(audio) I had a really hard time getting past the narration (a 5 year old boy) but once I got used to it, I really enjoyed the story. I like that we see everything through Jack's eyes - this keeps the disturbing storyline from getting too graphic. And I liked the unnamed mother despite her many faults. The action is fierce and I found myself hardly able to wait for my work day to be over so I could get back in the car and "read." I was also very satisfied with the ending.
"Story of Holden Caulfield with his idiosyncrasies, penetrating insight, confusion, sensitivity and negativism. The hero-narrator of "The Catcher in the Rye" is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult.." Alcuin & Clemens: PS3537.A426 C3 1951