My sister-in-law and many friend's children have been diagnosed with Aspergers or other "autistic spectrum" disorders. I knew, intellectually, that they saw the world differently, but this novel beautifully illustrates that difference.
Solid performance, wonderful writing, I recommend this to anyone who wish to see the world from a new point of view.
Such a great book! Everyone is so believable, and so flawed, yet so sympathetic. The author is terrific at bringing the reader inside the head of someone who experiences his world so differently from the rest of us.
This book is interesting and the narrator is fantastic. I laughed out loud throughout the recording. Mind you there are serious parts as well. A good book and a great reader.
When I purchased this book I had no clue what it was about...just chose it off the best seller list b/c I was intrigued by the title! A good story and even better to listen to. The story itself was wonderful - I had much sympath for all of the characters. My son has some of the same issues as the character, so I completely understand the mother's frustration. I also am more sympathetic to the the child's thought process as well. It is a quick listen and you can't go wrong. Enjoy!
Wow, this is a terrific book, even if you have no interest in or knowledge of autism. I bought it because I love dogs so the title intrigued me. It's told from the point of view of a 15-year old autistic child and it's a masterpiece at conveying his view of the world in a sympathetic and interesting way. And you find yourself rooting for him to succeed at the difficult tasks he attempts. You will really gain an understanding of how autistic minds work from reading this. The narrator does an outstanding job as well, which makes it a very enjoyable listen.
This book is the perfect example of a book that must be heard.
The reader made a wonderful character come alive in this sad and funny tale of a child with Asperger's
I would love to follow Christopher in his future
After all the favorable reviews on this site I decided to try this book, but found it very dissapointing. It is told from the point of view of a 15 year old autistic boy and I just did not find his obeservations of the world around him very interesting or compelling.
Love this book! It made me more tolerant of mentally disabled people. At times, the repetition began to get on my nerves, as I'm sure the character got on the nerves of his father and acquaintances"!
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This book will throw you for a loop initially. I had to rewind a couple of times and finally decided just to go with it because it seemed like it was the beginning. I figured out the book's (system) after about listening for 20 minutes.
Other than that little glitch, it was interesting. Some parts were really annoying but I would assume that this really happens to people with this condiiton.
I felt the end of the book was a bit disappointing.