About a Boy

  • by Nick Hornby
  • Narrated by David Case
  • 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures.
Will Freeman may have discovered the key to dating success: If the simple fact that they were single mothers meant that gorgeous women - women who would not ordinarily look twice at Will - might not only be willing, but enthusiastic about dating him, then he was really onto something. Single mothers - bright, attractive, available women - thousands of them, were all over London. He just had to find them.
SPAT: Single Parents - Alone Together. It was a brilliant plan. And Will wasn't going to let the fact that he didn't have a child himself hold him back. A fictional two-year-old named Ned wouldn't be the first thing he'd invented. And it seems to go quite well at first, until he meets an actual 12-year-old named Marcus, who is more than Will bargained for...


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Customer Reviews

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Like the movie, love the book

I hate it when I see a movie first and then read or listen to a book only to find out what I lived was added in Hollywood. This was NOT that situation. The movie is wonderful and I will always love it, but I am happy to report that the book provides more depth and resolution to each of the characters that I loved in the movie as well as insight from different perspectives. So glad I took the chance on it!
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- Bridget


A story about when it is right to be incredibly intospective and self aware and when is it healthy to drop all that and live on the surface, and when the reverse is true too. Totally worth the journey.
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- Kimberley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-28-2014
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio