The book is brilliant but the narrator's voice more befits a romantic novel vs. this one. I agree with another reader that the male voices all sound the same, NY City Jewish accent.
I resisted listening to this book for a year because I thought the subject matter would be depressing. Then my book group picked the book and I was forced to read it. Boy was I ever wrong about the book! Despite the topic Room was really very life affirming and quite beautiful. I think it is crucial to listen to this book rather than read it because the child's narration makes the story exceptional. I highly recommend this book.
Written in the same style as the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series this book kept me guessing "who done it" until the very end. A great read!
The amount of detail and descriptions of mundane daily life put me into a coma. The sense of foreboding I got from the begining failed to spark my interest but made me care less about the characters. I still can't get over how stupid the main characters were, I can excuse a 14 year old mute boy but his mother was as stupid as a stick. I don't know how this book has become so acclaimed becuase I hated it.
The premise of this story is great but the body count is way too high for my taste, I cringed as each person befell a bloody death. Many were not necessary to carry the plot of the book which is very interesting. A good read if you have the stomach for it.
I actually drove around the block to hear more of this engrossing story of the trials and travails of a female federal judge. The story was interesting, pretty accurate from a legal standpoint and the narrator was a perfect choice. The ending was weak but the rest of this audio book is a must listen.
This is the funniest book I have listened to since John Grisham's Skipping Christmas. It is a hilarious account of the trouble a middle aged college professor can find while his wife is away for several days. Russo's writing combines humor with the trials and tribulations of growing old or should I say growing up? A must listen!
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