Angela's Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood - CD's

by Frank McCourt | Audiobooks |
ISBN: 0007117213 Global Overview for this book
Registered by smurphie of Banchory, Scotland United Kingdom on 9/2/2009
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by smurphie from Banchory, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 02, 2009
The story of frank McCourt's Childhood and his very battle for survival.

Journal Entry 2 by smurphie at Banchory, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (9/3/2009 UTC) at Banchory, Scotland United Kingdom

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Heading off to the winner of the Audiobook Sweepstake.

Congratulations :o)

Journal Entry 3 by grubsneerg from Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, September 10, 2009
Thank you, Smurphie! I can't believe I won, and I can't wait to listen to all of my new-to-me audiobooks. I hope Frank McCourt has a wonderful Irish accent as he reads his own book--what better voice for his memoirs could there be?

Journal Entry 4 by grubsneerg at Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, November 11, 2010
I thought I knew this story from seeing the movie when it first came out, but hearing it from the author's own lips (and yes, he does have a wonderful Irish accent) really made it come alive. This abridged version, which is three discs and three hours long, is harsh and heart-breaking, yet hopeful.

Journal Entry 5 by grubsneerg at Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, December 27, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (12/27/2010 UTC) at Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA

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Journal Entry 6 by wingk00kaburrawing at San Jose, California USA on Wednesday, March 09, 2011
I've read the book before, and wrote the following:
Gorgeously written and heartbreaking, Angela's Ashes is everything a memoir should be. It captures childhood and the inherent innocence in the young, and the harsh realities that unfold one by one as a boy grows up. The family grows up in a world where a man can drink down a week's wages in a single night at the pub and no-one thinks to stop him; it is as far from my lifestyle as one can go. The children are half-starved and live on meager fixings of toast and weak tea; prisoners eat better! I tried to do that just for one day, to get a feel for what it was like - but I failed. My stomach just wouldn't stop growling, so instead of the slice of bread and cup of tea as the book describes my slice grew into half a loaf and the tea became milk.
Despite the depressing state of living, the book remains hopeful and often very happy, with humor all over the place.

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I might be keeping this one. While I've read the book, I've never listened to it, and I've heard that McCourt was a marvelous storyteller.

Journal Entry 7 by wingk00kaburrawing at San Jose, California USA on Sunday, September 25, 2011
Started listening today.

Journal Entry 8 by wingk00kaburrawing at San Jose, California USA on Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Finished today.

Basically, what I said before still stands. It was really neat to hear the author tell the story, though. The way he tells the story makes it seem like he's standing right there, as a six-year-old boy, but he's also deep in his memories and you can sense the distance between the present and his childhood. It brings another dimension to the story, for sure.

Journal Entry 9 by wingk00kaburrawing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (2/21/2012 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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I am adding this book to booklady331's Audio Bookbox!

Journal Entry 10 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Monday, August 20, 2012
a very good listen, another of my "Oprah Book Club" trifectas, which I've seen the movie, read the book, and listened to the audio - now on both cassette and CD!

Enjoyed as much as ever.... Mccourt is a good writer, though his later books were not up to the caliber of this.

will release into my box....

Journal Entry 11 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Monday, August 20, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (8/20/2012 UTC) at Des Moines, Iowa USA

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Am putting this into my "First CD-Only AudioBookBox" for round two! Hope this finds a good home!

Journal Entry 12 by weiterferne at Houston, Texas USA on Sunday, January 27, 2013
Taken out of BigJohnLefty's audio book box. Looking forward to it.

Journal Entry 13 by weiterferne at Houston, Texas USA on Saturday, September 07, 2013
This was a very moving audiobook. The poverty and circumstances described are very harsh and the reading with the half naive comments of a young boy are heartbreaking. The accent makes it even more real.
Hopeful? Well he went on and survived, but I didn't really think the book was hopeful and there surely was no hope for his mother.

Journal Entry 14 by weiterferne at Houston, Texas USA on Saturday, September 07, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (9/7/2013 UTC) at Houston, Texas USA

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Released to the winner of the audiobook sweepstake. Congratulations - I hope you enjoy this one!

Journal Entry 15 by wingjax987654321wing at Ealing, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Sent to me as the winner of the summer audio sweep. I look forward to reading it.

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