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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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    A. Buschbach Pensacola FL 09-29-15
    A. Buschbach Pensacola FL 09-29-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Unbelievably good"

    I saw this movie 20+ years ago and it of course pales in comparison. beautifully written and performed... Bravo

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    Francisco Avila 09-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "You may become absorbed by this story!"

    Wow. What a story! Frank Muller brings to life the characters in this book. I was so captivated by the story that I felt I was the main character. I could not believe how much where my emotions grabbed and pulled by the story.

    Please be aware that the swearing is rampant through out the book. If that bothers you there is a possibility that you might not enjoy it. But at the same time the swearing does not detract from the story.

    I would highly recommend this book to my friends and family except for the language.

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    Paula 09-28-15
    Paula 09-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fabulous narration"

    I really enjoyed this narration. Once you thought this dysfunctional family couldn't get any stranger you are proven wrong. I hated when it was over.

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    John Pinetop, AZ, United States 09-14-15
    John Pinetop, AZ, United States 09-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Tremendous"

    Mesmerizing and enthralling. A tremendous book by a tremendous storyteller, with a great performance by the reader. Very enjoyable performance.

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    Terri 09-13-15
    Terri 09-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "One of my favorites"
    What did you like best about this story?

    One of my favorite books of all time, the audiobook version lived up to every expectation. Of course, Frank Muller was one of the best audiobook performers ever, so win-win all around!

    This is a beautifully written story. If you saw the movie, forget it and move on to the book. The film only scratched the surface of a work of literary art.


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    Robert Acton 09-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Greatest Audiobook Period"

    Favorite novel of all time and Frank Muller is perfect. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

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    Jan 09-12-15
    Jan 09-12-15

    I like mysteries, not gory or too much romance. I can stand a little. I like law enforcement, lawyers and espionage, not to complicated.

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    "Couldn't Stop Listening!"
    If you could sum up The Prince of Tides in three words, what would they be?

    I don't usually write reviews, but I had to say something about this book. It was mesmerizing and kept me fully engaged for the entire 22 hours. Frank Muller is the ONLY one who could bring this book to life. The plot was fantastic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was intriguing and complex. The narration was superb.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must listen to audio book. Don't miss it.

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    I like fiction 09-10-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Read it in hardback on publication"

    Wow! What a different book than what I remember. Both wonderfully so. Absolutely lyrical and I never tired of it. Lowenstein, Lowenstein, Lowenstein

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    Susan QUEMADO, NM, United States 09-08-15
    Susan QUEMADO, NM, United States 09-08-15 Member Since 2011
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    "I can't recommend this, but it gripped me"

    I bought this book only because the late great Frank Muller narrated it and Conroy told how much of a gift it was to listen to his book being read by Mr. Muller.
    Boy you can't say enough about Frank.

    This book gripped me so hard right from the beginning. But the bad language and graphic violence and one graphic rape scene keep me from being able to recommend it.

    Having said that, some scenes Conroy lays out and writes like a wonderful poet, in his descriptions through out the book. Wow, can he turn a phrase! His visual and scene descriptions were very memorable.

    But after this one, I have to listen to a lot of really nice, slow gentle ones to kind of clean my mind out.

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    Clive Hazell 09-05-15
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    "A Journey"
    What made the experience of listening to The Prince of Tides the most enjoyable?

    Frank Muller takes you there, his voice is a lullaby but he makes the words live and dance around you. This was my first Pat Conroy book, and I doubt it can be beaten...it has made me wary to purchase more.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Each character is inexplicably linked, it is unfair to turn the spotlight on only one. Each character is flawed and human but inherently beautiful because they have their own story to tell.


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

    Frank Muller makes the words dance. He has this resonance that makes you feel like you are there on the islands. I think he makes Pat Conroy's work even more beautiful and evocative.


    Any additional comments?

    A beautiful novel perfectly narrated by a true artist.

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