Gold

Gold

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Gold 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
libsue More than 1 year ago
After having read Little Bee Chris Cleave has been a favorite. I eagerly awaited his latest Gold, and have not been disappointed. Gold follows two Olympic hopefuls. Now 32, Zoe and Kate met while training for track cycling when they were 19. According to their shared trainer, Tom, Kate was a born cyclist and the one to beat, but Zoe had drive and focus that had led her to numerous first place finishes. With the London Olympics just around the corner Zoe and Kate know that this will be their last chance for Olympic gold, but each are facing emotional hurdles that might sabotage their chances. All of the characters are so well written they pop off of the page, but it is Kate’s daughter, Sophie an eight year old Star Wars fanatic, battling a recurrence of leukemia like a true Jedi Knight, who is the true heart of the story. As she roots for her mother the reader can’t help but root for Sophie. I truly do think anyone but Chris Cleave could write a story that packs such an emotional wallop as this without having it turn into a melodramatic “Lifetime” movie. I loved Little Bea and now Gold. What next Mr. Cleave?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Commitment to Sport. For people who have not had a personal commitment to sport this novel may seem uninteresting. The personal and physical toll was captured very well. There is always a choice, something is sacrificed and something is gained at every level when you chose your personal life over your sport. I felt that Chris Cleave portrayed this life very well. Thank you. I hope others will realize the commitment our olympic athletes make and support them in their endeavors.
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Lots of surprises and good characters
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Amazing,but im sad cuz I COULDNT FIND PART FIVE!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't find it either!
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I wasn't sure Chris Cleave could top Little Bee, but Gold is a gem of a book. The characters and plot are equally enthralling, and once it was over, I longed for there to be more. A must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two women athletes, one more naturally talented, the other who will win at any cost. Both have the same coach and they are training for the London Olympics, but only one can go. Pitch perfect character development; brilliant pacing (I couldn't put this book down) and a story that wrings out your heart. Intelligent writing, no sentimentality in the least (huge feat, by the way in this work) and all characters are redeemed. What could you not like? Run, do not walk to get this book.
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I really enjoyed this book. I felt like it started a little slow but not enough to stop reading it and now I'm in the middle of the book and I can't stop reading it. It's well written with lots of twist and turns.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This free sample had absolutely no text of the book, only the title, chapter lists, etc. Disappointed
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To much useless detail and whining. Bick soap opera, it's no LittleBee
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a little slow at first, then became a great story about friendship, betrayal, and dealing with a child's life threatening illness. I never saw track cycling until this last Olympics and dealt with the competitive nature of the athletes and sacrifices they make to achieve gold.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this as the Olympics were beginning and it was the perfect read for that time. The characters are interesting and well-drawn, but Sophie is fantastic! There are lots of twists and turns in the quest for gold and it was well-worth my time.
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I thought this book was really interesting. It had a moving plot line.