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Call Me by Your Name

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*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 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.  More praise for Call Me By Your Name: "Hammer’s soft, velvety voice lends itself perfectly to the story and its Italian setting. While you might think this one isn’t worth a listen if you’ve already seen the movie or read the book, many reviewers say it is still worth taking in even if you know the story - some even say it’s worth listening to more than once." (AskMen)

©2017 André Aciman (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
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Find Me

47 ratings

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2019 Vogue Magazine Best Books of the Year 2019 Amazon.com Best Books of the Year "[Narrator Michael Stuhlbarg's] elegant performance and Aciman's sensitive writing keep things touching without ever being sentimental. Wonderful listening." (AudioFile magazine, Earphones Award winner) This program is read by Michael Stuhlbarg, the actor who played Professor Samuel Perlman in Luca Guadagnino's critically acclaimed film Call Me by Your Name. A bonus conversation between Michael Stuhlbarg and André Aciman is included at the end of the program. In this spellbinding exploration of the varieties of love, the author of the worldwide best seller Call Me by Your Name revisits its complex and beguiling characters decades after their first meeting.  No novel in recent memory has spoken more movingly to contemporary listeners about the nature of love than André Aciman’s haunting Call Me by Your Name. First published in 2007, it was hailed as “a love letter, an invocation...an exceptionally beautiful book” (Stacey D’Erasmo, The New York Times Book Review). Nearly three quarters of a million copies have been sold, and the book became a much-loved, Academy Award-winning film starring Timothée Chalamet as the young Elio and Armie Hammer as Oliver, the graduate student with whom he falls in love.   In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio’s father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train with a beautiful young woman upends Sami’s plans and changes his life forever.   Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, while Oliver, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic.    Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and the emotional nuances that are the substance of passion. Find Me brings us back inside the magic circle of one of our greatest contemporary romances to ask if, in fact, true love ever dies.

©2019 André Aciman (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
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The Notebook

20 ratings

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At 31, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after World War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At 29, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she cannot stop thinking about the boy who long ago stole her heart. Thus begins the story of a love so enduring and deep it can turn tragedy into triumph, and may even have the power to create a miracle.

©1996 Nicholas Sparks (P)2004 Time Warner Audiobooks

Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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Murder at the Manor Hotel: A completely unputdownable cozy mystery novel

14 ratings

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As the stage is set for a local village play in a beautiful countryside manor, Melissa Craig plays the role of detective once again when one of the cast is mysteriously murdered.... Melissa is delighted when she’s asked to help put on a play at her favorite local Cotswolds hotel. There’s nothing she loves more than getting to know the cast, who are just as colorful behind the scenes as they are onstage. Rehearsals are running smoothly until the perpetually grumpy supporting actor is found spread-eagle at the bottom of a steep flight of stairs leading to a cellar. As Melissa tries in vain to save his life, she is sure she can hear voices nearby and suspects there is more to this accident than meets the eye. Why on earth was he trying to get down to the hotel’s private cellar? And why does the hotel manager seem so angry about it? When the hotel floor plans deliver some unexpected revelations, Melissa is convinced that she’s dealing with a murder. But when all of your suspects are actors, how can you tell the good liars from the bad? Can Melissa find the killer before the final curtain falls?   If you’ve devoured books by Agatha Christie, Faith Martin, and P. D. James, you won’t be able to resist this pause-resisting murder mystery! This book was previously published as Exhaustive Enquiries.   What readers are saying about Betty Rowlands: "An entertaining book...fluently written... In the same league as Agatha Christie." (B for Book Review) "Captivated...very well-written...a terrific beginning to the series...a very quick read. I thoroughly enjoyed the danger and surprising twists in this story, as well as the unexpected humour." (Robin Loves Reading) "Absolutely charming!... A good old-fashioned who-dunnit with just the right amount of mystery, intrigue and humour. Would definitely recommend!" (Stardust Book Reviews)

©2018 Betty Rowlands (P)2018 Bookouture

Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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Appelle-moi par ton nom

13 ratings

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À l'été de ses 17 ans, les parents d'Elio accueillent Oliver, un jeune professeur de philosophie, dans leur villa sur la côte italienne. Cet Américain brillant et séduisant fait forte impression sur Elio. Les jours passent, entre attirance réciproque et évitement. Elio pense à Oliver mais flirte avec sa voisine Marzia, Oliver travaille sur son manuscrit et mène une vie nocturne secrète dont Élio est jaloux. Puis tous deux cèdent à ce sentiment plus grand qu'eux. Appelle-moi par ton nom est un magnifique roman d'amour tout autant qu'une réflexion sur le désir et l'empreinte qu'il laisse en nous. La langue à la fois précise et sensuelle d'André Aciman parvient à évoquer l'intimité des corps - mais aussi la part de violence qui se niche dans tout éveil au sentiment amoureux - avec une élégance rare.

