We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
The Prince of Tides Audiobook

The Prince of Tides

Regular Price:$34.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (4287 )
5 star
 (2893)
4 star
 (892)
3 star
 (280)
2 star
 (107)
1 star
 (115)
Overall
4.5 (3271 )
5 star
 (2319)
4 star
 (626)
3 star
 (187)
2 star
 (76)
1 star
 (63)
Story
4.7 (3263 )
5 star
 (2553)
4 star
 (491)
3 star
 (131)
2 star
 (40)
1 star
 (48)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    elizabeth waklee LITTLE FALLS, MN, US 08-27-15
    elizabeth waklee LITTLE FALLS, MN, US 08-27-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "so great!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 08-25-15

    Janet D.

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    43
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Listen"

    Very good book. It took me a while to get into it but then couldn't wait to hear more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    greenheart1964 08-22-15 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Amazing!"

    This story bores down into your soul. Even a northerner gets lost in the rhythms of South Carolina. I pray that Snow is still swimming free.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Seeker77 Dunkirk, MD United States 08-21-15
    Seeker77 Dunkirk, MD United States 08-21-15 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    38
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    31
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Drama at it's best."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gary Tate 08-20-15
    Gary Tate 08-20-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Absolutely Wonderful"


    I wish all audible books were as captivating as this great story narrated perfectly and spoken like a literary masterpiece. it's was music to my ears.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Yvonne A. 08-18-15
    Yvonne A. 08-18-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    "Hypnotic, like floating in a dream."

    Frank Muller brilliantly brings to life Pat Conroy's story The Prince Of Tides. His voice is like lustrous silk, bringing to life the characters and images, leaving his listener in a dream like state craving to hear more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Patricia G. Westland, MI, US 08-16-15
    Patricia G. Westland, MI, US 08-16-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The Prince of Tides, narrated by Frank Muller"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Prince of Tides to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version but loved the audio narrative. The story is a perfect match
    for Frank Muller's voice. Pat Conroy paints with words and I was swept away with the beauty.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Prince of Tides?

    The portrait of the family dynamics is very well done.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    C. Deon Bates 08-16-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    45
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Realization of our own life."

    Pat Conroy wrote an amazing book that described the atonement of Love in a family that gave it the best they knew how. Frank Muller spoke those words with compassionate candor and made embrace the consciousness of a Wingo.

    Thank you to the both of you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jane 08-16-15
    Jane 08-16-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Favorite book revisited"

    I read this book over 20 years ago. I have always thought of it as my "favorite," book. Listening to the audiobook was like reading/living/feeling it all over again. It is a timeless story, written with such eloquence that I could laugh and cry in the same sentence. The narration is perfection. It is a classic in the truest sense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    J.C.D. 08-16-15
    J.C.D. 08-16-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    50
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    212
    186
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A GREAT STORY THAT ENDURES"
    Would you listen to The Prince of Tides again? Why?

    No, only because I don't listen to the same story twice or read the same book twice.


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

    This was in some ways a modern Gone with the Wind. This was the south of modern times with shrimpers scratching out a living in South Carolina. It's a beautiful, sad story.


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

    Susan Lowenstein - only Frank Muller could do female voices and make them sound believable and intelligent. The man was a genius!


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

    It made me laugh and cry. The book ran the gamut.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.