Audiobooks Vincent & Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers (Audio Download): Deborah Heiligman, Phil Fox, Dreamscape Media, LLC: Audible Audiobooks –

Printz Honor Book,The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh defined both brothers lives As a confidant, champion, sympathizer, and friend, Theo financially and emotionally supported his older brother as the artistic but troubled Vincent struggled to find his path in life as both a painter and a man Throughout that struggle, the brothers shared everything swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions Drawing on theletters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime, Deborah Heiligman weaves a meticulously researched tale of those two intertwined lives and the extraordinary love that fueled them

6 thoughts on “Vincent & Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers (Audio Download): Deborah Heiligman, Phil Fox, Dreamscape Media, LLC: Audible Audiobooks

  1. SLOU3 SLOU3 says:

    I read this book in 4 days It completely gripped me The story between the 2 brothers, garnered from their letters was so compelling I recently visited Arles and Vincent Van Gogh s asylum in St Remy de Provence, so the story really resonated with me Beautifully written and a great insight into an amazing relationship between two creative souls.

  2. Damy Ilut Damy Ilut says:

    I really enjoyed this book, it is a beautiful story between two brothers that loved each other but at the same time went through many difficulties I don t usually read non fiction but I recommed this to everyone, especially fellow art lovers Also the cover is beautiful and the book inside as well, it has a lot of Van Gogh s pictures and drawings that I have personally never seen before It is a work of art inside and out.

  3. brian thomas rooney brian thomas rooney says:

    Excellent read for first timer , nothing new to learn here Are the hats on the front cover allotted to the wrong brother

  4. Danielle McCully Danielle McCully says:

    It is a great insight into the family life of Van Gogh and how his life unfortunate events affected his brother

  5. lexie2 lexie2 says:

    This book has received an award for young fiction, but it can certainly be read and enjoyed by adults, too The writing is straightforward and clear I ve come away with a far greater sense of the complexity of Vincent Van Gogh He adored and tried to please his family, but they were mostly too socially respectable to cope with his disruptive nature He tried to go into the family business, but the business was to sell popular art, not to make the sort of art Vincent envisioned He tried to be faithful to the God his family worshiped, serving the poor and sick, but found religion too small to hold his spirituality He was called to paint the world as he saw it, and was miserable unless he was painting He went at the task of learning his craft with all his might and passion year after year, struggling with bouts of depression and with not belonging, and with not being able to have a family like other men Nevertheless, he loved people and they loved him and found him wonderful, if infuriating His brother, Theo, loved him dearly, and supported him, surviving him only by six months..We talk about mental illness as though it defined Vincent, yet he kept painting even in the asylum where he was forced to live during his most disabled periods, toward the end of his life He lived around his illness as best he could, and created the transcendent art the world knows so well in spite of it There is a credible doubt regarding the story that he killed himself He went out into the fields to paint, and came back mortally wounded No gun, nor his painting materials were ever found Some say he was shot accidentally by boys and covered up for them.While mysteries remain, what I come away with is that he was a great soul, and that s what those who knew him best thought of him, too.

  6. Marilyn Z. Tomlins Marilyn Z. Tomlins says:

    Deborah Heiligman s Vincent and Theo is a must read.Writing in a most readable style short sentences, short paragraphs and short chapters she brings Vincent and Theo back to life.She takes one into their childhood, their youth, their adulthood, their death, never exaggerating, but telling it as it was.I have many books about the Van Goghs, but this one is undoubtedly the best.I say bravo to Deborah Heiligman.