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  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (108 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. OR IS THERE?    

After an 'incident' one wet Friday night where he is found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge, Professor Andrew Martin is not feeling quite himself. Food sickens him. Clothes confound him. Even his loving wife and teenage son are repulsive to him. He feels lost amongst an alien species and hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton, and he's a dog. Who is he really? And what could make someone change their mind about the human race . . . ?

©2020 Matt Haig (P)2020 Canongate Books Ltd

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This is the sort of Sci-Fi I can enjoy

I loved the Midnight Library and was not disappointed here. A bit of fantasy and a lot of home truths to ponder plus some humour directed at the human race in general.

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So good

This is the second book Ive read by Matt Haig. I really enjoy the stories he writes about, thought provoking and relevant. This made me laugh out loud so many times with the literal observations about humans. It has English references with football and the like. Looking forward to to listening to more of his writing!

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Amazing book!

Amazing book that reaches deep in your soul to answer what it is to be human.

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Great book.

I really enjoyed this book. It was an easy read, but also had enough substance to really make you think about what it is to be human. It had plenty of laugh out loud moments. I recommend it.

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Incredible

I can’t find the words to explain how I feel. I wanted to finish the book to find out what happened but also did not want it to end. Could not stop listening. Matt Haig’s writing is amazing, unlike anything else I have ever read. This is the 3rd of his books that I have listened to, and the second one that was read by Mark Meadows. I could listen to his voice forever. I have enjoyed all 3 books so much that I have ordered the paperbacks to read myself. Awesome! Do yourself a favour. Ready for the next one now.

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Really enjoyable book

An interesting & funny insight into humanity & what it means to be a human. Cleverly written, narration was flawless & engaging. Would love a sequel to this book.

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A good read

Fascinating insight into the human race. Loved the characters, glad there was a happy ending. Love this author

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Loved It

Loved It. Beautiful, poignant and heartfelt. I highly recommend this lovely, well written and narrated story to everyone.

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Beautiful and thought provoking

An alien came to earth and discovered the flaws and beauty of humanity. It was far more insightful as a book than I expected. Seeing humanity through fresh eyes was lovely. I’ll be looking out for other books by this author

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Very Entertaining

I really enjoyed this book. The story was entertaining and clever and the reader was great.

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