Yes. I have read the print version and listened to the audio version and I will say that the audio is better. When Muller reads the descriptions of the South Carolina Low Country I feel like I can see, hear, taste, feel and smell it. To listen is an experience.
I love every single Wingo! Yes even Henry and Lila. They are PERFECTLY flawed, 3 dimensional characters. While I may not want to be friends with all of them, Conroy gives the reader so much information on what has shaped each of them.
There are interpretations of certain events that Muller is able to portray with voice inflections that I can not imagine in the print version. Most specifically Tom finding Savannah with Rose Aster. This is the beginning of her illness and Muller having her sound sad one minute and angry the next is just awesome.
There are several. My favorite thing about the book is how much the three siblings love each other. I love the series of questions Tom asks Savannah after she tries to commit suicide; the Wingo children's adventures with the porpoise and the turtle; Graduation; The last time they are together on Marsh Hen Island.
This is an awesome book about life. The characters in the book go through very real ups and downs. Conroy allows you to know all of them so well that even when they are doing something unflattering you still like them.
As my headline indicates, this has been my best listening experience.
Wow, tough to answer...this book and narrator are in a league of their own.
Tom, of course. I loved and appreciated his sarcasm and insightfulness.
I would say, again Tom, but his two siblings run a close second.
The narration was impeccable! I have tried to search other works by him and the author. This is just a great start to new (for me) artists.
I read this book so many times it fell apart! I purchased it on audio because the narrator is one of my favorites, and he delivers again- Frank Muller was a genius here! A gorgeous tale with the best characters delivered by a master-must have!
The story and the narration--this was flawless!
Savanaugh and Tom's reunion
This book is superb. I would highly recommend anyone to read it. You will leave the story a better person for having read it. Excellent.
Muller's perfect performance of Conroy's dialog that is visual and visceral
I had not listened to Muller before Prince of Tides ... but I will ... he was the best
No, it had some thoughtful passages I wanted to chew on.
I gave Overall and Story four stars only to emphasize the five star Performance .... that just seems wrong. This is five star all the way. I'd never have thought this was the type of book I would like, ... I did.
narration and story.
The way the author puts your mind totally in the south, while being in the mind of an adolescent or child .
Turtle in the bed.
Savannah,I love crazy women.
Frank Muller is the best narrator I have ever heard and is missed.
Thought-provoking, entertaining, emotional.
When I found out who the Prince of Tides was.
I stayed away from thisbook because I don't like Barbara Streisand. Wow. Prejudice really has a price. This is a great story and I almost missed it.
I read EVERYTHING Pat Conroy writes - but listening to The Prince of Tides is a special treat. Gosh - that man has a way with words! Frank Muller's beautiful voice and use of all the different Southern accents adds just the right tone to this beautiful book.
It definitely falls within my top 10. I like a story that is interesting, layered, realistic and well written. I think the Prince of Tides hits all those marks and it has a great narrator.