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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (19,137 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pat Conroy Narrator: Peter MacNicol Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Pat Conroy, America’s preeminent storyteller, delivers a sweeping novel of lyric intensity and searing truth–the story of Jack McCall, an American expatriate in Rome, scarred by tragedy and betrayal. His desperate desire to find peace after his wife’s suicide draws him into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family’s past that can heal his anguished heart.

Spanning three generations and two continents, from the contemporary ruins of the American South to the ancient ruins of Rome, from the unutterable horrors of the Holocaust to the lingering trauma of Vietnam, Beach Music sings with life’s pain and glory. It is another masterpiece in Pat Conroy’s legendary list of beloved novels.

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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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeymei | 2/14/2014

    " This book was incredible. It was the right balance of humor, drama, and life lessons throughout stories of a group of friends and their parents, and their lives together. Incredible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ms. G | 2/14/2014

    " Thank you Sharon Florin for passing this on to me. A wonderful summer saga--takes place in S.C. and Rome; brimgs up issues related to Vietnam and the Holocoust as well as saving loggerhead TURTLES from extinction--who could ask for more. Why 4, not 5, stars--some of it seemed/felt cliche--reminded me of "The Help" in that sense. Plan to read more of Conroy. Thanks again, Ms. Florin... another author to explore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melissa Cavanaugh | 2/8/2014

    " I like this one enough to reread it now and then, but somehow the language seems to get more purple every time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Vicky | 2/5/2014

    " Great book! Amazing characters with intriguing histories. "

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