©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)
Born in Boston, in autumn, and still love both.
I'm sure that I've heard a better story, I just couldn't tell you when. This is the combination of a great storyteller and a masterful orator who brought it to life!
best audiobook ever. best audiobook ever.best audiobook ever. best auudiobook ever xxx. xxxx xxxx xxxx
NO. (Wrong question for me.) It's a different experience than reading alone. I loved the book, liked the movie DVD. Been a Pat Conroy fan for years. The audio feels too long, and takes up way too much memory. Don't know why there are such LONG pauses between chapters in audio books. I'd recommend audio over the print version for those with a serious vision problems though. Even without the eye sight problems, audio adds another sensory perception to processing the story. Performance by a talented "reader" also adds emotions and additional interpretation to the process.
Tom. Well written & thought out character. Frank Muller does a great job with the audio. I can understand why Pat Conroy recommends him.
Tom. See above.
For most intents I stopped reading "paper" books 4 years ago because of serious vision problems. Reading has been my addiction of choice since for over 60 years. Kindle has helped me to continue using my best escape methods re a variety of issues. Sure beats drugs, booze, etc.
I'm finding audio frustrating because of the amount of memory required. Will upgrade my Kindle. (Can't afford to upgrade my Apple @ this point. Even if I could, my Apple isn't that old & my vision sucks.) Will have to decide whether or NOT audio is affordable on my very fixed income. Probably NOT.
The late Frank Muller's performance is as memorable as Pat Conroy's penmanship. So many layers of stories that can easily be divvy up to trilogy or sequels, but Pat decided to keep it intact and compose an epic story. Masterful writing dealing with diverse topics.
This was the best book to date that i have listened to.
no first time
I was never interested in seeing this book as a movie. Had not read it previous to this listening. What a shame I had missed it all those years.
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