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Nick and Charlie

By: Alice Oseman
Narrated by: Huw Parmenter,Sam Newton
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Publisher's Summary

A short novella based on the beloved characters from Alice Oseman’s acclaimed debut novel Solitaire and graphic novel series Heartstopper – now a major Netflix series. From the author of the 2021 YA Book Prize winning Loveless.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?

CHARLIE: “I have been going out with Nick Nelson for two years. He likes rugby, Formula 1, dogs, the Marvel universe, the sound felt-tips make on paper, rain and drawing on shoes. He also likes me.”

NICK: “Things me and Charlie Spring do together include: Watch films. Sit in the same room on different laptops. Text each other from different rooms. Make out. Make food. Make drinks. Get drunk. Talk. Argue. Laugh. Maybe we're kind of boring. But that’s fine with us.”

Everyone knows that Nick and Charlie are the perfect couple – that they’re inseparable. But now Nick is leaving for university, and Charlie will be left behind at Sixth Form. Everyone’s asking if they’re staying together, which is a stupid question – they’re ‘Nick and Charlie’ for God’s sake!

But as the time to say goodbye gets inevitably closer, both Nick and Charlie question whether their love is strong enough to survive being apart. Or are they delaying the inevitable? Because everyone knows that first loves rarely last forever…

©2020 Alice Oseman (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

“The most honest and authentic account of modern teenage life that you’ll read this year...outstanding contemporary fiction with appeal to fans of John Green.” (The Bookseller)

"A very authentic, teenage voice." (Sunday Times

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literally the most realistic and gay novella ever

I have no idea how Alice Oseman does it but she does. She takes characters and gives them so much dimension that you look at yourself and think: “Why does a fictional character have more of a personality than me?” At least that was the case for me.

As someone who’s been in an incredibly “boring” but somehow fulfilling mlm relationship before, I can safely say she hit the nail right on the head. Not only that, but the argument that they had wasn’t overly dramatic like in some books. They had realistic responses to realistic problems and solved them like any healthy couple would. I’m also a huge fan of non-overly sexualized sex scenes that don’t talk about all the nitty gritty details of what every…*ahem*…part of the couple’s bodies are doing. Overall, I’d say the story is beautifully written and the amount of accurate (and ADORABLE) representation is appreciated!

The narrators also did a lovey job! I loved hearing the amount of emotion that was communicated solely through words and inflection. In my opinion it’s crazy how people can do that so i’ll never have anything bad to say about a voice actor/narrator. The scene with the argument felt so real and raw that I was genuinely concerned for the narrator. There was certain cues in the text that were reflected in the vocal performance and i really liked that.

Heartstopper will always have a special place in my heart so I might be a bit biased, but who cares! My review, my opinion lol. :)

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Nick and Charlie

(on my mom's account) I LOVED THIS. I'm obsessed with Heartstopper, I've read every book, watched the show multiple times, and this auto book is my far my favorite out of them all. I will most likely listen to this again, and again, and again. I love this so much.

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loved it

although I only listened to the sample. I can tell the book is funny and charming. Nick and Charlie...you are the boys I wished I could have been 45 years ago.

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This is an emotional roller coaster <33

I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH SINCE I GOT SICK THIS WEEKEND I ENDED UP READING HEARTSTOPPER VOLUME 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 and i just listened to nick and charlie i admire this author ! i’ve never liked reading until i found Alice Oseman i’ve never felt this complete .. I can’t wait for more future books by Alice Oseman! i love nick and charlie so much at this point there all i think about and i have finally found my support author :))!!

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It was soooo good it gave me a connection with the characters
And let me understand them more

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I IS THE BEST BOOK EVER
I have listend to this book a lest 9 times!

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Amazing book and narration

Oseman’s book was absolutely fantastic and the narrators made it the conversations between Nick and Charlie feel so real and genuine.

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You're Nick and Charlie

Of course I loved everything about it... it's Nick and Charlie. 🥰💕 Interesting choice on the reader's accent for Aled, though? I guess it threw me because he didn't sound like that on the audiobook of Radio Silence.

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I love this story

I forgot how sad I gets but it’s so good! I mostly got it because I wanted to listen to the book I’ve read over and over while I draw. I love this story so much. And I think my boyfriend is tired of me asking him to read it to me. So audiobook was a good call.

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ummm I cried

I love Nick and Charlie so much. I feel like I'm a little late to the party, but after watching heart stoppers and reading the comics, this is just so much love and I'm so happy that little novellas like this exist to add to their story. it makes me so happy

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  • FENARETI
  • 08-21-20

my emo heart finds this adorable

Let's start a petition for every audiobook to be narrated by an English performer.

