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The humans
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[United States] : Recorded Books, Inc. by arrangement with Simon and Schuster Audio, 2014.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 15 min.)) : digital.
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The critically acclaimed author of The Radleys shares a clever, heartwarming, and darkly insightful novel about an alien who comes to Earth to save humans from themselves. 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 leading mathematician at Cambridge University, the visitor wants to complete his task and go back home, to the planet he comes from, and a utopian society of immortality and infinite knowledge. He is disgusted by the way humans look, what they eat, the wars they witness on the news, and totally baffled by such 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. He drinks wine, reads Emily Dickinson, listens to Talking Heads, and begins to bond with the family he lives with, in disguise. In picking up the pieces of the professor's shattered personal life, the narrator sees hope and redemption in the humans' imperfections and begins to question the very mission that brought him there. A mission that involves not only thwarting human progress... but murder. 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 very messiness of life on Earth. The Humans is a funny, compulsively readable tale that playfully and movingly explores the ultimate subject - ourselves.

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eAudiobook
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Unabridged.
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English
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Read by Mark Meadows.
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The critically acclaimed author of The Radleys shares a clever, heartwarming, and darkly insightful novel about an alien who comes to Earth to save humans from themselves. 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 leading mathematician at Cambridge University, the visitor wants to complete his task and go back home, to the planet he comes from, and a utopian society of immortality and infinite knowledge. He is disgusted by the way humans look, what they eat, the wars they witness on the news, and totally baffled by such 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. He drinks wine, reads Emily Dickinson, listens to Talking Heads, and begins to bond with the family he lives with, in disguise. In picking up the pieces of the professor's shattered personal life, the narrator sees hope and redemption in the humans' imperfections and begins to question the very mission that brought him there. A mission that involves not only thwarting human progress... but murder. 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 very messiness of life on Earth. The Humans is a funny, compulsively readable tale that playfully and movingly explores the ultimate subject - ourselves.
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Haig, M., & Meadows, M. (2014). The humans. Unabridged. [United States]: Recorded Books, Inc. by arrangement with Simon and Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Haig, Matt, 1975- and Mark. Meadows. 2014. The Humans. [United States]: Recorded Books, Inc. by arrangement with Simon and Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Haig, Matt, 1975- and Mark. Meadows, The Humans. [United States]: Recorded Books, Inc. by arrangement with Simon and Schuster Audio, 2014.

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Haig, Matt, and Mark Meadows. The Humans. Unabridged. [United States]: Recorded Books, Inc. by arrangement with Simon and Schuster Audio, 2014.

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