I have to get this book in hardcover to put on my shelf. I did not care for the first book because of the way it ended. However, you're listening to the second book I want to listen to the first one again. I have a feeling these will be listened to several times. What a wonderful story from a wonderful man. Thank you Frank McCourt.
I don't think this series of books, starting with 'Angela's Ashes,' through 'Tis,' and finishing with 'Teacher' could be performed by anyone as brilliantly as Frank McCourt! I had read Angela's Ashes years ago and while I felt it was a great book, it was dark and depressing. But hearing it told the way it was meant to be understood by the author, I found so much more humor and joy in it that didn't come through at all in written form. I so enjoyed 'Angela's Ashes' that I moved right on to 'Tis' and while I didn't find 't's literary value to be equal to that of 'Angela's Ashes,' I thoroughly enjoyed it and moved on to 'Teacher' from there. Bravo Frank McCourt! All three are definitely worth listening to in the order written.
The reader's presentation
The mother's death and aferward
I read the print version but the audible, given the author's accent, made the book one of my favorites so far this year.
This book was simply outstanding. At times I laughed, then I cried. I don't know if I cried for the characters or for me. It doesn't matter which because this book really touched me and the struggles we all lead in this life. The narration only enhanced the experience.
I couldn't get enough of Frank's Memoirs!
I wish he were still alive and doing what he did best. Telling his stories!
It would have been an injustice if anyone else had narrated this book. I found myself laughing, smiling and thinking about my Swedish emigrant grandparents all the way to work and back. Loved his writing style, the repetition of phrases was hilarious and poignant.
I'd probably listen to Angela's Ashes, which was great, as well as this again. I can't get enough of his magnificent writing and narrating.
So many things. The narration makes it more terrific than I think reading would. His honest, humorist, sometimes sad take on his life.
Yes Angela's Ashes. It's every bit as good, if not better on some things. I plan on listening to Teacher Man next and anything he wrote.
A film couldn't possible do this book justice.
I'd recommend this and all McCourts books to anyone who wants to journey with an insightful, brilliant mind. I only wish he'd written more.