Room: A Novel: Booktrack Edition

Booktrack Edition


By Emma Donoghue

Read by Ellen Archer

Read by Suzanne Toren

Read by Robert Petkoff

Read by Michal Friedman

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$32.99 CAD


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Audiobook Download (Unabridged) $32.99 CAD

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Room: A Novel: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! *

Inspiration for the MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Academy Award winner Brie Larson

To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It’s where he was born, it’s where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. 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’s the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack’s curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.

Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating–a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child.

*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.


Room premiered at Theatre Royal Stratford East on 2 May 2017 before performing at Dundee Rep Theatre (13 – 17 June 2017) and the Abbey Theatre Dublin (24 June – 22 July 2017) with the following cast (in alphabetical order):


Stephen Casey


Janet Kumah


Fela Lufadeju


Liam McKenna


Lucy Tregear


Witney White


Darmani Ebojim


Taye Kassim Junaid-Evans


Harrison Wilding

Creative Team

Written by: Emma Donoghue

Adapted for the stage by: Emma Donoghue

Music and Lyrics by: Cora Bissett and Kathryn Joseph

Director: Cora Bissett

Designer: Lily Arnold

Video Designer: Andrzej Goulding

Lighting Designer: David Plater

Musical Director: Gavin Whitworth

Sound Designer: Alexandra Faye Braithwaite

Puppet Designer: David Cauchi

Movement Director: Siân Williams

Associate Director: Ellen Havard

Casting Director: Debbie O’Brien


An early workshop of Room was developed with

Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Richard Jordan Productions.

This famous producing theatre, located in the heart of London’s East End prides itself on creating world class work that reflects the concerns, hopes and dreams of its community. A prolific developer of new work, this award-winning theatre attracts artists and audiences often not represented in other venues and is firmly committed to supporting the development of exciting new voices and bold new work.

As part of this, the venue’s bi-annual Angelic Tales New Writing Festival features rehearsed readings by more than twenty emerging writers and has led to work being developed into full main stage productions and for the last ten years has developed hundreds of new writers of contemporary musical theatre.

Recent staged new productions include Atiha Sen Gupta’s Counting Stars, Kirsten Childs’ The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Bonnie Greer’s The Hotel Cerise and the Ramps On The Moon production of The Who’s Tommy directed by our Artistic Director Kerry Michael.

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We are Ireland’s National Theatre. We belong to the people of Ireland. We tell their story through ambitious, courageous and new theatre in all it’s forms.

We stage over thirty plays at our home in Dublin City Centre each year. We tour in Ireland and internationally to bring the best of Irish theatre to as many people as we can.

In our programme you will find new Irish writing, modern classics, adaptations, new versions of classic Irish plays, verbatim theatre, dance and the best of Irish and international theatre, presented in partnership with a growing community of theatre-makers and companies.

Our theatre was founded by revolutionaries, W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory. They invented a new theatrical tradition in Ireland. We are inspired by their legacy to explore new narratives and horizons for Irish theatre.

We are dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and diverse voices and experiences that exist all over Ireland. Our New Work department invites ideas and scripts from theatre-makers at all career stages.

With tickets starting at 13 euro and early bird tickets and free previews, our Arts Council funding helps us maintain affordable ticket prices.

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The Company has toured extensively across Scotland, the rest of the UK and worldwide. Notable productions include Black Watch by Gregory Burke which won four Olivier Awards amongst a multitude of awards, the award-winning landmark historical trilogy The James Plays by Rona Munro, a radical reimagining of Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, presented in Glasgow and at the Lincoln Center Festival and subsequently, Broadway, New York and the Olivier Award winning Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, playing in London’s West End from May to September 2017.

The National Theatre of Scotland creates much of its work in partnership with theatre-makers, companies, venues and participants across the globe. From extraordinary projects with schools and communities, to the groundbreaking online 5 Minute Theatre to immersive pieces such as David Greig’s The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, the National Theatre of Scotland’s aspiration is to tell the stories that need to be told and to take work to wherever audiences are to be found.

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Covent Garden Productions is a theatrical production and live entertainment company, set up to create, manage and develop exceptional new work both in the West End and on National Tour.

Productions Include:

BEACHES – a new musical
Book by Iris Rainer Dart & Thom Thomas Music by David
Austin Lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart

Directed by Eric Schaeffer

Beaches is a New York Times Best-Selling novel by Iris Rainer Dart. In 1988 it was adapted into the classic, film starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey.

NO VILLAIN – world premiere of Arthur Miller’s first play
Direction by Sean Turner

No Villain tells the story of a garment industry strike that sets a son against his factory proprietor father. Here, Miller explores the Marxist theory that would see him hauled before the House Un-American Activities Committee years later.

This remarkable debut play gives us a tantalising glimpse of Miller’s early life, the seeding of his political values and the beginning of his extraordinary career.

Directed by Anna Linstrum
Choreography by Arlene Phillips
Editor in Cheif: Nina Myskow

A whirlwind tour of the 70’s celebrating the much loved Jackie
Magazine on stages across the UK.

Producer | Sam Julyan
Producer | Douglas McJannet Associate
Producer | Paul Casey













BIG JACK: When I look up through Skylight there’s Outer Space with all the Stars and Planets and Moon and Sun spinning spinning spinning around us. And then way farther up there’s Heaven, where I came from when I was the tiniest little speck.

Ma’s asleep but I’m awake. The morning after tomorrow morning, I’m going to be five! I’m already big inside. Sometimes I think things that Ma doesn’t even hear.

LITTLE JACK: Morning, Ma.

MA: Morning, Jack.

LITTLE JACK: Rise and shine. Morning Room, morning Walls, morning Wardrobe, morning Skylight, morning Plant. Why don’t you have flowers anymore?

MA: Maybe she’s tired.

LITTLE JACK: (To plant.) You should have a nap. Morning Sockdog, morning Labyrinth, morning Lamp, morning Wonky Chair, morning Eggsnake, morning Keypad…ten nine eight seven six five four three two one…blast off!



On Sale
Nov 13, 2018
Hachette Audio

Emma Donoghue

About the Author

Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish emigrant twice over: she spent eight years in Cambridge doing a PhD in eighteenth-century literature before moving to London, Ontario, where she lives with her partner and their two children. She also migrates between genres, writing literary history, biography, stage and radio plays as well as fairy tales and short stories. She is best known for her novels, which range from the historical (The Wonder, Frog Music, SlammerkinLife MaskLandingThe Sealed Letter) to the contemporary (Stir-FryHoodLanding). Her international bestseller Room was a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and was a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange Prizes.

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