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.