©2008 / 2007 / 2018 Éditions de l’Olivier / André Aciman / Éditions Grasset & Fasquelle, pour la traduction française (P)2018 Audiolib

Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
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The Gentleman from Peru

4 ratings

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A dazzling new story from the New York Times best-selling author of Call Me By Your Name. It’s been 10 years since a group of college friends made a vow: that the first to get rich would rent a boat and invite the others on a cruise. Now, the friends find themselves marooned at a luxurious hotel on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. While their boat is being repaired, they can’t help but observe the daily routine of a fellow hotel guest - a mysterious, white-bearded stranger who sits on the veranda each night and smokes one cigarette, sometimes two. One evening, the stranger approaches their table and places a hand on the shoulder of Mark, a member of the group who recently suffered an injury to that very shoulder. In an instant, Mark’s pain miraculously evaporates. The group is stunned, eager to find out more about this stranger’s healing powers - everyone but Margot, who is suspicious of this man and reluctant to join her friends’ enthusiasm. Soon, though, even Margot finds herself enchanted by his mystical powers, and she allows Raúl to introduce her to simple pleasures like fresh fish seasoned with peppery olive oil and swimming in the sea in midafternoon light. She also allows him to tell her things about herself - testing his unnerving clairvoyance - until she realizes that they may have already met and that this is neither the beginning of their love story nor the end. Written by André Aciman and performed by Edoardo Ballerini, two master storytellers at the height of their own otherworldly powers, The Gentleman from Peru is a sultry and spellbinding tale of love, self-discovery, and past lives. 

©2019 Andre Aciman (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
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Call Me By Your Name

4 ratings

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Bogen bag succesfilmen "Call Me by Your Name". Romantisk kærlighedshistorie sat i Norditalien i 1983. Den 17-årige Elio tilbringer sommeren med sin familie i deres hus i Norditalien og forelsker sig hovedkulds i familiens sommergæst, den lidt ældre studerende Oliver. Elio og Oliver udvikler ganske langsomt et forhold til hinanden, og det bliver en sommer i det smukke italienske landskab, de aldrig glemmer - og som kommer til at ændre deres liv for altid.

©2018 Gyldendal. Translated by Niels Lyngsø (P)2018 Gyldendal

Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
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Harvard Square

1 rating

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André Aciman has been hailed as "the most exciting new fiction writer of the 21st century" (New York magazine), a "brilliant chronicler of the disconnect...between who we are and who we wish we might have been" (Wall Street Journal), and a writer of "fiction at its most supremely interesting" (Colm Tóibín). Now, with his third and most ambitious novel, Aciman delivers an elegant and powerful tale of the wages of assimilation - a moving story of an immigrant’s remembered youth and the nearly forgotten costs and sacrifices of becoming an American. It’s the fall of 1977, and amid the lovely, leafy streets of Cambridge a young Harvard graduate student, a Jew from Egypt, longs more than anything to become an assimilated American and a professor of literature. He spends his days in a pleasant blur of 17th-century fiction, but when he meets a brash, charismatic Arab cab driver in a Harvard Square café, everything changes. Nicknamed Kalashnikov - Kalaj for short - for his machine-gun vitriol, the cab driver roars into the student’s life with his denunciations of the American obsession with "all things jumbo and ersatz" - Twinkies, monster television sets, all-you-can-eat buffets - and his outrageous declarations on love and the art of seduction. The student finds it hard to resist his new friend’s magnetism, and before long he begins to neglect his studies and live a double life: one in the rarefied world of Harvard, the other as an exile with Kalaj on the streets of Cambridge. Together they carouse the bars and cafés around Harvard Square, trade intimate accounts of their love affairs, argue about the American dream, and skinny-dip in Walden Pond. But as final exams loom and Kalaj has his license revoked and is threatened with deportation, the student faces the decision of his life: whether to cling to his dream of New-World assimilation or risk it all to defend his Old-World friend. Harvard Square is a sexually charged and deeply American novel of identity and aspiration at odds. It is also an unforgettable, moving portrait of an unlikely friendship from one of the finest stylists of our time.

©2013 Andre Aciman (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Sanjiv Jhaveri
Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
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Homo Irrealis

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This program includes an introduction read by the author. The New York Times best-selling author of Find Me and Call Me by Your Name returns to the essay form with his collection of thoughts on time, the creative mind, and great lives and works. Irrealis moods are the set of verbal moods that indicate that something is not actually the case or a certain situation or action is not known to have happened.... André Aciman returns to the essay form in Homo Irrealis to explore what the present tense means to artists who cannot grasp the here and now. Irrealis is not about the present, or the past, or the future, but about what might have been but never was - but could in theory still happen. From meditations on subway poetry and the temporal resonances of an empty Italian street, to considerations of the lives and work of Sigmund Freud, Constantine Cavafy, W. G. Sebald, John Sloan, Éric Rohmer, Marcel Proust, and Fernando Pessoa, and portraits of cities such as Alexandria and St. Petersburg, Homo Irrealis is a deep reflection of the imagination’s power to shape our memories under time’s seemingly intractable hold. A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

