This story of abuse is told from the point of view of a 5 year old named Jack. I found it very difficult to listen to which is in no way the fault of the reader. The reader did a good job. This may be a story that people may want to read a print copy of instead of listening to it. I found this story to be really disturbing.
- Review by Kimberly Morin, Reference Librarian
Emma Donoghue’s Room was shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, and the audiobook version was nominated for a 2011 Audie Award in the category of Best Multi-Voiced Performance. The novel was also hailed as a “best book” of 2010 by several publications, including The New York Times, Salon.com and Library Journal.