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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

  • 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, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • The Goldfinch is a book about art in all its forms, and right from the start we remember why we enjoy Donna Tartt so much: the humming plot and elegant prose; the living, breathing characters; the perfectly captured settings....Joy and sorrow exist in the same breath, and by the end The Goldfinch hangs in our stolen heart.”

    Vanity Fair

  • “Dazzling....[A] glorious, Dickensian novel, a novel that pulls together all Ms. Tartt’s remarkable storytelling talents into a rapturous, symphonic whole and reminds the reader of the immersive, stay-up-all-night pleasures of reading.”

    New York Times

  • “Bomb blast in the museum. That’s how The Goldfinch begins, like a modernist manifesto in action. But though the fragments sunder and swirl, Tartt’s storytelling is old-school, sequential, with a continuous, even pressure of mind behind it…Tartt’s prose is of the kind that goes everywhere, explains everything, tumbles over its own rhythms in transports of data-based imagery.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “Drenched in sensory detail, infused with Theo’s churning thoughts and feelings, sparked by nimble dialogue, and propelled by escalating cosmic angst and thriller action, 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…Eloquent and assured, with memorable characters…A standout—and well-worth the wait.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “There’s a bewitching urgency to the narration that’s impossible to resist. Theo is magnetic…The Goldfinch is a pleasure to read.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Bestselling novelist Donna Tartt draws on Dickensian themes in her new work. Narrator David Pittu accepts the task of turning this immense volume into an excellent listening experience. Tartt’s enthralling narrative is fully realized by the gifted Pittu.”


  • An Amazon Top 100 Book of 2013
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • 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 Narration
  • 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
  • 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

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 TarttDonna Tartt is a novelist, essayist, and critic. The Secret History has been translated into twenty-four languages and is available in hardcover from Knopf.
About the Narrator

David Pittu is an American actor known primarily for his work on the New York stage, in both plays and musicals. He is also a writer and director and a member of the Atlantic Theater Company. He has twice been nominated for a Tony Award.