The Lords of Discipline

Pat Conroy, read by Dan John Miller, Brilliance Audio, unabridged, 18 CDs, 21.3 hrs., $49.99 ISBN 978-1-44-181499-9
As Conroy's tale of military college secrets reaches its 30th anniversary, Dan John Miller brings a new audio edition to life with passion and attention to detail, and the author himself offers an insightful introduction. Miller brings complexity and nuance to his portrayal of the mysterious St. Croix family, the old-money Charleston blue bloods who provide a home away from home for protagonist Will McLean. Miller recreates the mix of Lowcountry and upstate Carolina dialects on campus and also skillfully adds the voices of Will's Italian-American roommates Dante "Pig" Pignetti and Mark Santoro into the mix. The hazing sessions, where a vicious secret society of cadets use multiple forms of torture to preserve the racial purity of their school, have never sounded more harrowing, nor has the author's point—that there is exists a very dark side to obedience—been clearer. A Dial paperback. (May)
Reviewed on: 06/28/2010
Release date: 04/01/2010
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