An Object of Beauty: A Novel

Written by:
Steve Martin
Narrated by:
Campbell Scott

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
24
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Release Date
November 2010
Duration
7 hours 30 minutes
Summary
Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights--and, at times, the dark lows--of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today.
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Steve

Although it took awhile to warm up to the characters, I really enjoyed this story. I've read other Steve Martin stories and in comparison this seemed like a more "grown-up" writer. It did not contain the silliness or perhaps the manic or bizzare aspects of some of his other tales. I'm not an art person, but his details seemed believeable and well researched. I thought he wrote beautifully. I enjoyed the flow of words and the story's reality -- some peaks, some valleys, and ultimately not a fairy tale ending yet not an ending of total despair. Thankfully, Martin did not do the narration as he would have distracted from the more somber tale that was told. I think the narration was fit for the story -- a sort of sad tale but not depressing, just life lived.

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Boring, Boring Boring. I kept hoping there would be a story but it never materalized.

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Paperback Reader

I am a huge Steve Martin fan and so read his autobiography as well as have seen the movies he has produced and read the books that he has written. So I gave him a 3 for being a fan. The book was ok.

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Anonymous

Interesting in the Art perspective buying and trading but the story lacked. The readers voice also lacked expression...very dry

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