New England born want-to-be Irishman. I love stories set in Boston and Ireland.
The class room banter is beautiful!
It is the continuation of Angela;s Ashes
"Ach I", his father is very interesting and the Hotel scene in Dublin with his mother and the Kerry man trying to charm her is priceless!
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
This book is a continuation of Angela's Ashes and I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was not as heartbreaking as Angela's Ashes was, probably because we are no longer dealing with a child, but with a grown man. I think it is interesting that during Frank McCourt's years, a person's social status could change so much - something I am not sure is possible in this day and age. It leaves me wondering if the world will be missing out on a lot of Frank McCourts in the future because they will not have the same opportunties. That is a sad prospect.
I thoroughly enjoy Frank McCourt's stories and narration, I have listened to both Angela's Ashes and 'Tis, Each left me wanting to know the next chapter in Mr. McCourt's life. The story of his life is heartbreaking, heartwarming and hearty.
One of the top audiobooks for me. McCourt's delivery is priceless.
There are so many, but I think in general his accounting of trying to figure out how to be a high school teacher when he never went to high school.
Yes, but it is over 13 hours, so I couldn't. That was one of the drawbacks: It is a very long book.
A very good memoir that picks up where Angela's Ashes leaves off. It doesn't have quite the charm of Angela's Ashes, but I still loved it. McCourt is a master storyteller. I am so happy he narrated his own audiobooks.
There is nothing like the audio versions of McCourt's memoirs, all of them read by the author. What could be more enticing than getting an answer to the reader's most compelling question: WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? In 'Tis, McCourt brings his young adult years in New York vividly to life: His struggle to survive working class poverty, loneliness, chronic health problems, and his deep, driving desire to have the education he had always longed for.
If you haven't listened to 'Tis, do yourself a favor and go for it. Also highly recommended are his audio narration of Angela's Ashes and Teacher Man.
Frank McCourt was a wonderful writer and is greatly missed.
There is nothing better than hearing an author read his (or her) own book, and Frank McCourt's performance is truly wonderful. At times solemn and at times jolly, the story unfolds with shocking honesty and tenderness. This audio book is truly delightful!
Yes. It was time well spent. The story was interesting, and I enjoyed listening to it.
One of the scenes where his mother comes to New York. She is unusually difficult, and that creates such an interesting dynamic.
This is not really the type of book where I would have just one isolated favorite scene since it's all connected. I did have favorite events and themes and ideas. I really liked how Frank became so skilled at typing--then was able to use that in the real world.
Yes. 'Tis inspired me to try creative writing and to keep trying with school.
The authors voice. Love the voice and his humor behind it.
His wedding day
no. I broke it up in my commutes. loved book and didn't want it to end.
Loved the book..
I want to listen to Mr. McCourt's stories about his life for the rest of my life. His beautiful narration and frank storytelling from his heart has allowed my soul to sing and soar. I love how he has delivered raw and honest thoughts and emotions that as human beings, we all have felt.
Love the autor reading
I needed to know how Angela's ashes followed up
yes, and then listen again