I am a Christian young man who loves to listen to audiobooks at work.
I liked the story and do not regret buying this book. I just feel like the author was pushing his beliefs through the kid in the story. The foreshadowing was pretty obvious and I was never really shocked when the surprises were revealed.
probably not, i would rather have them speak to a person with Autism.
He is a great narrator.
If you have any interest in people with autistic disorders, such as Asperger's, you will love this kind and realistic story of a short period in the life of this boy. If you like this one; you will also like "Born on a Blue Day".
The realistic perspective of the book.
The story was very interesting. I loved the dynamics between Christopher and his family. This book definitely hooks you right away.
Yes. The author has an incredibly imaginative voice, and really brings to life the characteristics of an autistic child. Very well written.
The narrative was a bit repetitive at times.
This was a really good book, funny and heartbreaking at the same time. I hope I have learned from it as well, because people with Asperger's Syndrome aren't often understood, but are intelligent, lovable, and loving, even when it appears otherwise.
I love listening to books when cycling, paddleboarding, etc but I press pause when I need to concentrate. Its safer & I don't lose the plot!
For me this was a rare foray into fiction, and I was really happy with my choice. The book is about a young autistic boy who is socially maladjusted, but very gifted in mathematics and science.
The story is a whodunnit in which the hero, Christopher, describes his investigation into the murder of a neighbourhood dog. He uses his acute sense of logical deduction to unlock the truth, while being simultaneously hampered by his social ineptitude. The murder case leads to the discovery of some hidden truths about his own life history, resulting in a fascinating and moving development of the story.
Like most books, it is ordered into chapters, but Christopher is so fixated by mathematics that he uses prime rather than ordinal numbers for this purpose.
It’s a very funny story, and most of the humour results from Christopher’s stark factual interpretation of the world, revealing a refreshing truthfulness and lack of sentimentality. Despite his inability to form normal relationships and his emotional immaturity, you can’t help but bond and sympathise with him as the story builds to its climactic conclusion.
The narrator, Jeff Goodman, does a great job, but his English accent is 10% off the mark, so that he sounds a bit Australian at times. Not as bad as Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins, but distracting nevertheless.
Despite this somewhat churlish reservation, my overall verdict on the book is a definite thumbs up, and this will encourage me to listen to a bit more fiction in future.
The story is excellent and insightful. There is so much I did not know about Aspergers. The story is told through the eyes of Christophe Boone, a 15 year old who has Asperger's Syndrome. I was glued to the book until the very end. I highly recommend.
The performance was excellent. One reviewer mentioned that the narrator had to much inflection in his voice. I totally disagree.
Author DeAnn DeVille
Yes, I totally enjoyed Jeff Woodman's performance. His narration of the main character Christopher was dead on point. His English accent made it an exceptional and enjoyable story.
Definitely Christopher Boone, the main character.
Gosh golly... I totally enjoyed Christopher's train ride. I kept thinking he was going to think "stranger danger" and stick someone with that pocket knife. The entire train ride to locate his mother was entertaining and thrilling. There were many scenes I adored however cant tell them all because I don't want to ruin any part the audio for the next reader.
Well, I definitely would not have had the time to enjoy this in one sitting however I darn sure enjoyed each time I turned it on again.
This audio was wonderfully surprising and worth it's weight in gold. It will bring a deserving smile across your face. Mark Haddon is an exceptional writer and this story truly shows his talent.
love to read, but don't have much time for reading for pleasure. That's why I love audible.
Better in some ways. There are illustrations in the book that you miss out on in the audio version. But I love the accent of the narrator in the audio version.
One of the most memorable moments was when Christopher used his experience with video games to get through a difficult and scary situation.
My favorite scene was that of Christopher hiding behind the garden shed between the rain barrel and the fence, covering himself with a fertilizer bag to hide from his father.
If I could rename this book, I would call it "From One Dog to Another; Learning to Trust Again.
It felt genuine, and the narrator was amazing.
He really brings out the puzzlement of the main character. You can feel the gears turning.
This was an unusual purchase for me but I must say,this book is truly entertaining!!
I just wish there was more to it at the end. This is not one I would listen to more than once either. Still I couldn't peel myself away from it's strange appeal.