Yes. It is a wonderful book to listen to. Pat Conroy knows how to tell a story and makes you, literally tells you, to buy an airline ticket to the low country.
The flow of the story as Pat Conroy does with all of his work. I wait in anticipation for his next book.
He just tells the story and doesn't do gimmicky crap to force us to know he is changing characters. Too bad he has passed away.
I think that's been done.
Just listen and enjoy.
A good book. It is worth your time and money- Read it.
It was generally all good and interesting.
Read thils book,
The narration of this book is absolutely breathtaking. The book itself is wonderful, but the narration is a work of art, no less.
yes, because there were so many different characters you never loose your interest in the book.
nothing, I loved the narrator, a job well done
This story had me engaged from the very beginning; you quickly begin to care about its characters and their lives. The narrator was excellent and a pleasure to listen to. The story weaves in and out of the lives of a particular southern family with all of the trials and tribulations of a very dysfunctional family, the details of which are gradually revealed throughout the story, and the issues that the siblings of this family eventually have to deal with.
There is much humor in the story, revealing all of the craziness of this family in a lighthearted way, for the most part.
The only thing that I had to get used to was that the story goes back and forth between the young family and the grown-up family. I thought I was missing certain things until I realized that those things had not been divulged yet. And my questions were answered further on in the book.
All in all, I loved this book and did not want it to end.
I'm 46 yrs old, work for a major airline in NYC. I listen to books when I'm stuck in traffic on the way to the airport.
The Prince of tides is one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read. No details are left out. The characters are rich, and well developed. The story line is deep. The narration is like a beautiful melody.
I was drawn into the South and the emotional complications, frustrations, and struggles of Tom Wingo and his sister in this epic story covering most of their adult lives. The narration was totally captivating. This was a listening experience that was hard to put down and I was sorry to have end.
I have worked so hard for so long that I've had very little time to read. Enter iPhone4; now an earbud has cut driving time while I enjoy!!!
I could not put this book down; even the movie could never do justice to the book. It is a work of art, both from the Author and the Narrator. What a Masterpiece!
An avid audio fan, I listen mainly whilst walking my dog. I enjoy many and varied subjects,history,travel,espionage,crime,anything good
Having been thrilled by the film with Nick Nolte and Barbra Streisand, I was wary of buying this audio.
But of course the book is so much richer in detail and atmosphere,I really felt that I was like a fly on the wall in the Wingos' home,and learned such a lot about the Southern way of life and mentality.The fact that I knew all about the terrible secret did not make the book any less tense or exciting,and Frank Muller was excellent.As Pat Conroy said in his introduction,Muller brings so many extra dimensions to the story.A treasure.
I've gone through over 200 books since signing up with Audible in 2003. Carefully chosen, many of the books I listen to deserve high honors, as they tell a good story, well orchestrated with excellent dialogue and believable characters, and narrated with panache. Of all those, Prince of Tides ranks in the rarified top ten percent. The story woven by Mr. Conroy is magnificently told, and I especially like the way the reader is carefully teased with mysteries long before being rewarded with an explanatory chapter. Frank Muller, as narrator, is incredible. The telling of this story could not be done any better by anyone else. It is a shame we have lost his talents. To those who have not yet enjoyed this novel, I promise you will not be dissapointed.