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Audiobook Review

Bird Box

Bird Box, #1
Josh Malerman
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average rating is 5 out of 5
average rating is 5 out of 5

Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects


Chilling, Captivating, Unforgettable. Perfect for fans of The Road.


"You are saving their lives for a life not worth living."

💛 Bird Box grabbed me and didn’t let go 'til it was good and done with me. The concept alone is brilliantly inventive, but the execution is utterly captivating. Malorie's choices, her challenges, felt like my own. I stepped into her shoes and experienced every horror and every dilemma. It raises so many questions about when life stops becoming worth it for the sake of living. The children in particular become symbolic of this. I didn't always like Malorie or her choices, but I rooted for her, heart in my throat, at every step.

💚 If you enjoy this, I highly recommend The Road by Cormac McCarthy, which shares a certain bare bones quality in terms of style as well as a central parent-child dynamic. Oh, and not to mention a grim view of the end.


🎧 Katharine Mangold delivers a masterful portrayal of Malorie, showcasing her doubts, hopes and fears with simple inflections. The production is just what it needs to be - wistful, expressive, claustrophobic, moving - and all the because its simplicity allows her performance to shine.


No spoilers for this one. Maybe next time!
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Bird Box


Most people ignored the outrageous reports on the news. But they became too frequent, they became too real. And soon, they began happening down the street. Then the Internet died. The television and radio went silent. The phones stopped ringing. And we couldn't look outside anymore.

Malorie raises the children the only way she can; indoors. The house is quiet. The doors are locked, the curtains are closed, mattresses are nailed over the windows. They are out there. She might let them in. The children sleep in the bedroom across the hall. Soon she will have to wake them. Soon she will have to blindfold them. Today they must leave the house. Today they will risk everything.
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