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Narrated by: Santino Fontana
Series: You, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (314 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES

 

    When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the bookstore where Joe works, he is instantly smitten.
 

    But there's more to Joe than Beck realises and much more to Beck than her perfect facade. And the obsessive relationship quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences...
 

    A chilling account of unrelenting, terrifying deceit, Caroline Kepnes' You is a thriller more perversely clever and dangerously twisted than any YOU have ever read.
 

    'I am RIVETED, AGHAST, AROUSED, you name it. The rare instance when prose and plot are equally delicious' Lena Dunham
 

    ‘Brilliant thriller with attitude, guts and true insight into the nature of obsession' Sophie Hannah
 

    'A fantastically creepy thriller... The kind of book you put your life on hold for' Glamour
 

    'Clever and chilling' Elle
 

    'A brilliant tale… It's Gone Girl meets a sinister version of Girls' Marie Claire
 

    'An addictive thriller!' Closer    

©2014 Caroline Kepnes (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

Critic Reviews

"Thriller of the Year." (Daily Mail)

"Hypnotic and scary." (Stephen King)

"Examines the fine line between seduction and stalking...Ludicrously readable." (The Guardian)

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Incredible

In the same vein of American Phsyco, this book was pretty much flawless. The only thing that made it better was the narrator. 10/10 experience

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Gripping and entertaining

This is amazingly creepy and dark and totally keeps you hooked. Love the narration and the character development

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A voice I could listen to forever...

I read just to fall asleep to it, I smoked a dozen smokes because I got put on edge by it, and I smirked at the puns. I loved the story, but I think loved the narrator more. I'm going to read more books read by him because he brings a story to life.

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Wow

This audiobook was well spoken, perfectly capturing the essence of the novel ‘You’. 10/10 would listen to it again.

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Fantastic Narration

I really enjoyed listening to this book. The narration is incredible - I would highly recommend.

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Better than the series, the book - best narrator!

I was reading this book as a hard copy but at the time really needed to escape and something easy to read. I found the author wrote this with a lot of wit, humour and satire. I found it hard to concentrate in the little time I had so switched to the audibook. Santion Fontana reads this so well - he conveys the cynicism and intelligence of the character Joe. I loved listening to this every day. The story can be shocking - you don't come across stalkers who seem to fit in with everyone else (they are usually misfits or appear highly disturbed). Joe even calls someone else some kind of stalker! Great story, narration and you have to read/listen to the second book as well.

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could not stop listening.

so sad this book is finished. It was amazing! Best read in ages! 5 stars!

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A little lacking

The story is certainly interesting in delving into the mind of an obsessed man, but I expected more darkness and less melodrama so it was ultimately disappointing. The voice actor was fantastic though!

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Psychologically Thrilling

Binged it, riviting glimps of a psycho's thinking and actions, completely enthralled to the end.

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Great narration

Santino Fontana gives a really lively performance, he was such a joy to listen to.

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  • Dymps
  • 22-09-2018

Sheer Genius

I love Joe!! I didn't want to, but damn that's how good Caroline Kepnes writes! I listened in pretty much one day! I couldnt get enough and went straight on to Hidden Bodies (book 2). Santino is an amazing narrator for this story also!! A must read!

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  • Kennedi
  • 05-02-2017

Absolutely loved the portrayal of obssession

What made the experience of listening to You the most enjoyable?

I love how the story was able to rationalize the creepiness of the whole affair. I loved and hated and felt everything.

What was one of the most memorable moments of You?

I honestly can't describe it without spoilers. And I wouldn't want to do that to you.

Which character – as performed by Santino Fontana – was your favorite?

Joe, of course. He perfectly conveyed the insanity cloaked by a veneer of normality.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed right out loud in many (many) places, visibly cringed in others.

Any additional comments?

Some of the content was a little too explicit for me. Overall though, I love the pace and sense of humor that fills the book.

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  • Leanne Hegarty
  • 13-01-2019

awful awful awful

I should have given up after the first chapter, but I persisted. Not worth it. Jo is awful. Bec is awful. The whole book is awful. Huge potential, but never got there.

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  • Noorhelda Hj Bahrom
  • 21-08-2018

Not quite as good as the hype

I'm in a minority here. I dislike the story as i expected the book to be as good as gone girl but gone girl is 100 times better than this. I dont mind the writing style, it's more on the story itself.

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  • Jenny Mc Connell
  • 13-12-2017

Poorly written & unimaginative

I really didn’t enjoy this book! I rarely write a review but I felt I had to tell people not to waste their time!
The writing was dull and the storyline unimaginative. I like a thriller/crime book to leave me guessing or with a feeling of ‘I didn’t see that coming!’
I couldn’t wait for this to end!

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  • Kaggy
  • 08-12-2017

Oh yuck!

Now I have absolutely no objection to a charismatic psychopath (as long as they are not in the same room as me) but this character is so full of glib and smart alec observations that I wanted to cover my ears and scream. On top of that, the narrator has the sort of smug American accent which I find a complete turn off. From this I'm sure you can easily glean that this was not to my taste!

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  • sylvia usher
  • 13-12-2017

You

What would have made You better?

I have tried to listen to this story but have given up!!! It is not to my taste in content and narration I found it tedious

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  • kdsshrub
  • 15-02-2018

second listen

After watching the Nexflix adaptation I realised I had listened to the back along.. didn't think much of it, found it boring....
second listen it's much more dark than the TV program and a lot better:)
I'm converted!

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  • Angie
  • 08-01-2019

Recommended by Netflix

Really enjoyed this book. I watched the series on Netflix and enjoyed the book version more than the TV series. Santino Fontana has a beautiful voice which I really enjoyed

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  • CHRISTINA
  • 31-10-2017

Dark story of obsession.

Wasn’t sure about this book when I started listening but quickly got hooked. Written in the first person which made it more effective. I couldn’t see the ending , changing my mind several times as I listened. Lots of sex and swearing so don’t listen if you get offended. Highly recommended.

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  • marc
  • 19-07-2018

Best character for a while!!

Loved this without expecting much. So many thrillers out there, I stumbled across this. But it’s brilliant, which is why it’s being made into a movie. The character of Joe is brilliant and it’s great to see the story through the eyes of the bad guy.

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  • Guðrún
  • 05-12-2017

strange and boring

Much too long for the simple and uninteresting story. Was obvious from the beginning how it would end.

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  • Mrs. P. J. Salsbury
  • 05-11-2018

Twisted Joe

a nicely twisted plot! I thoroughly recommend this book about the internal dialogues within this troubled man's brain

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  • TG
  • 20-09-2018

Great narrator

Creepy story, great narrator.. really enjoyed listening to this and look forward to th follow up

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