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I loved this book. The narration was excellent! I highly recommend it.
This book was extremely depressing, I couldn't wait for it to end.
I liked the book, but was disappointed it was the abridged version. Too many details were left out.
Very boring. Poor ending. Hard to understand the narrator. The story is not that interesting. The end just stops without notice.
This is a great book ... from the narration to the story line. Highly recommended. Now I can't wait to get the sequel ... "Tis".
Beautifully written and narrated by the author. It is evident as to why many high schools have added this book to their curriculum.
I rented this book because I have read about it for quite some time, and have seen the movie. If you have seen the movie and are considering renting the book to better understand the movie, you will be pleasantly surprised to discover the two are virtually nothing alike. The book is MUCH better, in every way. Narration is also superb!
Depressing, unresolved, too many loose ends. McCourt put down his pen prematurely.
Another excellent Frank McCourt work. As with "Tis" and "Teacher Man'" McCourt weaves another view of his life story that occasionally mingles but never detracts from the life story as a whole across his other works. It's a rare opportunity to have a magnifying glass on various aspects of McCourt's life.
I adore Ireland so found the historical aspect of the story very interesting, as the setting is relatively recent history. I also enjoyed hearing it in the author’s own voice. It did leave some questions unanswered. What became of Franks mother and the brothers he left behind in Ireland when he returned to the U.S.? The biggest impression – America offers unlimited opportunities. Anyone can succeed. Just because you have a bad (horrible) childhood, it doesn’t doom you.
"Frank McCourt was born in 1931 in Brooklyn, New York, to Irish immigrant parents; grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and returned to America in 1949. For thirty years he taught in various New York City high schools, including Stuyvesant, and in city colleges. He lives with his wife, Ellen, in New York City and Connecticut."