|# of Units:||5 CDs|
|Length:||6 hours, 15 minutes|
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It's a great concept, but I just couldn't follow it. I gave the first CD a chance, but constantly found myself irritated by the diversions and erratic style. Just wasn't for me.
My only complaint about this book is that it ended before I wanted it to. I can't wait to read more from this author.
I thought this would be a children's book, but I loved it! Bits of suspense, just plain fun and very thought-provoking.
In the beginning, I was worried that this was going to be a bit of a dull listen, but by the time I was starting the second disc, I was hooked. It surprised me just how much I liked this book. The narration was terrific, and the story was wonderful. Very recommended.
Amazing look inside the head of an autistic teen. The story was heartbreaking in many ways but a really good read.
I loved this book! I became so indulged into the way the narrator read the story. I thought he did a phenomenal job and I would recommend this book to anyone I know. It's a feel good story that takes your mind into places you may not go on your own.
I enjoyed this book and the way that it drew you into the mind of young autistic boy. While listening to this book you have to keep in mind that it is the thoughts of a young autistic boy to appreciate it otherwise it would seem a little over the top and boring. I give it a thumbs up and would recommend it to others that are curious as to how an autistic person thinks and views the world around them.
I liked this book, so if I could have given it 3.5 stars, I would have. It was not the best story you've ever read, plot-wise, but the insider's view of autism was really fascinating. We've all seen "Rain Man," with all the inexplicable screaming and stubborn refusals to do things, etc. This book really tries to get you into the head of an autistic like the character from Rain Man so that you get a sense as to why they would do things the way they do them. It was also pretty interesting to see how this boy's parents end up dealing with his condition and some of the ways they behave. All in all, a pretty good read.
There were some interesting parts about this story, but for me it was mostly lacking. The narrator's voice was irritating. Although the plight of the main character is concerning, there were many times when there was way too much detail.
An excellent book that brings insight to understanding the mind of the autistic individual. Just a wonderful story.
Mark Haddon is a writer and illustrator of numerous award-winning children's books and television adaptations. As a young man, Haddon worked with autistic individuals. He currently teaches creative writing for the Arvon Foundation and at Oxford University. He lives in Oxford, England.