©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)
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.
Mesmerizing and enthralling. A tremendous book by a tremendous storyteller, with a great performance by the reader. Very enjoyable performance.
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.
I like mysteries, not gory or too much romance. I can stand a little. I like law enforcement, lawyers and espionage, not to complicated.
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.
The story was intriguing and complex. The narration was superb.
This is a must listen to audio book. Don't miss it.
Wow! What a different book than what I remember. Both wonderfully so. Absolutely lyrical and I never tired of it. Lowenstein, Lowenstein, Lowenstein
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.
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.
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.
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.
A beautiful novel perfectly narrated by a true artist.
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