I am not sure why but I kept listening. It is kind of dark and depressing but I kept listening and am glad I did. Had a few tears at the end. This book sticks with you for a while.
If it ever comes to pass that the leaders of every current or aspiring nuclear power are sentenced to reading “The Road”, we will all sleep quietly at night.
This is a stark novel, brilliantly written and brilliantly read, easy to understand but difficult to digest. While this book is definitely worth the emotional investment needed to read it, you may want to have something a bit lighter on your reading list to follow it.
I realize I am in the minority on this one, and considered a "Stone" by some for not liking this selection. Probably I am a pie-eyed optimist and this story-line just couldn't connect with me.
The narrator made the father sound like Eeyore. The son was, appropriately so, terrified and not knowing why. I saw no hope offered by the father or anyone. Truly, I saw nothing positive at all from this tale.
And if this is how the world is going to end (I pray to God not), then I also pray to God that He takes me before it happens.
What an amazing novel! Absolutely enjoyed this... the imagery was my favorite part, and the relationship between the boy and the father really should make this book universally appealing.
Only reason I didn't give this five stars was because I think this book would have been better read than listened to it. Some parts I would have preferred to stop and dwell a bit. The prose is really magnificnt in a few places, and I feel that the audio experience might have made them seem a bit cheap.
A terrific/gripping read. I like to actually read the books while listening. My gripe is that the narrator changes many of the author's words! In one instance, the narrator completely changed the meaning of a sentence. Where does this narrator get off changing the words in a Pulitzer Prize winning Novel? I was really surprised by this.
That's the only reason it doesn't get 5 stars from me. It's a great,must read/listen, you'll never forget.
This is the most astonishingly depressing thing I have ever listened to. This book is well written, but whoa, the storyline is bleak and gory. Do not purchase this audiobook if you are looking for a light listen, or something to make you feel good. The book is full of cannibalism and is not for the weak of heart.
Which is exactly where this book puts you - just wanting it to all end - for everyone. So depressing and all I kept thinking is "why" - why are they walking towards the ocean, how long have they been walking - how long has this been going on - for the boys entire life - question after question until finally I wonder "why" am I depressing myself trying to get through this book? No good reason - fast forward to the end, listen to the inevitable and turn it off!!
The author writes with such a poetic style that this book is really interesting to listen to. The story is dark so it may not be everyone's cup of tea.
Narration was excellent.