The Dead Fathers Club

Written by:
Matt Haig
Narrated by:
Andrew Dennis

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2007
6 hours 45 minutes
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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Wes T.

This was an interesting book about a boy who is visited by his Dad’s ghost. The ghost tries to convince his son to avenge his alleged murder. It is clever and funny, and the story seems more real and believable being read by an actual kid than an adult pretending to be one. My only qualm with this book is the concept of an 11 year old kid actually killing someone, whether it be a justified revenge killing or not. The narrator does a great job for someone his age, and it is an overall entertaining story. Just know that overall it is kind of a sad, heavy storyline

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interesting concept, but not well executed. does well presenting outlook of 11 yr old boy.. however, not sure language & sexual behavior is appropriate for target audience.

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Janet L.

I enjoyed this book a lot. Quirky story with an ending unexpected. Very entertaining and kept me guessing.

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