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The Dead Fathers Club

Matt Haig

Eleven-year-old Philip Noble has a big problem. His dad has appeared to him as a member of the Dead Fathers Club, a club for "ghost dads" whose murders are unavenged. His father's road accident, it turns out, was no accident at all. Uncle Alan is responsible for his dad's death, and if Philip doesn't succeed in killing his uncle before his dad's birthday, just ten weeks away, his dad's spirit will never rest. So begins Philip's quest to avenge his dad and to save his mum from the greasy clutches of Uncle Alan, who seems intent on taking his dad's place in their lives. But Philip finds himself both uneasy of his mission and distrustful of the ghost that claims to be his father. Plus, he's distracted by Leah Polonius, the gorgeous daughter of Uncle Alan's Bible-bashing business partner. What's a young lad to do? The Dead Fathers Club gives more than a nod towards Hamlet. Hilarious and unpredictable, The Dead Father's Club is full of poignant insights into the strange workings of the world as seen through the eyes of a child.

Eleven-year-old Philip Noble has a big problem. His dad has appeared to him as a member of the Dead Fathers Club, a club for "ghost dads" whose murders are unavenged. His father's road accident, it turns out, was no accident at all. Uncle Alan is responsible for his dad's death, and if Philip doesn't succeed in killing his uncle before his dad's birthday, just ten weeks away, his dad's spirit will never rest. So begins Philip's quest to avenge his dad and to save his mum from the greasy clutches of Uncle Alan, who seems intent on taking his dad's place in their lives. But Philip finds himself both uneasy of his mission and distrustful of the ghost that claims to be his father. Plus, he's distracted by Leah Polonius, the gorgeous daughter of Uncle Alan's Bible-bashing business partner. What's a young lad to do? The Dead Fathers Club gives more than a nod towards Hamlet. Hilarious and unpredictable, The Dead Father's Club is full of poignant insights into the strange workings of the world as seen through the eyes of a child.
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Eleven-year-old Philip Noble has a big problem. His dad has appeared to him as a member of the Dead Fathers Club, a club for "ghost dads" whose murders are unavenged. His father's road accident, it turns out, was no accident at all. Uncle Alan is responsible for his dad's death, and if Philip doesn't succeed in killing his uncle before his dad's birthday, just ten weeks away, his dad's spirit will never rest. So begins Philip's quest to avenge his dad and to save his mum from the greasy clutches of Uncle Alan, who seems intent on taking his dad's place in their lives. But Philip finds himself both uneasy of his mission and distrustful of the ghost that claims to be his father. Plus, he's distracted by Leah Polonius, the gorgeous daughter of Uncle Alan's Bible-bashing business partner. What's a young lad to do? The Dead Fathers Club gives more than a nod towards Hamlet. Hilarious and unpredictable, The Dead Father's Club is full of poignant insights into the strange workings of the world as seen through the eyes of a child.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andrew Dennis

Length:

6h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

04:39


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:16


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:14


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:52


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

13:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:40


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:40


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:51


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

00:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:26


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:15


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:07


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:58


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:24


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:43


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:33


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

11:22