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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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    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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    Brandon Parks 04-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A tragic classic"

    This book was very dark to the point where if something good was happening you almost didn't trust it. But it was a very interesting look into the south and a culture that was both generationally and locationally different from my own. Overall I created a deep relationship/understanding with all of the characters which I think only good books can do. At the end of the book I was satisfied and I don't regret anytime I spent listening.

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    Martha 03-25-16
    Martha 03-25-16
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    "Hard topics... Not a book for the weak"

    This book is truth for many. There is abuse, alcohol issues, affairs, and it's written artfully, it's soulful and I know the characters. I care about them. The story is deep and worth the read. The audio version is excellent.

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    Patrick 03-24-16
    Patrick 03-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Poetry"

    Every other passage melts off the page into Muller's throat and out to your speakers. Simply put, this is a piece of art. Cannot recommend enough. Pure, genuine magic

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    Daniel Hyde 03-22-16
    Daniel Hyde 03-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Read by the character?"

    Frank Muller does an awesome job capturing the characters, it feels like a first-person telling from the character. The story is laden with wonderful sarcasm and challenging stories. I didn't know it was 30 years old until after I read it!

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    Lolo 03-18-16
    Lolo 03-18-16 Member Since 2013

    I love unrealistic books with a strong foundation in reality and loads of atmosphere. I can be overly picky about narration. Sorry.

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    "Most amazing book I've ever read."

    And to top it all, it was read by the best voice actor who ever read a book. Conroy died this month, and the narrator Frank Muller, a man with a magical voice and way of reading, he died several years back, before his time. On finishing this book I'm actually feeling hurt by those losses because Price of Tides touched me so deeply. The diction is so musical and vast and exacting. Emotion and atmosphere are captured here, and life is captured here with such bright honesty. Never boring and constantly beautiful and real. Can't believe how amazing this story is and how well told. It'll make you laugh many times, and out loud too, even when you're alone and hadn't thought yourself in the mood for laughs. It will make you cry as well though, for sure. I'm crying now, I feel as though I just left behind family when I finished.

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