Angela's Ashes

CD - unabridged
Kit (13 discs)
Product Number: 3C603
Released: Jun 15, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428102163
Narrator/s: Frank McCourt
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In his best-selling memoir, filled with poverty and humor, suffering and grace, Frank McCourt traces his childhood in Limerick. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and nominated for the PEN/Faulkner award, Angela's Ashes is an unflinching vision of life on the dole in Ireland. It is also a powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Frank McCourt's early years are a nightmare. His father is a drunk; his mother is often pregnant; social services provide too little, too late. But despite this deprivation, McCourt grows up with a passionate love of storytelling and an unerring eye for detail. He survives the squalor, cruelty, and insensitivity surrounding him by seasoning his memories with strains of music and compassion. McCourt now lives in New York, where he has been a teacher and actor. With Angela's Ashes he makes his debut behind the Recorded Books' microphone. After narrating this unabridged recording of his text in our studio, McCourt claims that it was an almost "mystical experience."

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Author(s): Frank McCourt
Narrator(s): Frank McCourt
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Product Number C1290
Released: Oct 16, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788749094
eAudio
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Author(s): Frank McCourt
Narrator(s): Frank McCourt
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Product Number Z2649
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449871413
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Author(s): Frank McCourt
Narrator(s): Frank McCourt
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Product Number Z100133600
Released: Feb 12, 2018
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ISBN: #9780743518901
eBook
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Author(s): Frank McCourt
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Product Number EB00570849
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9780684864839
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Frank McCourt
Narrator(s): Frank McCourt
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Product Number 3B052
Released: Sep 08, 2006
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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
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Frank McCourt
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Product Number 43965
Released: Jun 01, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419339462
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Frank McCourt
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Product Number 13031
Released: Feb 07, 2000
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Publisher: Large Print Press
ISBN: #9781568959634

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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