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Room

Durée : 10 h et 45 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 notations)
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Description

The story of a mother, her son, a locked room, and the outside world.

It’s Jack’s birthday, and he’s excited about turning five.

Jack lives with his Ma in Room, which has a locked door and a skylight, and measures 11 feet by 11 feet. He loves watching TV, and the cartoon characters he calls friends, but he knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real – only him, Ma, and the things in Room. Until the day Ma admits that there's a world outside....

Told in Jack's voice, Room is the story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible. Unsentimental and sometimes funny, devastating yet uplifting, Room is a novel like no other.

©2010 Emma Donoghue (P)2010 Hachette Audio US

Critiques

"Emma Donoghue's writing is superb alchemy, changing innocence into horror and horror into tenderness. Room is a book to read in one sitting. When it's over you look up: the world looks the same but you are somehow different and that feeling lingers for days." (Audrey Niffenegger)
" Room is one of the most profoundly affecting books I've read in a long time. Jack moved me greatly. His voice, his story, his innocence, his love for Ma combine to create something very unusual and, I think, something very important.... Room deserves to reach the widest possible audience." (John Boyne)
"I loved Room. Such incredible imagination, and dazzling use of language. And with all this, an entirely credible, endearing little boy. It's unlike anything I've ever read before." (Anita Shreve)

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Marcie
  • 05/03/2011

Like a car crash you cannot look away from

I have rarely heard a better production made with more care. This book is an excellent narrative told from the viewpoint of a child born into the captivity of a 12 x 12 room. It also makes us look at the superficiality of our culture and the extraordinary things that ordinary people can achieve if beset by hardship. In this case a woman who is kidnapped and forced to live in captivity for 7 years. If I get snowed into my house for 2 days I start freaking out, so I do not really want to imagine what this character has had to endure before we end up meeting her and her wonderful son Jack.

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  • C. Whigham
  • 16/10/2012

absolutely loved it!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

after listening to this version i have chosen this book for my book club to read i could not put it down, it even inspired me to go running so i could keep listening!!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

i loved jack such a stoic wee boy!

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

the narrators were great they made the story really come to life

If you could rename Room, what would you call it?

i woudlnt, and i love that its just 'room' and not 'the room' you need to read it to understand why

Any additional comments?

fab read it!!

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  • Global
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24/02/2011

Fascinating and original book

This is a remarkable book. First of all, it is SF-like in creating an entirely different world, the one the boy constructs (with the aid of his mother???s explanations) to rationalize the very strange environment he finds himself in - which is not at all strange to him, as it is the only one he knows. But, much more than this, it is also an absorbing and thrilling adventure, and an impressive story of maternal love, full of emotion but not at all sentimental. A really great listen, though at first I found the high-pitched narration of the boy a bit jarring. But the story was so good that I soon got over that and was drawn in completely.

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  • Judith
  • 28/02/2016

Magnificent

Captivating story, beautifully written. Performance of this audiobook was outstanding and extremely entertaining! I loved every second of it and finished it in 2 sessions!

Thank you!

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  • Janie
  • 18/07/2012

This book is so good it's a freak!

Books like these only come by once in an eon, especially when the audiobook version is read so damn well, it just couldn't be better. There are so many layers of meaning in this book it gives you pause to reflect a long time after you finish reading it. It's about freedom and love, and ultimately about the human spirit's ability to transcend and move forward from one's own worst fears, memories and experiences. This book should be read by everyone.

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  • Nina
  • 08/07/2012

Perfectly written and narrated as well

This was a very interesting book which I couldn't stop listening to for a minute. It gave me the creeps when I imagined someone having to spend their childhood being locked up in a tiny room but on the other hand it described the amazing courage and hope that the main character Jack and his Ma showed throughout their ordeal. I loved Ma's creativity and Jack's perspective on the world as the book is told in his voice.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Dawn Macgregor
  • 23/11/2010

Thoroughly enjoyable for a different listen.

This is one of the few books that I listened to in two days as it was entrancing.

