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The Death of Santini - The Story of a Father and His Son

Pat Conroy

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "A painful, lyrical, addictive read" (People) by the cherished author of The Great Santini that brings his extraordinary career full circle Pat Conroy's great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the often cruel and violent behavior of his father, Marine Corps fighter pilot Donald Patrick Conroy. While the publication of The Great Santini brought Pat much acclaim, the rift it caused brought even more attention, fracturing an already battered family. But as Pat tenderly chronicles here, even the oldest of wounds can heal. In the final years of Don Conroy's life, the Santini unexpectedly refocused his ire to defend his son's honor. The Death of Santini is a heart-wrenching act of reckoning whose ultimate conclusion is that love can soften even the meanest of men, lending significance to the oft-quoted line from Pat's novel The Prince of Tides: "In families there are no crimes beyond forgiveness." Praise for The Death of Santini "A painful, lyrical, addictive read that [Pat Conroy's] fans won't want to miss."-People "Conroy's conviction pulls you fleetly through the book, as does the potency of his bond with his family, no matter their sins."-The New York Times Book Review "Vital, large-hearted and often raucously funny."-The Washington Post "Conroy writes athletically and beautifully, slicing through painful memories like a point guard splitting the defense."-Minneapolis Star Tribune "A brilliant storyteller, a master of sarcasm, and a hallucinatory stylist whose obsession with the impress of the past on the present binds him to Southern literary tradition."-The Boston Globe From the Hardcover edition.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "A painful, lyrical, addictive read" (People) by the cherished author of The Great Santini that brings his extraordinary career full circle Pat Conroy's great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the often cruel and violent behavior of his father, Marine Corps fighter pilot Donald Patrick Conroy. While the publication of The Great Santini brought Pat much acclaim, the rift it caused brought even more attention, fracturing an already battered family. But as Pat tenderly chronicles here, even the oldest of wounds can heal. In the final years of Don Conroy's life, the Santini unexpectedly refocused his ire to defend his son's honor. The Death of Santini is a heart-wrenching act of reckoning whose ultimate conclusion is that love can soften even the meanest of men, lending significance to the oft-quoted line from Pat's novel The Prince of Tides: "In families there are no crimes beyond forgiveness." Praise for The Death of Santini "A painful, lyrical, addictive read that [Pat Conroy's] fans won't want to miss."-People "Conroy's conviction pulls you fleetly through the book, as does the potency of his bond with his family, no matter their sins."-The New York Times Book Review "Vital, large-hearted and often raucously funny."-The Washington Post "Conroy writes athletically and beautifully, slicing through painful memories like a point guard splitting the defense."-Minneapolis Star Tribune "A brilliant storyteller, a master of sarcasm, and a hallucinatory stylist whose obsession with the impress of the past on the present binds him to Southern literary tradition."-The Boston Globe From the Hardcover edition.
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "A painful, lyrical, addictive read" (People) by the cherished author of The Great Santini that brings his extraordinary career full circle Pat Conroy's great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the often cruel and violent behavior of his father, Marine Corps fighter pilot Donald Patrick Conroy. While the publication of The Great Santini brought Pat much acclaim, the rift it caused brought even more attention, fracturing an already battered family. But as Pat tenderly chronicles here, even the oldest of wounds can heal. In the final years of Don Conroy's life, the Santini unexpectedly refocused his ire to defend his son's honor. The Death of Santini is a heart-wrenching act of reckoning whose ultimate conclusion is that love can soften even the meanest of men, lending significance to the oft-quoted line from Pat's novel The Prince of Tides: "In families there are no crimes beyond forgiveness." Praise for The Death of Santini "A painful, lyrical, addictive read that [Pat Conroy's] fans won't want to miss."-People "Conroy's conviction pulls you fleetly through the book, as does the potency of his bond with his family, no matter their sins."-The New York Times Book Review "Vital, large-hearted and often raucously funny."-The Washington Post "Conroy writes athletically and beautifully, slicing through painful memories like a point guard splitting the defense."-Minneapolis Star Tribune "A brilliant storyteller, a master of sarcasm, and a hallucinatory stylist whose obsession with the impress of the past on the present binds him to Southern literary tradition."-The Boston Globe From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dick Hill

Length:

15h 13m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

35:58


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

30:47


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

22:51


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

58:34


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

41:21


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

31:28


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

53:20


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

42:19


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

30:24


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

44:21


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

51:57


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

23:06


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

32:40


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

51:54


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

13:43


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

01:05:09


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

42:50


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

39:34


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

37:31


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

01:11:43


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

36:28


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

35:13


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

19:36


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

00:36