Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2005
CD ISBN 9780743581530 $14.99 Five CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Teaching high school is surely one of the most difficult professions. To hear Frank McCourt tell it--the challenges are devilishly amplified while our admiration for his candor and creativity is certain. McCourt recounts his experiences in New York's urban classrooms with perspective and the indomitable flair of a storyteller. Listeners will be amazed, inspired, and delighted. His thirty-year teaching career is punctuated with small triumphs, pitfalls, and difficult choices, but always candor and respect for his students. McCourt's rendition of the accents of his 1950s’ Staten Island students, delivered in his Irish brogue, is a unique treat that a print reader would miss. This is a tidy abridgment, and listeners will enjoy what audio memoirs do best. R.F.W. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 05/ JAN 06]
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