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'Tis Audiobook
'Tis
Written by: 
Frank McCourt
Narrated by: 
Frank McCourt
'Tis Audiobook

'Tis

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Publisher's Summary

The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured our hearts in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes comes of age in 'Tis.

Listen as Frank tells in his own inimitable voice his story of how at the age of 19 he traveled from Limerick to New York in pursuit of the American dream. Despite the abundance of unsolicited advice he gets to "join the cops" and "stick to his own kind", Frank knows that he should educate himself and somehow rise above his circumstances.

And though he left school at 14, he talks his way into New York University, falls in love with the quintessential Yankee, long-legged and blond, and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach - and to write - that Frank finds his place in the world. And for those of us who are lucky enough to come across his writings - and captivating readings - 'Tis a wonderful thing that he did.

©1999 Frank McCourt, All Rights Reserved (P)1999 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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    Amanda Turner fox river grove, IL United States 02-07-16
    Amanda Turner fox river grove, IL United States 02-07-16
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    "Must get this book in hardcover to go on my shelf."

    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.

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    Terri 01-13-16
    Terri 01-13-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Love the book and the performance!"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Debbie 01-10-16
    Debbie 01-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    Loved it! Another outstanding story and performance by Mr. Mc Court. Looking forward to hearing the next book!!

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    Ronald D. Keown Salt Lake City, Utah 10-24-15
    Ronald D. Keown Salt Lake City, Utah 10-24-15 Member Since 2015

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    "amazing book"

    sad it is over. wonderful book. Frank does a great job reading it and you truly get a feel of the times.

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    Jeff Kulinsky Northbrook, IL United States 07-03-15
    Jeff Kulinsky Northbrook, IL United States 07-03-15 Member Since 2009
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    I love the story. Parts of it made me laugh and parts of it made me sad.

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    william f. wasley Sparks, NV United States 07-02-15
    william f. wasley Sparks, NV United States 07-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Marvelous read (listen)"
    What made the experience of listening to 'Tis the most enjoyable?

    The reader's presentation


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 'Tis?

    The mother's death and aferward


    Any additional comments?

    I read the print version but the audible, given the author's accent, made the book one of my favorites so far this year.

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    George Jackman 06-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Outstanding."

    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.

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    julie Richmond, VA, United States 04-30-15
    julie Richmond, VA, United States 04-30-15

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    "Love all Frank's Books"

    I couldn't get enough of Frank's Memoirs!
    I wish he were still alive and doing what he did best. Telling his stories!

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    Deanne 01-17-15
    Deanne 01-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Genuine Irish brogue."

    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.

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    B Rose Ivins, UT USA 10-07-14
    B Rose Ivins, UT USA 10-07-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely Brilliant!"
    Would you listen to 'Tis again? Why?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    So many things. The narration makes it more terrific than I think reading would. His honest, humorist, sometimes sad take on his life.


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

    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.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A film couldn't possible do this book justice.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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