©2002 Pat Conroy; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Conroy has achieved a penetrating vision of the Southern psyche in this enormous novel of power and emotion." (Library Journal)
Frank Muller takes you there, his voice is a lullaby but he makes the words live and dance around you. This was my first Pat Conroy book, and I doubt it can be beaten...it has made me wary to purchase more.
Each character is inexplicably linked, it is unfair to turn the spotlight on only one. Each character is flawed and human but inherently beautiful because they have their own story to tell.
Frank Muller makes the words dance. He has this resonance that makes you feel like you are there on the islands. I think he makes Pat Conroy's work even more beautiful and evocative.
A beautiful novel perfectly narrated by a true artist.
This is my first Pat Conroy reading and I loved it. I look forward seeking out all his books to read them.
I had reservations as the movie didn't appeal to me. I thoroughly loved the eloquent writing and wit of this book. I truly hope his other novels are as well written.
Really a great book, well written by the author and well performed by the narrator.
Do not be intimidated by the length, it is so engrossing, you will be surprised how quickly it goes.
It was so great I could not stop listening. Not only is the writing amazing, and the story beautiful and touching, it is read perfectly.
This book displays the drama of living in and surviving a volatile family and the complexity of love through well thought out and sometimes even beautiful prose.
Conroy fills up the empty spaces with deep philosophical questions ranging from the environment to war to adultery. I don't agree with or condone all of the conclusions Conroy's characters seem to come to but I am eternally greatful for the chance to ponder them.
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