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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



'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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Betty D.

    I couldn’t wait till it was over

  • Kelly G.

    Loved the book and thought the narrator was excellent!

  • 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 !

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