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'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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    Roxanne Rodriguez 03-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Another beautiful memoir"

    Frank McCourt is hilarious, somber, reflective, and extraordinarily entertaining. He reads about the ordinary and extraordinary circumstances of his life with great skill and a unique, straightforward style. I can't imagine this book having had the same charm read by anyone else. I literally chuckled aloud and sprouted tears throughout.

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    Philippa 02-25-16
    Philippa 02-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Must read Angela's Ashes first!"

    I've read Angela's Ashes multiple times throughout my life. And this one does not disappoint!

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    Mark 02-11-16
    Mark 02-11-16 Member Since 2012

    Avid fiction listener from Australia who not ashamed to have a biased for what some may call 'chicklit'. Keen for new author suggestions

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    "Becomes a bit self absorbed"

    I loved Angela's Ashes so was excited to read this. While a good start I found Frank annoying throughout this book. This may just be because he isn't a very nice man so don't let that put you off. Love his 'never sentimental' style.

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    L. Crawley Virginia 02-09-16
    L. Crawley Virginia 02-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful!"

    Ties "Angela Ashes" together perfectly! Narration was lively and worth listening to! He pulled you into the story. Highly recommended!!

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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 Member Since 2016
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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
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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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    "Outstanding "

    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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    "Great Book"

    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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