South of Broad by Pat Conroy audiobook

South of Broad: A Novel

By Pat Conroy
Read by Mark Deakins

Random House Audio
20.03 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780739382943

#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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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Selected for the August 2009 Indie Next List

A USA Today bestseller

#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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Conroy is a master of American fiction and he has proved it once again in this magnificent love letter to his beloved Charleston, and to friendships that will stand the test of time.” BookPage
“Conroy writes with a momentum that’s impossible to resist.” People
“Conroy is an immensely gifted stylist…No one can describe a tide or a sunset with his lyricism and exactitude.” Washington Post
“Beautifully written throughout…Conroy is a natural at weaving great skeins of narrative, and this one will prove a great pleasure to his many fans.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Lyrical . . . evocative . . . Beach Music is one from the heart, and it beats with a vibrancy that cannot be denied. Hartford Courant
"Grand. Boston Globe
Breathtaking . . . perhaps the most eagerly awaited book of the year . . . a knockout. Charlotte Observer
Few novelists write as well, and none as beautifully . . . Conroy's narrative is so fluid and poetic that it's apt to seduce you into reading just one more page, just one more chapter. Lexington Herald-Leader
Compelling storytelling . . . a page-turner . . . Conroy takes aim at our darkest emotions, lets the arrow fly, and hits a bull's-eye almost every time. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Incandescent. Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Beach Music attains an almost ethereal beauty. Miami Herald
Blockbuster writing at its best. Los Angeles Times Book Review
Conroy writes with a momentum that's impossible to resist. People, 3 of 4 stars.
"Conroy is an immensely gifted stylist…. No one can describe a tide or a sunset with his lyricism and exactitude. Chris Bohjalian, The Washington Post
Beautifully written throughout…. Conroy is a natural at weaving great skeins of narrative, and this one will prove a great pleasure to his many fans. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Conroy is a master of American fiction and he has proved it once again in this magnificent love letter to his beloved Charleston, and to friendships that will stand the test of time. BookpagePraise for Beach Music
Pat Conroy's writing contains a virtue now rare in most contemporary fiction: passion. Denver Post
Astonishing . . . stunning . . . the range of passions and subjects that brings life to every page is almost endless. Washington Post Book World
Reading Pat Conroy is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel. Houston Chronicle

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Author

Author Bio: Pat Conroy

Author Bio: Pat Conroy

Donald Patrick “Pat” Conroy (1945–2016) was an American author of acclaimed novels and memoirs, two of which made it to #1 on New York Times bestsellers list: Beach Music and South of Broad. Four of his novels were made into major motion pictures: The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, Conrack, and The Lords of Discipline. The novel on which the movie Conrack was based, The Water Is Wide, won an NEA Human and Civil Rights Award and an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 20.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English