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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
Written by: 
Mark Haddon
Narrated by: 
Jeff Woodman
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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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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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    Jeanne Pierce Wellington, NV 10-26-13
    Jeanne Pierce Wellington, NV 10-26-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Excellent read"
    If you could sum up The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in three words, what would they be?

    If you have any interest in people with autistic disorders, such as Asperger's, you will love this kind and realistic story of a short period in the life of this boy. If you like this one; you will also like "Born on a Blue Day".


    What did you like best about this story?

    The realistic perspective of the book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many.


    If you could take any character from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Christopher


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    Amazon Customer 10-25-13 Member Since 2016
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    "A great listen"
    What did you love best about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time?

    The story was very interesting. I loved the dynamics between Christopher and his family. This book definitely hooks you right away.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mark Haddon? Why or why not?

    Yes. The author has an incredibly imaginative voice, and really brings to life the characteristics of an autistic child. Very well written.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrative was a bit repetitive at times.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely


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    Amazon Customer 10-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Very Good!"

    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.

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    mk 10-21-13
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    "I really enjoyed this book."

    The story is excellent and insightful. There is so much I did not know about Aspergers. The story is told through the eyes of Christophe Boone, a 15 year old who has Asperger's Syndrome. I was glued to the book until the very end. I highly recommend.
    The performance was excellent. One reviewer mentioned that the narrator had to much inflection in his voice. I totally disagree.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie De Georgia 10-21-13
    Debbie De Georgia 10-21-13

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    "Dog Gone Good Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to be better than the print version?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Definitely Christopher Boone, the main character.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Kelli LONGVIEW, WA, United States 10-18-13
    Kelli LONGVIEW, WA, United States 10-18-13 Member Since 2015

    love to read, but don't have much time for reading for pleasure. That's why I love audible.

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    "Inside the mind of Aspergers."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time?

    One of the most memorable moments was when Christopher used his experience with video games to get through a difficult and scary situation.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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 you could rename The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, what would you call it?

    If I could rename this book, I would call it "From One Dog to Another; Learning to Trust Again.


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    James berkeley, CA, United States 10-18-13
    James berkeley, CA, United States 10-18-13 Member Since 2007
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    "AMAZING"
    What did you love best about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time?

    It felt genuine, and the narrator was amazing.


    What does Jeff Woodman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He really brings out the puzzlement of the main character. You can feel the gears turning.


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    kristen 10-16-13
    kristen 10-16-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Curiously captivating....."

    This was an unusual purchase for me but I must say,this book is truly entertaining!!
    I just wish there was more to it at the end. This is not one I would listen to more than once either. Still I couldn't peel myself away from it's strange appeal.

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    Yolanda McCree 10-16-13

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    "The amazing insight into the Asperger mind set."
    What did you love best about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time?

    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.


    What other book might you compare The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to and why?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Woodman – was your favorite?

    Actually I felt very happy that his teacher (whose name I forget) was in his life. Sweet gentle encouraging woman.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A heroic story, full of bravery under mind numbing circumstances.


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    Patricia Las Vegas, NV, United States 10-15-13
    Patricia Las Vegas, NV, United States 10-15-13 Member Since 2010

    Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.

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    "excellent listen"

    the author nailed the conditions of this awful illness and its symptoms perfectly. it was like watching "The Rain Man" just with a younger boy. you get to look inside the workings of this child''s mind and see his processes so he can "some what" function in the world all be it with grave misgivings an fear but he did triumph in the quest he put himself on. in reality the patience the parents must develop to raise a child with this illness is incomprehensible so hats off to you if you have a child with this condition.

    the narrator should receive some kind of an award for his portrayal of this child.

    well done to both the author and the narrator!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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