Pay Conroy captures the Southern spirit better thank almost any other author. Every Southern family can either relate to or know someone who reflects many of his characters. In Beach Music, Conroy weaves an amazingly intricate story with elements that make every character realistic. Plus, he explains why Southerners are the way we are and why we act as we do. I'm a Southern boy at heart who moved away from the South before learning to understand and appreciate my upbringing better, partially from reading Conroy's books.
I simply could not have loved this masterpiece more. It is fiction and self-help all wrapped into one. Conroy can write a poem in a sentence and you are ready to weep by its punctuation mark.
I simply adore this book! Beautifully rich plot with gorgeous imagery. I feel in love with the family and wanted the book to never end. Must read!
The story is rich and multifaceted and the characters are so interesting. I love the narrator's South Carolina accent, reminds me of Kevin Spacey's accent in House of Cards and it makes hearing about the South very authentic. I cried at the end for so many reasons both happy and sad. I would highly recommend this book and plan to look for more Pat Conroy books!
Not a friend from the region, at least the audio version.
Mr. Conroy's books have a distinctive feel, pace and wit. Prince of Tides has the same feel.
Yes, I'm about to do just that.
Yes! Write a book based in the south that doesn't need an accented reading.
Mr. Marosz did a good job, but the low country accent is something I just can't abide. Although it may be technically correct, it sounds like a foreign tongue in this reading. I'll just read this one.
Just an excellent story and writing.Pat Conroy makes me want to be from The South, and in fearful awe of its inherent eccentricity all at the same time.
Say something about yourself!
Was great to experience this book again...this time being read to me...
the depth of the characters
the 'priest'...no spoilers!
The literary world has lost a great author...with the passing of Pat Conroy...I hope there's a vault of books that will be released over time...but I doubt we could get that lucky! 'Prince of Tides' is another amazing listen on Audible...
Someone with a real southern accent - actually a coastal South Carolina accent. Not only is the accent so very annoying, but his voice is harsh and irritating and he seems to be rushing through.
Anything by Pat Conroy! His grasp of language and imagery is beyond compare.
Never. I'm not even sure I can finish listening to this one.
I read this in book form more years ago than I want to admit, but the story, as his stories often do, made me feel many things. Anger, sadness, hope, the depth of love we hold for each other. Pick an emotion, you'll find it in Pat Conroy!
Listened to after Conroy's death...I had read the book ages ago and loved it. I would have to put it in the middle, because the narrator ruined the story for me.
Jack, of course. He is vulnerable, yet strong, impacted by life events, but keeps going for his daughter Leah.
He seemed to think that droppin' G's from every word that ends in "ing" sounds Southern. The worst Southern accent I've ever heard. I love this story so much, I plowed through despite the narration, but he is reallllllly hard to listen to.
Could only take so much of the narration, but with a better narrator, absolutely!