I'm always looking for that well written gem.
Listening to the mind and voice of a child for that long, was simply too much to endure. I could not finish listening to this book.
it's been a rarity, that the sound of narration in a childs voice hasn't made me skin crawl (most prominently in "the road') and i was a bit nervous going into this, but it was done flawlessly. the ending was the 'right' resolve, but still wanted a bit more.
I can't believe I survived this audiobook. The sing-song little boy character's voice was incredibly annoying. I stuck out the ordeal hoping something would happen. When something does, the author deals with it quickly, to move onto more excrutiatingly dull prose. Here's the summary. Not much happens, something happens, then a lot of nothing happens. The end. Ugh.
This book is so creative, yet so believeable, it doesn't let go of you for a minute. The details of Jack and Ma's situation are well researched and ring true, inside and outside. The narration is outstanding, especially by the reader of Jack's character. One of the best audiobooks I've listened to.
I grew very weary of the book in the first 1-1.5 hours. The narration style and perceived oddities about Jack's speech led me to stop the audiobook for a bit and almost give it up. However, I found myself drawn back to it, and several hours in, could not stop listening without wondering about the next turn of events. It is a painful, disturbing and yet touching and heartfelt exploration of the depths of maternal love. The characteristics that make it annoying to listen to at first become central to Jack's interpretation of his world if stuck with long enough to get caught up in the story. "Room" is a haunting novel well worth a listen.
I instantly fell in love with Jacker-Jack, the main character. He's the sweetest little boy. I kept listening to the book over and over. I couldn't let go. Jacker-Jack stole my heart. It's hard to believe it's actually a female narrator playing this 5 year old boy. She sure had me fooled.
Like some other reviewers have mentioned, I found the narrative to be a bit tedious. It was hard listening to Jack's singsongy voice for the entirety of the book. I also found Noreen's Irish accent to be lacking. The story itself was both chilling and heartwarming, and those two things are probably rare together.
Registered nurse, retired. A book lover with limited vision due to cancer.nobody does it better than Audible, which I call AWE-DIBLE1
Well read, well crafted, with a sensitive portrayal of things that really happen. I was wary given the disturbing plot line, but I am so glad I read it. I work with people such as these. Articulate. WOW!
Others have already explicated this book. I'll just say that I looked forward to listening to it throughout, and now after finishing, actually miss it. It's that compelling.
Wonder if there will be a sequel?