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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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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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    Kyle Goodale 09-04-16
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    "Recommended by a friend"

    This audiobook narration really captured the story well, I thought the presentation was excellent. As for the story, I was very intrigued by the book, and there were many things I took from it. I really enjoyed the writers perspective, it was unlike anything I have read before. I'd highly recommend it.

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    julian 08-27-16
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    "Insightful"

    This was magnificent to listen to as an audio book, I completed it in 2 days because I couldn't stop listening! Very insightful novel into the mind of an autistic child.

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    Petra Squires 08-19-16
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    "great book!"

    loved it, very entertaining , funny and thoughtful, narration was excellent, the British language added to the fun factor

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    Taylor FOREST PARK, GEORGIA, United States 08-19-16
    Taylor FOREST PARK, GEORGIA, United States 08-19-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved this"
    If you could sum up The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in three words, what would they be?

    Aspergers, logical, well written.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was great. I enjoyed the slight ups and downs of the protagonist. I loved being inside his head.

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    Estee 08-16-16
    Estee 08-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved the beginning 1/3 and the last 1/3"

    The book gets a little dull in the middle but otherwise it's thought provoking and I loved getting a unique perspective on life, and accomplishment, and being the best version of yourself.

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    Alex 08-12-16
    Alex 08-12-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Thought it was an excellent book"
    If you could sum up The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in three words, what would they be?

    Intriguing & entertaining point-of-view. Though, I am sure Christopher wouldn't have liked that I laughed at some parts.


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

    The way Christopher evades the police on the train by hiding in a luggage rack because it made him feel safe and all of the reactions from people who actually noticed him and interacted with him.


    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?

    None. Christopher doesn't like strangers and neither do I and for roughly the same exact reasons.


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    smarmer Los Angeles, CA USA 08-10-16
    smarmer Los Angeles, CA USA 08-10-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Can't praise this highly enough. Awesome"
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    Written in the voice of a teenager with high level autism spectrum disorder (formerly known as Asperger's Syndrome), this amazing book captures the thinking process and sentence structure so well that it is spot on.

    I am a psychiatrist as well as an avid reader. The merger of a mystery story, a psychological portrait, and a moral tale was carried out so well that I use this story in some of the seminars I teach. Yet for those who read it solely for entertainment will also find it truly remarkable.

    Special congratulations go to Jeff Woodman whose narration was outstanding.

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    Ask MK Chicago, IL 08-07-16
    Ask MK Chicago, IL 08-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Such a showing book"

    This book is absolutely amazing, and really shows you how the mind of Christopher works with his autistic challenges. It also shows you into the mind of a very gifted future mathematicians thoughts about math and how it coincides with their regular lives. I would strongly recommend this book to everyone because it really does give you a great perspective as to what autistic children and adults have to deal with all the time.

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    B. Fowler 08-03-16
    B. Fowler 08-03-16
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    This book isn't something I enjoyed, and I would never recommend it to anyone else.

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    Julie M Davis 08-01-16
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    "very educational"

    I didn't think I would like this book but I loved it. Great mystery and very entertaining

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