©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)
The narration was so beautiful I couldn't stop listening.
No other this was the best I have ever listened. Memorizing and unforgetable.
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.
Give me more
Around every corner there was a surprise.
The setting in the low country its a place we don't see on a road trip.
He had the it under control from the start, outstanding.
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.
Annie Dillard's American Childhood, another all-time fav of mine.
Love them all, even when you hate them!
The conversation with their grandmother. The father's ramblings while out on the boat with the kids shrimping.
For those who love good writing (the kind that is now so rare)
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.
Born in Boston, in autumn, and still love both.
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!
best audiobook ever. best audiobook ever.best audiobook ever. best auudiobook ever xxx. xxxx xxxx xxxx
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.
Tom. Well written & thought out character. Frank Muller does a great job with the audio. I can understand why Pat Conroy recommends him.
Tom. See above.
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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