The Radleys

  • by Matt Haig
  • Narrated by Mark Meadows
  • 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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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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- Kaggy


I've read several of Matt Haig's books, and absolutely loved "The Humans", so this was a shocking disappointment.

Once I started, I thought perhaps this was a children's book, but the swearing and sexual references indicated otherwise. It's so bad, it's embarrassing. Farcical and pointless, the whole tentative premise of the 'odd' Radley family quickly unravels and falls apart. It reads like a teenager's fantasy, lacking depth and any real emotion.

I could rip it to pieces by giving examples, but as a rule, I don't like to reveal 'spoilers' though I would strongly recommend you read "The Humans" instead - give this a very wide berth.
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- Helen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-06-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios