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The Prince of Tides | [Pat Conroy]

The Prince of Tides

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.
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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)

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    Juli PORTLAND, TX, United States 09-05-14
    Juli PORTLAND, TX, United States 09-05-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Amazing!"
    What did you love best about The Prince of Tides?

    I have read this book three times and it gets better with each reading. This was my first time to listen to the audible version and was very pleased.


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    Harriet Kill Devil Hills, NC, United States 07-18-14
    Harriet Kill Devil Hills, NC, United States 07-18-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story with many different facets"

    This book was a little wordy but stick with it. The story is absolutely worth it!

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    Brian Seymour 07-15-14 Member Since 2014
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    "This book spoke to me"
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    I never read a book twice as the journey has already been traveled, but I couldn't help myself. I see myself and the lives of many I love in the words. This is a timeless classic and must be read by any intelligent reader wishing to place themselves in a story of coming of age and dealing with the consequences.

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    Noëlle505 NM 07-06-14
    Noëlle505 NM 07-06-14

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    "Didn't like the narrator's style."
    If you could sum up The Prince of Tides in three words, what would they be?

    Love the story


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Frank Muller?

    I did not like the tone the narrator used. He made Tom sound belligerent, overly sarcastic, and not very likeable. Having read the book twice before listening to this recording, I was disappointed in the way Tom was portrayed, compared to my picture of him from reading the book.


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    tenacious_mrz Denver 05-30-14
    tenacious_mrz Denver 05-30-14
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    "I can't do this piece justice"
    Where does The Prince of Tides rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Probably the best one yet. The author says it best in his preface, to paraphrase, Conroy didn't set out to write a best seller, but the narrator, Frank Muller made it a work of art.


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    Jennifer 04-29-14
    Jennifer 04-29-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Riveting"
    What did you love best about The Prince of Tides?

    This was an incredible story of dysfunctional families, family devotion, love, fidelity, infidelity, mental illness, abuse, poverty and riches. It's a wonderful, triumphant story about the love of a family with some incredible hurdles - more than anyone on this earth should have to endure.


    What other book might you compare The Prince of Tides to and why?

    Glass House by J Walls, - except this was much, much more developed, rich in detail and character development.


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

    No, but I certainly will after this. His performance was outstanding.


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

    Tom Wingo - he allows us to understand and empathize with an unfamiliar life


    Any additional comments?

    This really took me by surprise - I had no idea it would be so incredible a listen. I wish all my choices were this fantastic!

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    lynn Smithville, MO, United States 01-14-14
    lynn Smithville, MO, United States 01-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    What did you love best about The Prince of Tides?

    Loved this book Awesome. Good story about a family from the south


    Which scene was your favorite?

    tiger scene


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    mad me laugh inplaces


    Any additional comments?

    great southern family story

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    Andy Spooner Loveland, OH 09-05-13
    Andy Spooner Loveland, OH 09-05-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Outstanding as Usual from Muller"
    If you could sum up The Prince of Tides in three words, what would they be?

    Musical Southern Story


    What other book might you compare The Prince of Tides to and why?

    It's like a lot of other southern literature that emphasizes the frailty and strength of the family


    Any additional comments?

    The world lost a great artist when Frank Muller died. I could listen to his reading all day.

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    Stephanie Montreal, Quebec, Canada 08-12-13
    Stephanie Montreal, Quebec, Canada 08-12-13 Member Since 2015
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    "beautifully written"

    Once this book gets going and I came to know the characters, who are expertly brought to life, I was hooked. Once the backdrop is established the story moves along briskly. The writing is beautiful.

    The Wingos have been both horribly cursed and deeply blessed. Tom has a very close and tender relationship with twin Savannah and his older bother Luke. The overall tone is mostly melancholy and often heavy. A couple of the events are terrible and memorable and the author will not spare you the details.

    The plot is intricate, unpredictable and the characters are very unique. The plot is set in the 60's and tells the life story of the protagonist, Tom Wingo and his devastating childhood and how we are ultimately shaped by our families and our past experiences. The story explores the complexities of human character, choices, flaws, values such as love, forgiveness and family loyalty. We are individuals responsible for examining our own lives and making personal choices.

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    F. Lacy 08-04-13
    F. Lacy 08-04-13 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "One of My All Time Favorites"

    This book was already one of my favorites in written format. The story has touched me and stayed with me over many years. Every re-read reveals a new layer of depth. The parallel stories of the family and the man are thought provoking and riveting. However, the audio performance has taken the story to a new level. I will be seeking out every book this man has recorded. His voice acting has brought the story to life.

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