Audible Plus

$7.95 a month

Try our newest plan – unlimited listening to select audiobooks, Audible Originals, and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
$7.95 a month after 30 day trial. Upgrade or cancel anytime.
Buy for $29.95

Buy for $29.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

True love is on the line in this charming, laugh-out-loud rom-com - created specifically for the audio format!

Paint your toes. Pick up the wrong coffee and bagel order. Drive from Brooklyn to Jersey in traffic so slow you want to tear your hair out. It’s amazing all the useless things I can accomplish while on hold for three hours with customer service. Three hours when I should be getting the Date-in-a-Box website ready to launch at the big business expo in a few days. Except my shiny new website is glitching, and my inner rage-monster is ready to scorch some earth...when he finally picks up. Not the robot voice I expected but a real live human named Cal. He’s surprisingly helpful and really knows his stuff, even if he’s a little awkward...in an adorable way.

And suddenly I’m flirting with him? And I think he’s flirting back.

And suddenly it’s been hours, and we’re still on the phone talking and ordering each other takeout while he troubleshoots my website.

And suddenly we’re exchanging numbers and sending texts and DMs every day, leaving voice mails (who even does that anymore?!).

And suddenly I’m wondering if it’s possible for two people to fall in love at first talk.

Because I’m falling...hard

©2020 Cara Bastone (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

Interview: 'Call Me Maybe' Embraces the Particular Joy of a Long-Distance Meet-Cute

'...In my mind, truly the most romantic thing is communication.'
-0.00
  • Call Me Maybe
  • '...In my mind, truly the most romantic thing is communication.'

Audie Award nominee, Best Romance, 2021

.

About the Creator

Cara Bastone is a full-time writer living and writing in Brooklyn with her husband, son, and an almost-goldendoodle. Her goal with her work is to find the swoon in ordinary love stories. She’s been a fan of the romance genre since she found a grocery bag filled with her grandmother’s old Harlequin Romances when she was in high school. She’s a fangirl for pretzel sticks, long walks through Prospect Park, and love stories featuring men who aren’t cripple by their own masculinity.

About the Perfomer

Neil Hellegers is an actor, Audie-nominated narrator, and educator who lives in Brooklyn with his wife, son, and mutt. On camera, Neil has appeared in film and on television, as seen on Blindspot, House of Cards, Madam Secretary, and others. His voice work can be heard in numerous commercials, video games (including Red Dead Redemption 2), and numerous audiobooks, including Dawn of the Exile by Mitchell Hogan, A Tangled Road to Justice by Olan Thorensen, Call Me Maybe by Cara Bastone, and 100 Love Sonnets by Pablo Neruda for Audible Studios. On stage, he has performed Shakespeare with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Aquila Theatre Company, and others, both nationally and internationally. He also directs experimental Shakespeare-based devisings for the Hear Now Festival.

What listeners say about Call Me Maybe

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4,827
  • 4 Stars
    949
  • 3 Stars
    213
  • 2 Stars
    48
  • 1 Stars
    28
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4,960
  • 4 Stars
    532
  • 3 Stars
    112
  • 2 Stars
    28
  • 1 Stars
    14
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4,348
  • 4 Stars
    938
  • 3 Stars
    260
  • 2 Stars
    50
  • 1 Stars
    29

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Greatest Audible Preformance

I absolutely loved listening to this audible book.... for nearly all of the story. The performers were great! So easy to get caught up in the story! It was almost perfect!!!

My only problem with it was later on the story when all of a sudden there was a lot of the use of the “F” word. So Disappointing!!! And Totally unnecessary and distracted from the great Preformance. I would have given 5 stars with every category if it wasn’t for the language. I do hope Audible will be offering more books like this where the characters do their own voices. It’s like watching a movie in your own head. Awesome!! But trust me .... you don’t need to include the “ F” word. It totally is offensive to many people, and your story was great without it.

64 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Best Rom-Com I've heard in a long time!

I loved everything about this book! I laughed out loud so many times! The characters were real and believable!

32 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

HIGHLY ENTERTAINING

This is my first review even though I have been listening to audiobooks over a year, mostly to still binge “read” while working and to ignore my coworkers theatrics. I loved it all! It was literally like listening to a favorite movie without looking at the screen. I’m sad that I reached the end. I would love to hear a sequel but fear it wouldn’t live up to the first book.

22 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Funny and sweet!

It's been forever since I enjoyed a light hearted and sweet falling for someone story! Well narrated and both characters are totally relatable!

15 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Bastone is definitely a new favorite author.

Cara Bastone’s authorial voice is absolutely captivating and she works within the romance genre conventions while bringing pretty unique spins on various tropes. I absolutely love the way she writes complex family dynamics and that shines in this book despite being in the background. And the romance itself between Vera and Cal? Magical. I screamed, I laughed out loud, I squealed more times than I can count. I can’t wait for more.

Also, the production value of this book is incredible. It sounds like you’re listening to a movie and I loved everything about it. Thank you, Audible, for the advanced listener copy! These opinions are entirely my own.

15 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved this!

This was a great listen! It's a unique story with humor and a great plot twist! Really worth listening too!

13 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Happy Ever After

I don't like to leave reviews. But with everything going on today it the world. A little humor and happiness goes a long way... Enjoyed store line and narrations. will look for more books from this writer. all smiles....

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Cute Love Story, MUST LISTEN

I will be reading more by Cara Bastone. Easy listening and I didn't want it to end. I found myself smiling while enjoying the wonderful narrators and story.

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved this

This was a great listen. The narrators had my emotions going every which way. Every time I turned it off I couldn’t wait to listen again! I hope there will be a sequel.

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wow, glad I listened!

I really enjoyed the story, the narration was awesome and at the end it made me smile. We need stories like these right now.

9 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Romance Everything
  • Romance Everything
  • 11-12-20

A Sweet Romance

This is a 3D audio story and I really enjoy listening to them. Hopefully audible will do more.
They really do bring the story to life.
Cal and Vera meet through a customer call centre when Vera rings up to make a complaint about her website. They spend 8 hours together on the telephone ☎️ 😲.
This is a fun listen that will keep you listening all the way to the end. Vera is fun and Cal is thoughtful and sweet.
I definitely recommend this to all romance readers.

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 12-06-20

What a lovely surprise.

I thought the story was sweet and simple at first, and was enjoying the narrators' performances. Well done on the duet format by the way, this should be used far more often than it is despite the cost as we are paying a fair price to listen.
Then the story started to grab me with all its 'interruptions' and I quickly clued in on the twist. I started groaning, cheering and laughing out loud and found myself immersed in their budding romance.
Surprisingly refreshing and enjoyable and I will look out for another....I think Elliot might have a story there?