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  • DIanne
  • 04/02/2017

Poignant

An excellent production - the performances in this reading are excellent and really help you to understand the story
As for the story, it's hard to comprehend being locked in a room for more than 5 years, let alone being born into that environment and thinking that's all there is to the world
Although a sad story, I really enjoyed this and would highly recommended it

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  • S
  • 20/03/2016

Compelling

a sad story of love and endurance, with some brilliant observations of the world by a child

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  • Ms. Karen Roche
  • 08/03/2016

en trawling read

If you could sum up Room in three words, what would they be?

absolute page turner

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jack, i love that the book is told from his perspective and really portrays children's innocence

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

very well read, such an achievement really for a young person

Who was the most memorable character of Room and why?

Jack

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  • Normen Behr
  • 03/12/2010

Wird im Gedächtnis bleiben

Gelegentlich kommt einer jener Romane daher, die so ungewöhnlich sind, dass man gleich weiß, dass sie im Gedächtnis bleiben werden, ob wegen der speziellen Thematik (etwa "The Time Traveler's Wife") oder wegen der besonderen Erzählweise (ich denke an "The Book Thief"). "Room" ist so ein Werk; vor allen Dingen, wenn man - wie ich zum Glück - keinerlei Ahnung hat, worum es geht, fasziniert das aus der Sicht eines 5-jährigen Jungen verfasste Buch, das nur langsam enthüllt, worum es eigentlich geht. Jack lebt in Zimmer (nicht "einem" Zimmer, NUR Zimmer), mit ihm ist dort seine Mutter und ihre ständigen Begleiter wie etwa Stuhl, Bett, Tür und Schrank. Mutter und Sohn haben eine Routine in Zimmer, die nie abweicht. Warum sind sie dort? Wo genau ist "dort"? Das alles kommt allmählich zum Vorschein, Gänsehaut ist garantiert!
Das Buch zerfällt logisch in zwei Teile, wobei ich dem ersten (der etwa dem ersten Downloadteil entspricht) die vollen 5 Punkte gebe, während der zweite Teil mit 4 Punkten etwas zurückbleibt. Trotzdem insgesamt 5 wegen des Nachhalls, den dieser Roman in meinem Leben haben wird.
Vorgelesen wird das Ganze von 4 Sprechern, die jeweils mehrere Rollen übernehmen. Alle lesen professionell und sind gut gewählt; mir wäre es aber lieber gewesen, tatsächlich mehrere Leser zu haben statt welche, die stets ihre Stimmen verstellen, aber gut.
Achtung, ab hier gibt's massive Spoiler in der Rezension! Meiner Ansicht nach tröpfelt die Handlung nach Jacks Flucht aus Zimmer etwas dahin; die Szenen drinnen (und die Flucht selbst!) haben mir wesentlich besser gefallen. Etwas nervig ist auch, dass Jack ständig alles wörtlich nimmt und damit falsch versteht; was anfangs noch passt, stellt den Zuhörer bald auf die Geduldsprobe. Trotzdem kann man sich Jacks Erzählung und seiner naiven und doch (oder gerade deswegen?) so treffenden Sicht der Welt kaum entziehen.
Fazit: Absolute Hörempfehlung. Lernen Sie Zimmer kennen. Und einen ganz besonderen Jungen.

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  • milanowski
  • 06/03/2017

spannend und gut beschrieben

Gute Geschichte, sehr süß aus der Sicht eines kleinen Jungen. Nur natürlich sehr bedrückend und traurig.

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  • Albina Kaiser
  • 26/06/2016

A wonderful novel about mother's love

I was really touched by the novel. There were moments when I could not hold my tears. Every loving mother will understand and feel the story.

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  • nicola
  • 09/04/2016

Hauptgewinn!!!!

Ein echtes Ausnahme-Hörbuch mit unglaublichen Sprechern, einer großartigen Geschichte und großem Suchtfaktor! Zum Eintauchen und die Welt vergessen...

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  • CRoth1964
  • 03/12/2013

Annoying

What sounded initially like a very original story of a woman and her child in captivity turned out to be an annoying read. I did not enjoy listening to the various readers. The writing style, especially when the child is speaking, was simply not to my liking.

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