©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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
I'm a lone Wolf, I do what I want when I want!
Yes for sure, I think it's great book
A River Runs Through It and Other Stories. Both books have a lot to do with tell a story from the past.
No too long but if I had the time and nowhere to go I would do it.
Get it you will Love it or at least really like it
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.
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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