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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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    John Gregory 02-20-16
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    "Low Country Lovers"

    Having grown up in and around the salt marshes of the South Carolina Low Country, I sometimes feel more like a member of the Wingo family than a man relaxing and enjoying once again one of his favorite books of all time.
    I experience this novel each time I pick it up! I actually smell the heavily salted Atlantic breeze and sometimes think I hear the broom straw rustle of it brushing past and through the grasses as Tom and Savannah pluck oysters from the mud. It embraces me as I taste the residual flavor left from my own childhood memories of the river, skiing with my sister and brother, or in the inlet, holding the boat steady against the tide as my father casts for shrimp from the bow, while we wait for the minnow traps to fill. And for a moment, just for a moment, all is right with the world.
    This writer and poet, this artist and magician who paints on the fluid surface of mine and a million other minds, somehow transports me right into the middle of world full of people and places that I have come to love; A world he created with his mastery of the English language. In 1986 Pat Conroy took a tiny slice of the coast near Charleston, SC and remodeled it. I discovered it for myself about ten years later quite by accident, and fell in love instantly. I visit again every few years and am never disappointed. Swing by Colleton, SC sometime. You will love what Pat has done with the place

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    Silvercreek 02-17-16
    Silvercreek 02-17-16
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    "Such incredible writing."

    A good story, read very well. I'd listen to this one again and again.

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    annette 02-14-16
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    "Haunting and good"

    Excellent story, well developed characters and the story is tight. Have a hunch I should have read this one, not listened. Lead character's anger became monotonous and he deserves a wider palette of emotions. Still. Exquisite, evocative and it will be with me for a long time.

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    Karen 12-31-15
    Karen 12-31-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent book on Southern Hospitality"


    I absolutely loved the way you talked about the Southern Hospitality. It's all so true. I can't explain any better than Pat described it. I'm proud to be a Southern Lady.

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    J. Dionne 12-30-15
    J. Dionne 12-30-15 Member Since 2015

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    "amazing naration"

    I own this book in hardcover and I have read it at least 10x. Easily one of my favorite books of all time.
    The reader in this version gave the book a nuance that was beautiful to the ear and made me discover this cherished book as if for the first time experienced. Stunning combination of a fabulous book and enthralling naration. At times throughout the book I would just sit back, close my eyes and listen (not while driving, mind you!)

    Simply a masterpiece.

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    Charles Beavercreek, OH, United States 12-09-15
    Charles Beavercreek, OH, United States 12-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "far more than i expected"

    I was amazed at how well written and narrated this box was. expectations were low in the beginning, but satisfaction was high by the end. the narrator did shuck an amazing job with the characters. the developed the story line is well developed and wrinkles prove to be unexpected.

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    Rich0 Renton, WA 11-22-15
    Rich0 Renton, WA 11-22-15 Member Since 2015

    I'm a lone Wolf, I do what I want when I want!

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    "He could be my Prince"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes for sure, I think it's great book


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

    A River Runs Through It and Other Stories. Both books have a lot to do with tell a story from the past.


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

    No


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

    No too long but if I had the time and nowhere to go I would do it.


    Any additional comments?

    Get it you will Love it or at least really like it

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Martha Macomb twp, MI, United States 10-15-15
    Martha Macomb twp, MI, United States 10-15-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Be prepared to shiver!"

    Most amazing narration ever!! I literally had goose bumps when I first heard Frank Mueller. God rest his soul.

    This book will stay with me forever. It reminds us that while our families may not be perfect they are ours. Forgiveness is key and mothers are truly the key to our children's success.

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    IHeartShoes 10-10-15
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    "excellent book"

    I liked the book and the way the author tells story. loved the story in preface about the Hollywood narcissists saying he didn't understand the story well enough... HA

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    Amazon Customer atlanta usa 10-07-15
    Amazon Customer atlanta usa 10-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing writer"

    This was one of the best books I've listened to... The humanity mixed with poetry is wonderfully woven together

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