Angela's Ashes-Unabridged Cassette

by Frank McCourt | Audiobooks |
ISBN: 067158037x Global Overview for this book
Registered by lizziwhizz of Fairfield, Maine USA on 3/4/2006
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by lizziwhizz from Fairfield, Maine USA on Saturday, March 4, 2006
about 15 hrs on 10 cassettes, read by the author.

TBR, offering on

Journal Entry 2 by lizziwhizz from Fairfield, Maine USA on Tuesday, March 7, 2006
reserved for Danesnboxers

Journal Entry 3 by lizziwhizz from Fairfield, Maine USA on Tuesday, March 28, 2006
I am unfortunately not able to get into this. I think this is a case of seeing the movie spoiling the book. Packing up and mailing to danesnboxers! Good luck!

Journal Entry 4 by danesnboxers from Union, Missouri USA on Monday, April 10, 2006
Thanks Lizziwhiz.

Journal Entry 5 by danesnboxers from Union, Missouri USA on Sunday, April 30, 2006
"Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood," writes Frank McCourt in Angela's Ashes. "Worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." Welcome, then, to the pinnacle of the miserable Irish Catholic childhood. Born in Brooklyn in 1930 to recent Irish immigrants Malachy and Angela McCourt, Frank grew up in Limerick after his parents returned to Ireland because of poor prospects in America. It turns out that prospects weren't so great back in the old country either--not with Malachy for a father. A chronically unemployed and nearly unemployable alcoholic, he appears to be the model on which many of our more insulting cliches about drunken Irish manhood are based. Mix in abject poverty and frequent death and illness and you have all the makings of a truly difficult early life. Fortunately, in McCourt's able hands it also has all the makings for a compelling memoir.
Excellent story of survival growing up in the slums of Ireland. Frank McCourt had an irresponsible, alcoholic father who throughout the book you get the feeling he just couldn't help himself. Both his mother and father loved their boys though and a sense of togetherness of the strongest kind holds the family together. He tells the story of his childhood with a sense of charm and even a sense of humor and you can actually see the events as they happen.

Journal Entry 6 by danesnboxers from Union, Missouri USA on Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Sending to Appaloosatb from the Audiobook Box.

Journal Entry 7 by appaloosatb from Rochester, Minnesota USA on Friday, June 2, 2006
This has arrived safely in Minnesota, thanks!

Journal Entry 8 by appaloosatb from Rochester, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, January 30, 2007
I loved this so much that I'm looking for the other book by McCourt ('Tis, a Memoir) as an unabridged audiobook too.

Journal Entry 9 by appaloosatb from Rochester, Minnesota USA on Thursday, July 12, 2007
Mailing to HoserLauren. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 10 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Received this today for my grandfather. Thanks so much for sending it along! I read this book as part of my OAC (grade 13) English project and really enjoyed it. So much so, that it's in my PC :)
I'll pass it along to my gramps the next time I see him. Thanks again!

Journal Entry 11 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, August 19, 2007
I got this back from my grandfather last week and he really enjoyed it. He didn''t realize that the book is McCourt''s autobiography though, he just thought it was a fictional story. When we told him that it was a real story, he was even more amazed by it. This is one of the best audio''s he has listened to in the past couple of months.

Journal Entry 12 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Sent off today to Mellion from the audio VBB.

Journal Entry 13 by mellion108 from Waterford, Michigan USA on Monday, November 19, 2007
Woo hoo! Thanks so much for sending this my way. :) I'll get to it as soon as possible (which is anywhere from 1 week to 1 year at the rate I seem to be reading these days) and then send it on to another lucky reader/listener. Thanks!

Journal Entry 14 by mellion108 from Waterford, Michigan USA on Thursday, April 3, 2008
Moving this up on the TBR list as I have offered it up on the Audiobook VBB over on BookObsessed!

Journal Entry 15 by mellion108 from Waterford, Michigan USA on Thursday, May 1, 2008
Let me just state for the record...Wow! I absolutely loved listening to this book. McCourt is the perfect narrator for his memoir. I loved his voice, and I could almost picture all the different people. Such a funny, moving, sad, sobering, touching story.

There were so many of McCourt's memories that I liked, but I have to say that I was snorting with laughter during the telling of his first communion. Too funny!

At the same time, the horrific poverty endured by McCourt's family and all the other families they lived around is just so difficult to imagine. How it must feel to go to bed at night knowing your children have had little or no food in days. And the father. Oy! Don't get me started. The movie version brought out the sweetness and addiction of the father almost perfectly, but hearing McCourt recount the various ways in which his Pop let the family down was almost too much.

I can't say enough glowing things about this audiobook. I've tried a few times to read the book but have put it aside for various reasons. I'm so glad that I waited for the audio version. It's nearly perfect!

I also have 'Tis on audio here, and I can't wait to start that.

This book is on hold for the time being and is being offered up on BookObsessed on the Virtual Audio Bookbox. If it isn't taken there, I'll offer this up to another BookCrosser.

Journal Entry 16 by mellion108 at Waterford, Michigan USA on Friday, July 30, 2021

Released 2 mos ago (7/30/2021 UTC) at Waterford, Michigan USA


Releasing to a friend's church rummage sale. Hope it travels.

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