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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)

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    Gwen 08-09-15
    Gwen 08-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Couldn't stop listening!"

    It started a little slow, but when it moved, it was fast. I had never seen the movie, but want to watch it now.

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    Jennie Mae 08-09-15
    Jennie Mae 08-09-15
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    "Unforgetable"
    What did you love best about The Prince of Tides?

    The narration was so beautiful I couldn't stop listening.


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

    No other this was the best I have ever listened. Memorizing and unforgetable.


    What does Frank Muller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The ways family interact. The unforgivable way the government takes property from home owners. This really happens or used to as it has happened to my family in the past.


    Any additional comments?

    Give me more

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    Madelyn 08-09-15
    Madelyn 08-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "could not put it down, Frank Muller is outstanding"
    What did you love best about The Prince of Tides?

    Around every corner there was a surprise.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The setting in the low country its a place we don't see on a road trip.


    What about Frank Muller’s performance did you like?

    He had the it under control from the start, outstanding.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


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    Njm 08-08-15
    Njm 08-08-15
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    "Masterful!"
    What did you love best about The Prince of Tides?

    Never thought to read this book, but I loved the movie. The book is masterful! So beautifully written and read that I can't stop listening. I think this will be one I'll re-listen to several times. Just love it.


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

    Annie Dillard's American Childhood, another all-time fav of mine.


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

    Love them all, even when you hate them!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The conversation with their grandmother. The father's ramblings while out on the boat with the kids shrimping.


    Any additional comments?

    For those who love good writing (the kind that is now so rare)

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    Patrick Hart 08-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Art Imitates Life"

    First, I can't imagine Frank Muller ever being bumped out of my "number one audiobook voice-actor" spot. He breathes the poetry of life into every story he reads.

    As for 'The Prince of Tides', the family followed within its pages, and the events that shaped their lives and personalities at times hit a little too close to home, making it an emotionally resonant story for me. Pat Conroy has a wonderful way with words even during the most basic of moments.

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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 Member Since 2016
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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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