I read this book for the first time back in April of 2016. When it was picked for my book club, I couldn’t wait to give it another read!
I checked the book out from the library, but unfortunately I just didn’t have the time to pick it up…
Two days before we were scheduled to meet up to discuss the book, I snagged the audiobook from Libby and listened to it for hours one afternoon on a sped up option, and then finished it up the next day.
My Thoughts on Room by Emma Donoghue, the audiobook narrated by: Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, Suzanne Toren
The story itself is absolutely incredible, and listening to it rather than reading the physical text is a very different experience!
I loved that Jack, the five-year-old, was the narrator because hearing the storyline through his POV was very powerful. However, it did take some time to get used to the narration of Jack’s voice. At first it was quite annoying, to be totally honest. But I got used to it soon enough.
My Favorite Passages from Room
I’m not in Room. Am I still me?
I yawn so huge it nearly knocks me over.
In the world I notice persons are nearly always stressed and have no time. Even Grandma often says that, but she and Steppa don’t have jobs, so I don’t know how persons with jobs do the jobs and all the living as well.
My Final Thoughts on Room
I definitely recommend this one! The story is just so intense, but because it is through the POV of a child, the innocence of the child will break your heart. And while I enjoyed the audio version, I definitely preferred reading the actual text more than listening in this case.