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Teacher Man Audiobook

Teacher Man

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Publisher's Summary

Nearly a decade ago Frank McCourt became an unlikely star when, at the age of 66, he burst onto the literary scene with Angela's Ashes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir of his childhood in Limerick, Ireland. Then came 'Tis, his glorious account of his early years in New York.

Now here at last, is McCourt's long-awaited audiobook about how his thirty-year teaching career shaped his second act as a writer. Teacher Man is also an urgent tribute to teachers everywhere. In bold and spirited prose featuring his irreverent wit and heartbreaking honesty, McCourt records the trials, triumphs, and surprises he faces in public high schools around New York City.

©2005 Green Peril Corp.; (P)2005 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

  • Winner of Audio Publishers Association 2007 Audie Award, Biography/Memoir

"Should be mandatory reading for every teacher in America. And it wouldn't hurt some politicians to read it, too." (Publishers Weekly)
"Teacher Man is an irresistible valedictory, about a man finding his voice in the classroom, on the page and in his soul." (The New York Times)

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    Mary 04-18-12
    Mary 04-18-12
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    "Loved McCourt's Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Teacher Man to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely! McCourt's Irish brogue and story-telling technique make this book, a collection of stories, perfect!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    McCourt's struggles to become a certified teacher for the New York public schools! His eating one of the student's sandwiches in class was hilarious. There are so many funny anecdotes in this book......


    Any additional comments?

    I you are or ever have been a teacher or worked with teenagers, don't miss this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deana Alpharetta, GA, United States 03-26-12
    Deana Alpharetta, GA, United States 03-26-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Good story"
    What made the experience of listening to Teacher Man the most enjoyable?

    The narrarator really made the book interesting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The stories of Frank's classroom experiences.


    What does Frank McCourt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His true thoughts and feelings come through his voice.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rita Hamlet, NC, United States 02-22-12
    Rita Hamlet, NC, United States 02-22-12
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    "More charming stories"

    I have enjoyed each of the Frank McCourt books. They are extra special because he is telling his own story and you can feel a connection with him. Well worth the time and cost for the entertainment.

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    Alifa Jerusalem, Israel 02-07-12
    Alifa Jerusalem, Israel 02-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Teacher Man"

    Often hilarious and some very moving stories of the encounters of one teacher with the "system" and with students both willing and unwilling to sit in class. Frank McCourt's Irish accent made listening a great experience. I will always remember the rabbi's son whose only desire was to become a farmer, and the black girl who discovered that she was good enough to go to college. If I was a teacher, I think I would add a lesson based on his class writing excuse notes for some of history's baddies. What's more: this is a book I'll want to hear all the way through more than once.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley Alpharetta, GA, United States 01-23-12
    Ashley Alpharetta, GA, United States 01-23-12

    Ashley

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    "This book was alright....not a favorite."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It's another book under my belt, but I wouldn't recommend this book I don't think.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Some of the stories he told about his relationship with certain students were pretty funny.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, very slow....kind of boring.


    What else would you have wanted to know about Frank McCourt’s life?

    I am sure he was an interesting man to know, but the book was pretty boring.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ursula 01-04-12
    ursula 01-04-12
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    "outstanding"
    What did you love best about Teacher Man?

    the story, the autor's warmness, the details and frank mc court's humor, I like very much to find a whole epoque in an interessting life


    What other book might you compare Teacher Man to and why?

    well frank mc court's previous books like angela's ashes


    Have you listened to any of Frank McCourt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes, angela's ashes, which i did like so much, that i continued with teacher man


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    yes, his first lesson when he ate the flying sandwich


    Any additional comments?

    i am very happy with your audio books. but the download is sometimes very difficult. it takes several hours on my iphone with wifi and sometimes it fails and i have to restart several times until i get the purchased audiobook

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Yelm, WA, United States 10-17-11
    Laura Yelm, WA, United States 10-17-11 Member Since 2011
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    "A delightful listen"

    Once again, Frank McCourt takes his listener through his life adventures, this time focusing on his years as a teacher. This is a lighthearted story with a ton of laughs. It is one that I can listen to over and over again. I loved it.

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    Jessie 07-25-11
    Jessie 07-25-11
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    "Frank McCourt does not disappoint"

    How anyone can go through life never having read Frank McCourts books is beyond me. What's even better than reading his novels is listening to them! Frank McCourt's Limerick accent adds just that much more to his stories! I loved Angela's Ashes, I fell in love with "'Tis" and no surprise, I love "Teacher Man" as well.

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    Michael winters, CA, United States 06-22-11
    Michael winters, CA, United States 06-22-11
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    "loved it"

    well written, well read, funny, touching, interesting. Best audible I have heard in quite a while.

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    Kyle M. Palmer 06-12-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Not bad, I just didn't find it to be good."

    Well spoken, even with the accent. Just didn't find the subject material to be that riveting.

    I kind of felt like I spent my time with an accomplished person as he discussed the unremarkable things he did before he became accomplished.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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