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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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    Celia 05-27-16
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    "Highly recommend. A must read"

    Thank you Pat Conroy for weaving such a wonderful story. I almost thought this is a true story. It is the tragic story of 3 siblings, it tells us that the choicest we made can make or shape us, either good or bad. The "what if " each one of them had taken or made another move. I must say I feel sad at the end for the choice or sacrifice that Tom Wingo has to make.
    This is definitely one of the novel in my best lists.

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    Kristi Michels Harris 05-16-16
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    "a work of art!"

    I loved loved loved this book. Frank Muller's performance is superb! This is one of my favorites that keeps getting revisited again and again. Each time I love it just as much as the first time I listened!

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    DiDi Rulison Illinois, USA 05-14-16
    DiDi Rulison Illinois, USA 05-14-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Loved this book!!"

    This is an incredible story with just about everything you can throw at life, yet, watch it struggle and grow.
    incredibly vivid characters and setting. I love South Carolina and lived there for years, so this story, as these children describe their lives growing up in South Carolina, I can picture the beautiful countryside and nearly feel the sultry heat on my skin. I can easily remember breathing in the fragrant humidity and watching the stars at night. The South Carolina countryside sky at night is the singlemost beautiful setting I've ever witnessed.

    Brilliantly narrated! This story is as beautiful as it is heart renderingly painful.

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    Christl Bonaparte 05-03-16
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    "Great book."

    This was a great story, presented by an awesome narrator. I highly recommend this book.

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    Sharon Compton HOTCHKISS, CO, US 04-28-16
    Sharon Compton HOTCHKISS, CO, US 04-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Only one negative about this book..."
    If you could sum up The Prince of Tides in three words, what would they be?

    Great story but too much psycho-babble woven in! It just got very wordy at times, to the point that I almost gave up on it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Prince of Tides?

    When Tom finally got around to telling the whole story...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite part of the story was when the three siblings finally met on their secret island.


    If you could take any character from The Prince of Tides out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    It would be Tom. He was the most down-to-earth and in touch with the truth.


    Any additional comments?

    Pat Conroy has a beautiful, flowing style of writing that paints vivid scenes as he tells the story.

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    Pat GRAPEVINE, TX, United States 04-28-16
    Pat GRAPEVINE, TX, United States 04-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Southern Ambrosia"

    As Tom Wingo is left to whisper the name of his lost love into the night, we are left to whisper the names of Conroy and Muller. A rare marriage of creativity and performance. Grieve not that it will never be again, but be thankful that it every was.

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    Agent Anna 04-26-16
    Agent Anna 04-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book"

    I I loved the movie, so I knew I'd love the book. It didn't disappoint, the narrator brought the book to Life. I I loved learning all the new detail of the story in this amazing book. I highly recommend it

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    Lisa 04-15-16
    Lisa 04-15-16

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    "Beautiful"

    Beautiful story. Beautiful performance. That is all I can think of to say. Just beautiful.

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    Michael Canyon Country, CA, United States 04-14-16
    Michael Canyon Country, CA, United States 04-14-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Conroy's writing is the best"

    Conroy is masterful in his writing. He is poetic and. touches your heart with his characters. The Prince of Tides atory is only alright. The sadness and tragedies of what families can go through is absolutely gut wretching. But it shows that families are resilient and can get through the bad times but they are scarred.

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    L Thompson APO, AE United States 04-14-16
    L Thompson APO, AE United States 04-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Phenomenal Story"

    Frank Muller is a masterful storyteller. This story is not only told well, but the writer is explicit with the interwoven memories provided throughout. I sat in the car listening and could not tear myself away.

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