A Summons to Memphis

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.75 hours)
Product Number: Z07657
Released: Sep 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470396374
Narrator/s: Boyd Gaines
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Born in 1917, Tennessee author Peter Taylor won the Pulitzer Prize for this exceptional work of literature. The New York Times Book Review calls this "a beautiful ironic novel," and Kirkus Reviews hails it as "every inch the classic." 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.


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A Summons to Memphis
Product Number: BX00028249
Product Number:Z07657
Product Number:CV054

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Author(s): Peter Taylor
Narrator(s): Boyd Gaines
Product Number CV054
Released: Aug 21, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428160255

Professional reviews

"Boyd Gaines brings bounce and life to this Pulitzer Prize-winning (1987) story of family relationships. He takes the listener through the Carver family's hasty retreat from Nashville to Memphis when a business partner cheats the patriarch. Gaines emotes the sorrow and anger the family feels at this reversal of fortune, which affects their ensuing lives and relations. He reserves a Tennessee accent for a few poignant occasions in the story. Although the family members come to some understanding of each other by story's end, they continue to sabotage each other's hopes for happiness. Gaines's delightful reading makes it nearly impossible to stop listening; however, long lapses between the conclusion of a CD and the announcement of its end are needlessly disruptive, causing the listener to repeatedly check the player. J.J.B. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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