• The Radleys

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-22-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 2.5 out of 5 stars 2.7 (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Meet the Radleys: Peter, Helen and their teenage children, Clara and Rowan, live in a typical suburban English town. They are an everyday family, averagely dysfunctional, averagely content. But, as their children have yet to find out, the Radleys have a devastating secret. In this moving, thrilling and extraordinary portrait of one unusual family, The Radleys asks what we grow into when we grow up, and explores what we gain - and lose - when we deny our appetites.
©2010 Matt Haig (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By K. on 12-19-11

I guess I'm over the whole vampire thing...

I heard this book reviewed on a BBC program. Everyone on that show just loved it, so I thought, even though I'm over my (long ago) teenage obsession with vampires, I would give it a try. It did not live up to my expectations.

I liked the premise, your basic middle-class vampires trying to live "normal" lives, but I just didn't care about anyone in this story. If I had been reading it, I would not have finished.

Do not expect "Interview with the Vampire" which is, in my humble opinion, still the best vampire book ever written.

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5 out of 5 stars
By C. Campbell on 08-11-15

Not what I expected

I wasn't expecting a book of his kind at all to be honest. The write up is quite vague and that was probably a good thing. The book has a different edge to others of its kind and I can now say I'm glad I read it. Very nice work!

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Kaggy on 12-22-13

You never know who you neighbours really are....

Mr and Mrs Radley are a bored middle aged couple. Mum is indifferent to her husband and he is contemplating an affair. Their teenage children are struggling with skin problems, ill advised dietary restrictions and unrequited love. A typical family until one night something terrible happens and they are forced to call on Uncle Will for assistance.

This is a brilliant story of people finally facing up to their true natures after keeping them repressed for many years. Uncle Will is an unforgettable tour de force. Although he is a monster he is also witty, charismatic and deeply tragic. Other reviewers have already exposed this as a vampire tale however this is like no other vampire story I have ever read. After reading another book by Matt Haig 'The Humans' I can't wait for him to write some more adult fiction.

This book is also read by my favourite narrator, Mark Meadows, and yet again he does a brilliant job of bringing all the characters to vivid life.

If you want to read something that is exciting, heartwarming and totally unpredictable
You should give this a try.

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