Angela's Ashes

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.92 hours)
Product Number: Z100133600
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743518901
Narrator/s: Frank McCourt
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Description

"When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank's mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank's father Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story. Perhaps it is a story that accounts for Frank's survival. Wearing shoes repaired with tires, begging a pig's head for Christmas dinner, and searching the pubs for his father, Frank endures poverty, near-starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors-yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance and remarkable forgiveness. Imbued with Frank McCourt's astounding humor and compassion-and movingly read in his own voice-Angela's Ashes is a glorious audiobook that bears all the marks of a classic.

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Author(s): Frank McCourt
Series: Memoirs of Frank McCourt Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 1997

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Frank McCourt
Narrator(s): Frank McCourt
Series:
Product Number C1290
Released: Oct 16, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780788749094
eAudio
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Author(s): Frank McCourt
Narrator(s): Frank McCourt
Series:
Product Number Z2649
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449871413
eBook
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Author(s): Frank McCourt
Series:
Product Number EB00570849
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9780684864839
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Frank McCourt
Narrator(s): Frank McCourt
Series:
Product Number 3B052
Released: Sep 08, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428102149
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Class Set
Author(s): Frank McCourt
Narrator(s): Frank McCourt
Series:
Product Number 3L052
Released: Apr 10, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428102156
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Frank McCourt
Narrator(s): Frank McCourt
Series:
Product Number 3C603
Released: Jun 15, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428102163
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Frank McCourt
Series:
Product Number 43965
Released: Jun 01, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419339462
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Frank McCourt
Series:
Product Number 161112
Released: Apr 01, 1997
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9780684843131

Professional reviews

"You could paper the walls of an Irish castle with the accolades bestowed upon Angela's Ashes. First, the print version won the Pulitzer Prize. Then Frank McCourt himself narrated the abridged version (celebrated in AudioFile, April/May 1997). But the best was yet to come--the entire book read and sung and recited by author McCourt. Here we have the stereotypical Irish characters--the drunken poet father; the all-suffering mother; the miserable, hungry kids being turned away by a haughty Church--all made three-dimensional and brought fully to life by both McCourt's language and his loving, intimate narration. "It happened," this voice attests, "I was there." Grim it is--but the tale and its teller transcend the poverty--and so does the listener, who glories in the story and voice from beginning to end. Happily, Mc-Court is at work on a sequel. We eagerly await his next turn at the mike. E.K.D. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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