• The Universe Versus Alex Woods

  • By: Gavin Extence
  • Narrated by: Joe Thomas
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 01-31-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • 4.3 (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A tale of an unexpected friendship, an unlikely hero, and an improbable journey, Alex's story treads the fine line between light and dark, laughter and tears. And it might just strike you as one of the funniest, most heartbreaking novels you've ever heard.
Alex Woods knows that he hasn't had the most conventional start in life. He knows that growing up with a clairvoyant single mother won't endear him to the local bullies. He also knows that even the most improbable events can happen - he's got the scars to prove it. What he doesn't know yet is that when he meets ill-tempered, reclusive widower Mr Peterson, he'll make an unlikely friend. Someone who tells him that you only get one shot at life. That you have to make the best possible choices.
So when, aged 17, Alex is stopped at Dover customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn full of ashes on the passenger seat, and an entire nation in uproar, he's fairly sure he's done the right thing.…
©2013 Gavin Extence (P)2013 Hodder & Stoughton
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By F on 05-26-13

Grows on you!

I am glad I persevered with this listen because the reader irritated the hell out of me for a few hours. Then when Mr Peterson came into the story, it came alive and for once, a book actually improved as it went on. Offbeat, thoughtful, funny and touching. If you like this, you should love the Rosie Project by Graham Simsion - now that gets all my stars!

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By J. G. Clegg on 05-25-13

A really fun, quirky book!

I listened to this in the car over a period of a couple of weeks and couldn't wait
to hear the next bit every time I got in the car! It isn't the sort of book I would normally read but I really enjoyed it and it was very well read.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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