09 November 2006 ~ 0 Comments

(AudioBook) Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt is easily my favorite of all the memoir writers. I read the book a while back, but saw this and saw he reads it in his own voice and I knew I’d have to listen. He is mesmerizing. His story in his own words. I took my sweet time listening to this in bits and pieces and it was beautiful. I felt like I was listening to stories from an old friend, laughing with him, feeling his shame, his sadness, his happiness. If you are a McCourt fan, don’t miss this. Beautiful.

Publisher’s Summary

Frank McCourt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, movingly read in his own voice, bears all the marks of a classic. Born in Depression-era Brooklyn to Irish immigrant parents, Frank was later raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. His mother, Angela, had no money to feed her children since Frank’s father, Malachy, rarely worked, and when he did, he drank his wages. Angela’s Ashes is the story of how Frank endured – wearing shoes repaired with tires, begging for a pig’s head for Christmas dinner, and searching the pubs for his father – a tale he relates with eloquence, exuberance, and remarkable forgiveness.

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