South of Broad

South of Broad

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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The publishing event of the season: The one and only Pat Conroy returns, with a big, sprawling novel that is at once a love letter to Charleston and to lifelong friendship. Against the sumptuous backdrop of Charleston, South Carolina, South of Broad gathers a unique cast of sinners and saints. Leopold Bloom King, our narrator, is the son of an amiable, loving father who teaches science at the local high school.
Publisher: [New York] : Books on Tape, 2009
ISBN: 9781415965405
1415965404
Branch Call Number: OVERDRIVE
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc
Deakins, Mark

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KommissarKen
Mar 30, 2017

Have to agree with the previous reviewer, Dixie -- a long, drawn-out story, with so many disparate threads it proved unbelievable. And at the very end there's a final plot twist that left me also saying, "Really?" An average book with a few interesting characters but too much going on.

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DixieWesterlin
Jul 30, 2014

Part 1 was okay then really??? could we possibly use more adjectives and it is the most unbelievable story. I can't finish it and I'm in Part 4 many better written books by Pat Conroy.

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othokat
Nov 05, 2013

This book was extraordinary. Enjoyed it from the beginning to the end. Can't wait to read another of his books.

bbonier Jan 19, 2013

Set against the backdrop of Charleston, SC, the story is told from the point of view of Leopold Bloom King, whose father teaches science at the local high school and whose mother, an ex-nun, is the principal there. After Leo's older brother commits suicide at the age of ten, the family struggles with the shattering effects of his death. Eventually, Leo becomes part of a tightly knit group of high school seniors who all come from vastly different backgrounds and the story follows them through the next 2 decades. The story has incredible substance and is enjoyable reading. Very well read by Mark Deakin.

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lisastitch
Sep 01, 2010

Beautifully written, and I thoroughly enjoyed the book, though there were times when it felt as if he was telling two separate stories.

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