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    • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,987
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,089
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,111

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Unexpected Gift.

    • By Amanda on 12-07-11

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Dramatised)

    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Ben Tibber
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's, a form of autism. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns, and the truth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, Curious Narration

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Pier Falls

    • And Other Stories
    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    The tales in Mark Haddon's lyrical and uncompromising new collection take many forms - Victorian adventure story, science fiction, morality tale, contemporary realism - but they all showcase his virtuoso gifts as a stylist and the deep well of empathy that made his three best-selling novels so compelling. The characters here are often isolated physically or estranged from their families, yet they yearn for connection.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Spot of Bother

    • A Novel
    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 412
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    At 61, George Hall is settling down to a comfortable retirement. Then his tempestuous daughter, Katie, announces that she is getting remarried, to the deeply inappropriate Ray. Her family is not pleased and Katie can't decide if she loves Ray or loves the wonderful way he has with her son, Jacob. Her mother, Jean, is a bit put out by all the planning and arguing the wedding has occasioned, which get in the way of her quite fulfilling late-life affair with one of her husband's ex-colleagues.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointment

    • By Gordian on 05-23-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Red House

    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    From the bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and A Spot of Bother comes a superb book about family and secrets. Two families. Seven days. One house. Angela and her brother Richard have spent twenty years avoiding each other. Now, after the death of their mother, they bring their families together for a holiday in a rented house on the Welsh border. Four adults and four children. Seven days of shared meals, log fires, card games and wet walks.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Red House

    • A Novel
    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 75

    The set-up of Mark Haddon's brilliant new novel is simple: Richard, a wealthy doctor, invites his estranged sister Angela and her family to join his for a week at a vacation home in the English countryside. Richard has just re-married and inherited a willful stepdaughter in the process; Angela has a feckless husband and three children who sometimes seem alien to her. The stage is set for seven days of resentment and guilt, a staple of family gatherings the world over.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen but not for everyone.

    • By Sheryl on 07-03-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Boom!

    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    From the moment that Jim and his best friend, Charlie, bug the staff room and overhear two of their teachers speaking to each other in a secret language, they know there's an adventure on its way. But what does "spudvetch" actually mean, and why do Mr. Kidd's eyes flicker with fluorescent blue light when Charlie says it to him? Perhaps Kidd and Pearce are bank robbers talking in code. Perhaps they're spies. Perhaps they are aliens. Whatever it is, Jimbo and Charlie are determined to find out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just a romp

    • By danni on 05-04-12

    Regular price: $22.60

    • A Spot of Bother

    • A Novel
    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Charles Keating
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    At 61, George Hall is settling down to a comfortable retirement. Then his tempestuous daughter, Katie, announces that she is getting remarried, to the deeply inappropriate Ray. Her family is not pleased and Katie can't decide if she loves Ray or loves the wonderful way he has with her son, Jacob. Her mother, Jean, is a bit put out by all the planning and arguing the wedding has occasioned, which get in the way of her quite fulfilling late-life affair with one of her husband's ex-colleagues.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you loved

    • By Robert W Fernekees on 05-23-07

    Regular price: $23.93

    • A Spot of Bother

    • A Novel
    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    George Hall doesn't understand the modern obsession with talking about everything. 'The secret of contentment, George felt, lay in ignoring many things completely.' Some things in life, however, cannot be ignored. At 57, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement, building a shed in his garden, reading historical novels, listening to a bit of light jazz.

    Regular price: $12.39

    • The Pier Falls

    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    An expedition to Mars goes terribly wrong. A seaside pier collapses. A 30-stone man is confined to his living room. One woman is abandoned on a tiny island in the middle of the ocean. Another woman is saved from drowning. Two boys discover a gun in a shoebox. A group of explorers find a cave of unimaginable size deep in the Amazon jungle. A man shoots a stranger in the chest on Christmas Eve.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Sea of Tranquility

    • By: Mark Haddon, Christian Birmingham - illustrator
    • Narrated by: Anthony Head
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Leading up to the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing, the excitement of this momentous event is captured through the eyes of a child in this glorious picture book, reformatted with a new cover design. Mark Haddon is the prize-winning, highly-acclaimed author of the best-selling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. Years ago there was a little boy who dreamed of rocketing to the moon, of landing on the crumbly rock and walking across the Sea of Tranquility.

    Regular price: $2.06

    • Boom!

    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Oliver Rohrbeck
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
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    Das ziemlich eintönige Leben des 13-jährigen Jim ändert sich schlagartig, als er und sein Freund Charlie einer Verschwörung auf die Spur kommen...

    Regular price: $12.54

    • The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea

    • Poems
    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village under the Sea combines bittersweet love-lyrics, lucid and bold new versions of Horace, comic set-pieces, lullabies, wry postmodern shenanigans (including a note from the official board of censors on "18" certificate poetry), and an entire John Buchan novel condensed to five pages.

    Regular price: $5.67

    • Boom!

    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    From the moment that Jim and his best friend Charlie bug the staffroom and overhear two of their teachers speaking to each other in a secret language, they know there's an adventure on its way. But what does "spudvetch" mean, and why do Mr Kidd's eyes flicker with fluorescent blue light when Charlie says it to him?

    Regular price: $14.45

    • HiBrow: World Book Night 2013

    • By: Graeme Simsion, Lucy Fleming, Jojo Moyes, and others
    • Narrated by: Graeme Simsion, Lucy Fleming, Jojo Moyes, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    A celebration of adult literature and reading. The whole book industry, including booksellers, librarians and publishers, were invited come together and pick out their favourite titles to be included the final list of 25 books by authors from the UK and Ireland. The final list included fiction, poetry and memoirs, among others. There were some best sellers, some classics and some lesser known. Interviews with Graeme Simsion, Lucy Fleming, Jojo Moyes, Lemn Sissay, Mark Haddon, Tracy Chevalier, Victoria Hislop, Rupert Thomson and Andrew Motion.

    Regular price: $3.26