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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Frank McCourt

Biography & Memoir • 15 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1996

You could paper the walls of an Irish castle with the accolades bestowed upon Angela’s Ashes. First, the print version won the Pulitzer Prize. Then Frank McCourt himself narrated the abridged version (celebrated in AudioFile, April/May 1997). But the best was yet to come--the entire book read and sung and recited by author McCourt. Here we have the stereotypical Irish characters--the drunken poet father; the all-suffering mother; the miserable, hungry kids being turned away by a haughty Church--all made three-dimensional and brought fully to life by both McCourt’s language and his loving, intimate narration. “It happened,” this voice attests, “I was there.” Grim it is--but the tale and its teller transcend the poverty--and so does the listener, who glories in the story and voice from beginning to end. Happily, Mc-Court is at work on a sequel. We eagerly await his next turn at the mike. E.K.D. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: MAR/APR 98]



Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 1997

CD ISBN 978-0-7435-5092-5 $49.95 • Twelve CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 1997

CS ISBN 978-0-7887-1172-5 $113.75 • Eleven cassettes

CD ISBN 978-0-7887-4909-4 $123.75 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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