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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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    lacey 05-04-16
    lacey 05-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "This is another great story! I really enjoyed it."

    I really hope he has another book. This is one of the best books I've ever read.

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    Cindi 05-04-16
    Cindi 05-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    Way too much vulgarity. Seemed unnecessary to the story. Disappointed me. I really enjoyed Angela's Ashes, thought this would be as well done. Just too much obscenity.

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    Amazon Customer 04-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I love this book! I love the author's performance."

    After reading the 1st book "Angela's Ashes", I couldn't wait to read the 2nd book. A must read.

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    travel-lady 04-15-16
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    "Wonderful"

    I started this adventure reading "Angela's Ashes" discovered there was a book two. Both books touched my soul it is hard to finish good books it leaves me wanting more. ............

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    scott Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 04-11-16
    scott Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 04-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Can't Put Down Book"

    My first Frank McCourt book. Who would have guessed you could write a book about a young Irish immigrant who grew up to be a school teacher. His way of looking at his own and life in general is hilarious. Well written, well read.

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    bebe South Carolina 03-29-16
    bebe South Carolina 03-29-16

    Attorney - love to listen to audio books

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    "I love Frank and all the McCourt brothers"
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    Very good to find out what happens to Frank after finishing Angela's Ashes. He is truly a lovable character, an excellent writer and a fantastic performer/reader of his own books. I love his Irish accent. His books are laugh out loud funny and touching. I truly liked 'Tis, but I loved Angela's Ashes. It is easy to tell from reading Frank McCourt that he had a love/ hate relationship with his parents and I can truly understand why. They failed him miserably, but they had their good points too. I wish I could have sat with Frank at his brother's bar and listened to their stories and songs. The four McCourt brothers are so lovable, funny and lively. It is hard to believe they had such a hard childhood and turn out so vibrant and uplifting. I particularly recommend 'Tis to teachers. Frank McCourt's account of his teaching adventures are so funny and so real. He points out the absurdity of so many of the approaches schools have taken to "teaching" which ends up more "managing" of kids. I wish all teachers had McCourt's talents and outlook toward teaching.

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    boatgurl 03-28-16
    boatgurl 03-28-16

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    "Must Hear/Read Angela's Ashes First"

    Frank McCourt's wit, wisdom, and honesty relay an immigrant's story. Although he was born in America, wasn't he?

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    Roxanne Rodriguez 03-10-16
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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
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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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