©1976 Pat Conroy; (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I listened to this book on Audible and it was absolutely fabulous. The characters that Conroy write about, so clearly drawn from his own history, are fascinating. The final year of Ben's childhood with his marine fighterpilot father, beautiful mother, and three interesting siblings, makes a perfect setting for a gripping novel that is at times funny and at times tragic, so like life. Conroy has a way of really capturing emotions and bringing them to the surface, allowing his characters to grapple with everything from racism to ignorance to sex to love. His characters are so real that you can actually love them and hate them at the same time. Dick Hill does a great job of capturing a voice for Santini that is even better than Duvall's in the movie. Overall he does a great job of characterizing everyone in this character-driven novel.
no excuses, unapologetic, rough
The tales men told of their tails....
When Santini went back to the BB Court and his wife acknowledged that his practice after the 1:1 scene was an apology.
Mary Ann annoyed the heck out of me.
I found myself driving an extra 10 miles out of the way just to finish a chapter. Classical Conroy. my favorite part? "One can not simply decide to be Southern".
Tell us about yourself! I like Russian novels.
Stand By for Healing from a Fighter Pilot. We grow from what hurts us, as well as from what loves us.
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.
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