I've with people on the autism spectrum/Asperger's and this was such an accurate snapshot of how they relate to the world.
There was really nothing about this book that attracted me except the sale price. So - I bought it, put it aside for later, and started to listen to it when my internet cable was down (out of shear boredom ). What a wonderful surprise! I found everything about this book, the story, the main protagonist, the reader, and the pace and sound of the language to be beyond my wildest expectation. Please get this book. Just sit back and listen and just say ahhhhh.
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss
It was well read!
Still Alice because of the story is about someone dealing with a condition out of their control and how it affects their family.
Jeff is very lively.
Christopher - I just love the way he thinks and how he is able to do things despite his challenges.
A beautifully weird book; beautiful nonetheless. I loved it!! Loved how the author narrated the entire book in Christopher's point of view and in his words. Mark Haddon kept the reader (in this case, me!) interested from start to end. The story was very touching and had many tender moments. Although Christopher warned us that his book was not going to be funny, it was at times (which made it fun to read). How he views the world might seem extreme, but totally normal for someone with autism. I loved all the little facts and the mathematical equations. It was a fun and quick read and recommend it to all. This is a little jewel of a book!
Well, I wouldn't put it in the top 10, but in my "listen on road trips with kids" category, this book was a major winner.
No doubt Christopher. He IS the book.
When Christopher reunites with his dad after visiting his mom.
Why would I? It was a perfect title to the book.
My Asperger son used this book as an assignment in one of his AP classes. He was to make a travel pamphlet about a book he'd read. He used this book and Cricklewood (where Christopher's mom lived). We had a lot of fun putting the pamphlet together, which expounded upon all the interesting sites, shops, and restaurants in Cricklewood, London.
A sometimes humorous, sometimes heart wrenching view of Asperger's/Autism Spectrum Disorders.
I think the heart of this book is more about Christopher's narration than the story itself. He tells his story in a very honest and endearing fashion.
The narrator's voice/accent is a bit odd at first, but easy to get used to. The quirkiness of his voice suits the character of Christopher very well.
Found this randomly. Looked kind of interesting. Turned out to be great. I was surprised at how this book got me to change my listening habbits. It was very unique, turly a great story.
Easily entertained and amused.
I loved everything about this book! I listened from start to finish, the entire 6 hours, uninterrupted.
I know people with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. The character of Christopher was so much like them that I felt I was actually able to peek in their minds and now everything about them makes sense to me.
Say something about yourself!
It was the amazing way the author helped me to understand how difficult life can be with for a teenager with aspergers.
The reading of the story was wonderful. Woodman used just enough emotion to keep the listener engaged, but he also was pretty true to how a person with asperger syndrome actually sounds. It made me relate so much ore to the character than I would if I was reading it in "my own voice". Amazing performance by Woodman!
No question about it... It was the 2nd train station.
Just a great book. I only bought it because it was on sale for something like $3, so I figured I'd buy it "just in case" I needed something to listen to. It turned out to be one of the best books I've found on Audible!
The idea of writing this mystery story from the point of view of an obviously autistic child is very intriguing. However, as an educator who works with children of all learning levels I find much of this stereotypical. Also, the plot leaves some to be desired, especially the somewhat rushed ending.