The Great Santini

  • by Pat Conroy
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Step into the powerhouse life of Bull Meecham. He's all Marine -- fighter pilot, king of the clouds, and absolute ruler of his family. Lillian is his wife -- beautiful, southern-bred, with a core of velvet steel. Without her cool head, her kids would be in real trouble. Ben is the oldest, a born athlete whose best never satisfies the big man. Ben's got to stand up, even fight back, against a father who doesn't give in -- not to his men, not to his wife, and certainly not to his son. Bull Meecham is undoubtedly Pat Conroy's most explosive character -- a man you should hate, but a man you will love.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

an excellent book

An insightful and moving story of the coming of age of a young man whose life has been dominated by a complex and violent father. The narration is one of the best I've heard.
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- cort

Most Enjoyable

I had never read this author or heard of the book, I just bought it from the sale as I was looking for something new. It is SO worth it. I listen when I walk and I find myself laughing out loud at parts of this book. I have recommended it to several people and I am going to rent the movie. If you are considering this book go for it.
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- Truitt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-24-2009
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio