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
"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)
The story was very interesting. I loved the dynamics between Christopher and his family. This book definitely hooks you right away.
Yes. The author has an incredibly imaginative voice, and really brings to life the characteristics of an autistic child. Very well written.
The narrative was a bit repetitive at times.
This was a really good book, funny and heartbreaking at the same time. I hope I have learned from it as well, because people with Asperger's Syndrome aren't often understood, but are intelligent, lovable, and loving, even when it appears otherwise.
Author DeAnn DeVille
Yes, I totally enjoyed Jeff Woodman's performance. His narration of the main character Christopher was dead on point. His English accent made it an exceptional and enjoyable story.
Definitely Christopher Boone, the main character.
Gosh golly... I totally enjoyed Christopher's train ride. I kept thinking he was going to think "stranger danger" and stick someone with that pocket knife. The entire train ride to locate his mother was entertaining and thrilling. There were many scenes I adored however cant tell them all because I don't want to ruin any part the audio for the next reader.
Well, I definitely would not have had the time to enjoy this in one sitting however I darn sure enjoyed each time I turned it on again.
This audio was wonderfully surprising and worth it's weight in gold. It will bring a deserving smile across your face. Mark Haddon is an exceptional writer and this story truly shows his talent.
love to read, but don't have much time for reading for pleasure. That's why I love audible.
Better in some ways. There are illustrations in the book that you miss out on in the audio version. But I love the accent of the narrator in the audio version.
One of the most memorable moments was when Christopher used his experience with video games to get through a difficult and scary situation.
My favorite scene was that of Christopher hiding behind the garden shed between the rain barrel and the fence, covering himself with a fertilizer bag to hide from his father.
If I could rename this book, I would call it "From One Dog to Another; Learning to Trust Again.
It felt genuine, and the narrator was amazing.
He really brings out the puzzlement of the main character. You can feel the gears turning.
I was so drawn into the young man's world that I could not stop. I stayed awake most of the night listening to the story. And considering that I start work at 6:30am... I just had to know if he would succeed or fail. The obstacles that the author put in his path are realistic and the solutions creative.
Only twice before in my life have I stayed up all night to finish a book. Gone with the Wind when I was a teenager and The Foundation in my late 30's. So this book is in good company. Enders Game might have been added to this list if I had not started it so early in the day. Each book is very different and each brought a special gift to my life.
Actually I felt very happy that his teacher (whose name I forget) was in his life. Sweet gentle encouraging woman.
A heroic story, full of bravery under mind numbing circumstances.
I enjoyed listening to this book. It made me understand the rationale for the behavioral characteristics of Asperger's Disease. The book is written very understandably and one can actually empathize with Christopher. I am looking forward to seeing the play which has been running to rave reviews in London.
It is one of the best
His going to London on his own, hiding in the restroom.
Beautifully read and the author really helped me have some awareness of the tremendous difficulties those with autism have, also those close to them.
I am the Director of Learning Centers and an English teacher, a mother of four, a fledgling writer, & an avid reader of almost every genre.
I'm going to keep this short and sweet, and spoiler FREE - I was assigned this as required reading for a graduate course, and fully expected to hate it, as I assumed it would be reminiscent of Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, one of my least favorite books of all time. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by a well-written, intriguing, engaging, and very REAL story. I work with learning disabled teens and adults on a daily basis, and Christopher is as real as they come. Unlike the unbelievable and awful Holden, Christopher truly comes to life in this story, thanks to both wonderful storytelling and great narration. The characters are fully developed, the writing style is smooth and three-dimensional, and the story is engaging and adept. I highly recommend this book.
Christopher, because I loved his descriptions of things, people, events, happenings in his life.
Too many to list.
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