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!
This book is wonderful. A true master work. The trouble is that it was ruined by the person narrating.
Where to begin? His poor accents. A total lack of character differentiation. Poor pronunciation. Horrible timing. It ruined the book.
I loved this book. Pat Conroy is an amazing writer and he managed to weave historical facts from many generations into his story.
Pat Conroy's wonderful writing kept me listening, despite the pain of listening to Jonathan Marosz's dreadful accents.
His South Carolina accent sounded completely false, but his Italian pronunciation was so bad as to be painful.
The reader might be fine if he didn't have to contend with accents that he is not good at, but he detracts greatly from the book. I hope this book will be re-recorded with a reader who can do justice to the accents.
The multi-layered story that goes from the South to Italy and the past to the present.
The character of Lucy is my favorite - a strong and determined woman and a real character!
When Lucy was being treated for cancer....very touching and also the mock trial with the priest.
This is one of my favorite books of all time and to be able to listen to it as well as read it is a true bonus. I was so glad when it finally became available on audible and on Kindle.