Emma Donoghue's Room is brilliant in both concept and execution. Because the subject matter is disturbing, it's a hard sell, but I predict that word of mouth will eventually turn this compelling novel into a mainstay on the best seller/best listen lists for months.
I couldn't stop listening to this audiobook. It was FANTASTIC and intriguing and unputdownable! WELL WORTH THE LISTEN, I can't emphasize enough!
I was caught up in this story from the very beginning! While the story itself is quite disturbing, the narrator conveyed excellent character and plot development which kept me listening to this story even after I had reached my destination!
This is a beautiful book. I am an immigrant and came to this country with my baby son and it was only six years later that his father could join us, so I know what's it's like to be a single mother and one struggling to survive in a foreign country to boot.
Maybe that's why I enjoyed this book so, because I know what it's like to do everything you can to make your surroundings a happy place for your child regardless of actual circumstances.
How beautifully Emma Donoghue has written about it and how very credible her characters are and how well developed! And I loved the reading. The readers are all great, I particularly liked Jack. The person who reads Jack must have much experience listening to children's peculiar cadences and intonations.
I don't understand why this is getting good reviews. It's the worst book I have read or listened to in 10 years.
I couldn't stop listening to this book. I loved the child telling the story. I don't want to give too much away but well worth the purchase.
I was pulled into this book from the very start. The main actor reading this book was believable and compelling. I highly recommend this audio book
I rarely listen to my audiobooks as other than distraction for tedious chores like driving or housework. This story, narrated by a child's voice, was so fascinating and delightful that I listened to most of it at rest giving it my full attention. I have never read a story of long captivity followed by release and adjustment to the world told from a five year old child's point of view. The book was beautifully written, suspenseful at times, and worthy of whatever prizes it has garnered.
The story of Room is completely engrossing. The narrators do a wonderful job. I couldn't stop listening! I listened to this book a couple of months ago and have not been able to stop thinking about it. It is an imaginative story, and yet you can completely picture the room and all of the characters.