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Call Me by Your Name

A Novel
Narrated by: Armie Hammer
Series: Call Me By Your Name, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (801 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

Editors Select, October 2017

Andre Aciman's critically acclaimed novel may finally be stepping into modern classic status, having recently emerged from relative obscurity due to the upcoming movie release starring Armie Hammer. And its place in the literary canon is well deserved, depicting perfectly the infatuated experience of first love (I won't say "feeling" because the picture Aciman paints is not a singular "thing" - it's very much a journey through obsession). The story is beautiful, erotic, and feels firmly rooted in human truths (and will make you blush). But what makes it truly worthy of listening to - and why it's my pick for October - is THAT voice. Armie Hammer's narration is among the best I've ever experienced. —Emily, Audible Editor

Publisher's 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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It made me cry

This story took me back to many periods in my life. It opened old wounds and made me think of lovers past. I adored it and will listen to it over and over.

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  • CC
  • 22-11-2017

Phenomenal

Beautiful story, beautiful book, and a beautiful voice. Possibly the best audiobook I have ever listened to.

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marvelous narration work

LOVE it so much! Armie Hammer's sensational narration and his attractive fruity voice is definitely a plus.

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Absolutely beautiful

I think this is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read. The reading of it was transcendent. I cannot recommend it enough.

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Sexy, sensual and beautiful

This book is so intimate and evocative I took to only listening to it when I was alone. Armie Hammer reads it beautifully and the descriptions of young love, Italy and summer are simply stunning. This book will hopefully make you remember your first intense love and the breathtaking beauty of intellect and acceptance.
A wonderful book for the open-minded.

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It gets better

The start of this book is interminable, repetitive and juvenile but not in the evocative way I hoped. The only thing that pulled me through was Armie Hammer’s voice! I’m glad I stuck with it because about half way though it becomes quite beautiful. It’s also very pretentious, but this doesn’t make it inaccessible, just occasionally very cringey. Glad I listened rather than read it or I probably wouldn’t have pushed through.

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Juicy

I felt I could really imagine what it’s like to be a wealthy academic in Italy in the 1980s. Stunning, emotional, sensual (the peach!), and Armie Hammer’s voice is perfect. Do yourself a favour!

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Wonderful Experience

The author has done a brilliant job in narrating the story. very heart whelming and touching. It felt like I am living the life of Ellio not reading or hearing about his story. what a wonderful wonderful job. I am hungover with emotions even after finishing the book a while ago. The last sentence "when you shut the taxi door, look at me, hold my gaze and once more, call me by your name." gives me goosebumps. No more words other than a great and dear experience. Armie Hammer has done it again. without his voice and rendition skills, the book wouldn't be so enjoyable. Thanks Armie

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Absolutely beautiful

Must listen! This book is stunningly written and Armie Hammer is an excellent narrator. Gorgeous

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An honest love letter in the form of a novel.

Formidably read, every angst filled chapter is true and honest and oh so relatable. Armie Hammer is reading from the point of view of the main character, and not the character he portrayed in the film adaptation. He does this gorgeously. Possibly one of the most important reads for any gay boy/teen/man and their families. Acimen is a genius.

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  • Nico L.
  • 07-10-2017

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
  • 07-10-2017

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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  • D.K.
  • 20-11-2017

Stunning and deep dive into infatuation

This story has Virginia Woolf's stream of consciousness and Walt Whitman's sensuality combined in what is probably the most beautiful book I've read this year.

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  • dnd
  • 10-10-2017

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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  • Wojciech Dwornik
  • 13-10-2017

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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  • Chad
  • 06-10-2017

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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  • Michael S.
  • 10-11-2017

Absolutely spectacular!

My goodness. A simple story beautifully told. I found myself often rewinding to the start of a chapter or passage to hear Armie Hammer read André Aciman’s glorious writing once again so I could savor the words and phrasing. I really didn’t want it to end.

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  • Luke D.
  • 05-10-2017

Iconic

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

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  • L. K.
  • 25-10-2017

Beautiful story

I’m not sure how I feel about this book. On one hand, I was totally mesmerized and deeply engrossed in it. On the other hand, I was a little bored, frustrated and confused. I guess that just makes it more like a real obsessive relationship. Elio is not in love with Oliver, he is obsessed and obsessive. Most of the story is Elio’s stream of consciousness, there is surprisingly little dialogue between the characters. Elio thinks one thing and then changes course and thinks the opposite. I found it frustrating to only have the story come from his extremely narrow voice. The timeline of the story didn’t make sense- they ignore each other for 2 weeks (according to Elio) and spend many, many days not talking but yet they have time in Oliver’s 6 weeks there to form this bond? This book is not an ode to first love, it’s an ode to crazy obsessions. There were a few passages that were pretty graphic and really cemented the idea that this love wasn’t the healthiest.
But can we all talk about how incredible, absolutely beautifully Armie Hammer read this?? His voice is so rhythmic, melodic, hypnotizing. I could feel Elio’s bitterness, surprise, feigned nonchalance, deep spiraling into Oliver. Armie couldn’t have done anything else to make it a better performance.
I’m definitely seeing this movie!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-10-2017

5/5 *****

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

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  • Vicky
  • 04-11-2017

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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  • Miss Y.
  • 20-03-2018

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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  • Edgar
  • 14-02-2018

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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  • Hannah-Mae Brett
  • 30-05-2018

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-05-2018

loved it

watched the film but the book is way better

really sad but good story x

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  • Mariam
  • 15-10-2017

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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  • Jacqui
  • 18-10-2019

Excellent! On every level.

Completely engrossed from start to finish! It has been a while since a book made me forget the real world so thoroughly.

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  • Vesislava
  • 01-09-2019

Culdn't have written a better review than N Krauss

"If you are prepared to take a hard punch in your gut, and like brave, acute, elated, naked, brutal, tender, humane, and beautiful prose, then you've come to the right place. If you can't handle the violence of the regret it will awaken in you, or the agony of remembering wanting someone more than you wanted anything in your life, or the exquisite suffering that comes with the gain, and loss, of something that neared perfect understanding, then don't read this book. Ditto if you like your literature censored. Otherwise, open the cover and let Aciman pull the pin from the grenade." - Nicole Krauss
I love everything about this book!

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  • jtcoops
  • 23-08-2019

A very wordy book

I found this a difficult listen. The performance is in a single tone of voice and its very hard to distinguish who is speaking at times which jarrs the story. It's also very wordy. I get that the characters are poets but I found the story dragged at times and was unnecessarily graphic at times - unnecessarily so. I would have returned it but gave it a bit too long to see if it would pick up and exceeded the sample time. Definitely a relief when it finished and I don't feel that nourished from having persevered to the end.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 04-08-2019

Beautiful and soothing

It was such a pleasure to listent to Armie Hammer, a nice voice and an amazing story