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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (19,147 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pat Conroy Narrator: Jonathan Marosz Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Beach Music is about Jack McCall, an American living in Rome with his young daughter, trying to find peace after the recent trauma of his wife's suicide. But his solitude is disturbed by the appearance of his sister-in-law, who begs him to return home, and of two school friends asking for his help in tracking down another classmate who went underground as a Vietnam protester and never resurfaced. These requests launch Jack on a journey that encompasses the past and the present in both Europe and the American South, and that leads him to shocking--and ultimately liberating--truths.

Told with deep feeling and trademark Conroy humor, Beach Music is powerful and compulsively readable. It is another masterpiece in the legendary list of classics that his body of work has already become.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Reading PAT CONROY is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel. Houston Chronicle
  • Astonishing . . . stunning . . . the range of passions and subjects that brings life to every page is almost endless. The Washington Post Book World
  • Blockbuster writing at its best. Los Angeles Times Book Review
  • PAT CONROY’S writing contains
    a virtue now rare in most contemporary fiction: passion.
    The Denver Post
  • Magnificent...beach music is clearly CONROY’S best. San Francisco Chronicle

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Darlene Librizzi | 2/15/2014

    " I am giving this book a 4 star rating very hesitantly.....although I like Pat Conroy, I could not wait to finish this book....it started out great and the first three hundred pages I was totally engrossed, but then it started to drag on and on and it seemed to take forever....I found myself losing interest quickly..I finally finished it this morning and it had a good storyline but probably could have been told in a much shorter book....630 pages was just too much for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennifer F | 2/14/2014

    " A little slow to start but got interesting. Lots of side and back stories which got to be a bit exhausting at times. Not sure I'm happy with the tidy ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jan | 2/12/2014

    " Probably my absolute favorite Conroy book. His writing is exquisite and lyrical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Beckie | 2/7/2014

    " Reading this book turned out to be an ordeal. This was the most emotionally draining book that I have ever read. I actually lost sleep over it. There were so many layers in this book that it was challenging to find the main plot amongst the many sub-plots. I have read a lot of Holocaust fiction and Mr. Fox's experience was the most graphic experience I have ever read. Mr. Conroy is truly a master writer. "

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