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'Tis - A Memoir

Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by listeners everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape. And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat. He gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this "classless country," and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank's incomparable voice -- his uncanny humor and his astonishing ear for dialogue -- that renders these experiences spellbinding. When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him, that men and women who have dreamed and toiled for years to get to America should "stick to their own kind" once they arrive. Somehow, Frank knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee, long-legged and blond, and tries to live his dream, But it is not until he starts to teach -- and to write -- that Frank finds his place in the world. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of listeners in Angela's Ashes comes of age. Frank McCourt's 'Tis is one of the most eagerly-awaited audiobooks of our time, and it is a masterpiece.

Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by listeners everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape. And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat. He gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this "classless country," and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank's incomparable voice -- his uncanny humor and his astonishing ear for dialogue -- that renders these experiences spellbinding. When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him, that men and women who have dreamed and toiled for years to get to America should "stick to their own kind" once they arrive. Somehow, Frank knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee, long-legged and blond, and tries to live his dream, But it is not until he starts to teach -- and to write -- that Frank finds his place in the world. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of listeners in Angela's Ashes comes of age. Frank McCourt's 'Tis is one of the most eagerly-awaited audiobooks of our time, and it is a masterpiece.
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Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by listeners everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape. And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat. He gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this "classless country," and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank's incomparable voice -- his uncanny humor and his astonishing ear for dialogue -- that renders these experiences spellbinding. When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him, that men and women who have dreamed and toiled for years to get to America should "stick to their own kind" once they arrive. Somehow, Frank knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee, long-legged and blond, and tries to live his dream, But it is not until he starts to teach -- and to write -- that Frank finds his place in the world. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of listeners in Angela's Ashes comes of age. Frank McCourt's 'Tis is one of the most eagerly-awaited audiobooks of our time, and it is a masterpiece.

Language:

English

Length:

14h 7m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:30


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

41:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

22:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

16:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

13:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

28:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

14:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

16:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:17


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

17:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:54


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

27:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

24:37


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

40:21


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:40


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:35


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

16:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:50


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:10