This powerful and breathtaking novel is the story of four cadets who have become bloodbrothers. Together they will encounter the hell of hazing and the rabid, raunchy, and dangerously secretive atmosphere of an arrogant and proud military institute. They will experience the violence. The passion. The rage. The friendship. The loyalty. The betrayal. Together, they will brace themselves for the brutal transition to manhood... and one will not survive.
With all the dramatic brilliance he brought to The Great Santini, Pat Conroy sweeps you into the turbulent world of these four friends - and draws you deep into the heart of his rebellious hero, Will McLean, an outsider forging his personal code of honor, who falls in love with a whimsical beauty... and who undergoes a transition more remarkable then he ever imagined possible.
©2002 Pat Conroy (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
“Reading Pat Conroy is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel." (Houston Chronicle)
“The Lords of Discipline is, simply, an American classic." (Larry King)
I read this book several years ago, and enjoyed it more the second time through. The performance of Dan Miller was excellent, and appropriate for the story setting. He did an excellent job of portraying each character and bringing the words to life. RIP Pat Conroy.
He wears the ring. The simplicity of that first line is so difficult to define that the words become complex and undefinable.
love this book, read it at least 10x... as an audiobook i Just wanted him to get to the point already. Great performance.
words can't describe how good this book is. all Conroy books are the best. memorable
The Do-Gooder quality of the characters
I have not, however I have to say this has been one of the best narrated books I have heard. He is very versatile in his voices and a dynamic reader. It was the narration that kept me engaged. 5 out of 5
The characters are very one dimensional and the story surrounds the cliche liberal minded soul stuck in a conservative world.
I have been a life-long, avid reader. And this is one of my three or four favorite novels, of the many hundreds I have read. I am glad that nearly thirty years after the first time I read it, I chose to listen to it again.
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