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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

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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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Not what I was expecting, or hoping for.

Not what I was expecting, or hoping for. It's not badly written, or badly narrated, just not what I was expecting. None of the characters really connected with me. And Tiny was just plain annoying. Plus the parts where the narrator starts singing, are loud and terrible. I was hoping for an LGBT romance, and never really got one.

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Loved the book, didn't love the ending.

I'm a big fan of John Green but this isn't the strongest of his books.

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Okay

Didn’t really enjoy this book couldn’t really get it to it at all. Though it would of been good but wasn’t the case quite disappointing after loving fault in our stars and finishing it in a day.

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Not for me

Just didn’t like the book at all. Stuck with it but it was hard work for me. Didn’t engage with any characters. All a bit unrealistic. Sorry.

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Just Amazing

Just Amazing, as always John Green is awesome and writes another amazing Book and again I love it. DFTBA.

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loved the character voices. really well narrated

I like it pretty much. Cute portrayal of teenager years. Easy to read. I would recommend it.

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Great Little Book

This was a lovely story and I love to read a book that covers the LGBT+ world with such a laid back, confident and normalized approach. LGBT+ people have other issues in their lives than just being LGBT+!! They have mental health issues and relationship problems and friendship situations and many many other stories, so its amazing to read one of them.

And David Levithan is one of my favourite authors! xxx

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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.

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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!

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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...