The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon audiobook

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

By Mark Haddon
Read by Jeff Woodman

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc. 9781408173350

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665012959

Runtime: 6.06 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2003 Whitbread Award

Winner of the 2004 YALSA Alex Award

Winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize

Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brilliant…Delightful…Very moving, very plausible—and very funny.” Oliver Sacks, New York Times bestselling author of Hallucinations
“Mark Haddon’s portrayal of an emotionally disassociated mind is a superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy.” Ian McEwan, New York Times bestselling author of Atonement
“Full of whimsical surprises and tender humor.” People
“Funny, sad, and totally convincing.” Time
“Disorienting and reorienting the reader to devastating effect…As suspenseful and harrowing as anything in Conan Doyle.” New York Times Book Review
“Haddon’s book illuminates the way one mind works so precisely, so humanely, that it reads like both an acutely observed case study and an artful exploration of a different ‘mystery’: the thoughts and feeling we share even with those very different from us.” Entertainment Weekly
“This original and affecting novel is a triumph of empathy.” New Yorker
“A murder mystery, a road atlas, a postmodern canvas of modern sensory overload, a coming-of-age journal, and lastly a really affecting look at the grainy inconsistency of parental and romantic love and its failures…In this striking first novel, Mark Haddon is both clever and observant, and the effect is vastly affecting.” Washington Post
“Gloriously eccentric and wonderfully intelligent.” Boston Globe
“Extraordinarily moving, often blackly funny…It is hard to think of anyone who would not be moved and delighted by this book.” Financial Times (London)

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Mark Haddon

Author Bio: Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon is an author, illustrator, and screenwriter. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, was published in 2003 and won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Book of the Year Award, and is an international bestseller. Mark Haddon lives in Oxford, England.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 6.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English