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The Prince of Tides Audiobook

The Prince of Tides

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Publisher's Summary

Pat Controy has created a huge, brash thunderstorm of a novel, stinging with honesty and resounding with drama. Spanning 40 years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled twin sister Savannah, and their struggle to triumph over the dark and tragic legacy of the extraordinary family into which they were born.

Filled with the vanishing beauty of the South Carolina low country as well as the dusty glitter of New York City, The Prince of Tides is Pat Conroy at his very best.

©2002 Pat Conroy; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Conroy has achieved a penetrating vision of the Southern psyche in this enormous novel of power and emotion." (Library Journal)

What Members Say

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    followfowler 08-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Conroy at his best"

    This is my favorite book. Ever.

    Love Conroy, love his stories and in my opinion this is his best and the narrator is outstanding. Can I rank it higher?

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    Bill Potsdam, NY 08-04-15
    Bill Potsdam, NY 08-04-15 Member Since 2014

    Born in Boston, in autumn, and still love both.

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    "Conroy weaves an artful and mesmerizing tale"

    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!

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    Jeffery 08-04-15
    Jeffery 08-04-15
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    "Great read"

    I loved the story. Could have done without the profanity. It was moving and beautiful in many ways.

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    DAVID CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, United States 08-04-15
    DAVID CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, United States 08-04-15
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    "best audiobook ever"

    best audiobook ever. best audiobook ever.best audiobook ever. best auudiobook ever xxx. xxxx xxxx xxxx

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    Kindle Customer 08-04-15
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    "Loved the book. Liked movie. Audio is good."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Prince of Tides to be better than the print version?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tom. Well written & thought out character. Frank Muller does a great job with the audio. I can understand why Pat Conroy recommends him.


    Which character – as performed by Frank Muller – was your favorite?

    Tom. See above.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Prince of Tides and why?

    Tom


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Susan Hansen 08-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "excellent"

    Narrator was awesome. Book was much better than the movie. Really glad I bought it.

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    Stella 08-03-15
    Stella 08-03-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Epic story"

    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.

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    victoria hill 08-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "best ever"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Prince of Tides to be better than the print version?

    This was the best book to date that i have listened to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    lowenstein


    Have you listened to any of Frank Muller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no first time


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    crazy times


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    M. Webb 08-02-15
    M. Webb 08-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I loved it, except for the cursing."

    It was a great story and very well told but I tired of the all the cursing.

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    Susan Jefferson, MA, United States 08-02-15
    Susan Jefferson, MA, United States 08-02-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Wow."

    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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