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An Interview with Pat Conroy, Author of My Reading Life Speech

An Interview with Pat Conroy, Author of My Reading Life

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Publisher's Summary

Pat Conroy discusses his latest book, My Reading Life, as well as his experience narrating.

About My Reading Life:
Best-selling author Pat Conroy acknowledges the books that have shaped him and celebrates the profound effect reading has had on his life.

In My Reading Life, Conroy revisits a life of passionate reading. He includes wonderful anecdotes from his school days, mov­ing accounts of how reading pulled him through dark times, and even lists of books that particularly influenced him at vari­ous stages of his life, including grammar school, high school, and college.

Listen to My Reading Life.

©2010 Pat Conroy (P)2010 Random House Audio

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    "unknown" Newark, NJ, United States 08-30-11
    "unknown" Newark, NJ, United States 08-30-11
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    "Great interview"

    I really enjoyed listening to this - although it's short, it was a nice length for my commute, something different to check out for the morning. Check it out!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Anchorage, AK 01-07-17
    Amazon Customer Anchorage, AK 01-07-17
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    "Author of My reading life"

    The story of his mother reading to him in different character voices brings back find memories of my mom reading to me. I enjoyed this conversation.

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    wes/ aka Wes/ aka/ Keith 01-06-16
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    it was an okay read. Nothing to write home about, but it was short.

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    Leah 07-25-15
    Leah 07-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "What joy to hear Pat Conroy's voice"

    This is a short interview Pat Conroy gave after recording My Reading Life, which
    I read a few years back and loved. The world lost a great voice when he passed away, but this brought back memories of hearing him at author events.

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    Kelly Colorado Springs 03-05-14
    Kelly Colorado Springs 03-05-14
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    "good interview"

    Pat Conroy is a phenomenal author. If you haven't read any of his books, do so now. His facility with the English language is dazzling. He writes how I wish I spoke. He uses adjectives and other modifiers to paint pictures unlike any you will see with almost any other author. I have a hard time picking favorite books or authors... but if I made a short list Pat Conroy would be on it right near the top.

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    julia SARASOTA, FL, United States 10-11-12
    julia SARASOTA, FL, United States 10-11-12 Member Since 2013
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    "I LOVE PAT CONROY, BUT......"
    Was An Interview with Pat Conroy, Author of My Reading Life worth the listening time?

    Yes, I enjoyed hearing how he was drawn into writing this book. He is one of my favorite authors, top 5 in fact.


    Any additional comments?

    I realized I didn't care for his performance voice in the interview. My BAD I just had a different memory, I think it is more like Nick's memorable performance in Prince of Tides. I guess the entire thing boils down to, " youuuhoo, southern boy's got your fiddle", yes, it's truly to my ear "THE SOUTHERN WAY" and I just didn't hear it in this interview. I would probably love to read any of Pat's books rather than hear him read them to me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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