Poor Frank McCourt had a rough life... He did a good job of portraying the Irish drinking and filthy language problems. This book was VERY drawn out. I only listened to the first half, and skipped through the rest of it. I kept thinking the plot would thicken, or he would make something of himself. I listened to the ending and was SOOO glad I didn't waste another 7 hours on the second half of the book. Don't waste your time...
This book has it all... adventure, love, philosophy, economics, politics, and ethics. It is a VERY entertaining and enlightening listen. You won't regret buying this book!
What a powerful book about a current topic! The plot and themes were interesting: the author had me thinking about what I would do in the same situation. I really enjoyed the character development. The narration was done by several people and it was great. My only complaint was the OVERUSE of the "F" word. As a Christian woman, I try to choose things that are uplifting. That is the reason I am only giving this book four stars. When I reccomend this to friends, I always warn them about the foul language used. The book would have been just as relevant without it! Overall, a great listen - I couldn't take off my ipod!
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