©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)
Yes. Frank Muller's voices for each of his characters gives not only life and identity, but also depth and an reason to connect with them.
The deep, dark secret in the Wingo family!
I've driven 100 miles a day listening to audio books for 5 years. This is the best one yet. The way it is written and read is like poetry that played like a visual movie in my mind. It is unlike the other "read" books that you hear but don't fully listen too. This one is on the top shelf of my collection and I encourage you to take it in. It is more than just the story, it is the unraveling of words that are in itself art and truly enjoyable. I was impressed.
Pat Conroy's The Prince of Tides is the story of the Wingo family - past and present as told through the eyes of Tom Wingo. Tom’s life is a mess – he had lost his teaching/coaching job, had a nervous breakdown and a marriage that on the rocks. He grew up along with his 2 siblings in a dysfunctional family – at times an abusive father, a mother that was somewhat more caring, but was unable to protect her children from her husband, a mother that viewed her social ambitions as being more important than anything else including her life. Once more life is about to change for Tom when his beautiful and very talent twin sister Savannah tries once again to commit suicide. At the request Susan Lowenstein, Savannah's psychiatrist, Tom travels to NY City to meet with Dr. Lowenstein to unravel the secrets of her terrible childhood and in doing so helps to save him. During these meetings we the reader travel back to the low country of Charleston, SC and become intimate with the trials and tribulation of the Wingo family; where the good doctor’s helps to break down Tom's protective shell to discover the horrors that took place during the Wingo's childhood. It is also during these time times we get a little more insight into Lowenstein’s personal life, of her reclusive husband and bratty son and how Tom is able to help her mend her self-esteem.
Many years ago I read Pat Conroy’s Beach Music which became one of my all-time favorite books. His writing is . I am not so sure why I wait so very long to read another book of him.
This was actual an audiobook read my Frank Miller and was highly recommended by a Goodreads – Thank you Tracey. It took me sometime to feel comfortable with Frank’s narrative style – but some 22+ hours later thoroughly enjoyed his narration especially how he portrayed Tom’s humor, sarcasm – right down to his rudeness.
Pat Conroy's amazing ability to tell a story is obvious in this intricately interwoven tale. Frank Muller does an incredible job narrating!!
epic, spellbinding, local
the rape scene and the tiger
nah, I got used to him, but did not like his heaviness
relationship between Tom and Susan's son
Pat Conroy is a wonderful and thorough storyteller.
Would like to know how much - if any- of this story is autobiographical
This is, hands down and far and away, the best audiobook I have listened to yet. Not only is the story incredible, the writing beautiful, the characters heartbreakingly real- the narration is SUPERB. Frank Muller is an artist. He will take you on a journey, and you will be changed. I have recommended this book to everyone I know who listens to audiobooks and they all say the same. This was one very well spent credit.
The voice of Frank Muller. His was the perfect voice for the book.
Savannah was my favorite character. It was interesting to see how she coped with her childhood.
It was like hearing poetry read to me.
I wouldn't rename it.
This is a book I will listen to again and recommend to my friends.
Prince of Tides is a compelling story that is full of interesting characters, emotion and humor. Frank Muller turns in a masterful performance by giving each character its own unique voice. I highly recommend this book.
Yes, I will listen to this again. The narrator and fascination with the authors use of words made this a great experience.
The weave of the stories of characters was easy to follow.
His voice and skill in reading made the Prince of Tides, as the author himself said, a work of art.
I found it riveting, fascinating, and a good story. The best listen I've experienced
The story was well told, but I found Luke's end a little extreme. But maybe I was just tired when I got to the finish.
It is uplifting and funny. It helps you appreciate the craziness that goes on in your own family!
Real Crazy Southern Families
Gotta Get It
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