The Swan Thieves

The Swan Thieves

Audiobook CD - 2010
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Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe, devoted to his profession and the painting hobby he loves, has a solitary but ordered life. When renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient, Marlow finds that order destroyed. Desperate to understand the secret that torments the genius, he embarks on a journey that leads him into the lives of the women closest to Oliver and a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism.
Publisher: [New York] : Hachette Audio ; North Kingstown, R.I. : BBC Audiobooks America, [2010], ℗2010
ISBN: 9781607883326
Branch Call Number: FICTION Kos
Description: 17 audio discs (17 hr., 54 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Williams, Treat
Heche, Anne


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May 28, 2013

I was so annoyed by all the superfluous details and dead-end tangents in the first half of this book that I almost gave up on it several times. It did finally get better. In fact it was a great story. It just needed a ruthless editor and to be about 1/2 as long as it was. I'm going to read her first novel now. It sounds like it may be better.

Jun 24, 2011

I really enjoyed The Historian, this author's previous book. This book had a similar sense of romance about art (not just it's history but the tactile, sensual pleasure of painting). Unfortunately, I found that I simply didn't like the modern-day characters in the story; they were all self-absorbed and self-serving. The characters revealed in the letters (that of a 19th century painters) were much more engaging; I wished the plot had been more involved with them. In the end, I admired the writer's skill, but I found little to sweep me away emotionally.

Jun 05, 2011

LOVED The Historian, a far superior novel.

I probably would have abandoned this one had I not been listening to it while I worked.

Disappointing, pointless, characters barely interesting


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Jan 17, 2012

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Aug 30, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.


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