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    • Notes on a Nervous Planet

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Matt Haig
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    The world is messing with our minds. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index. How can we stay sane on a planet that makes us mad? How do we stay human in a technological world? How do we feel happy when we are encouraged to be anxious?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reasons looked inward, Notes looks back out again.

    • By K. J. Noyes on 09-07-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Humans

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,533
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,367
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,366

    One wet Friday evening, Professor Andrew Martin of Cambridge University solves the world's greatest mathematical riddle. Then he disappears. When he is found walking naked along the motorway, Professor Martin seems different. Besides the lack of clothes, he now finds normal life pointless. His loving wife and teenage son seem repulsive to him. In fact, he hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton. And he's a dog.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A profound and shining star

    • By Kaggy on 24-08-13

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Reasons to Stay Alive

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Matt Haig
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 993
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 883
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 882

    What Does it mean to feel truly alive? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brave work for which I am so grateful

    • By Camilla Morgan on 26-05-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • A Boy Called Christmas

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 690
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 634
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 631

    You are about to listen to the true story of Father Christmas. It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible. If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. It is most certainly not for you. Because this audiobook is full of impossible things. Are you still reading? Good. Then let us begin....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A lovely Christmas story

    • By DF on 16-12-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • How to Stop Time

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,786
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,655
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,653

    Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to jazz age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them firsthand.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb as I expected from Matt Haig

    • By Kaggy on 17-07-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Truth Pixie

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Matt Haig
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    From number one best-selling author Matt Haig comes a hilarious and heartwarming story. Wherever she is, whatever the day, she has only one kind of thing to say. Just as cats go miaow and cows go moo, The Truth Pixie can say only things that are true.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Truth Pixie

    • By cassie on 08-11-18

    Regular price: £1.99

    • The Girl Who Saved Christmas

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    If magic has a beginning, can it also have an end? When Amelia wants a wish to come true she knows just the man to ask - Father Christmas. But the magic she wants to believe in is starting to fade, and Father Christmas has more than impossible wishes to worry about. Upset elves, reindeers dropping out of the sky, angry trolls and the chance that Christmas might be cancelled.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Perfect Christmas Listen.

    • By Farniboy on 08-02-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Radleys

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 303
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 260

    Meet the Radleys: Peter, Helen and their teenage children, Clara and Rowan, live in a typical suburban English town. They are an everyday family, averagely dysfunctional, averagely content. But, as their children have yet to find out, the Radleys have a devastating secret. In this moving, thrilling and extraordinary portrait of one unusual family, The Radleys asks what we grow into when we grow up, and explores what we gain - and lose - when we deny our appetites.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected

    • By C. Campbell on 11-08-15

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Echo Boy

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood, Thomas Judd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    In order to stay human, Audrey has built a moat around herself; a moat of books, music, and dreams. It makes her different from the echoes: the sophisticated, emotionless machines, built to resemble and work for the humans. Daniel is an echo - but he's not like the others. He has feelings he was never designed to have, and cannot explain. And when Audrey is placed in danger, he's determined to save her.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This could be our future.

    • By Kaggy on 27-10-14

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Last Family in England

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 181

    Meet the Hunter family: Adam, Kate, and their children, Hal and Charlotte. And Prince, their black Labrador. Prince is an earnest young dog, striving hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact (Remain Loyal to Your Human Masters, Serve and Protect Your Family at Any Cost). Other dogs, led by the Springer Spaniels, have revolted. As things in the Hunter family begin to go badly awry - marital breakdown, rowdy teenage parties, attempted suicide - Prince's responsibilities threaten to overwhelm him and he is forced to break the Labrador Pact.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing but sad

    • By Ms. L. V. Hurley on 27-01-18

    Regular price: £12.49

    • The Possession of Mr Cave

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    From the number one Sunday Times best-selling author. Terence Cave, owner of Cave Antiques, has already experienced the tragedies of his mother's suicide and his wife's murder when his teenage son, Reuben, is killed in a grotesque accident. His remaining child, Bryony, has always been the family's golden girl, and Terence comes to realise that his one duty in life is to protect her from the world's malign forces, whatever that may take.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Oh so disturbing...

