Accurately captured the thought life of a boy growing up in difficult circumstances, the "normal" and the challenges. Performance is magnificent.
This is a beautiful book that will stay with me for a long time. It is a chronicle of relentless hardships, but I think it is a little more than that - through the eyes of a child, you catch a glimpse of fleeting moments of happiness. It is book of sadness, but it is not a depressing book. It is a book of growing up. In several places, you would be reminded of your childhood. For instance, the description of getting to know about sex and the adults forever hinting that it is a dirty thing, would resonate with many readers.
A word about the audiobook in particular - the narration is outstanding. As others have also pointed out, hearing the story in Frank's accent is an absolute delight. Thank you Frank for writing and reading this story for us.
An enjoyable story that will continue to live long after it's finished.
Frank and all others
Made me feel deeply moved and entertained.
Frank is an endearing child/teenager. I find it difficult to truly comprehend the depth of disappointment & lack of overall care that he (& many) faced in childhood. Endearing from the heart of a child as the reader "peaks" into his thoughts & wondering as he grew & facing much sadness & adversity. His story is well told in this book. I look forward to reading the next 2 books which Frank McCourt wrote to reveal more of his life story as he grows into a young, then fully grown, man.
Frank McCourt brings joy and authenticity to the story of his childhood in Ireland. I think having the writer narrate what they have written makes the listener feel what he feels and take each step in their shoes. Loved it!