Avid book listener. I love anything James Lee Burke,John Sandford and Nelson Demille. Stephen King has entertained me recently.
I have been a huge fan of Pat Conroy and couldn't wait for South of Broad but I have been very disappointed in characters and story line.I am slmost finished and I have not once been taken away into the story.What has happened to a great storyteller?
Wanted to like this book but found it tooooo unbelievable. Every event in recent American history seemed to feature and none in any depth. Endings tied up a bit too well.
Did enjoy the narrator.
Yes would try again I have heard good things about Pat Conroy
Did not really get to like the characters
No. Well if there was I would not be enticed to read it
I thought this book would never end. Mr. Conroy, please get a new editor. The dialogue was lame. The story was OK at best.
I have enjoyed other books by this author and will read him again.
Yes, I would recommend this to anyone who loves to be swept away by hypnotic prose.
I was completely captivated by South of Broad's Author-Reader combination. This audio book was unlike any I've ever experieced. The way this story ties together at the end is pure genius. Finished listening while sitting in my car (on a Saturday night) see . . I listen to audio books on my daily 3 hour work commute . . . and couldn't wait until Monday to finish it! Mark's voice is mesmerizing, No other reader could have pulled this reading off with the same effectiveness. AMAZING!!!!! This is Pat's best in my opinion, Wish for more books by Pat with Mark as the reader please??? MORE - MORE - MORE!!!!
Pat Conroy enjoys popularity as a Southern writer and South of Broad exemplifies his considerable power of descriptions and knowledge of the South. But the real master storyteller here is Mr. Deakins with his rich intonations and perfect rhythm in telling a tale.
My husband and I listened to this on a long trip and we both loved it. The story is great and the author can really paint pictures with words! And he certainly knows his area.
I highly recommend this book about coming of age, making your way through life, friends for life through thick and thin, and everything about Charleston!