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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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    rosemary 07-10-15
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    Christopher is a very interesting character in that he grows more towards independence throughout the course of the story.

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    Buddy 07-10-15
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    I got through this book in one wonderful afternoon. Highly recommended to anyone and everyone

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    JOHN 07-05-15
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    It was excellent! Great character development... Interesting...perfect narrative...narrator was excellent and brought Christopher to life..

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    Cheryl Chase 07-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story well written"

    I really enjoyed this book. I bought it because the broadway play was so good and it did not disappoint. It is a great look into the mind of a special needs person. It allowed me to understand my special needs students a bit better. I enjoyed the spots of humor too.

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    Jacky Kelly New York US 06-30-15
    Jacky Kelly New York US 06-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "great story, interesting perspective"

    I loved this story. Christopher's world is an interesting place. It was such a wonderful way to learn how those who live in their own minds navigate the world with, and without grace, and manage to learn from those they trust to survive a life of contradictions.

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    Melinda S. Robson Stillwater, OK 06-30-15
    Melinda S. Robson Stillwater, OK 06-30-15 Member Since 2014

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    I enjoyed the story until about a quarter of the way through. It took a turn that felt disconnected, but I'm still glad I listened. I picked it up because I am interested in seeing the Broadway play. Hope to be able to compare the two some day.

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    The narrator was superb. I listened to it straight through. Very engaging. (Audible insists there be 9 more word, so there,,,,)

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    Working with children with autism, this book brings a clarity to the thought processes, sensory issues, and interaction all patterns I see every day. Mark Haddon's straight forward storytelling brings out the humor of every day trials and makes the story very accessible. Finished it in one afternoon!

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    jenny 06-27-15
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    This was a wonderful book. It was written and read like someone who was also challenged. It made you know everything and feel every thing he did. What a heart warming book. It also shows how difficult it is to raise a child with special needs.

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    DH 06-23-15
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    I really enjoyed the story. However, the narrator made a lot of unnecessary mouth noises.

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