About a Boy
Nick Hornby

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Narrated By: Stephen Mangan

Duration: 7 hours and 54 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of About a Boy by Nick Hornby, read by Stephen Mangan.

Nick Hornby's second bestselling novel is about sex, manliness and fatherhood. Will is thirty-six, comfortable and child-free. And he's discovered a brilliant new way of meeting women - through single-parent groups. Marcus is twelve and a little bit nerdish: he's got the kind of mother who made him listen to Joni Mitchell rather than Nirvana. Perhaps they can help each other out a little bit, and both can start to act their age.


Modern and contemporary fiction, Humorous fiction, Narrative theme: Coming of age

Listen to a sample

It takes a writer with real talent to make this work, and Hornby has it - in buckets

Literary Review

'A very entertaining and endearing read'

The Times

A stunner of a novel. Utterly read-in-one-day, forget-where-you-are-on-the-tube-gripping

Marie Claire

About the awful, hilarious, embarrassing places where children and adults meet, and Hornby has captured it with delightful precision