We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
The Lords of Discipline | [Pat Conroy]

The Lords of Discipline

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.
Regular Price:$34.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (892 )
5 star
 (519)
4 star
 (239)
3 star
 (94)
2 star
 (25)
1 star
 (15)
Overall
4.4 (583 )
5 star
 (358)
4 star
 (135)
3 star
 (61)
2 star
 (15)
1 star
 (14)
Story
4.5 (582 )
5 star
 (376)
4 star
 (146)
3 star
 (39)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (9)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Bill Fresno, CA, United States 01-09-12
    Bill Fresno, CA, United States 01-09-12 Member Since 2010
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Panful, but a dream come true for most."
    Would you listen to The Lords of Discipline again? Why?

    Yes. I felt my emojions like I have not done so i a long time in a book.It aslo introduced you to worlds that you did not personally know, but yuou knedw existed. I saw small parts of this groups as I was tested for survfiaval training by being hit in the nose till it bled and then curled to be left in a little dog house in the sun. Then had my hand tied and graged through the camp as an example to fellow navel personal who would not play the games their way. All it took wa a Name rank and serial number to get moved up/ To eat we had to smash through the mrines. I was not that hugry.When we got to Viet Nam, I was left in charge of my crew and had a good life. I did feel emotions as theindividuals went through their individual triumps, which often lead to worse tha imagined, but lwft the men fighting a team.Yes I felt some real emothions, for myself and for those who can say,


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

    The train rides, the trips to roof, the comraderie for good and wrong reasons.


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

    He made it happen. I could not have read this book with the strength tha I listedned to it with.A lot of cussing and yelling was hard to take, but it made you listen to the real world. I would have read it at half the volume.


    If you could take any character from The Lords of Discipline out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Any of them I could have got to speak the truth about where they wee coming from at the time.


    Any additional comments?

    A must rea for any youn person consideringthe military. I realize it is not that way today, the the awaeness that it might , and the respect that it could is worth it. I saw a 1st Class try to ship me our on my wdding day, so save me from getting married. I saw the tragedies of war, and I saw the bonds of my fellow men. This book sort of brough me back to all of those and more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    P. Steffensmeier 10-22-11 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good story"

    What I liked most about this book is that it is not a formula story. The story does not follow a set pattern where every trail leads to the predictable end. I loved the depth of the characters and found myself drawn into this book more than I had anticipated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chris 10-18-11
    Chris 10-18-11
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Awesome story & terrific mystery!"

    Pat Conroy's rich prose wonderfully describes life as a cadet at the Citadel with several intricate mysteries with surprising endings as a bonus. A must read for Conroy fans!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christopher ARLINGTON, VA, United States 10-12-11
    Christopher ARLINGTON, VA, United States 10-12-11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "My first Audible book"

    Fantastic book, and a fantastic first listen on Audible. I was kind of skeptical about how I'd take to audiobooks, but I found myself spellbound--looking for reasons to keep listening. Miller does an excellent job of differentiating characters with his voice, and he seems the perfect choice to portray narrator Will McLean. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sharon L. Porter La Grande, OR, United States 10-06-11
    Sharon L. Porter La Grande, OR, United States 10-06-11 Member Since 2003

    I am an assistant professor (ready to retire in July 2012) at Eastern OregonUniversity who plays ukulele, bass and sings in as many bands as

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Riveting, sad tale of human frailty"

    I listen to a lot of audiobooks.This is one of the best I have heard. I will not forget this book---ever! The narrator of this sad, riveting tale made me want to ignore everything to listen to more of the story. Conroy has the skill to steep the listener into the physical world yet portray the deep-inner thoughts of all the characters. The characters are believable and the turns of fate and choice make their relationships memorable. I learned a lot about integrity, honor, and truth from this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Patrick Mesa, AZ, United States 09-30-11
    Patrick Mesa, AZ, United States 09-30-11 Member Since 2008
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The Lords of Discipline"

    I liked the book but found that it dragged a little in the middle. Seemed to be just more college boy pranks. But as the story developed I found it very intriguing. It was a disturbing and sad story. Dan Miller did an exceptional job as narrator, he took on the personality of each character. Once I got into the story, the last third, I couldn't put it down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David Larmore 09-09-11 Member Since 2010
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Mispronunciation diverts from the story"
    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dan John Miller?

    I thought he was a pretty good reader, but his mispronunciations were distracting. Fete, effete, papist, archtype are a few.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael D. Johas Teener 08-17-11 Member Since 2002
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    359
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Truly wonderful book"

    This is the best book I've read or listened to in many years ... extremely literate, great characterizations, plot twists and turns. It's alternately sweet, frightening, gruesome, beautiful, poetic, and always interesting. I'm not ashamed to say that there were tears in my eyes as the book ended. Highly, highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Susan United States 07-19-11
    Susan United States 07-19-11

    Danielcrew

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    6
    Overall
    "The Lords Of Discipline"

    As always I very much enjoyed Pat Conroy's brilliant storytelling !!! Reader is very excellent !!! Characters are very real and timeless !!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jennifer HUGO, MN, United States 07-07-11
    Jennifer HUGO, MN, United States 07-07-11 Listener Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    18
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Another New Fave Author"

    First I read The Prince of Tides - soooo good! When I saw this on sale, I thought, hey, that guy wrote that other book I liked - so I bought it and WOW! Now I think I have another new favorite author!! The Southern novel has not been my main genre, though I've dipped into it through the years (Carson McCullers, and of course To Kill a Mockingbird, and a few others) and Pat Conroy fits right in with what I assume are the best. This book is full of great characters who are very intricate - no saints, no demons, just people who have a depth that we slowly get to see and appreciate. Definitely excellent - would recommend to anybody.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 41-50 of 57 results PREVIOUS1456NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.