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By: Cara Bastone
Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi, Zachary Webber, Josh Hurley, Carol Monda, Corey Allen, Allyson Johnson, Eric Yves Garcia, Tanya Eby, Dina Pearlman
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Publisher's summary

Ride along on this endearing road-trip rom-com from Audie Award nominee Cara Bastone - scripted exclusively for audio!

I have exactly 5 hours and 10 minutes to get from Boston to New York City or the professional opportunity of a lifetime disappears. My only travel option? The second to last seat on a discount bus. Across from the bathroom. Wearing last night’s clothes (don’t ask). All worth it if I can make it in time.

My nerves almost get the best of me, but then there he is, sitting down in the seat next to me. Tall. Friendly smile. Bright indigo streak in his brown hair. The perfect distraction. Turns out he’s on his way to reconnect with an old flame. The one who got away. We can both make it on time - just barely - if the traffic keeps flowing.

Playing road-trip games, avoiding calls from his mother, and effortless conversation keeps us from clockwatching...until the bus breaks down. And my seatmate turns into my copilot as we wrangle a ride in a car three decades old. And hit all the traffic. And oh, Lord, the detours. And somehow I end up careening cross-town on the handlebars of a Citi Bike carrying a box of kittens. (Yeah, don’t ask.)

He’s my hero every step of the way...and I might be falling for him. But what happens when we reach our final destination? Could my seatmate really be my soul mate?

©2022 Cara Bastone (P)2022 Audible Originals, LLC.

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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 crippled by their own masculinity.

About the Performer

Amanda is a 2021 and 2020 Audie Award Nominee and Earphones-Award-winning narrator who has recorded over 200 audiobooks, including Audible's Best Romance of the Year (2017) and Audible's Best Paranormal Romance of the Year (2018). She has performed in theaters around New York City and regionally, as well as in commercials. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity.

About the Performer

Zachary Webber is an actor and musician whose audiobook repertoire spans hundreds of titles several of which have earned him Audies, SOVAS, and Audiofile Earphones awards, most notably from EL James’ Grey series. Zach is an accomplished film actor and comedian as well, having appeared in Meg Ryan’s Ithaca, indie features Running Wild and Shut Up and Drive, and appearances on Comedy Central with his sketch comedy group, Sasquatch Comedy. He’s vocals and violin for synth-pop band Night Darling, and lives in Los Angeles with his cat, Turkey.


Dear Listener,

What was my favorite part about writing Seatmate?
"My favorite part about writing Seatmate was being able to create a private world between these two characters even though they’re in public the whole time. Flirtation, attraction, and spark can create an invite-only bubble around the people who are feeling it for each other, and I had so much fun blowing that bubble for Gwen and Sam. Another advantage to writing a story that takes place completely in public? Side characters! There’s nothing more fun than inserting a Nosy Nancy to ask the questions your main characters aren’t ready to ask themselves. This story held so many surprises for me, mostly because the real world holds so many surprises for me. I, like Gwen and Sam, was just along for the ride!" – Cara Bastone, writer of Seatmate