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    • A Boy Called Christmas

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Eleven-year-old Nikolas - nicknamed "Christmas" - has received only one toy in his life: a doll carved out of a turnip. But he's happy with his turnip doll, because it came from his parents, who love him. Then one day his father goes missing, and Nikolas must travel to the North Pole to save him. Along the way Nikolas befriends a surly reindeer, bests a troublesome troll, and discovers a hidden world of enchantment in the frozen village of Elfhelm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful magical story!

    • By Twin Cities gal on 01-01-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Girl Who Saved Christmas

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Amelia Wishart was the first child ever to receive a Christmas present. It was her Christmas spirit that gave Santa the extra boost of magic he needed to make his first trip around the world. But now Amelia is in trouble. When her mother falls ill, she is sent to the workhouse to toil under cruel Mr. Creeper. For a whole year, Amelia scrubs the floors and eats watery gruel without a whiff of kindness to keep her going. It's not long before her hope begins to drain away.

    Regular price: $25.20

    • The Humans

    • A Novel
    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 893
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 812
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 813

    The critically acclaimed author of The Radleys shares a clever, heartwarming, and darkly insightful novel about an alien who comes to Earth to save humans from themselves. When an extraterrestrial visitor arrives on Earth, his first impressions of the human species are less than positive. But as time goes on, he starts to realize there may be more to this weird species than he has been led to believe. Eventually, the narrator sees hope and redemption in the humans' imperfections and begins to question the very mission that brought him there.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Adorable alien story

    • By cristina on 07-07-13

    Regular price: $16.96

    • Reasons to Stay Alive

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Matt Haig
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    Like nearly one in five people, Matt Haig suffers from depression. Reasons to Stay Alive is his inspiring account of how, minute by minute and day by day, he overcame the disease with the help of reading, writing, and the love of his parents and his girlfriend (now wife), Andrea. And eventually, he learned to appreciate life all the more for it. Everyone's lives are touched by mental illness; if we do not suffer from it ourselves, then we have a friend or loved one who does.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful entry to those just starting to struggle with anxiety and depression

    • By polevaultercourtney on 07-25-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • How to Stop Time

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 703
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 661
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 661

    Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history - performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life. So Tom moves back his to London, his old home, to become a high school history teacher - the perfect job for someone who has witnessed the city's history first hand. Better yet, a captivating French teacher at his school seems fascinated by him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I really wanted to like this

    • By Shauna on 02-20-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Truth Pixie

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Matt Haig
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    From number one best-selling author Matt Haig comes a hilarious and heartwarming story. Wherever she is, whatever the day, she has only one kind of thing to say. Just as cats go miaow and cows go moo, The Truth Pixie can say only things that are true.

    Regular price: $2.17

    • Father Christmas and Me

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Natascha McElhone
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    It isn't always easy growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs every day - even in July - and when you fail all your toy-making tests. Also it can get very, very cold. But when the jealous Easter Bunny and his rabbit army launch an attack to stop Christmas, it's up to Amelia, her new family and the elves to keep Christmas alive. Before it's too late....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Father Christmas and Me

    • By Camac on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $14.18

    • A Boy Called Christmas

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    You are about to listen to the true story of Father Christmas. It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible. If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. It is most certainly not for you. Because this audiobook is full of impossible things. Are you still reading? Good. Then let us begin....

    Regular price: $14.18

    • Reasons to Stay Alive

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Matt Haig
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    What Does it mean to feel truly alive? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Helpful

    • By Mr. D. H. Lipschitz on 01-11-17

    Regular price: $16.35

    • The Truth Pixie

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Olivia Colman
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    From number one best-selling author Matt Haig comes a hilarious and heartwarming story. Wherever she is, whatever the day, She only has one kind of thing to say. Just as cats go miaow and cows go moo, The Truth Pixie can only say things that are true. A very funny and lovable tale of how one special pixie learned to love herself. The Truth Pixie is an enchanting, rhyming story that will delight younger children.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Glorious!

    • By S. Armor on 12-04-18

    Regular price: $2.17

    • Notes on a Nervous Planet

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Matt Haig
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The world is messing with our minds. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index. How can we stay sane on a planet that makes us mad? How do we stay human in a technological world? How do we feel happy when we are encouraged to be anxious?

