• A Summons to Memphis

  • By: Peter Taylor
  • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-24-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 (64 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Born in 1917, Tennessee author Peter Taylor won the Pulitzer Prize for this exceptional work of literature. The well-to-do Carver family moves to Memphis from Nashville, where they become embroiled in a domestic dispute over the widower patriarch's decision to remarry.
©1986 Peter Taylor (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC
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Critic Reviews

"A beautiful, ironic novel..." ( New York Times Book Review)
"Every inch the classic." ( Kirkus Reviews )
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2 out of 5 stars
By LaDonna Degan on 10-22-15

This was boring, I didn't finish it

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I kept thinking it would get better but it never did. I got about halfway through then gave up. I returned it and got something else.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The narrator was good, I'm from the South so I enjoyed the accent but I just couldn't get interested.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Nichole on 06-01-09

Not at all interesting

The story in this book was not really bad, but it just never developed into somthing you care about. The main character was selfish and boring, he did not really care about anythign in life, and so I did not really care about him. There was such promise, but nothing ever developed beyond the surface. The main character hears that father and sisters interefered with the one love of his life, therefore ruining his ability to really love for the rest of his life and what does he do...nothing. Nothing is about what sums up the plot development of the book.

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4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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