By Mark Haddon The unusual and gripping story of a boy's quest to find out who murdered his neighbour's dog.
The narrator of this extraordinary story is Christopher, a fifteen year-old with Asperger's, a form of autism.
When Christopher discovers the neighbour's dog lying dead on her lawn with a garden fork sticking out of it, he decides to find out who committed the crime, using logic and deduction as all good detectives do.
Christopher knows a good deal about maths and astronomy, and very little about human beings.
He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own.
He hates the colours yellow and brown, and being touched.
He loves lists, patterns and the truth.
It is his single-minded quest for the truth that takes him on a journey which turns his world upside down and in the course of which he discovers momentous secrets which have been kept from him.
Christopher's is a completely distinctive and memorable voice, and his story is one that is both funny and moving.
From the very first moment of his discovery of the dead dog, and as he makes his journey into a terrifying unknown world, he is an utterly convincing and hugely engaging narrator.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has just been published to huge acclaim.
Its author, Mark Haddon, has written fifteen books for children and is an award-winning screenwriter.
Abridged by Sarah LeFanu, produced by Sara Davies, and read by James Meunier.