We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Teacher Man Audiobook

Teacher Man

Regular Price:$39.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (1107 )
5 star
 (539)
4 star
 (342)
3 star
 (164)
2 star
 (40)
1 star
 (22)
Overall
4.4 (353 )
5 star
 (197)
4 star
 (107)
3 star
 (36)
2 star
 (11)
1 star
 (2)
Story
4.6 (350 )
5 star
 (259)
4 star
 (65)
3 star
 (17)
2 star
 (6)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Alifa Jerusalem, Israel 02-07-12
    Alifa Jerusalem, Israel 02-07-12 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    46
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    Ashley Alpharetta, GA, United States 01-23-12
    Ashley Alpharetta, GA, United States 01-23-12

    Ashley

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    ursula 01-04-12
    ursula 01-04-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    Laura Yelm, WA, United States 10-17-11
    Laura Yelm, WA, United States 10-17-11 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    19
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    64
    49
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jessie 07-25-11
    Jessie 07-25-11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    Overall
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael winters, CA, United States 06-22-11
    Michael winters, CA, United States 06-22-11
    HELPFUL VOTES
    21
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    140
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "loved it"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kyle M. Palmer 06-12-09 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    31
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "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
  •  
    Richard 10-13-07
    Richard 10-13-07

    Biomedical entrepreneur. Lifelong Libertarian. Yoga enthusiast.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    106
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    284
    51
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    "Three ouf three = genius"

    McCourt finally retired to write one book, then another, and then another. Each as good as the previous; all wonderful. I pray there's a fourth coming, then a fifth, and so forth.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Diane Valentine 02-09-07 Member Since 2005

    In every book, there is a little vacation'

    HELPFUL VOTES
    22
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    84
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Stars for candor"

    This book certainly has its dry spots. However, what I like most about Frank McCourt is the way he tells his story, --no holds barred, with all its sadnesses-- and remains able to write it from the inside out -- his inside, that is. I love his memoirs - they teach a hundred lessons about problem-solving, getting along, never giving up -- and putting one foot in front of another when confidence is '0' and life looks bleak. ..And yet -- it's entertaining! Bravo - again Mr. McCourt.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Peter Jacoby Massachusetts 04-13-06
    Peter Jacoby Massachusetts 04-13-06 Listener Since 2004
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    Overall
    "Well-told story"

    McCourt shows how good of a storyteller he is with this great account of his teaching career. Many authors do not make good narrators, but McCourt is an exception, providing life and his Irish brouge to the story. Highly recommended for any teachers, or anyone who has ever heard stories from teachers about what they put up with in the classroom.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.