DJW in San Diego
The author/narrator painted a very poignant portrait of life in a divided, poor Ireland. His honest Irish accent added greatly to the story. However, there was too much detail and the book was much too long for the subject matter.
I already have. I did not know it had been made into a movie but the book translation was not dark as I've heard about the movie
The landing in the US
I'll have to wait until I need to be reminded how good we have it, each time I started to feel overwhelmed by our depression, over taxed and under paid, I'd read alittle more about his childhood and realized that if he could make it work I can do the same.
The moment Frankie realizes there is the possibility of a better life for himself outside of Limerick, Ireland.
He brings this story to life with his vocal expression and emotion. You can tell he is recalling the actual events as he is reading the story aloud. He draws you in and makes you feel like you were there to witness it yourself.
A truly entertaining story with gripping narration!
It's one of the best Audiobooks I've read at Audible.com
Its kind unique in it's details and depiction of the 40's in Ireland. But I think Jessica, from Bryce Courtenay is as powerful as this.
I think Frank McCourt is the center of the book and the best character.
I think the actual tagline is good: "The Hopes of a Mother. The Dreams of a Father. The Fate of a Child."
No because it's just not entertaining enough.
There were many poignant scenes.
No, I had to listen a little at a time. I was engaged enough to want to finish the book, but I wasn't compelled to listen all at once. It got boring after awhile.
While I do see why this is an important book, I was disappointed overall. I loved the author as the narrator, though.
The priests comforting Frankie at age 16
I liked his voice and the way it made the story seem authentic
Yes and I did stay up way to late 2 nights in a row trying to do so
I am hoping for a sequel, I would love to meet the adult Frank McCourt
Frank McCourt definitely made listening to this book more enjoyable. He made every character come alive. He made me laugh and made me cry. I enjoyed the book very much I just did not see the end coming at all and then it was over. Left me a little speechless and feeling a wee bit cheated. I would definitely recommend this book though. Just expect it to end at any time. :)
Painful, Hillarious, Honest
The perspective of life in a town in Ireland as seen by a young boy. The events that take place could devastate anyone, but through the eyes of a child who knows no other life, they gain the immediacy of a mind which has yet to develop it's filters.
I adored this performance! His accent and how he portrays each character with both humor and sensitivity made this book come alive.
I've had a hard copy of this book for many years, but for some reason never picked it up and read it. I had heard that it was sad, and I wasn't interested in sad. What I hadn't heard was how funny it is, too. I mean, laugh out loud funny. Laugh till you cry funny. And then you just cry, because it's so very sad, too.