The wide-eyed Arthur’s chapters were written by Becky Albertalli and are narrated with major exuberance by Booksmart’s Noah Galvin—while the cynical Ben’s were written by Adam Silvera and are narrated with the perfect touch of dourness by audiobook newcomer Froy Gutierrez. Send this book as a Gift! the only rise and fall are the rises and falls in the romance. Podcast Check out our Behind the Mic podcast. Sarah Henstra, Narrated by: Their persistence to overcome several awkward dates showed their total devotion to each other. Will Tavares is the dream summer fling - he’s fun, affectionate, kind - but just when Ollie thinks he’s found his happily ever after, summer vacation ends and Will stops texting Ollie back. Their romance had zero spark and I didn’t like any of the characters, which is a big problem for me since my enjoyment of a book comes mostly from the characters. I've not read Becky Albertalli but have loved all of Adam Silvera's books to date, so perhaps it was half the unknown quantity that left me surprised to discover what a delight this novel is. The actors that will be voicing the two boys are… . 9 hr 48 min, Format: By: I found myself rolling my eyes when Arthur's chapter would end because then I had to listen to Ben's. And post divorce funk. Call Me by Your Name first swept across the world in 2007. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. Join the mightest group of book nerds around. $21.96 — Kindle $10.99 Read with Our Free App Audiobook $0.00 Free with your Audible trial Hardcover $14.38 53 Used from $2.05 28 New from $9.97 Paperback $10.39 10 Used from $6.49 26 New from $10.21 MP3 CD $21.96 2 New from $21.96 … I loved the way friends helped each of them find each other and it the way they finally did was really complicated but believable. ? Maybe nothing. The story sometimes feels a bit overdramatic and to be honest I'm not the #1 fan of the epilogue. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. Like actually made me cringe. Give as a Gift. I will totally be re-listening to it, that's how good I think it is. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. I can tell that Froy Gutierrez is new to the realm of narrating audiobooks. His "wives" and the Chandler Mall. It's not that it's bad, it just didn't fit, given the lead up from the rest of the book. I thought Adam Silvera's writing was very cringy. Not like it's not supposed to be there but I would imagine it differently. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time. it's really romance heavy and the only plot is the romance. Jonathan Davis, That said, Please read the book, it's totally worth your time. Or he might be the boy who breaks my heart. The two main characters - Arthur and Ben - are given alternating chapters through which to tell the story from each of their perspectives. After all, they get separated. With 30-Day Free Trial. Other than that his life is pretty normal. I'm a complete sucker for fated romance tales, so this work fits right in line with titles that fit in that label. Not worth the read. The actors that will be voicing the two boys are… What If It’s Us: Audiobook narrators . For my first listen on audible amazing. To shake me out of my heart break. That was me. Jordan: The opposite of chill. By: Anthony Ray Perez, By: Noah Galvin was incredible. He’s a jerk, basically calling “do-overs” on all their dates because he’s never pleased with anything Arthur does, and he’s a piece of s***. Sydney Smyth. We'll send you an email as soon as it is available! But as the grieving pair grows closer, listeners will question Griffin's own version of the truth - in terms of both what he's willing to hide and what true love means. We know we cannot WAIT to read, listen, re-read, re-listen…, With so much happening in the world—the pandemic and resulting lockdowns, climate change, protests against police brutality, the election—it’s been…, As you already know, we’re all excited about Concrete Rose, the next masterpiece from Angie Thomas! Not so much. Plus don't miss Yes No Maybe So, Becky Albertalli's and Aisha Saeed's heartwarming and hilarious new novel, or Infinity Son, the first installment in Adam Silvera’s epic new fantasy series, both coming in 2020! Kirt Graves. Sorry for grammar and spelling I'm still crying. still, after really thinking about it, it was just the sort of thing I would like. This is purely the same old, cookie cutter Boy Meets Boy kinda thing that you’ve read a thousand times already a decade ago, and it was already stale then. But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them? Disregarding all the boring nonsense about Arthur’s Georgia friends and Ben’s “squad”, the story beats can be simply outlined in generic arcs. Adam Silvera, Narrated by: Kirt Graves, He’s perfect boyfriend material. Right, who probably won't like him anyway. By: By: Then again, if there’s any chance that we can be together, it’s worth the risk, because Carter could be the love of my life. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. If the universe had his back, he wouldn't be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend's things. Ben just sounds like a nasally valley boy. BEN thinks the universe needs to mind its business. Alexis Hall, Narrated by: You might recognize Noah from his roles in THE REAL O’NEALS, ASSASSINATION NATION, and his run as the titular character in DEAR EVAN HANSEN! What if that’s exactly what’s about to happen in this article? Loading. After all, they get reunited.But what if they can’t nail a first date even after three do-overs?What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?But what if it is?What if it’s us? After all, they get reunited. However, the same can't be said for Ben's. Some reviews I read prior to listening to the audiobook had mentioned that Froy's performance was lackluster, at least when compared to Noah's.