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Will Grayson, Will Grayson Audiobook

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin Audiobooks presents Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. An unabridged recording voiced by MacLeod Andrews and Nick Podehl.

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, teenager Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson! Two teens with the same name who run in two very different circles suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions.

Culminating in epic turns-of-heart on both of their parts, they team up to produce the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high-school stage. Told in alternating voices from two award-winning, popular names in young-adult fiction - John Green (author of The Fault in Our Stars) and David Levithan (author of Boy Meets Boy) - this unique collaborative novel features a double helping of the heart and humour that has won both authors legions of fans.

** John Green has a huge online presence through his 1.1 million Twitter followers and YouTube channel Vlogbrothers, which has been viewed over 200 million times and has 660,000 subscribers, making it one of the most successful online channels in history.

©2014 John Green (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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  • Laura
    7/20/15
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    "Excellent book but perhaps for a younger audience"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Not exactly. It was a well written story but maybe not for me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narration was excellent by both readers


    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews and Nick Podehl ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No


    Did Will Grayson, Will Grayson inspire you to do anything?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    I think I would have given this book 5 stars had a read it 10 or 15 years ago but now I'm a bit older (31) I felt it was just too young for me. To be more precise the characters are teenagers and view the world from this perspective which I found a little immature and annoying at times. Don't get me wrong I love a bit of Glee I just think I personally have grown out of high school musical-type narratives.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Glenn1019
    7/18/17
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    "Good but definitely not JG's finest work"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes definitely, it was enjoyable and fun to experience.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The Will's should have met sooner, the story really picked up after their initial encounter. Prior to that point they both felt a little one dimensional; and to be honest one of the Will's is just very unlikable.


    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews and Nick Podehl ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I haven't but the narration and singing were extraordinary. Although someone did pronounce "Whatsapp" wrong at one point.


    Could you see Will Grayson, Will Grayson being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    I could imagine it being a teenage drama starring Frank Dillane and Tom Holland.


    Any additional comments?

    If you start this book and feel it lacks pace or energy, just persevere until the two protagonists meet, after that point everything just seems to step up a gear.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Antri Theodosiou
    4/24/17
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    "relaxing and fun"

    funny and exactly what you need to just relax and have fun...plus it is also really thoughtful and makes u smile! the singing parts are the best!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • E.Milverton
    3/17/17
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    "Great story!"

    Amazing! It was a little weird having half of the book read to me by Chucky from the rugrats dad...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • BevS
    East Anglia, U.K.
    10/4/16
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    "Tiny Cooper, you are utterly fabulous!!"

    Narration excellent by both narrators, although obviously Nick Podehl had the harder job of trying to make the listener actually like OWG...the other Will Grayson. The Will Grayson who suffered from depression, but who was full of angst, foul mouthed and rude, ranting against everyone and everything else in the world....and come on, I know teenagers can be challenging but blimey!! I'm also assuming that angsty OWG was written by David Levithan....I do have a couple of his reads lined up, Boy Meets Boy and Two Boys Kissing, but to be honest, I may wait a while before getting stuck in to either of those other books.

    Given what I've said above, it's pretty easy to assume that Will Grayson, Jane and Tiny Cooper came from the imagination of John Green. Will and Jane seemed like perfectly normal teenagers....if such 'beings' can ever be described as normal. ;) Tiny was just in a class of his own entirely...I loved him to bits, and Macleod Andrews [whom I'll definitely be listening to more of] did a wonderful job of getting the listener to really interact and bond with these three in particular, but especially Tiny. I got a good Will Grayson and bad Will Grayson vibe throughout the whole story, but really they were just two totally different young people who happened to live in the same city and have the same name.

    If I let my imagination to run riot into the future, I'd hope that angsty WG stayed with cool,calm and collected Gideon, the flamboyant WG who turned up to Tiny's musical got together with Tiny and OWG [original Will Grayson] stayed with Jane and everyone lived happily ever after....but probably not, sighs. 4 stars from me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • emma
    8/3/16
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    "Teens at their most angsty"

    For teen and teen-friendly listeners, this title really hits the angst on the head. At one point, one of the characters even cries "I didn't ask to be born!"

    I liked the way two perspectives alternate throughout the book, as the two stories intertwine. The characters come across as tortured in a way that perhaps only middle-class teens can feel. The melodrama is serious, at least to them, and this draws you into the story. There's also some OTT showtunes-style singing, which is highly amusing.

    Recommended for fans of both authors' other work, including The Fault In Our Stars and Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, as well as other similar titles such as Eleanor & Park.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    5/11/15
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    "Download this NOW"

    Life affirming stuff. Incredible characters brought to life with fantastic narration.

    I haven't listened to or read a piece of fiction before that has created such a vivid image in my mind. I know these characters and I missed them as soon as it finished.

    A perfect story about friendships, relationships, love and truth that goes far beyond the teen genre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elishia Chave
    5/3/15
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    "Insightful and sensitive"

    I think that this is a smart collaboration between two excellent authors.

    I connected with both of the characters and loved how they grew throughout the novel.

    The ending is touching in an insightful way, looking at how their relationships develop with their own personal growth. Both characters' eventual acknowledgment of their impact on others is what makes this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sheena
    5/1/15
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    "One of the best books I've read"

    This book can relate to almost anyone and has some of the best quotes . A must read if your a john green fan .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • acasia
    4/25/15
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    "will the real will Grayson please stand up."

    side split tingly hilarious! booking my tickets for tiny dancer asap

    multiple narrators held my interest & the various characters make u want to read on & follow their story. several intertwined live stories, all with different endings.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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