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11/19/10

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Room by Emma Donoghue (audio book)

Product Description

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, ROOM is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.

About the Author

Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction whose novels include the bestselling Slammerkin, The Sealed Letter, Landing, Life Mask, Hood, and Stirfry.Her story collections are The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, Kissing the Witch, and Touchy Subjects. She also writes literary history, and plays for stage and radio. She lives in London, Ontario, with her partner and their two small children. For more information, go to www.emmadonoghue.com.

Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (September 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607886278
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607886273
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MY THOUGHTS:
LOVED IT

I have been a fan of Emma Donoghue's since I read Slammerkin.  This story is just spectacular.  Told from the perspective of a five year old who is confined to one room and then learns that there is a whole, big world out there. The fact that Ma can entertain him and keep him active in an 11 x 11 room is just extraordinary.  The audio book just made the characters that much more intense.


    WANT TO WIN A COPY OF THIS AUDIO BOOK?

    Contest is open to anyone with a US or Canadian mailing addresses (no PO Boxes)

    Contest ends on 12.5.10 Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 12.6.10
    Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
    This giveaway is sponsored by Hachette Book Group and up to 3 audio books will be available.
    Only one winner per household address!

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      24 comments:

      1. Wow-what an excellent giveaway. I've been so excited about this book since I read the review in Bookmarks magazine and on shelfari. I hope I win!

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      2. I have heard pretty rave reviews for the most part about this one.

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      3. Great giveaway. Visited her site...I had no idea she wrote fairy tales. I have to check them out.

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      4. I was just describing this book to someone last night. It sounds SO fantastic. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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      5. I'd LOVE to listen to this book. I've read many great reviews of it. Thanks!

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      6. Yay! I would love to have this book... I have heard such good reviews of this book by everyone who has read it :)

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      8. Wow, I really want to read this one now. Thanks for the chance to win an audio!

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      9. I visited her site. What an interesting and accomplished woman! I learned that Emma has been earning a living as a writer since the age of 23 (VERY impressive). Also that she PhD from the University of Cambridge.

        Thank you for the great giveaway.

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        Kelly B

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      10. Yay! This is to be our Book Club pick for January!

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      11. Here's my daily comment....have heard so many good things.. really want to win.

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      12. Daily entry 11/22. Thanks!
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      16. Thanks for the giveaway

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      17. daily entry - it's almost like a christmas countdown! 11/30

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      21. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I have heard such great things about this book and am dying to "read" it!

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      22. From Ms. Donoghue's website I learned she used to work as a chambermaid.

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      23. Tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/MamaHendo3/status/11617643500933121

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