©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)
JMM in CA
This is one of the books on my list of top-ten all time favorites. I've read it many times and thought I'd try listening. The language Conroy uses is so divine... this is one of the only books I've read in my long life that has a preface that is so lyrical that it sticks in my mind... the rest of the book is just as good.
The narration is good, but does not contribute to the story in the way that a brilliant reader sometimes can... think about Frank McCourt's reading of Angela's Ashes, or the audio version of The Help... those narrations made execellent books even better, bringing a new dimension to the text. This reading is quite good, but not in the same class.
Still, if you haven't read this book, you need to. It's beautiful, lyrical, funny, profound.
I am so glad I listened to this. A lot of words and none of them wasted. A plot that kept me wondering which way it would go and an end that I I did not predict.
No, it sounded like a whining sorry sap. Both the voice and the content.
I already started "Killing Kennedy". Wow what a difference in tone and quality.
I don't know. He did convey the sentiment, Oh, feel sorry for me. I am such a looser. Who wants to listen to that????????
I couldn't listen to it long enough to find out. I listened to the first 2 hours and that is all I could stand.
Don't waste your time on this garbage.
No;once is enough.Its very good,and somthing Iwould remember
Ihave read all of Pat Conro'ys books,and this was the best yet.
It is the most depressing book I have ever heard. How could I load it back?
It is not a story of a family. It is the story of ugly family scandals. I stopped listening it after the second chapter.
This is a well-written novel with a unique plot and interesting characters, but it started to drag after about the 11th hour. I think the author could have arrived at his destination a bit sooner without belaboring some of the details. I think this is a better read than a listen because the narrators voice can start to sound like a ranting angry man after a while and I personally don't like to listen to that for too long.
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