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4.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 5 4.32 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pat Conroy Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781441815033
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This powerful and breathtaking novel is the story of four cadets who have become bloodbrothers. Together they will encounter the hell of hazing and the rabid, raunchy and dangerously secretive atmosphere of an arrogant and proud military institute. They will experience the violence. The passion. The rage. The friendship. The loyalty. The betrayal. Together, they will brace themselves for the brutal transition to manhood... and one will not survive. With all the dramatic brilliance he brought to The Great Santini, Pat Conroy sweeps you into the turbulent world of these four friends - and draws you deep into the heart of his rebellious hero, Will McLean, an outsider forging his personal code of honor, who falls in love with a whimsical beauty... and who undergoes a transition more remarkable then he ever imagined possible. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Gripping, grueling…superb.”

    Playboy

  • “God preserve Pat Conroy.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Seldom have I encountered an author who puts words together so well—reading Conroy is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel.”

    Houston Post

  • “A work of enormous power, passion, humor, and wisdom. It sweeps the reader along on a great tide of honest, throbbing emotion. It is the work of a writer with a large, brave heart.”

    Washington Star

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen Nowak | 2/11/2014

    " This book is excellent because it keeps you emotionally involved with the constant contrast between good and evil within each character. I have no doubt this is based on the truth of military academy harassment and hazing of the time and applaud Conroy's imagination as he moves beyond what could actually happen. The writing is intense and draws you in completely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 2/7/2014

    " I read this book over and over when in high school. Still love it in so many ways. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karina | 2/6/2014

    " I read Pat Conroy for an 11th grade paper. I think I was a bit too young and innocent to be reading his works but by the time I realized it I didn't have time to find a new author. Let's just say this was "educating" for a naive young woman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kent | 1/31/2014

    " My favorite of Conroy's. Four friends trying to make it through at The Citadel. It is a page-turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ajetunhsiv | 1/26/2014

    " If you want to read beautiful prose, this is the book you need to read. There are several pages that can get rather tedious, but overall a fantastic book. The characters come alive and so does the city of Charleston, SC. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/17/2014

    " i love pat Conroy's writing! This is a great story but it is raw and brutal in some parts because Mr. Conroy makes you feel as though you are there witnessing every single moment before your eyes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 1/15/2014

    " This is the first Pat Conroy I've read & loved it!!! Great fictional take on the Citadel training, graphic though for those who don't care to read that as part of a story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 1/11/2014

    " Another, well-written Pat Conroy novel. The "surprise" ending, unfortunately, was predictable. The signs leading to it were a little obvious. Still, it was worth it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joey Robinson | 1/9/2014

    " Though boring in the first half, The Lords of Discipline is expertly written, and the second half contains events that will shock you. The book is also hilarious, and extremely smart with plot that keeps you reading. The last part of the book is some of the greatest literature I've ever read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dayne | 12/21/2013

    " I read this because I loved South of Broad and Prince of Tides so much. Just couldn't get into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy | 7/15/2013

    " Easily in my top 5 favorite books of all time. This story is about boys becoming friends for life through their experiences at a military school. Three words to summarize the conflicting themes, Honor, Friendship, and Loyalty(duty). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marjorie | 3/17/2013

    " Very intriguing book. Loved Conroy's writing style, use of words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica Burch | 2/28/2013

    " I enjoy everything he writes. Though Prince of Tides is my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marsha M | 2/25/2013

    " Another winner from Pat Conroy with a wicked twist at the end. Always delivers a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Griff | 10/7/2012

    " Horribly insightful of personality types at a military school (The Citadel) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Goodman | 8/1/2012

    " Probably one of my faves of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marybeth | 5/14/2012

    " One of my favorites that I tend to re-read every 10 years or so. Amazing narrative about brotherhood and tradition! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 4/9/2012

    " Pat Conroy is just one of my favorite authors. There are always language issues, but his characters ring true, basically because I think so much of his writing has something to do with his own experiences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chana T | 2/18/2012

    " This is perhaps one of the best books you will ever read. It is so true to human nature yet above it all the same. The characters are hilarious and so different. Pat Conroy is simply the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard Devita | 11/8/2011

    " How can you not love this one? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 8/12/2011

    " I like Conroy at any time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie Bowerman | 8/1/2011

    " Since my son has moved on to be a sophomore and has apparently emerged from his knob year relatively unscathed, I finally allowed myself to read Pat Conroy's "Citadel book." It is a most excellent page-turner, but still a little scary. I want to read more Conroy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 5/19/2011

    " Phenomenal, great read. The writing style and prose are almost lyrical, so descriptive. A lot of it dealt with ugly material and situations, but it was interesting to see how the main character developed his own sense of responsibility and honor as a result of his experiences "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B. Barda | 5/12/2011

    " An intense portrait of the brotherly love and affection young men have for each other and the society that forces them to shove it into painful contortions. Hard to read at times but full of deep feeling that sticks with you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 5/1/2011

    " There is a reason Pat Conroy is my favorite fiction writer! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/27/2011

    " This is my definition of a good summer read. It's not particularly well written, it's super melodramatic, and a lot of things don't make any sense - but it really distinguishes itself through its content and its unexpected hilarity. Also, friends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 4/22/2011

    " Second time I've read this book and it's still as wonderful as I remember "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 4/15/2011

    " I loved it. I thought it a great portrayal of life as an army brat. Love the film too with my fave actor, Robert Duvall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 4/11/2011

    " It's pretty hard for Pat Conroy to write a bad book, but this one has always been my favorite "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 3/10/2011

    " Once you start a Pat Conroy book, it is hard to put it down. South Carolina and a military college during the mid 60's...what a story, he can tell it like no one else! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nora | 3/3/2011

    " Everything Conroy writes is worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 2/28/2011

    " It took a little while to get going, but after about 60% I couldnt put the book down. Very well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 2/21/2011

    " Frightening! Frightening and beautifully written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonia | 2/1/2011

    " I happen to love Pat Conroy so I loved this book also but the detailed descriptions of the cruelty and the manipulations of these young people was appalling to my sense of justice. Very well written, very exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat. Loved it. "

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About the Author
Author 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.

About the Narrator

Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning Walk the Line, he starred as Johnny Cash’s guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney’s Leatherheads and My One and Only, with Renée Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, he has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has twice been named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine, and has received eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly.