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

    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Ben Tibber
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

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    • By ros on 14-03-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • The Pier Falls

    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • The Porpoise

    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Tim McInnerny
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash. She is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father. She knows nothing of the rumours about a beautiful young woman, hidden from the world. When a suitor visits, he understands far more than he should. Forced to run for his life, he escapes aboard The Porpoise, an assassin on his tail.... 

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • A Spot of Bother

    • A Novel
    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Non-member price: $46.77

    • The Red House

    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Boom!

    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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?

    Non-member price: $20.96

    • A Spot of Bother

    • A Novel
    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
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    Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards, 2006

    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.

    Non-member price: $17.97

    • Podivný případ se psem

    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Matouš Ruml
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
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    Výjimečný příběh o výjimečném světě autistického chlapce. Christopher Boon je patnáctiletý hoch, který nerozumí lidským citům a nemá rád, když se ho kdokoli dotkne, ale je to matematický génius a obdivovatel Sherlocka Holmese. Když jednoho dne najde za plotem zahrady vidlemi zapíchnutého psa, rozhodne se, že vypátrá pachatele, a mimovolně vyřeší zdánlivě neřešitelnou krizi manželství svých rodičů. Detektivní novela byla ve Velké Británii zvolena Knihou roku 2003 v rámci prestižní Whitbreadovy ceny.

    Non-member price: $17.81

    • Boom!

    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Oliver Rohrbeck
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
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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...

    Non-member price: $15.52

    • The Sea of Tranquility

    • By: Mark Haddon, Christian Birmingham - illustrator
    • Narrated by: Anthony Head
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Non-member price: $2.98

    • A Spot of Bother

    • A Novel
    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Charles Keating
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
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    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.

    Non-member price: $34.72

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

    • Poems
    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr
    • 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.

    Non-member price: $8.23

    • Den mystiske sag om hunden i natten

    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Lars Lippert
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    "Den mystiske sag om hunden i natten" er en usædvanlig mordgåde. Detektiv og fortæller er den 15-årige Christopher Boone, der bor alene med sin far og lider af Aspergers syndrom, en form for autisme. Han forstår ikke metaforer, ironi og ansigtsudtryk og hader berøringer og farverne brun og gul. Men han elsker matematik, logik, lister og sandheden. En dag finder han genboens hund myrdet og sætter sig for at finde gerningsmanden. Efterforskningen af mysteriet om den myrdede hund sender ham hovedkulds ud på en rejse gennem en verden, han ikke forstår.

    Non-member price: $21.94

    • HiBrow: The Folio Prize Fiction Festival

    • By: Eimear McBride, Paul Baggaley, Sergio De La Pava, and others
    • Narrated by: Eimear McBride, Paul Baggaley, Sergio De La Pava, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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    The three-day Folio Prize Fiction Festival 2014 brought together some great writers and audiences and gave them a real opportunitey to talk in depth about their work and similar subjects. The festival included interviews and discussions with top writers, novelists, poets, critics and publishers, including Eimear McBride, Paul Baggaley, Sergio De La Pava, Rachel Kushner, Sarah Hall, Pankaj Mishra, Stephanie Merritt, Jane Gardam and Mark Haddon. 

    Non-member price: $6.07

    • 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
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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.

    Non-member price: $4.54