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!
With each book that Pat Conroy writes I find myself captivated by the aching beauty of his words. Each book leaves me believing that there is no way he can get better; yet each time he does get better.
Anyone with deep love for the written word and a passion for the beauty of those words must read Pat Conroy's works.
I have never found another writer that can make my heart and soul ache with a desire for the next page as this writer.
one of the best books i have ever "read" audio or otherwise. a superlative writer, a true word artiste, a story teller of the highest caliber, and most important, it is about being human and about life. a wonderful approach to time line changes that makes it all happen! rich, and full of mind jolting awakenings. A must read. now if i only had an idea what to read after this best of the best.....
I particularly love Pat Conroy books in audiobook format since it is so nice to have his wonderful descriptions read to you. Part of what I LOVE about his books is how well he takes you to every location through his words. He makes me want to head south. The story and characters in the book are really brought to life. I didn't want the book to end.
I have enjoyed Pat Conroy's previous work, but in this one, he is coasting. No effort to create depth in any character-everyone is a stereotype. To make it worse, they are stereotypes from the '60's and '70's! I guess if you have pointless characters, it logically follows that they meander through the book in a fugue. This wss a disappointment!
Addicted to Audible!
I enjoyed this book, great characters, plot, beautiful prose but the downfall was the length of the book, it should have been more carefully edited, it was tooo long
I too feel this is a stitched together story made from unfinished leftovers. It felt disjointed as though some unpublished work was thrown together to make a book. Some segments were well developed and good reading but didn't mesh will with other parts of the story. I only hope this is just cleaning off the shelves in preparation for a new and better book by Mr.Conroy because he can write some great stories.