Jack is a five-year-old boy whose entire world has been an 11-by-11 room. His mother was taken captive when she was 19, and has been a prisoner for seven years. She has created a life for Jack contained in that small space and he is content. As he gets older, he becomes more curious and his mother knows Room won’t hold them for much longer. She devises a plan for escape. Does it work? Do they get away from their captor?
I first started reading Room in print. I loved the premise of the story, but I couldn’t get into it. Then I tried the audiobook, and I was sucked in immediately. Jack’s voice especially comes alive when you listen to this book. At times the book is heartbreaking, but hopeful. You root for Jack and his Ma throughout the book. If you like audiobooks, I would highly recommend this one. It’s a great listen!