one of the most depressing stories i've ever read. tried listening on the way to work and depressed me the whole day, then tried before going to bed at night and it was worth. towards the end, i couldn't wait for the story to finish so the ordeal would be over. that said, it's masterfully written. literary work of art.
I dont think the plot made clear just why they had to travel to the beach. The movie didnt either.
The narration overall was good, I was just dissappointed with the plotline. The main chacter as narrated by Tom was good.
Yeees..... But I must admit that it did drag on in some places.
The storyline had a very dismal and hopeless feel about it. Maybe this is why I couldnt take to it. If that was the intent, and I think it was by the author, then he achieved it in my opinion. I just like stories, even hopeless situation ones, to be a little more positive. At times I thought when reading that the main character was so demoralised that he would just end it all.
A dreamer, simply a man with integrity, appreciate life and happy moments.
yes, the story touch my feelings. The idea of a protecting father who would do anything to protect his child is overwhelming.
The writing of this novel envelopes the listener and draws you into the story.
The raw human emotions behind the story keep you glued to its unfolding.
He helped to express the emotion in the story.
I was glad this book was only 6 hours and I got it cheap. It was depressing, very depressing. Not what I want to listen to on the way to work.
Although I haven't read the print version, it was read with passion, and i loved it!
It told a story of desperate hope in a world where we question humanity.
He brought passion
The moment when the 'man' reminisced about the best day of his childhood on the lake with his uncle. (how such a simple day brought him to realise the beauty of such simple things..and how important it is to appreciate these simple pleasures)Also when the 'man' realises that the 'boy'is his reason for living and that their world existed, only, for each other..
I thought it was a wonderful depiction of ethics and hope, in a post apocalyptic time. It was desperate, dark and beautifully written. I now question humanity. I question all the things we take for granted, and unfortunately I question us and our morals and what we would be like in such a time!
The anonymous nature of this book is so right on. The lack of names had me feeling like it could be me. The resignation that permeates the book really took out any emotion for me. The ending of the book I found to be just about perfect. The road continues and continues.
Although it was set in a post-apocalyptic world, it resonated with truth. Everything about the setting felt real – it didn't feel like science fiction; it felt like fiction.
The audio performance added so much to the dialog of the book. The narrator was able to give the conversations between father and son much more meaning than I might have given them had I been reading (rather than listening to) the book.
If you are the kind of person that listens to audio books while driving and working out like I do, you might want to save The Road. I felt like it was such a good book, and I wasn't truly able to focus on it while doing those other activities. On the other hand, the audio version is great, so if you are able to focus well while listening or if you have a long solo road trip ahead of you, this would make a great listen!
Wow, what a story. Haven't read a mind tingler like this in a while. I started listening to the story and couldn't grasp on to it, so I read the book for a little bit, to capture the prose in my mind. Sometimes, it's easier for me if I can see how the words are conveyed on paper. Once, I got the hang of how it was written, I couldn't put it down. So I listened and listened, then thought and thought.
Post apocalypse; would a person be better off surviving, or just dying when the bomb goes off. This story really makes you think about it, as the man and his boy travel the country just scavenging to stay alive, and hiding from the bands of cannibals that remain. The earth isn't fit to grow anything, covered with ash, so they have to depend on what was left from pre-apocalypse. The little boy captures your heart, as we see his heart is the pure heart of a child, while his father understands the sacrifices that must be made for survivals sake. It's a thought provoking novel, well worth the time.
Not sure who would want to read such a depressing book!
I did not enjoy this book at all!