The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Review by DeAnna Espinoza
Audiobooks can get you through a long commute to work each day or can bring your family together on a long car ride. Either way, they are much different from their written counterpart because of one important factor - The Reader. The reader of an audiobook can make or break a great title and once you've found a good reader you may find yourself listening to other titles they've read based solely on their quality performance. One such audiobook, performed by Jeff Woodman, for your daily commute is Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. Woodman embraces the role of Christopher, a 15-year-old autistic boy, who wishes to do detective work and uncover the mystery behind the killing of his neighbor's dog. Instead, Christopher finds himself tangled and confused in the web of lies surrounding his mother's death. Because the book is written in first person, the listener has the advantage of seeing the world through the eyes of Christopher - feeling the confusion and scariness of the world most people take for granted. Woodman is superb in his portrayal of all the characters in Curious Incident and can be heard in the equally good audiobooks of Life of Pi by Yann Martel and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt.