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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

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.
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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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    Katherine United States 02-23-11
    Katherine United States 02-23-11
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    "Blew me away"

    I cannot urge you enough to get this book. It gives such insight into a young man with Autism and and it's beautifully told. The best audio book I've gotten so far!

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    DonnaDee Anderson, CA, United States 02-12-11
    DonnaDee Anderson, CA, United States 02-12-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Read it, re-read it, I'll read it again"

    As an avid reader of only the books I like, I have truly enjoyed this book. Mark Haddon writes with such talent thru the eyes of our young hero. The story unfolds in an intriguing saga that arouses curiosity and whets the appetite for more. The last page leaves you reading the author's bio because you just aren't ready for the story to be over. Kudos to Jeff Woodman for his execellent preformance! Standing ovation.

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    Sophia Atlanta, GA, United States 01-11-11
    Sophia Atlanta, GA, United States 01-11-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Captivating"

    Throws you into the main characters point of view so well and captivates you - or it do so for me. I started and finished it the same day. Great book. Reader has a British Accent to boot!

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    Barnabas' Daughter Atlanta, GA, USA 12-04-10
    Barnabas' Daughter Atlanta, GA, USA 12-04-10 Member Since 2015

    The name is for my wife, the photo is for the old man.

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    "Entertaining, feels authentic"

    It's a little hard to listen to, given the problems of the boy protagonist. But it seems realistic, and I have a son who shared some of the traits. It was well worth it, and written in a fairly unique voice. Very expressive. The reader didn't get in the way, at all.

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    goatroper 11-29-10
    goatroper 11-29-10 Member Since 2009
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    "i get it"

    good glimpse into the world of emotionally challenged kids. certainly not all are super bright. not all are gifted at math(s).

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    Mary Ryan 07-06-10
    Mary Ryan 07-06-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Touching and well read"

    This was a really interesting and touching story that worked much better than I thought it was as an audiobook. The reader was excellent, and I enjoyed it immensely!

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    L'abeille 04-17-10
    L'abeille 04-17-10

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    "Wonderful book, wonderfully read aloud!"

    A must have for struggling high school readers; this would make a great summer reading book! It is very well done, easy to understand.

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    Lindsay Bracebridge , Ontario, Canada 03-04-10
    Lindsay Bracebridge , Ontario, Canada 03-04-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Two thumbs up!"

    Absolutely loved it. The narrator does a fantastic job, really makes the book. I was sad to see it end, kinda hoping for a sequel.

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    Franklin Easley, SC, USA 01-01-10
    Franklin Easley, SC, USA 01-01-10
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    "My second favorite book of 2009"

    A compelling and original story. I hated to have it end.
    I had heard a good bit of hype about this book and was pleasantly surprised that it lived up to the acclaim.

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    Amazon Customer 10-15-09 Member Since 2013

    Isaias Rios

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    "Excellent book, not for kids."

    This book has as much profanity as, well, reservoir dogs. Still, it has been a while since I enjoyed an English novel, in spite of its simplicity. Whether this is an accurate portrayal of ALL autistic kids or not can be debated. What it is true is that Mark Haddon created a good character who happens to be autistic.

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