This was a delightful book. An amazing scenario and well done. Was grateful to have something good to listen to while I was on vacation!
I selected this book because of the excellent review. It was a very unique book, but it moved very very slow. I've read much better!
I know I shouldn't let my daughter listen... but she loved Jacks voice (she is five and has a brother named Jack). I caught her listening while I was doing the dishes and I didn't realize it. I don't think she understands the whole story... but it is kinda nice to hear her ask questions. Anytime I listen she is in there with me. There was a few bits I turned off and said we will listen later... then listened when I knew I was alone. Anyways... amazing book!!! And the little guy could be annoying if you are not used to kids... but I have three under five so what is one more little voice in the house. Jack fits right in.
Different than most books I pick. So glad I got it. Will check to see if Audible.com has more from this writer. Will listen to it several times. The really good books are the ones I listen to 2 & 3-4-5- times. It's hard to have to wait for my Ipod to recharge.
Having read and listened (twice) to this book, I think audiobook is the way to go. Great narrators especially "Jack", the five-year-old boy!
I laughed, I cried...this is the most wonderfully well written and narrated book. I have recommended it to everyone who listens to books on CD. Jack is totally believable and his mother is endearing and strong!
I was hesitant to read this book, thinking that the narrator being a child, might become annoying. This is an AMAZING book. A mother is kidnapped at 19 and held captive in a room with her son. You would think this would be depressing and though it is at times very sad, the strength and resilience of the child is awe inspiring. I was so impressed at the intelligence and foresight in the young boy, but/and when he is faced with a whole new world, "outside", you see how the ordeal had shaped him. But yet, he is strong and positive. I think that ROOM is a work of art! Simply amazing!
I would LOVE to meet the person who wrote this book. What is she like, what is her history?!
This book told from the viewpoint of a 5 year old boy held my attention from the first chapter. I was concerned that the subject of a kidnapped and imprisoned woman and her child would be too gruesome. Yet with Jack telling the story, the reader is shielded from the horrors for the most part. The book builds suspense as more and more details about the room are revealed. However, it offers so much to ponder about surviving and raising a child in such conditions. I enjoyed this book so much, I listened to it twice in a row.
I've never been able to pay such close attention to an audio book on my way to and from work. A great book, been looking for something as good since. Haven't been able to find it.
Very interesting premise to this book and very well written. Excellent production for the audiobook. I was at first irritated with the voice of the child and almost quit listening but once I got the drift of it, really enjoyed it. Thought provoking.