The Swan Thieves

by ELIZABETH KOSTOVA
Read by Treat Williams, Anne Heche

Hachette Audio | November 3, 2010 | Audio Book (CD)

The Swan Thieves is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe has a perfectly ordered life--solitary, perhaps, but full of devotion to his profession and the painting hobby he loves. This order is destroyed when renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient. In response, Marlowe finds himself going beyond his own legal and ethical boundaries to understand the secret that torments this genius, a journey that will lead him into the lives of the women closest to Robert Oliver and toward a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism.

Ranging from American museums to the coast of Normandy, from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth, from young love to last love, THE SWAN THIEVES is a story of obsession, the losses of history, and the power of art to preserve human hope.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.75 × 5.25 × 2.12 in

Published: November 3, 2010

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1607886693

ISBN - 13: 9781607886693

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautifully painted, quick finish I really enjoyed this novel with its lush descriptions and technicalities of painting. The characterizations are excellent & poignant. I was expecting something a little more "super natural" for the ending, given Kostava's previous work (The Historian), but it wrapped up quite satisfyingly, if a little quickly.
Date published: 2014-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully painted, quick finish This is a well written book that keeps the reader intrigued. The reader is kept in suspense as to the reasons for the artists actions as well as the mystery of the painting itself. It is a good follow unto the author's first book, "The Historian". I was not disappointed.
Date published: 2014-01-23

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The Swan Thieves

The Swan Thieves

by ELIZABETH KOSTOVA
Read by Treat Williams, Anne Heche

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.75 × 5.25 × 2.12 in

Published: November 3, 2010

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1607886693

ISBN - 13: 9781607886693

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Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe has a perfectly ordered life--solitary, perhaps, but full of devotion to his profession and the painting hobby he loves. This order is destroyed when renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient. In response, Marlowe finds himself going beyond his own legal and ethical boundaries to understand the secret that torments this genius, a journey that will lead him into the lives of the women closest to Robert Oliver and toward a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism.

Ranging from American museums to the coast of Normandy, from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth, from young love to last love, THE SWAN THIEVES is a story of obsession, the losses of history, and the power of art to preserve human hope.

About the Author

Elizabeth Kostova is the author of the international bestseller The Historian. She graduated from Yale and holds an MFA from the <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_placetype _w3a_st="on">University of <_st13a_placename _w3a_st="on">Michigan, where she won the Hopwood Award for the Novel-in-Progress.