    • By K. J. Noyes on 09-06-18

    Regular price: £12.49

    • Father Christmas and Me

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Natascha McElhone
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    It isn't always easy growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs every day - even in July - and when you fail all your toy-making tests. Also it can get very, very cold. But when the jealous Easter Bunny and his rabbit army launch an attack to stop Christmas, it's up to Amelia, her new family and the elves to keep Christmas alive. Before it's too late....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Technical Issue Spoils a Great Story

    • By Donn Edwards on 24-12-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • To Be a Cat

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Chris Pavlo
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Barney Willow thinks life couldn't get any worse. He's weedy and has sticky-out ears. Horrible Gavin Needle loves tormenting him. And worst of all, his Dad has been missing for almost a year, and there's no sign of him ever coming home. Barney just wants to escape, and find another life. Being a cat, for example. A quiet, lazy cat. Things would be so much easier - right?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A children's story, but immensely enjoyable by all

    • By Helen on 14-05-14

    Regular price: £8.69

    • Goodbye Europe

    • Writers and Artists Say Farewell
    • By: Jessie Burton, Alain de Botton, Matt Haig, and others
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Jenni Murray, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    From Paris to Prague, from the past to the present, authors and artists say farewell in this unique collection. In this audiobook you'll find personal letters, reminiscences, poetry, art and brand new fiction from some of the most talented and important voices at work today, including Jessie Burton, Alain de Botton, Matt Haig, Richard Herring, Owen Jones, Mark Kermode, Robert Macfarlane, Kate Mosse, Chris Riddell, Lionel Shriver and many others.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Dead Fathers Club

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadful

    • By karen Swan on 11-01-18

    Regular price: £12.49

    • The Ghost Walk

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    Oscar is having the worst holiday ever. So when his dad suggests the family go on a haunted tour of York, he jumps at the chance of doing something that doesn't involve trailing round gift shops. But the ghost walk turns out to have a haunting twist.... A terrifying ghost story that will chill your blood, from acclaimed author Matt Haig.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely little tale.

    • By Mrs Amy Garnett on 02-07-15

    Regular price: £2.49

    • Wie man die Zeit anhält

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Christoph Maria Herbst
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Die erste Regel lautet: Du darfst dich niemals verlieben. Niemals. Tom Hazard ist Geschichtslehrer, ein introvertierter Mann, der ein zurückgezogenes Leben führt. Und er hat ein Geheimnis: Er sieht aus wie 40, ist aber in Wirklichkeit über 400 Jahre alt. Er hat die Elisabethanische Ära in England, die Expeditionen von Captain Cook in der Südsee, Paris der zwanziger Jahre erlebt und alle paar Jahre eine neue Identität angenommen. Aber eines war er immer: einsam.

    Regular price: £12.19

    • Evie and the Animals

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Evie is a little girl with a special talent. She can talk to animals. But when she rescues the school rabbit Gerald, and sets him free, Evie lands in big trouble. She promises her dad never to talk to animals again. For a whole year, Evie ignores them all. She doesn’t chat to the birds and dogs. She even ignores a little, silver tabby cat who miaows: ‘Help me! Help me!’. But when Evie sees the same silver kitten on a missing poster, she secretly starts using her magical gift again. Soon she discovers that this cat isn't the only animal to have gone missing in town. And if Evie won’t find them, who will? 

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Ich und die Menschen

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Christoph Maria Herbst
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    n einer regnerischen Nacht wird Andrew Martin, Professor für Mathematik in Cambridge, aufgegriffen, als er nackt eine Autobahn entlangwandert. Professor Martin ist nicht mehr er selbst. Ein Wesen mit überlegener Intelligenz und von einem weit entfernten Stern hat von ihm Besitz ergriffen. Und es ist nicht begeistert von seiner neuen Existenz. Es hat eine denkbar negative Meinung von den Menschen, jeder weiß schließlich, dass sie zu Egoismus, übermäßigem Ehrgeiz und Gewalttätigkeit neigen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A life-changing experience!

    • By P on 31-01-16

    Regular price: £6.09

    • Ein Junge namens Weihnacht

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Rufus Beck
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wie war das eigentlich, als der Weihnachtsmann noch ein Kind war? Der kleine Nikolas wächst in großer Armut bei seinem Vater im Norden Finnlands auf. Er sammelt Beeren, spielt mit seiner Rübenpuppe und glaubt an das Gute in der Welt. Doch als der Vater ihn in die Obhut einer bösartigen alten Tante gibt, um das sagenhafte Elfenreich zu suchen, beginnt für ihn eine schwere Zeit.

    Regular price: £12.19

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