Five-year-old Jack and his Ma live and eat and play and sleep in one room--an 11×11-foot space that is their prison--captives of the terrifying man Jack calls Old Nick. But as Jack grows older and more curious, it becomes clear that the room will not be able to hold him and Ma forever. Michal... show more
Five-year-old Jack and his Ma live and eat and play and sleep in one room--an 11×11-foot space that is their prison--captives of the terrifying man Jack calls Old Nick. But as Jack grows older and more curious, it becomes clear that the room will not be able to hold him and Ma forever. Michal Friedman shines as Jack; her narration is haunting and compelling in its every inflection and tone. The voice she creates for Jack is so convincing, listeners may even mistake her for an actual child. Her powerful performance is complemented by Robert Petcoff's sinister Old Nick, and Ellen Archer's portrayal of resourceful Ma, whose gentle voice is infused with patience, terror, and hope. The chemistry between the players creates a gem of an audiobook that will haunt listeners long after the story's end.
źródło opisu: Back Bay Books, 2011
źródło okładki: http://www.amazon.com
Publish date: 18 maja 2011
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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, Adult Fiction
, Realistic Fiction
, Literary Fiction
Folks at my work are trying to start an IRL book club that will meet about once a month. The organizer gave us a choice of 3 things that were on her TBR and the others picked Room - Emma Donoghue as the first selection (I voted for one of the other selections I was a bit hesitant about Room and th...
O czym jest "Pokój"? To książka, w której mamy dwójkę najważniejszych bohaterów - małego Jacka i jego matkę. Oboje żyją zamknięci w szopie, a jedynym "łącznikiem ze światem zewnętrznym" jest człowiek, który w owej szopie przed laty zamknął matkę Jack'a. To dzięki niemu mają oni potrzebne do przeżyci...
I rarely give out five-star reviews, and my criteria for a five-star review is fairly straightforward: I give five stars to books that I don't want to end.I read lots of books every year that I enjoy, but because my TBR list is so long, I very rarely dread a book ending -- I know there will always b...
The narrative of this book took a while to get used to, and I never fully embraced it. There were certain moments where it even frustrated me and I had to put the book down for a while. The story itself is emotional and very intense as it was based on real events. It is hard to come to grips with th...
This book blew me away. It's about a kidnapped woman living and her son growing up in captivity and trying to acclimate into the real world. I was not prepared for all that happens. Everything is told from the little boy's point of view, and it seems so real. I had many wow, nervous, heart, etc ...
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