I would if they were interested.
The narration. Frank is excellent with accents.
I hadn't before.
The deaths of Margaret, Oliver and Oliver's twin almost got me crying.
I liked it and really enjoyed it...bit it was also upsetting and enlightening. What a horribly difficult time for the characters...and it's true. But the author includes joy and humor and it makes a lovely read.
I knew some of the hardships in Ireland, but had not idea to the degree the people suffered. There are people who can see the humor in Frank McCourt's writing and I desperately looked for it, but alas, the book ended and I was totally depressed by his childhood.
I loved the performance. It was his voice, knowing that he lived to a ripe old age, that kept me going and I finished the book.
YES. Listen at 1.5 speed so I could hurry through and finish the book! I loved the narration, but could not stand the hardships.
It was hard to care much for the characters and it seemed to be just a series of bad things happening to this family but with no overall point to any of it. Then it just ends abruptly.
yes. I read it many years ago, and all I remembered of it was that it was sad. Hearing it changed the whole thing for me- I was laughing out loud through much of the book.
Frank McCourt is a wonderful narrator!
I was afraid that the story of a miserable Irish childhood would also dump me into misery along with it. Instead, I found a compelling story that opens one up to the complexity of humanity. The author's reading brought it to life like no one else could. Afterwards, the story continued to haunt me. I will now listen to Frank McCourt's other memoirs (also read by himself), as I am not yet ready to let go of this author and his story.
This is a great story with an even better performance by the author. There is some language and sexuality throughout and some question the veracity of McCourt's story but it's worth your time nonetheless. If you have children, it'll inspire you to be a better father or mother. It'll also inspire you to be a better sibling. And it'll give you insight into the Catholic Church.