Room by Emma Donoghue audiobook

Room: A Novel

By Emma Donoghue
Read by Michal Friedman , Ellen Archer , Suzanne Toren , and Robert Petkoff

Hachette Book Group, Little, Brown & Company 9780316098328
10.75 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $20.00

    ISBN: 9781478936749

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It’s where he was born, where he and his Ma eat and play and learn. There are endless wonders that let loose Jack’s imagination—the snake under Bed that he constructs out of eggshells, the imaginary world projected through the TV, the coziness of Wardrobe below Ma’s clothes, where she tucks him in safely at night in case Old Nick comes. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it’s the prison where she’s been held since she was nineteen—for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in that eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But Jack’s curiosity is building alongside her own desperation—and she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer. Told in the poignant and funny voice of Jack, Room is a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child. It is a shocking, exhilarating, and riveting novel—but always deeply human and always moving. Room is a place you will never forget.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the Commonwealth Book Prize

Winner of the Indies Choice Book Award

A 2010 Man Booker Prize Finalist

Selected for the 2011 Orange Prize Shortlist

Winner of the YALSA Alex Award

The 2010 New York Times Book Review Book of the Year

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A 2011 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A BuzzFeed Books Pick of Brilliant Novels Adapted into Great Films

A 2010 New York Times Best Book for Fiction

A multiple Listen Up Award Winner

A 2010 Salon Magazine Best Book of the Year for Fiction

A 2010 NPR Best Book for Fiction

A BookRiot Pick of Favorite Kidnapping Thrillers

An ALA Notable Book

A Publishers Weekly bestseller for December 2015

Selected for the September 2010 Indie Next List

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It’s where he was born, where he and his Ma eat and play and learn. There are endless wonders that let loose Jack’s imagination—the snake under Bed that he constructs out of eggshells, the imaginary world projected through the TV, the coziness of Wardrobe below Ma’s clothes, where she tucks him in safely at night in case Old Nick comes.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it’s the prison where she’s been held since she was nineteen—for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in that eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But Jack’s curiosity is building alongside her own desperation—and she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.

Told in the poignant and funny voice of Jack, Room is a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child. It is a shocking, exhilarating, and riveting novel—but always deeply human and always moving. Room is a place you will never forget.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A novel so disturbing that we defy you to stop thinking about it, days later.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Be warned: once you enter, you’ll be Donoghue’s willing prisoner right down to the last page.” Newsweek
Riveting....Such a story, such a mother!....[Donoghue] gracefully distills what it means to be a mother--and what it's like for a child whose entire world measures just 11 x 11. Entertainment Weekly
“One of the most affecting and subtly profound novels of the year.” Washington Post
“Jack’s voice is one of the pure triumphs of the novel: in him, she has invented a child narrator who is one of the most engaging in years.” New York Times Book Review
“This harrowing tale of long-term captivity and its effects is narrated flawlessly by Michal Friedman and Ellen Archer, who voice Jack and Ma with depth and feeling. The two additional narrators, Robert Petkoff and Suzanne Toren, deliver perfectly nuanced supporting characters…Friedman’s Jack is winsome, lovable, and thoroughly credible. Expressing a five-year-old’s emotions amid subject matter like this is an enormous undertaking, and Friedman delivers. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
Room is likely to haunt readers for days, if not longer. It is, hands down, one of the best books of the year.” Boston Globe
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, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry
Room is that rarest of entities, an entirely original work of art. I mean it as the highest possible praise when I tell you that I can't compare it to any other book. Suffice to say that it's potent, darkly beautiful, and revelatory. Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours and By Nightfall
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, author of The Pilot’s Wife and A Change in Altitude

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Author

Author Bio: Emma Donoghue

Author Bio: Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue, born in Dublin, is a playwright, literary historian, novelist, and screenwriter. Her works of contemporary and historical fiction include the New York Times bestsellers Room and Frog Music. Her books have also been finalists for the Man Booker, Commonwealth Prize, the Orange Prize, and the Women’s Prize for Ficton. She also writes story collections, literary history, and plays for stage and radio.

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Details

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English