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The Dead Fathers Club

By: Matt Haig
Narrated by: Mark Meadows
Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
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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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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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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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Dreadful

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

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