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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.
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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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    David Larmore 09-09-11 Member Since 2010
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    "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.


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    Michael D. Johas Teener 08-17-11 Member Since 2003
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    "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.

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    Susan United States 07-19-11
    Susan United States 07-19-11

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    "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 !!!

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    Jennifer HUGO, MN, United States 07-07-11
    Jennifer HUGO, MN, United States 07-07-11 Listener Since 2005
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    "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.

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    Michael A. Kelley Vista, CA USA 07-06-11
    Michael A. Kelley Vista, CA USA 07-06-11 Member Since 2001
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    "A must listen"

    The book is outstanding but the reading is even better. Dan John Miller's performance is the best I have ever heard.

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    sjohn Meridian, MS, United States 06-09-11
    sjohn Meridian, MS, United States 06-09-11 Member Since 2014
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    "A "must" listen in my opinion."

    Great book, great listen. Just finished the audio version for the second time. Though there were some mispronunciations, I didn't find them distracting and felt the narrator's voice/style was suited to the story. If you are thinking of purchasing this, go for it!

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    Truitt Halifax, VA, United States 05-15-11
    Truitt Halifax, VA, United States 05-15-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Loved it"

    Wonderful author, wonderful narration. I loved the book, loved the character development, however, it did make me sad because the book rang so true one couldn't help but feel somewhat sad especially if you have a son! Pat Conroy is outstanding and I am sure this book will remain in your mind forever!

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    william mims 05-04-11 Member Since 2015
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    What a great story!!! I'm not a big Conroy fan,but he hit this one out of the park.

    A classic

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    Tool Guy 04-04-11
    Tool Guy 04-04-11
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    "Wow! What a story"

    Without question, one of the best books I've ever read our listen too. The language was artistry, the pace, perfect, and the unfolding friendship of four military school cadets, unforgettable. A deep and passionate masterpiece set in the great South.

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    Karen Port St Lucie, FL, United States 05-24-11
    Karen Port St Lucie, FL, United States 05-24-11
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    "Huge Disappointment"

    While the narration was great, the story itself became just too hard to listen to. I understand things are rough for cadets in places such as these, however, the language was, I feel, over the top and supremely offensive. I dont consider myself a prude and LOVE pat conroy, but this book was too graphic for me.

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