Was hoping for a riveting sequel to Angelas Ashes but was greatly disappointed. Boring
Develop the interpersonal story lines. He seemed emotionally disconnected.
Yes, skip the third book in this series.
Probably not. I think, having read two of his books, I'm done.
I was glad to see the story picked up where Angela's Ashes left off, however, I wanted to hear more of the rags to riches tale of him becoming a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and the story never get's there.
Yes, I listened to Angela's Ashes and it was better. The vocal performance was better on the previous work and more suited to the material.
I have not read the print version of 'Tis but I enjoyed listening to the author read his own story.
My favorite character I think would have to be Mam.
Top, it is a total immersion into Frank McCourt's world. The good, bad and ugly.
Frank , he made me laugh cry and has stayed with me.
There are to many to list only one...entirely.
His way of looking at the world is so honest and raw that he captured my heart.
I would highly recommend this book, it leaves you wanting more.
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!
I enjoyed this but not nearly as much as Angela's Ashes. It's so interesting to learn how his life progresses. Everyone has a story. Some parts just aren't as interesting as others.
'Tis was the very first book by Frank McCourt that I was introduced to when I recieved an abridged copy of it on cassette tape for a birthday present. I fell right in love! I of course had to rush to my local library and "yay" they had the unabridged version. Since then I have read his better known, "Angela's Ashes" which was also excellent, and his last full length novel, "Teacher Man" which is of course also wonderful. But "'Tis" will forever be my favourite of the three novels. It is just such a pleasure to listen to his novels, narrated by Frank McCourt himself.
I loved Frank McCourt's "Angela's Ashes", so I bought this one. To my surprise, it wasn't so good. I sometimes missed the thread of the story and where the author was going with it. I'd think about it twice before buying it. Especially if you've heard "Angela's Ashes".
Counselor with eclectic taste, I enjoy all types of fiction, dark, strange and twisted things, humor and explicitly.
This was OK but defiantly not as endearing as Angels Ashes. Having said that it, was enjoyable enough to be recommended, and it does bring the first story full circle, it just lacks the charm of AA. I gave 4 stars because there wasn't an option for 3.5 which I think would be more accurate.
I've listened to Angela's Ashes with such great pleasure that I jumped on 'Tis. But I haven't been thrilled by it. McCourt uses the same narrative techniques and I felt that the story was a repetition even though the events take place later in his life. His living in America seems drab and I can't identify with a "drunk". Sorry Mr. McCourt but one was enough for me. I won't try your other book on your teaching carreer. Sorry for my English, I'm French.
I loved this book. Read it on the flight over to Ireland. Frank McCourt reads beautifully--a feat not easily done by most authors. I was a little concerned that "'Tis" would be redundant, after having read Angela's Ashes--however this book was all new and refreshing.