Graphic designer and University professor. I love comics and to be always learning something new!
I would recommend it of course because is sincere and beautiful!
the first trip to the city where the Graysons encounter!
Loved the performance! they rock!
made me kinda teary some moments... powerful teen love story, just the kind I love to hear because they are so naive...
I'm not a critic so what does my opinion matter? The production was great...the story was hard to follow at the begining...and t he ending "number" about made me throw up. It's cute though with witty humor and easy dialogue.
No. This book was ok. I didnt hate it or love it. I continued reading, hoping something interesting would happen (it never did).
Im not sure. Maybe ill pick one up in a year or two
It was definitely a book about nothing. While having two main characters with the same name was interesting, neither character stood out to me. The most interesting character was Tiny, but even he was annoying and self centered.I gave this book 3.5 * mostly because I appreciated the underlined message of unconditional friendship and accepting oneself for who he is (flaws and all).
Everything. The singing was especially entertaining.
Tiny Cooper is one of my favorite characters in a while and MacLeod Andrews and Nick Podehl do such a great job of bringing out his personality. Great job by both guys and of course by John Green and David Levithan for making the story so interesting.
Business Physicist and Astronomer
This book is not for adults. It's a book for kids who are looking for a rather soap opera style "me and my gay angst" book.
This about the third book I've fallen into based on reviews of originality and great story lines that simply aren't there. There is little in an audio book I dislike more than launching into an anticipated listen only to discover it's some hack teen pap that lies about 10 notches below Dog with a Blog.
Oh me, I'm kissing a boy! Yahoo. Whoopeeee. Deep stuff.
If you are over 14 years old this will be below your maturity level. Skip it.
Since I'm on a nasty tear I might as well slam the narrator. MacLeod Andrews can turn an 18 year old boy/man into a whiny 11 year old. He has a gift. I've not heard such sappy narration in a book read by anyone else. No 17, 18, 19 year old would sound as deserving of a kick in the butt with an admonition to grow up as the characters Andrews portrays.
Am I angry? Probably. I wasn't paying attention and stepped in this mess right after cleaning my shoes of "Jumper", an equally awful book.
So, 12-13 year olds can ignore this if your standards are relatively low. 14 - 18 year olds? I'm sorry for you if you think is worth your time. If you are over 18? Well, stay away from playgrounds please.
Audible: PLEASE MARK CHILDREN'S BOOK AS SUCH.
Final Note. Am I just anti teen? NO. Read Skippy Dies. It's BRILLIANT. Read the Virgin Suicides. BRILLIANT. It can be done.
I haven't read the book in print but I did appreciate that the characters perspectives were from different voices.
Um, Not sure its pretty different. Its about high school and friendship so any book slike that but it tells it in a different way
a lot of comic tones.
yes! 100% both ways
The writing was exceptional. The story while thought-provoking, was character driven. And the characters & dialogue were true. Contemporary topics are easy to relate to.
Its a fascinating tale that would begin on may 5th, 1989 in Mease Dunedin hospital and from there the legacy grew. I am adult now.
I cannot help express my gratitude for this audiobook it's phenomenal and so relatable to my own life having had a gay best friend. Brilliantly written by author of Nick and Nora's infinite playlist and the author of fault in our stars. Is a compelling tale of two wills. I highly recommend this book bursting with originality and humor and a lot of heart.
Goodreads reviewer and blogger... also dentist and wife/mom when I get the time!
I loved listening to "Will Grayson, Will Grayson". The narrators were perfection, managing to sound kind of age appropriate and also doing the inflections, the feels, to a "T". A fabulous listen, audio lovers. A must buy.
In terms of the story, I started off liking John Green's Will Grayson more. I haven't read any John Green before, so I found his MC to be really enjoyable. You know, the kind of nerdy, quiet, emo guy that I have a huge soft spot for. But I loved how John Green wrote Tiny Cooper most of all. Some of the lines that John Green came up with... just amazingly quotable, witty, hilariousness.
I actually began the book kind of hating Levithan's Will Grayson. I found him to be contemptuous, and I took a bit of personal offense at how much of a dick he was towards his mom. I struggled to like him at all for the first 25% or so. However, as the book progressed, I found that Levithan's character just completely sucker-punched me with PAIN and emotion. Wow, he just nailed it, honestly. Levithan's Will Grayson ended up being much more memorable for me. Excellently done.
I liked how the two Will Grayson's ended up meeting and how the two stories twisted together. I wasn't crazy about the ending, but the book overall was really charming. I'll be reading more from these authors in the future.
The performance of this audible book by far made the experience of LISTENING to this book the most enjoyable. There were many parts where singing was involved and not only did the performer add unique characteristics for each individual, but he has a great singing voice too! He truly enhanced the experience of this book!