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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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    J. S. Wheeler Florida Keys 08-06-15
    J. S. Wheeler Florida Keys 08-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not my type"

    I can't give a fair review because I didn't finish the book. I only listened for 20 minutes and decided it wasn't for me.

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    Maitri Bhatt 08-06-15 Member Since 2017
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    it's just superb. how this kid views the world what he feels about his patents fighting. about how he observes everything. it's beautifully written and very different. must read.

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    Arthur Glauberman USA 08-05-15
    Arthur Glauberman USA 08-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "This Book is Better Than the Play !"
    What made the experience of listening to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time the most enjoyable?

    When I began listening to the book, I thought I was back in the theater at the play that was created from the story, but as I continued listening, I realized that the depth of the story was much more fascinating in the book and found the details to be very engrossing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I felt that Mark Haddon did a fantastic job of capturing the kinds of issues that children with autism and Asperger's have. Listening to some of details of what Christopher dealt with on his journey to London was at times both heart breaking and excruciating but very poignant and powerful


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

    It was hard not to love Christopher Boone and I felt Jeff Woodman did an exceptional job of capturing his essence.


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

    When Christohper was living with his Mom in London and his extreme behaviors were causing her so much stress that it seemed like she was going to explode and after it appeared that he wouldn't be able to take his math exams, I found this part of the book to be very moving.


    Any additional comments?

    I know that the book was written for teenagers but I think it really is a powerful book for parents and children of all ages.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J. McGee 08-03-15
    J. McGee 08-03-15

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    "Hardships overcome"

    I listened to this one twice, the second time with my kids. We all loved it. The hero is so likable and you feel such admiration for his courage. You are there, supporting him all the way.

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    George 08-01-15
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    "a must read"

    I had seen the tony-award play in NYC
    the book explained many things I didn't understand the first time
    5 stars for book and reader

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    S. Heilbronner Boulder, CO 08-01-15
    S. Heilbronner Boulder, CO 08-01-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic story. Genius reader"

    Loved this tale. Great cross generational listen. Great insight into mind of a kid on the spectrum.

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    Barb 08-01-15
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    "This story was laugh out loud funny and serious a time"

    It's about s 15.5 year old boy with Autism. I learned so much by his reactions to everyday things that happen to all of us and we don't react to them because we don't have Autism. I saw my grand daughter in this boy & I fell in love with the character. It is a wonderful read with very few to long interpretations of what he's explaining. Enjoyed it throughly.

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    Trine Copenhagen Ø, Denmark 07-30-15
    Trine Copenhagen Ø, Denmark 07-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing!!!!"

    A wonderful and inspiring glance at life seen through the eyes of a child with a diagnosis. This book inspires me to take notice of my own successes. Thank you for that.

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    Kameshwar 07-29-15
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    "Amazing story and equally amazing Naration"

    The curious incident of the dog at the time - is a amazing story with all ingredients of warmth and grief but I love it for being one of the most creative books I read and it was most beautiful narrated so that u don't need any nuances.

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    Kaylea 07-25-15
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    I loved it. I got a little bored at the end but overall is was great. I really liked the narrator too!

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