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!
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.