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The Radleys - A Novel

Matt Haig

Just about everyone knows a family like the Radleys. Many of us grew up next door to one. They are a modern family, averagely content, averagely dysfunctional, living in a staid and quiet suburban English town. Peter is an overworked doctor whose wife, Helen, has become increasingly remote and uncommunicative. Rowan, their teenage son, is being bullied at school, and their anemic daughter, Clara, has recently become a vegan. They are typical, that is, save for one devastating exception: Peter and Helen are vampires and have—for seventeen years—been abstaining by choice from a life of chasing blood in the hope that their children could live normal lives. One night, Clara finds herself driven to commit a shocking—and disturbingly satisfying—act of violence, and her parents are forced to explain their history of shadows and lies. A police investigation is launched that uncovers a richness of vampire history heretofore unknown to the general public. And when the malevolent and alluring Uncle Will, a practicing vampire, arrives to throw the police off Clara's trail, he winds up throwing the whole house into temptation and turmoil and unleashing a host of dark secrets that threaten the Radleys' marriage. The Radleys is a moving, thrilling, and radiant domestic novel that explores with daring the lengths a parent will go to protect a child, what it costs you to deny your identity, the undeniable appeal of sin, and the everlasting, iridescent bonds of family love. Read it and ask what we grow into when we grow up, and what we gain—and lose—when we deny our appetites.

Just about everyone knows a family like the Radleys. Many of us grew up next door to one. They are a modern family, averagely content, averagely dysfunctional, living in a staid and quiet suburban English town. Peter is an overworked doctor whose wife, Helen, has become increasingly remote and uncommunicative. Rowan, their teenage son, is being bullied at school, and their anemic daughter, Clara, has recently become a vegan. They are typical, that is, save for one devastating exception: Peter and Helen are vampires and have—for seventeen years—been abstaining by choice from a life of chasing blood in the hope that their children could live normal lives. One night, Clara finds herself driven to commit a shocking—and disturbingly satisfying—act of violence, and her parents are forced to explain their history of shadows and lies. A police investigation is launched that uncovers a richness of vampire history heretofore unknown to the general public. And when the malevolent and alluring Uncle Will, a practicing vampire, arrives to throw the police off Clara's trail, he winds up throwing the whole house into temptation and turmoil and unleashing a host of dark secrets that threaten the Radleys' marriage. The Radleys is a moving, thrilling, and radiant domestic novel that explores with daring the lengths a parent will go to protect a child, what it costs you to deny your identity, the undeniable appeal of sin, and the everlasting, iridescent bonds of family love. Read it and ask what we grow into when we grow up, and what we gain—and lose—when we deny our appetites.
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Just about everyone knows a family like the Radleys. Many of us grew up next door to one. They are a modern family, averagely content, averagely dysfunctional, living in a staid and quiet suburban English town. Peter is an overworked doctor whose wife, Helen, has become increasingly remote and uncommunicative. Rowan, their teenage son, is being bullied at school, and their anemic daughter, Clara, has recently become a vegan. They are typical, that is, save for one devastating exception: Peter and Helen are vampires and have—for seventeen years—been abstaining by choice from a life of chasing blood in the hope that their children could live normal lives. One night, Clara finds herself driven to commit a shocking—and disturbingly satisfying—act of violence, and her parents are forced to explain their history of shadows and lies. A police investigation is launched that uncovers a richness of vampire history heretofore unknown to the general public. And when the malevolent and alluring Uncle Will, a practicing vampire, arrives to throw the police off Clara's trail, he winds up throwing the whole house into temptation and turmoil and unleashing a host of dark secrets that threaten the Radleys' marriage. The Radleys is a moving, thrilling, and radiant domestic novel that explores with daring the lengths a parent will go to protect a child, what it costs you to deny your identity, the undeniable appeal of sin, and the everlasting, iridescent bonds of family love. Read it and ask what we grow into when we grow up, and what we gain—and lose—when we deny our appetites.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Toby Leonard Moore

Length:

9h 33m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:47


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

10:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:13


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:26


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:01


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:14


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:58


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:58


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:49


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

12:56


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

12:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:11


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

10:49


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

10:26


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:36


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

13:19


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:55


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

15:36


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

11:11


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:30


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:37


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:45


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:18


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:07


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:47


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:04


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:26


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:44


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:02


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:51


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:25


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:20


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

10:15


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:06


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:37


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:23


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:14


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:39


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:41


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:25


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

00:45


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:33


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:03


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

00:57