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Would you consider the audio edition of The Death of Santini to be better than the print version?
I haven't read the print version, so I can't compare, but the audio version was excellent. The dialogue between the family members was extremely well performed by Dick Hill and at times, I laughed out loud.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Death of Santini?
The conversations between the parents and the siblings were at times funny and at times shocking, but always entertaining.
Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Its the first book of Hill's that I have listened to, but I don't think it will be the last. Pat Conroy read the preface only, and at first I was disappointed he didn't read the book.Now I see why he didn't. There was a wonderful variety of "voices" that only a professional like Dick Hill could have delivered with such perfection. Many times I totally forgot that Pat Conroy was not reading, because Hill did such a wonderful job capturing the sarcasm, bitterness, pain and love in the voices.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes. Every free minute, I was plugged in and was sorry when it was over.
Any additional comments?
Its an amazing testimony to the power of forgiveness and love that Don Conroy was loved and mourned by so many people. It was also interesting, though not surprising to learn that Pat Conroy was similar to his father in many ways, minus the physical abuse to his loved ones. It was a fascinating followup to The Great Santini.
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What disappointed you about The Death of Santini?
Both the prologue and the book's narrators were remedial at best. Surprised at Pat Conroy's stumbled prologue delivery. Dick Hill was brutal. Reminded me of a third grader reciting the adventures of Dick, Jane and Sally. Too bad. It was disappointing as I was eager to hear Pat Conroy's newest book. Plan to read it as soon as I can erase Dick Hill's voice from my memory.
What could Pat Conroy have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Selected Will Patten to read it - including the prologue.
Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill’s performances?
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