very dramatic and heart felt! I read it because it relates to my favorite vacation spot but I have been looking for additional titles from the same author..I highly recommend it!
Vintage Conroy...read Conroy to taste grits and shrimp, smell salt water, hear the drawl of Charleston. I love the southern flavor, but always lament Conroy's minimum requirements for enlistment as a Southern Belle... mysterious females born with Barbie doll figures, Mensa level IQ's, flawless skin, adorned by family diamonds (gifts from Sherman to grandmothers who saved homes...no towns... from being burned), mistress of all domestic arts, fluent in 6 languages (learned Italian and German while singing with the Met) ....and have at least one secret, illegitimate child by a brutal politician. I fall so short...but inspired to keep trying.
I don't quite know what to make of this book. I thought the first part was interesting, but then the author tried to write too long a book, in my opinion. The characterization of the protagonist and his life is quite good, but the other persons become mere sketches, which is probably OK in a book that deals a lot with the protagonist. It always irritates me when authors set their rather ordinary (invented) people up against real events, and Pat Conroy cannot resist that either in this book. I felt that the story was in essence told after the first part, and then you have three more parts, where very little development occurs. I actually thought the book ended after three parts, and to my astonishment discovered there was a fourth part. It could well have ended after the third part, because the fourth brings about a "Hollywood-type Happy End". I think the author and the readers would have benefitted from the author exerting more self discipline in embroidering the story, and Pat Conroy should have restrained herself more in outflow of mere words. Pat Conroy should have listened to the old rule: If you are unsure about what to write - don't!
I absolutely loved this book. The author had me from the first chapter and the relationships in the book were at times so touching and others completely hilirous. I had never read any of Pat Conroy's books. I am now a huge fanl.
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!