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3.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 5 3.96 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nick Hornby Narrator: David Cale Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2004 ISBN:
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About a Boy stars a guy called Will, who doesn't really want any children. He wonders why it bothers people that he lives so happily alone in his fashionable, Lego-free flat, with massive speakers, and an expensive cream-colored rug that no kid has ever thrown up on. Then Will meets Angie. He has never been out with a mom before. And it has to be said that Angie's long blond hair and big blue eyes, are not irrelevant to his sudden reassessment of his attitude toward children. She is truly beautiful. And truly beautiful women do not, traditionally, go out with him. Then it dawns on Will that maybe Angie goes out with him because of the children. Maybe children democratize beautiful, single women. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 5/18/2011

    " Hornby is a master. Funny, yet gravely serious; sarcastic and still poignant. Read it. What more is there to say? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lora | 5/18/2011

    " unique story, nice relaxing read, interesting and flawed characters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 5/14/2011

    " a really feel-good read. and the film actually does live up to the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete | 5/14/2011

    " the first 3/4 of the book was very similar to the movie. but i like his writing style, and overall really enjoyed the book. don't really understand why they didn't force that suicidal mom into therapy tho?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Magillco | 5/12/2011

    " Nick Hornby is funny and smart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scottie | 5/10/2011

    " Having seen the movie first, I enjoyed the fact that the book was different. While both are enjoyable, I preferred the movie's version a little more. The book is a quick read and enjoyable, so I do highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 5/4/2011

    " One of the few occasions when I've liked the movie better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyndi | 4/29/2011

    " I was kind of surprised how much I liked this book. I guess I expected something different... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Lynn | 4/27/2011

    " One of my all-time favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyle | 4/26/2011

    " Good read!

    I appreciate Hornby's subtle commentary on men in the twenty-first century. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 4/25/2011

    " I still think about diving my unplanned time into 30 minute units. Genius. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Merissa | 4/11/2011

    " My dear Nick Hornby,
    WHY SO GLUM? Wise, charming read
    but so much ennui! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 4/9/2011

    " Nice situation novel about disfunctional (= normal) families. "

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About the Author
Author Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby is the author of the internationally bestselling novels High Fidelity, About a Boy, A Long Way Down, Slam, Juliet, Naked, and Funny Girl, as well as several works of nonfiction. He lives in London.