I love the bond that these boys built. I loved the internal struggle for what is true and right. The performance was outstanding...The voices of each character were unique and fit their description. This is an outstanding listen!
Reading allows me to travel through time; to visit the world's unique and stunning places. To become somebody I am not... It is glorious.
Pat Conroy had the stunning mastery of our English language which never failed to enthrall and awe me, and leave me at a loss for my own poor vocabulary. I look at the blank page where I want to write my review and I am inept and incapable. My words do not come. It seems I am not alone in that as I read many reviews where others make similar comments.
Mr Conroy told deeply tortured stories about real people. His characters are so achingly real that I would know them if they were to walk into the room. His stories are painted in my mind and I am left lonely when I finish the last words and have to say goodbye. I find myself in love with Charleston, and the other southern locales from his books. I am sickened by the pain humans inflict upon one another. I grieve, I laugh, I think, I hope, I am angry. The emotional and thoughtful stories carry me from one scene to the next and I cannot even think about pushing the stop button or closing the page. He is a masterful storyteller and his sentences make me rejoice in language.
If you haven't read this book do yourself a favor and read it. Now. It is not one to be missed.
Dan John Miller narrated it beautifully. Although I am not from the south and cannot attest to the accuracy of his accent I found his words to have the lyrical, rounded sound that I hear when I listen to others who are from the south. He read the book with a careful attention to detail, letting the words from the page sing and soar. I was a bit afraid to listen to this book, having read it in the past -- narrators can sometimes change the sound of a book to me, and that generally leaves me disappointed. But Mr Miller gave Mr Conroy's words the care they deserved. He quietly allowed himself to serve the pages. Excellent!
The narrator used different voices for the various characters. Masterful! The story is dark and full of grace at the same time. It totally absorbed me. The characters became alive. Poetic and lucious writing. Conroy is a master!
Beautifully written, took me to the moments and places thru amazing and poetic words. Felt the thoughts and feelings of Will McLain as if they were my own.
I gave up on this one halfway, then came back and worked through the whole story. That strong. Brace. Enjoy!
Well thought out. well written, and well performed. Great strong and likeable characters. One of Pat Conroy's best.
The late Pat Conroy was amongst the greatest wordsmiths of my lifetime. This book displayed his ability to sculpt and mold a story into ever more romantic, poetic and troubling turns.