- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 15 hours and 9 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: December 16, 1999
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0000547CQ
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Top Customer Reviews
who was the first born
His mom Irish and his dad too
Franky had a gob as big as a boot.
They lived in America.
just 5 years
moved to Ireland
and started to die
some say it was from wetness of the walls that never dried
or the old men spitting all over the floors
He hardly had a chance to live for his dad wanted him to die for Ireland, Or for the lord.
he had a little sister dead before the 1age of one and twin brothers also gone and dead before the age of 3
it was the hunger
his father drank all the any money he made
when he did have a job
he even drank the dole money his momma had to beg
he new hunger every day, he lived and took care of brothers by his wits ...and stealing food left by the grocer on the rich peoples steps
His dad ran away to England and never sent the 5 pounds.
He barely could manage to see because of some class of eye disease.
Yet he sit and nagged the mail office to get a chance at delivering the mail on his bike.
No money ever came, he heard his brothers cry with the hunger.
He swore after he grew up and saved his money he would go back to the USA and make enough money to send to his hungry family. He did...yet they never got ahead. Always boots for his brothers, always food. He only kept a few dollars.
Until his other brother that the angel left on the 7th step grew older and went off to work also to help the family.
He wanted so much to be like the boys that went to college. Little by little he did. He got his degree in teaching and taught the kids in the Bronx.
Yet he escaped all the drunks and hunger and the places that haunted. For a new place that haunted. I never saw a smile.
I so wish I knew him.
from the book Frank McCourt who died ...darn
before I could get another book out of him.
dreamer@2015 condensing the book Angelas Ashes by Mc Court
Also there is Tis' and Teacher Man....read them all. They will never leave your heart. You will laugh and cry at the same time.
So there child is your book report.
The setting was Ireland and he brought the flavor
of the Emerald Isle along with all its greenery to a bigger than life status!
So much of the book was depressing yet he intermingled comedic parts throughout to keep it balanced and exciting!
The reader was shown the perils of poverty and all its brutal effects on a family: the father, mother, children and relatives.
In most cases it brought out the worst of people but some characters showed strength and resilience beyond imagination!
The ending provided no resolutions and left you with a grave feeling of despair and uncertainty!
It was a sad tale of woe which makes one wonder if any of us could ever endure what Frank and his family did and live to actually write about it?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely, would recommend! Especially if someone is interested in hearing what Ireland was like in the 1930's.Read more