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.
This book takes the reader into the life of a child who sees the world from a unique perspective. Both my daughter and I enjoyed this book. The writing style was fresh. A must read.
I listened to this book for our Diversity Book Club at work. It was so helpful in understanding autism--in particular, it demostrates the difficult challenges faced by the families of disabled children. As a society, we need to do all we can do to support families who are raising disabled children.
This approach of the author really helps the reader (or listener)to understand what it is like to have autism. The autistic child in the first person describes in great detail the events around him, but he can't put together the obvious. It really is a pleasant "who done it" mystery for the listener.
This book is definitely not for kids. I wish there was a "G" rated version--except for the murder of the dog at the beginning of the story and the constant use of the "F" word, I think it is very educational. I know my son has classmates with autism.