Call Me Maybe Audible Audiobook – Original recording
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 Kal. 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.
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|Listening Length||5 hours and 55 minutes|
|Narrator||Luci Christian, Neil Hellegers|
|Audible.com Release Date||October 20, 2020|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #79,060 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#1,245 in Romantic Comedy (Audible Books & Originals)
#5,773 in Contemporary Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
#17,051 in Romantic Comedy (Books)
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There wasn’t much thinking before I started this book. I found it on Audible, downloaded it, and had it finished all within a few hours. After reading the description, I assumed that it would be a fun rom-com.
Some Things I Liked
Two narrators. I loved that this was narrated by both of the main characters. Their conversations felt very authentic and I really enjoyed their banter.
Romance and misunderstandings. I loved that the set up for the story was essentially a bunch of misunderstandings but that the main characters kept finding their way back to each other.
Short listen. I loved that this audiobook was under six hours. At the pace I listen, I had it finished in under three. Sometimes, it can be difficult to listen for super long stretches of time and I hate not finishing books that I’m enjoying. I loved that I could listen to the whole story without issue.
I really enjoyed this book. I think the love story is cute and I’d like to learn more about what happens to Cal and Vera. Also, there is a potential spin-off / sequel hinted at with a mistaken text message and Elliot. I’d read / listen to his story.
This was a cute, fast read. I listened to it all in one shot and found that it was heavy in some parts but mostly just a lite rom-com with characters that had a lot of depth. I’d like to read more of what Cara Bastone rights and this was a great Audible Original.
Recommendations for Further Reading
One of Those Flings by Lauren Blakely – if you’re looking for another audible original rom-com, look no further.
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord – if you’re looking for a YA novel with the same feels, try Emma Lord’s debut.
This book was witty, funny, charming, silly, and romantic all rolled up together. There were no sexcapades, but it wasn't necessary or missed in this book. Kal and Vera exposed feelings that had that they probably would not have shared had they met in person.
The entire book was not just light and flirty. They both had issues that weighed on them and they each had the opportunity to deal with their issue. Kal and Vera eventually did meet after a couple of surprises.
I thoroughly enjoyed this entire book. Even the things that seem a bit inaccurate took none of the pleasure away from this listen. I enjoyed everything from the witty dialogue to hear phones ring, things being dropped, the typing on the keyboard, etc.
I would definitely recommend this audiobook, especially if you want to laugh, relax, and just feel good when its over. I wish Kal and Vera had another book that takes us through their relationship after they meet.
Vera is the typical funny beautiful girl whose parents don't trust her abilities to succeed in anything she has ever done, she always messes in something no matter what that is why she always felt like her parents never really trusted in her, she has made a great new company, a new business that she is just starting and it is very promising, but her website its a mess and she has been on the phone trying to get any technical support for 4 hours until someone a sexy kind of voice helps her in a way that will change her life forever.
Cal is the typical nerdy guy, that is trying to solve so many problems with the customer services in his company until he met a costumer that will change his life forever, he can't stop thinking about her, he even feels entitled to take care of her by making her feel safe in many ways that you will find in this amazing story.
The narrations were AMAZING Luci Christian and Neil Hellegers brought Vera and Cal so much life and they gave too much to the story and the characters, fantastic work I enjoy it so much.
if you're looking for something light but with powerful characters that will bring so much to the story and that will keep you smiling and laughing like never before, this is the book you need in your life.
Believe me, the effects of this book will blow your mind!!
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The good and the bad:
Some romance novels don’t go into enough detail about the characters’ conversations, so it seems a bit sudden when they declare their love for one another. I feel this book goes too much the other way: you’re privvy to every mundane word exchange between the hero and heroine - pages of dialogue as as he brushes his teeth, she eats a take away etc. I think this would work spectacularly well if they were having some really witty banter or electric conversation but alas they are not.
Personally, I found their developing relationship (and the side stories about the problems with their respective families) long-winded and eye-roll inducing.
I skimmed the final few chapters of the book, all the way to the end when they finally meet and it ends so abruptly!
I think the concept of this romance would have been better suited to a short story.
I’ve read really good things about Cara Bastone, including that her books are nice ‘n’ steamy (which this book was not at all), so I will eventually try another of her books, as it sounds like Call Me Maybe is not her usual style.