyed the audio book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Kate Newton

    Her ability to show, not tell, is remarkable. Brilliant work. I liked the narrator except I think a female should have been used for the female voices. All the female voices sounded like they were being read by a transvestite.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Julie V.

    Was fully transported into Theo’s world. I love the narrator and his portrayal of the characters with accents. Detail was great and was able to visualize the setting. The characters were well developed and kept me in suspense.

  • Nancy G

    I loved this !

  • Tara G

    I really liked the book, but I couldn't finish the audiobook because of the narrator. He was tolerable when he was reading Theo, but all of the other characters were butchered ... especially the women! What was the narrator thinking??

  • Courtney Tyler

    I agree with some of the other reviews, boring plot and slow moving. The narrator was excellent, that made it tolerable to the end.

  • Lisa Roos

    What a boring plot! 36 hours of twists and turns that lead nowhere. Very disappointing.

  • Ashley Mendiola

    I have both read and listened to this book and clearly, I am a fan. To those looking for a story about the ugly truths of life-this is for you. For those who state this book is boring, maybe try a shorter novel? It's a long read with a beautiful and heartbreaking journey. You can't rush a story such as this one.

  • Marianne Bechara

    loving this book and loving audibooks first time on it :)