It was like music to my ears. I loved this little story and I cannot wait to get to read it in the graphic novel format 🥰

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  • 04-27-22

makes me feel warm

as a queer teenager in high school, i’ve currently never experienced romance, yet now i feel i have. rogue tears have trickled down my face and the story isn’t even sad: it’s the ability to experience the emotions of characters and become them, and it’s warmly sorrowful, because after the almost 2 hours of this audio book, the life that i was transferred into disappeared and now i feel empty (in a good way though :)

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  • Faith Benjamin
  • 06-06-22

Nick and Charlie

This audio book was amazing, i like how the narrators sounded like what what i’d imagined Nick and Charlie to sound like.

Beautiful story, everyone need to give this a listen or a read :)

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  • Estela
  • 05-01-22

10/10 would hear again

DBD BDBDBBDJD SNBZHZK ANSBH SJS NDHHD I LOVED THAT SO MUCH IT WAS SO CUTE

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  • Mal Malindros
  • 04-24-22

AHHHHHH

SCREAMING CRYING THROWING UP
I PHYSICALLY CANNOT THIS BOOK MADE MY DAY AND ALSO RUINED IT
HOW TF R THEY SO CUTE

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  • Grace Watson
  • 04-24-22

IN TEARS I LOVE LOVE LOVE

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I LOVE THEM SO MUCH I WHY IS IT OVER

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  • L. Routh
  • 11-22-22

Amazing

This audio book was great and I listen to it over and over again
I recommend for anyone does swear a few times other than that it's great

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  • 11-17-22

Yes. I love this book sm and you should too.

This book has to be one of the best I have listened to, the readers are great and fit the characters perfectly. The story is amazing and shows that not all relationships are perfect.

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  • Mr Bevan
  • 11-12-22

loved it ♥️

I loved the story and the way it was delivered. I listened to it in one go and have listened to it many times since then

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-07-22

NICK AND CHARLIE

FIRST TIME LISTENING TO THIS BOOK ANS IT IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BOOKS everrrrr I rlly rlly hope they have their own tv show and this book makes a tv show version on Netflix with Joe and Kit like they need their own tv show

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  • 04-30-22

i’m sobbing

how can a story make me cry and so happy at the same time waaa

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-27-22

Thank you

Thank you for giving the world a queer story that is hopeful, beautiful and pure. I’m so tired of seeing the representations always killing queer love off and pushing a narrative that we can’t have happy endings unless we’re straight. Just thank you so god damn much.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-25-22

I hope Alice Oseman sleeps well every night

I love the show, the graphic novel and the books. Nick and Charlie OTP forever! Thank you Alice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-23-22

Listened to after watching the series

I love this so much, I’m not used to audiobooks, but this makes me want to continue listening to her other books. This also makes me want there to be another season of the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-19-22

MY ISSUES HAVE BEEN FIXED!!

I have this thing with my mental issues but I’m pretty sure that they’ve been fixed now because of this. Tysm Alice. Hope your well. NICK AND CHARLIE FOR LIFE!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for fixing my mental issues; And I would like this to help every dumb person who judges someone for they’re looks or personality. Love you Oseman.
-No one Important ✨☺️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-25-22

A gift from god.

SUCH A ROLLER COASTER AND IM SO SAD ITS OVER 10/10 AMAZING FIVE STARS OMG

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-19-22

Heartwarming.

Literally adorable. I listened to this while painting heartstopper leaves on a canvas, thinking about my past. Very lovely.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-22

the sweetest story i’ve listened to yet

this story will forever be my favourite. it blew up all over tik tok and stuff but i never actually thought the story would be as touching as it was. sure it’s like almost every other typical teenage love story but there something about nick and charlie that just feels right. listening to them talk about each other makes me feel so happy, to know that maybe there is a nick and charlie irl keeps my hopes up in the love department. i would recommend this story to anyone who likes a good live story, it’s soothing to listen to and tbh it’s so so sweet. parts of it actually made me tear up haha. i do wish it was longer but it was so sweet. i’m aware there is other parts and i’m looking forward to reading them too. definitely 5/5 stars. so romantic❤️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-28-22

Loved💗

amazing and lovely I can NOT explain it any other way, Nick and Charlie 4ever💗✌

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  • Jason Ryan Sharpe
  • 05-25-22

Heart Warming - Unstoppable

I started listening and once I did, I could not stop listening. It is heart warming and it made me cry.