A Summons to Memphis

  • by Peter Taylor
  • Narrated by Boyd Gaines
  • 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"A beautiful, ironic novel..." (New York Times Book Review)
"Every inch the classic." (Kirkus Reviews )


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Customer Reviews

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Summons to Boredom

I am dumbfounded as to how this book won a Pulitzer Prize. I can only conjecture that Peter Taylor's powerful friends persuaded the powers that be to give him the award as a prize for his total career. Nothing much happens in this completely humorless book. And I am at a loss to explain why the reader chose to narrate the book without a trace of the Nashville/Memphis accent of the book's narrator.
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- Theodore

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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- LaDonna Degan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-24-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books