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Call Me by Your Name

A Novel
Narrated by: Armie Hammer
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,204 ratings)
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Summary

Now a major motion picture from director Luca Guadagnino, starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet. Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay

Celebrate André Aciman's sensational novel with a dynamic new audiobook read by Armie Hammer

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year 

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year 

A Washington Post Best Fiction Book of the Year 

A New York magazine "Future Canon" Selection 

A Chicago Tribune Favorite Book of the Year 

One of The Seattle Times' Michael Upchurch's Favorite Books of the Year 

Call Me by Your Name first swept across the world in 2007. It is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. André Aciman's critically acclaimed debut novel is a frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion. 

©2017 André Aciman (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Critic reviews

"...Hammer's voice is brimming with such melody that, if you listen to it long enough, you can probably get drunk off it." (Vulture.com)

"...Armie Hammer (who plays Oliver in the movie) steps effortlessly into Elio's interior world. The result is staggering." (BookRiot)

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Beautiful and bittersweet

A beautifully haunting and bittersweet love story that makes you ache and wish you could experience a love like it.

The narration by Armie is perfect. His smooth voice takes the story to a deeper level and makes you feel like it is playing out around you.

The movie should definitely be watched as well!

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A homage to true love

Bold, honest, passionate, sensual and longing love and friendship story. A true homage to those who could not and still cannot lives their live showing true love.

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Breathtaking and evocative.

I was fully enchanted by this text - Armie Hammer was convincing in his portrayal of Elio.

Beautifully written - filled me with joy and heartbreak in equal measure.

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loved it

watched the film but the book is way better

really sad but good story x

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Not what I expected!

A disclaimer may be needed, I had no idea what the content would be and I wasn't expecting this! The narration was very very good. I could listen to his voice all day long.

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Unbelievably Uninteresting

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A gay romance in 80s Italy between a 17 year old and a grown American man is not exactly the story that would spring to mind as boring.Yet this novel somehow does it.

The characters, especially Elio who's narrating, are wholly uninteresting. The narrative flips from English to Italian at times which is simply unhelpful and the abundance of obscure philosophical references does not really add anything - just magnifies the dullness of the characters. There is little genuine connection between Elio and Oliver, it feels less like actual love and more like obsessive lust that Elio feels towards Oliver, it feels there are far more words dedicated to describing Oliver's perfect physique than actual dialogue between the two characters, for example. It's not the kind of touching love story that you want to read about, but the kind of dull shallow love that most teenagers have.

Armie Hammer's voice narration is superb, but for me, that was the only highlight I can take from this audiobook.

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An instant classic!

This book really grabbed me and I couldn't put it down until I was finished. Amazingly written and beautifully read!

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Brilliant story! Amazing narrator.

Throughly enjoyed the book! Felt as if the ending let it down slightly (was a bit annoying), I also watched the movie recently and it’s extremely close to the book! Definitely recommend reading!

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I couldn’t stop listening to it

My interest to read CMBYN sparked after seeing the movie. The book is beautifully written, and despite already knowing the story, the book left me wanting more. Also, Armie’s voice is drool worthy.

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beautiful

a very moving set of three vignettes. emotionally moving, perfectly recalling the nostalgia of a summer romance. Well read.

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  • Nico L.
  • 07-10-17

Amazing.

I am blown away by this book and the performance. Everything was absolutely gorgeous. I am now an emotional wreck. I will never recover from this. I am amazed

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  • Maggie Pahndeepah
  • 07-10-17

Crying in public

That’s what the ending of this book had me doing. Crying in the middle of a restaurant, and immediately on the last words as read by Armie Hammer, rewinding to hear the last few minutes all over again. Then I wrote a love poem to my husband. Great book! Great performance.

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  • Wojciech Dwornik
  • 13-10-17

Head over heels fell in love with this book!

You’ll loose yourself to the nostalgia of your own first love as you listen to Armie Hammer narrate this fantastic and so often poetic book.

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  • Luke D.
  • 05-10-17

Iconic

A story I honestly will never forget. A must read AND listen to. Couldn't have been better.

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  • dnd
  • 10-10-17

Profound sensuality~

An absolutely beautiful, daring and complex novel! Aciman's economy of style is at once direct and poetic. He handles a controversial subject with such sensitivity, frankness and unabashed romanticism that swoons at every turn. Armie Hammer's rich baritone, and elegant reading is superb. I will return to this again and again.

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  • Chad
  • 06-10-17

Equal parts beautiful and heartbreaking

This story is both beautiful and heartbreaking. “Call Me By Your Name” is one of the most incredible novels to have ever written. This love story about Elio and Oliver will touch your heart and then break it into a million pieces. This is one of those novels and stories that will stay with you for the rest of your life. “Call Me By Your Name” is not only a brilliant masterpiece of LGBT literature, but it is also one of the greatest romance and coming of age stories to ever be written.

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  • Javier
  • 11-11-17

Masterful!

André Aciman has written a masterpiece in Call Me By Your Name. The ease of voice and the effortless flow of words through Elio’s point of view is exquisite. The exploration and journey of finding yourself and of sexual awakening, together with a sort of lust, makes this story even more relatable as we’ve all had unattainable crushes we wish would become something more. Now onto Armie Hammer’s magnificent performance. He nails the narration in CMBY and really encamptures the listener’s attention all throughout the story. Armie has a sort of non-chalantness to his voice that almost feels like he was born to read this story. All in all, with the masterful writing of Aciman and the beautiful narration by Hammer, this book deserves all of the praise and more.

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  • Stephen Thrush
  • 05-10-17

mesmerizing...

briefly...few books have pulled me in so deeply, challenged me so thoroughly and touched parts of me i had forgotten were there.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-10-17

5/5 *****

love it ! very beautiful book and Good performance by armie hammer. can't wait for the cmbyn film :)

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  • NYCChelseaBoy
  • 25-11-17

Call me by your name: first love in paradise

call me by your name is aheartbreaking, evoking, brilliant love story. It is anxiety-provoking. From the first pages whip Elio’s longing, one can guess where the story is going and most likely where it will and. Still, it is full of surprises and turns. You will be happy and heartbroken for Oliver’s and Elio’s experience at the same time. You will be jealous for what they had and perhaps, the story will evoke something you’ve experience too. A must read!

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