• A Summons to Memphis

  • By: Peter Taylor
  • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 10-24-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 3.5 (58 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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By Theodore on 10-24-11

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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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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