Ranks as one of the most listened to in our household, adults and children.
Augie, for sure. He's honest, resilient and funny.
Too many to name. Some scenes are painful but the characters and readers make the story very listenable. The hero of this story is just so darn human and like able.
Probably something from the great quotes they use to begin each section.
Have listened to this story multiple times and will many more.
I loved this book it had happy parts and sad parts. The fact that he had a different face than other people made the story a lot more interesting. The only thing that I didn't like was how the narrators voice changed a lot so it was kind of confusing of who was speaking, but I caught up and enjoyed the story and never wanted to stop listening to it. The story in this book is full of happiness and joy it just made me smile. When ever August had a fight I was always on his side. Overall the story was great and it made me smile. I would recommend this book to children 8 years old and younger.😃
I devoured this in one day... Literally could not stop until the end! Brilliant book and amazing performances by the readers. I cried at least 5 times- even when in the worst places to do so (like while grocery shopping)! I highly recommend this book.
this. is. the.[ maybe ] the. greatest. audiobook. ever.
everything from the performance to the charactors to the events to the emotion EVERYTHING. PERIOD
everything. as i stated above.
i rest my case.
As the mother of a special needs child, I have been bracing myself for the challenges ahead of her. This was the first book I read to look behind the curtain. It helped me understand by sharing some things I was worried about, but it also helped me connect with my own resilience and moreso appreciate the resilience of my daughter. As protector or his sister, my 8 year old son really connected with the book as well, and has gone on to devour others in the series.
My son absolutely loved the principal's funny name and Auggie's thoughts about it.
I got a good sense of emotions from the tones used by the narrator, and knew who was speaking from the vocal shifts made. Although the story said that due to several physical impairments and surgeries, Auggie's speech was very unclear, the narrator needed to ensure listeners could easily follow Auggie's dialogue. I think he was able to strike a good balance where the speech was imperfect enough to remind me that Auggie's speech was impaired.
I got angry, indignant, at the hateful behaviours of some of the kids. My chest puffed out in pride as some kids stepped up to defend Auggie. I cried as I empathized with what he was going through, and I felt hopeful when he discovered his own power and began getting to know himself. The book was as great for me as it was for my 8 year old son.
The book was told from Auggie's perspective, and using Auggie's voice as narrator. It really hooked my son and helped him relate to the challenges faced and surmounted by a special needs child. This was invaluable for me, as I wanted to start preparing him for the hardships that his special needs sister and our family will be facing as the years advance.
Loved the story and the voices but Jack's narrator was not what he would sound like. He would sound like a less raspy version of August maybe a bit lower but that's not how he does sound he sounds like a 7th grader not a 5th grader.
LOVED this book...both my 8 year old daughter and myself. The narrators were wonderful and Auggie should win an award! What a wonderful story. I wish there were more like this. She actually started to read the actual book and series after them. I have purchased other high rated books such a Chronicles of Narnia but she doesn't like the books with accents as much. Thank you for this wonderful book that touched our hearts and taught my child the lesson of loving and acceptance beyond the norm.
Auggie and the sister's friend who always protected him (sorry I can't recall the name)