©2021 André Aciman (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
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Force of Attraction

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The only thing more powerful than fear is desireÂ…. A seasoned K-9 officer with the police in Maryland, Cole Jamison has left her old life behind her. With a new home and a new partner - a protective canine named Hugo - Cole is ready for fresh challenges. A crucial position on an important drug task force is exactly what she wants - until she discovers her gorgeous, infuriating ex-husband will be the DEA agent in charge. Agent Scott Lucca may be a pro when it comes to undercover assignments, but this job is daunting even for him. Posing as a happy couple on the dog competition circuit means he and Cole need to get a lot closer than theyÂ’ve been in years. Playing a live-in couple should seem like a walk in the park compared to tracking a brutal criminal, but suddenly nothing could be more dangerous than the passionate fire theyÂ’ve rekindled.

©2015 D.D. Ayres. (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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Find mig

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I opfølgeren til Call Me by Your Name møder vi atter nogle af de personer, vi kender så godt, nu 25 år senere. Elios far, Samuel, er fraskilt og på vej til Rom for at besøge Elio, der nu er en anerkendt klassisk pianist. I toget falder han i snak med den unge Miranda, et tilfældigt møde der bliver fuldkommen livsomvæltende. Elio flytter til Paris, hvor han indleder en intens affære, der ligeledes får afgørende konsekvenser, mens Oliver, der nu underviser på et universitet i New England og har sønner, der snart er voksne, fanger sig selv i at overveje et besøg i Europa. Find mig er en bevægende udforskning af kærligheden i alle dens omskiftelige former og udtryk, der på smukkeste vis minder os om at ægte kærlighed aldrig dør ud.

©2020 Gyldendal (P)2020 Gyldendal

Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
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Eight White Nights

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Eight White Nights is an unforgettable journey through that enchanted terrain where passion and fear and the sheer craving to ask for love and to show love can forever alter who we are. A man in his late twenties goes to a large Christmas party in Manhattan where a woman introduces herself with three words: "I am Clara." Over the following seven days, they meet every evening at the same cinema. Overwhelmed yet cautious, he treads softly and won't hazard a move. The tension between them builds gradually, marked by ambivalence, hope, and distrust. As Andre, Aciman explores their emotions with uncompromising accuracy and sensuous prose, they move both closer together and farther apart, culminating on New Year's Eve in a final scene charged with magic and the promise of renewal.

©2010 Andre Aciman (P)2010 Tantor

Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
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Cercami

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Sono passati parecchi anni da quell'estate in Riviera: Elio, in piena confusione adolescenziale, aveva scoperto la forza travolgente del primo amore grazie a Oliver, lo studente americano ospite del padre nella casa di famiglia. Erano stati giorni unici, in grado di segnare le loro vite con la forza di un desiderio incancellabile, nonostante ciascuno abbia poi proseguito per una strada diversa. Il nuovo romanzo di André Aciman si apre con l'incontro casuale su un treno tra un professore di mezza età e una giovane donna: lui è Samuel, il padre di Elio, sta andando a Roma per tenere una conferenza ed è ansioso di cogliere l'occasione per rivedere suo figlio, pianista affermato ma molto inquieto nelle questioni sentimentali; lei è una fotografa, carattere ribelle e refrattaria alle relazioni stabili, e in quell'uomo più maturo scopre la persona che avrebbe voluto conoscere da sempre.  Tra i due nasce un'attrazione fortissima, che li porterà a mettere in discussione tutte le loro certezze. Anche per Elio il destino ha in serbo un incontro inaspettato a Parigi, che potrebbe assumere i contorni di un legame importante. Ma nulla può far sbiadire in lui il ricordo di Oliver, che vive a New York una vita apparentemente serena, è sposato e ha due figli adolescenti, eppure... Una parola, solo una parola, potrebbe bastare a riaprire una porta che in fondo non si è mai chiusa. Con la magistrale sensibilità che ha dimostrato nel raccontare i sentimenti, André Aciman riannoda i destini dei protagonisti di "Chiamami col tuo nome", in un romanzo che si interroga e ci interroga sulla durata dell'amore, al di là del tempo e delle distanze.

©2019 Guanda (P)2020 Adriano Salani Editore

Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
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Call me by your name

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Bogen bag succesfilmen Call Me by Your Name. Romantisk kærlighedshistorie sat i Norditalien i 1983. Den 17-årige Elio tilbringer sommeren med sin familie i deres hus i Norditalien og forelsker sig hovedkulds i familiens sommergæst, den lidt ældre studerende Oliver. Elio og Oliver udvikler ganske langsomt et forhold til hinanden, og det bliver en sommer i det smukke italienske landskab, de aldrig glemmer - og som kommer til at ændre deres liv for altid.

©2018 Gyldendal (P)2018 Gyldendal

Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
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