Beach Music

  • by Pat Conroy
  • Narrated by Peter MacNicol
  • 9 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the contemporary ruins of the American South to the ancient ruins of Rome, and from the unutterable horrors of the Holocaust to the lingering trauma of Vietnam, Beach Music sings with life's pain and glory. Jack McCall, an American expatriate in Rome with his young daughter, is trying to find some peace after his wife's suicide. But his solitude is disturbed by the appearance of his sister-in-law, who begs him to return home. And once there, he finds himself drawn into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family's past that can heal his anguished heart.


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Unabridged would have been 5 stars

This has always been my favorite Pat Conroy book and the narrator did a great job with the voices.

The only reason that I don’t give 5 stars is that this is the abridged version and omitted many of the most critical and colorful scenes. If I hadn’t already read the book I think I would have been lost trying to understand the relationship between Jack and his in-laws.

Unfortunately an unabridged version isn’t available on Audible.
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- Roy

loud and lame music

Supposed to create effect, I found this particular music plain awful, poorly timed and too loud, at times could not hear the narration.

This is otherwise a GREAT story with quality narration, very well done voices lending credibility to the characters.
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- Chris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-23-2000
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio