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  • The Dead Fathers Club

  • Written by: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
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Publisher's Summary

From the number one Sunday Times best-selling author.

Philip Noble is an eleven-year-old in crisis. His pub landlord father has died in a road accident, and his mother is succumbing to the greasy charms of her dead husband's brother, Uncle Alan. The remaining certainties of Philip's life crumble away when his father's ghost appears in the pub and declares Uncle Alan murdered him.

Arming himself with weapons from the school chemistry cupboard, Philip vows to carry out the ghost's relentless demands for revenge. But can the words of a ghost be trusted any more than the lies of the living?

©2007 Matt Haig (P)2018 Canongate Books Ltd

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  • indigoblue
  • 16-08-19

Brilliant descriptions of child's inner states

I learned a lot from this book, about how to describe to others, what I am feeling and what is going on inside me; something I have always found difficult as I am quite introvert. It has helped me to believe that there really IS a language of expressive self-articulation for people like me, who are deep feeling, very empathetic and yet often unable to communicate that fact - kind of 'locked in', I suppose.
I freely give to Matt Haig my sincere gratitude and I wish him success, prosperity and wellness in his life.

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  • karen Swan
  • 11-01-18

Dreadful

Well that’s a wast of 10 hours
Long winded , boring narration .. disjointed storyline.. didn’t like one bit

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  • Bluebelle
  • 08-09-19

Doesn’t let straying into the dark disrupt from searching for the light

Hamlet for children may seem like a tragic mix. What Matt Haig manages is allowing some hope into the narrative without lessening its pain, meaning or beauty. That is its magic.

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  • Fiona
  • 27-08-21

Did not enjoy

The premise sounded really interesting but unfortunately the endless repetition of 'and he said' 'and I said' 'and he said' 'and I said' made it almost unbearable to listen to, especially in the droning monotone of the narrator.

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  • crochetdiva
  • 31-10-21

Just brilliant!

What a unique way to tell a story of the loss of a child's father. Told from the child's point of view, missing his father, and his mother marrying his father's brother within 3 months. Great story, and very ell narrated.

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  • CX
  • 30-08-21

Not Haig's best

It was ok, I listened to it on my walking commute to work and whilst running and it passed the time. It's well put together and has a realistic, but, possibly for this reason, unlikeable protagonist. I was happy enough to listen all the way through and it was well performed but I wouldn't go back to this book as I will all other Matt Haig books

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  • Suzy Smith
  • 12-09-22

Loved it.

I was really endeared to the main character, made all the better by the narrator who was great - brilliant voices.

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  • Alison Druce
  • 12-09-22

nor one of his beat I regret

started off with a lot of interest but the further I got into the book the more uninterested I got. Shame all the other books I have read by Matt Haig were excellent.

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  • J. Campbell
  • 22-08-22

For teens rather than adults?

Maybe this is for young people / teens but it doesn’t say that on audible. But is not for adults neither in style nor substance.

I love Matt Haig’s other books but this just doesn’t work as audio book at all. The book i gather is written quite differently in style with no punctuation so maybe you need that for it to work and to get into.
There are parts of how autism portrayed that is quite accurate but also a lot that is not. I guess he needed that for premise but would have preferred hadn’t chosen that device.
Performance ok but as usual men doing womens voices just not great!
Toiled to get through it and could forward sections without missing plot. Not good sign.

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  • Mrs Tina Weigel Burnett
  • 23-03-22

What?

overall an alright story, just a couple of things that annoyed me,

1) the amount of times characters said "What?"

2) the ending felt a bit rushed and while it is obvious what is Implied, it could have been better.

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  • Mrs Jennifer K Godkin
  • 07-10-21

Wow!!

This book just blew me away. The story was amazing! The descriptive writing was awesome! This was my 4th Matt Haig book and I have loved them all but this would be my favourite if I had to choose. Mark Meadows brought it to life with his narration. I could go on and on but I don’t want to spoil it for you. Give it a listen, you definitely won’t regret it.