    Regular price: $16.35

    • How to Stop Time

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to jazz age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them firsthand.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Ugh.

    • By Anon on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Girl Who Saved Christmas

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    If magic has a beginning, can it also have an end? When Amelia wants a wish to come true she knows just the man to ask - Father Christmas. But the magic she wants to believe in is starting to fade, and Father Christmas has more than impossible wishes to worry about. Upset elves, reindeers dropping out of the sky, angry trolls and the chance that Christmas might be cancelled.

    Regular price: $14.18

    • Come fermare il tempo

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Neri Marcorè
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Rientrato da poco a Londra, Tom Hazard insegna storia in un liceo, dove ha incontrato Camille, una travolgente collega che sembra molto interessata a lui. Ma Tom ha un oscuro segreto. All'apparenza è un normale quarantenne, in realtà ha già vissuto più di quattro secoli. Ha calcato il palcoscenico con Shakespeare, solcato i mari con il capitano Cook e si è scolato cocktail con Fitzgerald. Adesso, il suo unico desiderio è una vita normale. Ma una cosa è vietata a chi come lui ha il dono e la maledizione di invecchiare molto lentamente: innamorarsi.

    Regular price: $11.25

    • The Humans

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    One wet Friday evening, Professor Andrew Martin of Cambridge University solves the world's greatest mathematical riddle. Then he disappears. When he is found walking naked along the motorway, Professor Martin seems different. Besides the lack of clothes, he now finds normal life pointless. His loving wife and teenage son seem repulsive to him. In fact, he hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton. And he's a dog.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love it

    • By C__ on 03-23-15

    Regular price: $18.33

    • The Dead Fathers Club

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Andrew Dennis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Eleven-year-old Philip Noble has a big problem. His dad has appeared to him as a member of the Dead Fathers Club, a club for "ghost dads" whose murders are unavenged. His father's road accident, it turns out, was no accident at all. Uncle Alan is responsible for his dad's death, and if Philip doesn't succeed in killing his uncle just before his dad's birthday, just 10 weeks away, his dad's spirit will never rest.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hamlet Only New

    • By Annette on 05-07-08

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Radleys

    • A Novel
    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Toby Leonard Moore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 87

    The Radleys is a moving, thrilling, and radiant domestic novel that explores with daring the lengths a parent will go to protect a child, what it costs you to deny your identity, the undeniable appeal of sin, and the everlasting, iridescent bonds of family love. Read it and ask what we grow into when we grow up, and what we gain - and lose - when we deny our appetites.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!!

    • By Judy on 02-12-11

    Regular price: $22.63

    • How to Stop Time

    • A Novel
    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but he was born in 1581. Owing to a rare condition, he’s been alive for centuries. From Shakespeare’s England to Jazz Age Paris to voyaging the Pacific alongside Captain Cook, Tom has seen a lot, and he now craves an ordinary life. Tom now has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London school. Here, he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he’d never witnessed them first-hand. He can try to tame the past that is catching up with him. The only thing Tom can’t do is fall in love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • engaged and enriched

    • By Margaret on 04-03-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Radleys

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Meet the Radleys: Peter, Helen and their teenage children, Clara and Rowan, live in a typical suburban English town. They are an everyday family, averagely dysfunctional, averagely content. But, as their children have yet to find out, the Radleys have a devastating secret. In this moving, thrilling and extraordinary portrait of one unusual family, The Radleys asks what we grow into when we grow up, and explores what we gain - and lose - when we deny our appetites.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I guess I'm over the whole vampire thing...

    • By Starr on 12-19-11

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Ich und die Menschen

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Christoph Maria Herbst
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    n einer regnerischen Nacht wird Andrew Martin, Professor für Mathematik in Cambridge, aufgegriffen, als er nackt eine Autobahn entlangwandert. Professor Martin ist nicht mehr er selbst. Ein Wesen mit überlegener Intelligenz und von einem weit entfernten Stern hat von ihm Besitz ergriffen. Und es ist nicht begeistert von seiner neuen Existenz. Es hat eine denkbar negative Meinung von den Menschen, jeder weiß schließlich, dass sie zu Egoismus, übermäßigem Ehrgeiz und Gewalttätigkeit neigen.

    Regular price: $6.43

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