South of Broad, Pat Conroy
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South of Broad

Author: Pat Conroy

Narrator: Mark Deakins

Unabridged: 20 hr 2 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 08/11/2009

Genre: Fiction - Sagas

Synopsis

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A big sweeping novel of friendship and marriage” (The Washington Post) by the celebrated author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini
 
Leopold Bloom King has been raised in a family shattered—and shadowed—by tragedy. Lonely and adrift, he searches for something to sustain him and finds it among a tightly knit group of outsiders. Surviving marriages happy and troubled, unrequited loves and unspoken longings, hard-won successes and devastating breakdowns, as well as Charleston, South Carolina’s dark legacy of racism and class divisions, these friends will endure until a final test forces them to face something none of them are prepared for.
 
Spanning two turbulent decades, South of Broad is Pat Conroy at his finest: a masterpiece from a great American writer whose passion for life and language knows no bounds.
 
Praise for South of Broad
 
“Vintage Pat Conroy . . . a big sweeping novel of friendship and marriage.”—The Washington Post
 
“Conroy remains a magician of the page.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Richly imagined . . . These characters are gallant in the grand old-fashioned sense, devoted to one another and to home. That siren song of place has never sounded so sweet.”—New Orleans Times-Picayune
 
“A lavish, no-holds-barred performance.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
 
“A lovely, often thrilling story.”—The Dallas Morning News
 
“A pleasure to read . . . a must for Conroy’s fans.”—Associated Press


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Reviews Write A Review

AudiobooksNow review by Lorraine on 2010-06-08 08:53:44

The beginning of this book is great then it gets a little over the top with the main character, and the dialogue becomes stilted and unbelievable, It continues to get worse as the book goes on. I was really disappointed in this book. I was so looking forward to another conroy too. The characters were unbelieveable, and well almost cartoonish. The main character might as well have had angel wings everything was just too much. I wish the editor had done a better job.

AudiobooksNow review by Joanne on 2010-11-17 20:18:14

i very much enjoyed this book.i love the way pat conroy writes his characters.you likely have never met anyone like them but he makes you believe they really do exist.it's a story about survival and also about those who can't overcome their past even with love.

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