An audio book extract from the downloadable audiobook edition of Nick Hornby's moving and witty tale Slam, read by Nicholas Hoult, star of the film About a Boy.


For 16-year old Sam, life is about to get extremely complicated. He and his girlfriend make that ex-girlfriend Alicia have gotten themselves into a bit of trouble. Sam is suddenly forced to grow up and struggle with the familiar fears and inclinations that haunt us all.

Nick Hornby’s poignant and witty novel shows a rare and impressive understanding of human relationships and what it really means to be a man.

‘Vintage Hornby’

‘Hornby’s witty, gentle genius shines through’
USA Today

‘Offers wry insights into the male psyche, making this book a good bet for Hornby fans, no matter their age’
Miami Herald

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