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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (422,694 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Haddon Narrator: Jeff Woodman Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

This improbable story of Christopher’s quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brilliant…Delightful…Very moving, very plausible—and very funny.”

    Oliver Sacks, New York Times bestselling author of Hallucinations

  • “Mark Haddon’s portrayal of an emotionally disassociated mind is a superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy.”

    Ian McEwan, New York Times bestselling author of Atonement

  • “Full of whimsical surprises and tender humor.”


  • “Funny, sad, and totally convincing.”


  • “Disorienting and reorienting the reader to devastating effect…As suspenseful and harrowing as anything in Conan Doyle.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Haddon’s book illuminates the way one mind works so precisely, so humanely, that it reads like both an acutely observed case study and an artful exploration of a different ‘mystery’: the thoughts and feeling we share even with those very different from us.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “This original and affecting novel is a triumph of empathy.”

    New Yorker

  • “A murder mystery, a road atlas, a postmodern canvas of modern sensory overload, a coming-of-age journal, and lastly a really affecting look at the grainy inconsistency of parental and romantic love and its failures…In this striking first novel, Mark Haddon is both clever and observant, and the effect is vastly affecting.”

    Washington Post

  • “Gloriously eccentric and wonderfully intelligent.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Extraordinarily moving, often blackly funny…It is hard to think of anyone who would not be moved and delighted by this book.”

    Financial Times (London)

  • Winner of the 2003 Whitbread Award
  • Winner of the 2004 YALSA Alex Award
  • Winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize
  • Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ann | 2/20/2014

    " This book has some inappropriate language. But it was really interesting and helped me understand autism a little better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jae | 2/5/2014

    " Noy really my kind of book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alex | 2/1/2014

    " Thought this book was brilliant. Can't believe how well he managed to write from inside the head of a 15 year old boy with Asperger's. A quick read and made me laugh out loud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Catherine | 1/24/2014

    " this book was suggested by two different authors of books i just read, about its spot on portrayal of aspergers and so i decided to try it! i really enjoyed it, found it to be very great read. "

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