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3.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 5 3.17 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donna Tartt Narrator: David Pittu Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2013 ISBN: 9781600247125
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A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an explosion that takes the life of his mother. Alone and determined to avoid being taken in by the city as an orphan, Theo scrambles between nights in friends’ apartments and on the city streets. He becomes entranced by the one thing that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that soon draws Theo into the art underworld.

Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America. It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator David Pittu accepts the task of turning this immense volume into an excellent listening experience. Pittu portrays thirteen-year-old orphan Theo Decker with compassion, portraying his growing maturity in this story of grief and suspense…Pittu adds pathos to his depiction of the troubled Theo as he deals with addiction and finds himself in a dance with gangsters and the art world’s darker dealers. Tartt’s enthralling narrative is fully realized by the gifted Pittu.”

    AudioFile

  • A smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind…an extraordinary work of fiction.”

    Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “A book about art in all its forms…Joy and sorrow exist in the same breath, and by the end The Goldfinch hangs in our stolen heart.”

    Vanity Fair

  • “[A] glorious, Dickensian novel, a novel…Reminds the reader of the immersive, stay-up-all-night pleasures of reading.”

    New York Times

  • “Tartt’s trenchant, defiant, engrossing, and rocketing novel conducts a grand inquiry into the mystery and sorrow of survival, beauty and obsession, and the promise of art.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “A long-awaited, elegant meditation on love, memory, and the haunting power of art…A standout.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Theo is magnetic…The Goldfinch is a pleasure to read.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • An AudioFile Editors’ Pick, October 2013
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books, Best Fiction 2013
  • An Amazon Top 100 Book of 2013
  • A Huffington Post Best Book of 2013
  • A Washington Post Notable Book of 2013
  • A #1 NPR Bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A 2013 Chicago Tribune Book of the Year
  • A #1 San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller
  • A Booklist Editors’ Choice for 2013
  • A #1 BookPage Best Book of 2013
  • A 2013 GoodReads Readers’ Choice Nominee for Fiction
  • A2014 ALA Notable Book for Adult Fiction
  • A 2013 New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the Year
  • Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2014 Carnegie Medal for Literature Finalist in Fiction
  • Winner of the 2014 Audie Award for Best Solo Narration-Male
  • Winner of the 2014 Audie® Award for Best Literary Fiction Narration
  • A 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
  • A 2013 Salon Magazine Best Book
  • A Library Journal Bestseller
  • An October 2013 LibraryReads Pick

Listener Opinions

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 Dorian | 11/1/2016

    " Dickensian coming of age story! Donna Tartt proves again to be an exceptional writer. David Pittu captivates the listeners! "

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About the Author
Author Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt is the author of The Goldfinch, which was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, as well as other major awards. Her novels The Secret History and The Little Friend have been translated into thirty languages. She was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and is a graduate of Bennington College.

About the Narrator

David Pittu, a two-time Tony Award nominee, has narrated dozens of audiobooks, including Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, which earned two prestigious Audie Awards for best narration. He has also won three Earphones Awards. Well-known for his work in theater, he has appeared off-Broadway in LoveMusik and Is He Dead, for which he received his Tony nominations, as well as Parade, for which he earned a National Broadway Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He is also a writer, member, and director of the Atlantic Theater company.