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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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    Lebresco 03-11-15
    Lebresco 03-11-15
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    "Captivating and touching"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The perspective of the autistic narrator was captivating- though rigid and unfeeling, Christopher was still a very likeable character. The story was heartbreaking and so plausible. It really illustrated both the challenges and rewards of raising a differently-abled child and why the instinct to protect them can be so fierce. The conflicts in the story brought me to tears a few times as well. Great listen!
    The audible reader was also fantastic!

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    Jeffery West 03-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    It didn't meet my expectations......it shattered it!!! This is my favorite book because of how I can relate myself to Christopher!!!!!

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    jay 03-02-15
    jay 03-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "educators must read"

    excellent for those whom are touched by autism or have it in their family. very detailed

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    Angela 02-23-15
    Angela 02-23-15
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    "Wonderful"

    It absolutely met my expectation. The story is touching, easy to follow, funny and worth for everyone to read it. Also, the narrator is doing a great job.

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    Steven SARASOTA, FL, United States 02-13-15
    Steven SARASOTA, FL, United States 02-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    A Level Brilliant!!!!! Saw the play first and was moved to download the book /loved both and await the film

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    Carole 02-09-15
    Carole 02-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "You either love it or hate it!"

    I loved this book! It was so fascinating to me. You learn what it might be light to be on the autistic spectrum. There isn't much of a plot but it didn't bother me. Personally i think this book helped me deal with kids dealing with autism. You would be surprised on how many people have some sort of special needs and knowing how to cooperate and help them work to their full potential will benefit you in life.

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    Margaret 02-01-15
    Margaret 02-01-15 Member Since 2015

    Christian, musician (piano & guitar), singer (Aussie, NZ, Country & Gospel), love nature, animal rescue primarily dogs in my case. Love God!

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    "Outstanding read!"

    Not what I expected but very interesting and well narrated. I highly recommend this book to anyone. It was a informative look into the mind of an autistic child.

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    Edwin P. Lipscomb Denton, TX USA 01-29-15
    Edwin P. Lipscomb Denton, TX USA 01-29-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent story from a different perspective"

    I really enjoyed this story and the narrator. It's a unique story told from a unique perspective from a brilliant autistic boy and the mysteries of the world he lives in. I highly recommend it!

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    cebepe 01-04-15
    cebepe 01-04-15
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    "WONDERFUL 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?

    I did not read it, only listened.


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    This is a wonderfully imagined book without a false note. For quite a while, I thought it was a true story. How the author managed it, I cannot tell. The narration was also perfect.

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    D. Loftus USA 12-30-14
    D. Loftus USA 12-30-14
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    "Awesome book; awesome writer"

    I'm not sure how Mark Haddon captures the autistic personality so well, but he does... As does the narrator. Worth the download credit & listen!!

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