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Written and read from the perspective of a 5 year old. Not a good choice for a parent looking to escape!
Was very hard to listen to the first few chapters with the narration. Was worth it in the end- advice- suck it up! Lol, I was on the edge of my seat for some parts.
I loved this book. Having this story told from the perspective of a 5 year old child was intriguing, engaging. I couldn't stop listening.
This was a very nice surprise! I enjoyed this book and also the reader. I did not want to put it down at night. I just wanted to keep listening to see what would happen. Great Book.
Not too bad at all. Easy to fall in to. Takes a few minutes to get used to the narrator, but stick with it - it's worth it.
The story is told in a voice of a 5-year old, a smarty pants that is a bit annoying to begin with, until one realizes what the story of his life truly is. The narrative begins weird, quickly turns creepy and once one realizes what is going on, it is deeply disturbing. At the beginning the book was so unusual that I wanted to know what it was about or I would have given up. I read the reviews on Amazon, and of course they gave the entire plot away, for which I am sorry, because I might enjoy the shock of realizing the true depth of the plot. However, I did see the characters in a different light than before I was aware of the true meaning of the story. It is beautifully written, often funny and amusing, but always with an undertone of discomfort. I believe this books is at this time shortlisted for an award and I think it truly deserves one.
This book was tough to listen to. It might be better to read than to listen. I didn't finish it
I am always amazed at the incredible insight it takes to assume the narrative from anothers point of view, This author captures the mind of the 5 year old boy whose sole teacher is his mother. His view of the world is upbeat and positive- almost impossible to believe given the circumstances of the Teacher. Their life is contained within the walls of one small locked room with a skylight that allows them to experience God's face in the sun and the moon. The narration by the little boy and the mother was exceptional. I loved it!
This book stuck with me long after I had finished reading it. I wasn't expecting to like this book, got it intending to listen to part of the first and last cd only - just to get an intro and see how it ended since the reviews were so interesting. Instead, I ended up listening to the entire book twice during a long car trip. This is an uplifting story.
A really disturbing and difficult listen. Not for the faint of heart. An emotional roller coaster and at times I almost stopped listening.