This was a very moving story. I enjoyed every bit of it! There aren't many like this that touched my heart. Thank you, Audible for making this available! And thank you, Frank McCourt for writing this beautiful story.
I have listened to this at least 15 times. Great true stories. McCort delivers a wonderful reenactment of his life with all the wonderful characters to boot.
I read "Angela's Ashes" years ago but nothing can compare to listening to Frank McCourt reading the unabridged version himself! His Irish accent & the inflection in his voice as he reads the book the way he intended it to be "heard" by his readers cannot compare to reading this book yourself. I loved this audible version & have already downloaded his 2nd book, "Tis" in audible. Next month it will be "Teacher Man". All excellant books & will most likely be even better in the audible version! We have lost Frank McCourt, but his books live on in our hearts for all time.
Not really Ron! Female, mid 40's. Need a good audio book really helps me get things done around the house. My family is annoyed!
Read this book years ago but I enjoyed it so much more as an audio book. It just feels like Frank McCourt is telling you the stories himself with his rich Irish voice. Sad, funny,touching and disturbing at times. Just like life.Loved it!
GRI, SME, CDPE, Broker
Frank McCourt quickly became one of my favorite writers ... AND narrators, after listening to him recount his own story. My only disappointment is how abruptly it ends and the fact that the title has no bearing on the story (but does in the continuation of Frank's story, called "'T'Is"). A must read for everyone, but not until high school because of the harsh and realistic content and language.
I had read Angela's Ashes several times, first through a paperback and then on my Kindle. I thought it was a great enough book and such a keeper that I purchased it twice. When I came across the audio version I thought I wouldn't bother ~ until I realized it was the author himself as the narrator. What had always been an excellent book was exceptional! Mr. McCourt's Irish brogue, his pauses, his singing, his wry way of speaking gave this book depth and dimension that I hadn't even counted on. Whether you are new to audio books or a seasoned reader, this book is a charmer, heart-breaking yet poignant, funny... And now for "Tis"!
You will listen, and then listen again. I LOVED the dry sense of humor that was expertly woven into the story. I laughed out loud when Frankie left God in the backyard.
Many books go on and come off my device, but Angelas Ashes always stays. This is hands down the best book I have ever listened to. Frank McCourt is brilliant in his narration and he brings every single character to life so you have a picture in your mind of what they looked like and even the expressions on the faces as they talk. I tell everyone I know to listen to this book, don't just read it because you miss so much. By listening, you can get the whole experience because when he reads to you, you can feel the emotions in his voice.
This book totally blew me away. It seemed as if the sweetness of Frank McCourt's voice had enchanted me and I couldn't get enough of it. The story is beautifully written and it'll make you cry and laugh, sometimes both at the same time. A wonderful book read in a soothing, yet not at all boring voice - you'll just eat it up. Kudos to the late Frank McCourt for the lovely story and narration.
This is a beautiful tale of one incredible life story. This tale offers so much in the ranges of emotion. You feel incredibly saddened, angry and humored all at the same time. McCourt's quasi-American/Irish accent makes the audio version a joy to listen to. Tis' a good book it is, Tis' some class of a well written memoir.