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The Lords of Discipline Audiobook

The Lords of Discipline

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Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

“Reading Pat Conroy is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel." (Houston Chronicle)

The Lords of Discipline is, simply, an American classic." (Larry King)

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    J. Dionne 09-29-15
    J. Dionne 09-29-15 Member Since 2015

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    "One of my favorite novels... but not as audiobook"

    love this book, read it at least 10x... as an audiobook i Just wanted him to get to the point already. Great performance.

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    Michele 09-16-15
    Michele 09-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great listen!"

    not much for military stories but the human. element overrode that part of the story. the integration aspect was interesting.

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    Babe Free 09-14-15
    Babe Free 09-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Every Conroy book becomes my favorite. excellent"

    words can't describe how good this book is. all Conroy books are the best. memorable

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    Casey 09-13-15
    Casey 09-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Very average book with exceptional narrartion"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The Do-Gooder quality of the characters


    Would you ever listen to anything by Pat Conroy again?

    Not likey


    Have you listened to any of Dan John Miller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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


    Could you see The Lords of Discipline being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Unfortunately yes


    Any additional comments?

    The characters are very one dimensional and the story surrounds the cliche liberal minded soul stuck in a conservative world.

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    Daniel Cascaddan 07-22-15

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    "All-time best"

    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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    Latresa 07-09-15
    Latresa 07-09-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Amazing and emotional book."

    I loved this book. Thought it would be long and boring but it was so good.

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    Mark Atlanta, Gabon 02-22-15
    Mark Atlanta, Gabon 02-22-15 Member Since 2010
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    "It's Pronounced Shay-ko!"

    What a wonderful "read"! Brought back many memories!

    The narrator did a superb job with the exception of pronunciation of military and Citadel-specific phrases.

    Each time I heard "as you were" and "shako", I couldn't help but cringe as it grated across my eardrums like the screeching of chalk across the chalkboard.

    It's a small, pedantic complaint... Yet any former cadet of "The Institute" would no doubt experience the same distaste.

    Nonetheless, overall praise for an excellent novel, and an excellent reading of it!

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    John Shelley Hendersonville, NC 01-05-15
    John Shelley Hendersonville, NC 01-05-15 Member Since 2016

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    "A true pleasure to read"

    I highly recommend this book, and reach far beyond all expectations and I found Conroy's use of the English language truly beautiful and powerfully delivered by the narrator. It is one of those books that I will return to and read again, hopefully sometime in the near future. This book has inspired me to read anything Pat Conroy has ever written, including his cookbook, which I have to admit is not my forte.

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    jimmy 01-01-15
    jimmy 01-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Another Great Pat Conroy read/listen"
    If you could sum up The Lords of Discipline in three words, what would they be?

    clever, intelligent, thoughtful


    What other book might you compare The Lords of Discipline to and why?

    South of Broad, Pat Conroy. Amazing character development, psychological
    truthfulness.


    What about Dan John Miller’s performance did you like?

    Great differentiation of characters. Pace


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! Too long, however. Listened on a long road trip and made the trip go fast and was very enjoyable to pass the time.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't go wrong with Pat Conroy.

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    Amazon Customer Rockford, MI 07-08-14
    Amazon Customer Rockford, MI 07-08-14 Member Since 2015

    Amy Life long avid reader, especially of poetry, literary and popular fiction, historical fiction, mystery/suspense, and some non-fiction.

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    "Brilliant"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lords of Discipline the most enjoyable?

    The narration was simply superb! I had previously read this book, but there is something about hearing a "Southern" book read in southern dialogue that makes the story come to life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lords of Discipline?

    The most memorable moments occur when the full story of betrayal is revealed to Will McClain.


    Which character – as performed by Dan John Miller – was your favorite?

    My favorite character was Dante Pignetti, the one completely loyal and guileless member of the class of 1967.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Lords of Discipline and why?

    The most memorable character was Will McClain. Pat Conroy is a master of character development, and Will is the main character, a young man coming of age.


    Any additional comments?

    This is not only a coming of age story but a novel dealing with systemic evil, illustrating the corruption that absolute power brings with it, and the class structure of the Old South as Will McClain learned it in Charleston. In addition, Pat Conroy's prose is poetic and sensual. I fell into this book.

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