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Take a hilarious look at human life from an unlikely yet endearing perspective in Matt Haig’s The Humans, narrated in this unabridged audiobook by ever-popular British actor and broadcaster Mark Meadows. This enchanting story has all the markings of true creativity and literary skill. Professor-cum-alien Andrew Martin must learn the life of a human with all the trials and tribulations that come with it. The only companion he seems to understand is the family dog. This book will make you laugh, cry and be dazzled in its ability to capture the human spirit in a questionably non-human character. Available now from Audible.

Description

It's hardest to belong when you're closest to home....

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.

Can a bit of Debussy and Emily Dickinson keep him from murder? Can the species which invented cheap white wine and peanut butter sandwiches be all that bad? And what is the warm feeling he gets when he looks into his wife's eyes?

©2013 Matt Haig (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Critiques

" The Humans is a laugh-and-cry book. Troubling, thrilling, puzzling, believable and impossible. Matt Haig uses words like a tin-opener. We are the tin." (Jeanette Winterson)
" The Humans is tremendous; a kind of Curious Incident meets The Man Who Fell to Earth. It’s funny, touching and written in a highly appealing voice." (Joanne Harris)
"This is a tender, funny novel about the often irrational ways humans behave, written in accessible prose, and invites comparison with Mark Haddon and Patrick Ness." ( Independent)
"Excellent . . . very human and touching indeed." (Patrick Ness)

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  • Casper
  • 23/03/2015

I love it

I came to this by the repeated mentions by Brady haron of the hello internet podcast (audible sponsors the show). This was a fantastic experience, offering excellent insights into humans, love and life. It's a surprisingly philosophical book that well foreshadowed. Honestly, it's the kind of classic that I feel high school English classes should teach.

The performance was good. I listened at 1.25x speed. No complaints, the English accent fit the setting.

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  • Alexander
  • 29/12/2015

Not a psykology book

The story was predictable, but mildly entertaining. I'm 19, so it might be more fun for an older audience.

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  • FAP
  • 09/06/2018

Interesting idea

Fun, critical look at ourselves. An easy read. A little bit thought-provoking. Perhaps we should make more of our short time here on earth and not take ourselves too seriously!

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  • Sebastian P
  • 06/09/2016

Shallow reflections of a cherry picking alien

A great idea carried out terribly wrong. An advanced alien who conveniently fails to see the most obvious patterns of human society while mocking some others in an effort to give him an excuse to do shallow reflections about society, using nothing more than some scientific jargon and Wikipedia facts. Far from insightful, inconsistent and often falling into logical fallacies to give a false sense of depth.

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  • Bernd Ralph
  • 07/01/2016

Mal was anderes

Würden Sie dieses Hörbuch einem Freund empfehlen? Wenn ja, was würden Sie ihm dazu sagen?

Für mich ist The Humans eine Empfehlung. Ich finde die Story unterhaltsam und lustig, dennoch gibt es einige Seitenhiebe auf die schlechten, menschlichen Angewohnheiten.

Was mochten Sie an der Handlung am liebsten?

Der kritische Blick auf uns Menschen, gewürzt mit Humor, hat mir besonders gefallen.

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Der Schluss hatte aus meiner Sicht leicht Schwächen. Deshalb der Punkt Abzug. Wer jedoch ein gut verdauliches Happy End mag ist gut aufgehoben.