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The Humans - A Novel

Matt Haig

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"I know that some of you reading this are convinced humans are a myth, but I am here to state that they do actually exist. For those that don't know, a human is a real bipedal life form of midrange intelligence, living a largely deluded existence on a small waterlogged planet in a very lonely corner of the universe." The bestselling, award-winning author of The Radleys is back with what may be his best, funniest, and most devastating dark comedy yet. When an extraterrestrial visitor arrives on Earth, his first impressions of the human species are less than positive. Taking the form of Professor Andrew Martin, a prominent mathematician at Cambridge University, the visitor is eager to complete the gruesome task assigned him and hurry back home to the utopian world of his own planet, where everyone enjoys immortality and infinite knowledge. He is disgusted by the way humans look, what they eat, their capacity for murder and war, and is equally baffled by the concepts of love and family. But as time goes on, he starts to realize there may be more to this weird species than he has been led to believe. Disguised as Martin, he drinks wine, reads poetry, develops an ear for rock music and a taste for peanut butter. Slowly, unexpectedly, he forges bonds with Martin's family, and in picking up the pieces of the professor's shattered personal life, he begins to see hope and beauty in the humans' imperfections and begins to question the mission that brought him there. Praised by the New York Times as a "novelist of great seriousness and talent," author Matt Haig delivers an unlikely story about human nature and the joy found in the messiness of life on Earth. The Humans is a funny, compulsively readable tale that playfully and movingly explores the ultimate subject—ourselves.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Meadows

Length:

8h 12m


Chapters

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03:10

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:18


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

11:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:25


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:57


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:38


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:36


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:36


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:56


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

12:45


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

00:30


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:53


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:59


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:31


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:53


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:26


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

00:44


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:38


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:24


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:38


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

11:54


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:01


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:25


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

12:42


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

15:30


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

01:02


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

11:06


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:14


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

10:41


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:49