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Angela's Ashes (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Angela's Ashes - Audio Cassette - Abridged
Author: Frank McCourt, Frank McCourt (Narrator)
"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 mem...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780671576080
ISBN-10: 0671576089
Publication Date: 1/1/1997
Edition: Abridged (4 cassette
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 44 ratings
Publisher: Audioworks
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed Angela's Ashes (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on + 37 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
This book won the Pullitzer prize and is excellent. It is hard to understand the kind of poverty that drove so many immigrants to this country. This book recalls the Northern Ireland childhood of the author and is the story of his family and their survival. An amazing story that is, in a way, the story of many of our grandparents who came here to find a better life not only for themselves but their decendants- us. If you are not grateful, you will be after reading this book.
reviewed Angela's Ashes (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on + 200 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
This is a very moving and heart wrenching story of a young boy's life. It details life in Ireland, in the poorest sections of town, most of the time in gruesome and honest detail. I'm glad I read it, but it's not for everyone. It deals with severe alcoholism, emotional and physical neglect of infants and children; and basically , "man's inhumanity towards man".
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Helpful Score: 9
I had never heard of this book before coming on PBS...I saw it when I did the search option, and thought it sounded good, and it is now one of my top favorite books of all time. What a great book, and now that I have it, I don't know if I will part with my copy or not. :-) I highly recommend it, very very good reading.
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Helpful Score: 8
One of those books that horrifies and facinates at the same time. To think that "modern" times can still have such challenges as the characters in this book were faced with is hard to think about. However, McCort's written voice (heck, you can almost hear the broge while reading it) and the written tone is light in many places, and the missunderstandings and misshaps caused by such utter "ignorance" of the time and place are often hysterical.
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Helpful Score: 8
This was a wonderful book in many ways - whose story I need not describe here since it has become so well known - but personally I became more and more disturbed by Frank's father and his utter failure in his role as protector and provider for his family. What he allowed to happen to his family, because of his own weaknesses, was unforgiveable, and Frank's hopeful attempts to see the best when his father would come 'round again were heartbreaking.
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reviewed Angela's Ashes (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on + 25 more book reviews
This book is a mind-blower, and read by the author himself, in his mild and laconic way, it just pushes home the conditions they lived in and accepted. Awesome.
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So enjoyable as read by the author. Not nearly as depressing as the movie or the book. I highly recommend the audio version
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The story is told by the author, Frank McCourt, in his own, thick accent which pulls you into the story. I have kids and it was very difficult to listen to the family's hardships - especially the first tape. It was heart wrenching. But I still listened and it was compelling. Its a tale of Frank's childhood. His relationship with his father was complex - he reviled him but loved him. His mother did whatever it took to take care of her children. Frank gives a vivid picture of what poverty was like in that time. Despite it being difficult to listen to, I still highly recommend listening to it.

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