I've loved this story for over a decade, since I first read it in paperback. It strikes a cord with me - the south, the military, boy and father - their relationship. Boy becoming a man.
This audiobook however, the performance of the narrator was too monotone for my liking and took away from the book coming to life.
Lords of Discipline
Nope - too monotone for my liking.
sounds like real life from military people's and the ways of the service life. the hurt, the joys, the way families should stick together tjick and thin, good and bad, for life is a learning and loving experience and God's word and ways always will see us through God Bless our service people's their families, or country and our people's , and our families America, Praise And Glory be to God. Amen.
Great story with wonderful characters. The characters were so real. Not evil, but not perfect. Just human beings with all of their flaws. The narrator's voice of Bull Meacham was fantastic.
A masterpiece of a novel of a military family headed by Bull Meacham, aka "the Great Santini". The audio performance by Dick Hill is equally a masterpiece, conveying the bravado, fury, love and hate that are part of this story of imperfect humans. Bravo
Great story, The reader keeps you glued, Renders so many characters with different voices intonations. Don't miss this book !
When Ben gets arrested - So vivid that I had to stop listening
Same as above
The Colonel, Toomer
I've listened to about 3 dozen books, This is one of the top 3.
As an entreprenuer, it is hard for me to shut off my brain! It is also hard for me to sit still! I love audibles! I can exercise, work on "chores" , travel and be entertained! Always looking for a good story!
I feared the whole book would be a story of the abuses of a marine father. I was pleasantly surprised at the beautiful story. I did not expect to laugh, to gain insights and to be amazed at the incredible repartee between family members! One of the best!
Conroy is my favorite author. The poetry of his prose soothes me. The Great Santini came to came to life for me as a glorious beast lost in his own mortality.