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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Audiobook

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: In this fascinating look into a unique mind, Jeff Woodman becomes Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old with Asperger's Syndrome. Never before have I felt so much like I was experiencing the world from someone else's perspective. Christopher's frustrations, social anxieties, and logic felt like my own in this powerful performance. —Diana Dapito

Publisher's Summary

Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition similar to autism. He doesn't like to be touched or meet new people, he cannot make small talk, and he hates the colors brown and yellow. He is a math whiz with a very logical brain who loves solving puzzles that have definite answers.

One night, he observes that the neighbor's dog has been killed, since it is not moving and has a large garden fork stuck in its body. Christopher knows this is wrong. He has never left his street on his own before, but now he'll have to in order to find out who killed the dog. What he discovers will shake the very foundation of his perfectly ordered life.

Critically acclaimed author Mark Haddon, a two-time BAFTA winner, crafts a stunning masterpiece that is funny, honest, and incredibly moving.

©2003 Mark Haddon; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

  • Alex Award Winner, 2004

"The novel brims with touching, ironic humor. The result is an eye-opening work in a unique and compelling literary voice." (Publishers Weekly)
"Fresh and inventive." (Booklist)
"Smart, honest and wrenching....Will quickly hook you in." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"Gloriously eccentric and wonderfully intelligent." (The Boston Globe)

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    freezedriedchicken 06-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Perfect"

    Working with children with autism, this book brings a clarity to the thought processes, sensory issues, and interaction all patterns I see every day. Mark Haddon's straight forward storytelling brings out the humor of every day trials and makes the story very accessible. Finished it in one afternoon!

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    jenny 06-27-15
    jenny 06-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Heart warming"

    This was a wonderful book. It was written and read like someone who was also challenged. It made you know everything and feel every thing he did. What a heart warming book. It also shows how difficult it is to raise a child with special needs.

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    DH 06-23-15
    DH 06-23-15
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    "Very unique book!"

    I really enjoyed the story. However, the narrator made a lot of unnecessary mouth noises.

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    Julia 05-27-15
    Julia 05-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "wonderful story"

    This story really helps us understand Asperger Syndrome. it would be an excellent story for teens if not for the coarse language..

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    kate1341 05-24-15
    kate1341 05-24-15
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    "Unexpected"

    Simple and entertaining, not necessarily a happy ever after but defiantly allow you to see things in a very different perspective.

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    Mark Chanhassen, Mongolia 05-15-15
    Mark Chanhassen, Mongolia 05-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "How life is viewed"

    To see life from a different perspective is a great insight. It is a fun way to do it, a light captivating story which holds your attention. It's a great book.

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    Arthur Simi Valley, CA, United States 05-06-15
    Arthur Simi Valley, CA, United States 05-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Anticipated every listen"

    One of the most enjoyable books I've encountered in a while. An informative glimpse into the world through different eyes, with all the elements of great story. Grabbed for my mp3 player at every free moment to keep this story going.

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    BookLuvr 05-02-15
    BookLuvr 05-02-15

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Very much. Like another book, Room, having a point of view from a person who thinks (processes things) differently than most of us pulls you in so deep that you just have to keep listening. I went from interested, to devoted, to afraid, to proud of the main character.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Shoivan because she treated Christopher plainly, yet she didn't lie. Oh, how I wish I could break down hugely difficult things into easily understandable words.


    Have you listened to any of Jeff Woodman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not. He reads for books that I happen to read rather than imbibe the audio version


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes. Not to give any story away, but train hallways often overwhelm me because of the echo and compression of loud noises. I wanted to hug that character close.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking through Christopher's eyes was a great way to go through the story. The narrator was perfect for this book.

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    Elias 04-30-15
    Elias 04-30-15
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    "Wierd story"

    Wierd story, don't read it unless your assigned to by a teacher or something....... Z z z x x x

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    Monique 04-21-15
    Monique 04-21-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    An entertaining and charming look into the workings of an autistic mind, yet not judgemental in the least. Very nicely done.

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