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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:

A young New Yorker grieving his mother's death is pulled into a gritty underworld of art and wealth in this 'extraordinary' and beloved Pulitzer Prize winner that 'connects with the heart as well as the mind' (Stephen King, 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 a 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 a wealthy and insular art community.
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. From the streets of New York to the dark corners of the art underworld, this 'soaring masterpiece' examines the devastating impact of grief and the ruthless machinations of fate (Ron Charles, Washington Post).

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  • Deborah Cooper

    I loved loved loved this book. I was totally transported into Theo's world. What a read! And the narrator was amazing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • 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.

  • Angelika Stalman

    Terribly boring. Could only get through it as an audio book where I didn't have to pay attention the whole time. Character belabors his miserable life. Book had potential with possibly good storyline. But 80% of the time it's just focused on describing a drug-addicts miserable withdrawal symptoms. Voice of narrator was terrific though and made it possible to get through it after all.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • shawna vail

    It took a few tries to get into it but once I did, I was glad I stuck with it. The narration is Very good.

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    The worst day of Theo's life is when he met Boris. Too much drug use throughout. Author rambles in sections. Like many movies - story could have been told much faster. Painfully detailed.

  • Paula T.

    Amazing book - I have listened to many times — narrator is excellent!

  • Mary S.

    I absolutely lived this book and couldn’t wait until I was in the car or walking to listen to it! I agree with another comment that the narrator should have had a female read the female characters parts. I was distracted by the manliness of the voice. Otherwise he did a great job with all of the other characters and I Felt like I was part of the novel

  • Jessie E.

    The story? Engaging. The writing? Sub-par. I desperately wanted to find out what happened to Theo, but felt like I was reading a children’s book. Adult content aside, I would have been more impressed if I were a middle schooler when I read it. Entertaining? Yes. Literature? No. Not sure how this won the Pulitzer.

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