Call Me By Your Name

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 13,575 ratings

Summary

Follow the journey of Elio Pullman, a young bisexual Jewish boy living in Italy, as he explores his relationship with his family’s summer houseguest, Oliver.

While Oliver stays with the Pullman family, Elio slowly grows closer to him. Though his initial attempts to impress and seduce Oliver aren’t successful, eventually something sparks between the two. Listen as the relationship blossoms into a summer romance - one that, like most summer romances, has a time limit. Will Elio and Oliver stay in touch? Or will they grow apart when the season ends? 

In the sequel, Find Me, set several years later, Elio has become a gifted classical pianist and lives in Paris. Oliver, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic. Their lives have changed; how will they go forward? Find Me also focuses on Elio’s father, Sami, whose life is upended by a chance encounter on a train with a beautiful woman.

Actor Armie Hammer, who played Elio in Luca Guadagnino's critically acclaimed film adaptation of Call Me by Your Name, delivers a stunning reading, telling the story like an old friend. The melody of his voice draws you deep into the story, pulling you from scene to scene with a gentle insistence. His narration gives an insight into Elio’s internal thoughts, letting you experience the world through his eyes. Hammer’s performance carries the profound weight of the story in a rich baritone.

Find Me is narrated by Michael Stuhlbarg, the actor who played Professor Samuel Perlman in the film version of Call Me by Your Name, delivering what AudioFile magazine described as an “elegant performance”.

Author André Aciman followed up the successes of several nonfiction pieces with his first novel, Call Me by Your Name. The first draft was completed in an unusually fast four months. Aciman states that he was writing the novel for himself, not imagining at the time that others would read it. He set out to capture the feeling of a crush and the feel of the Italian coast, wanting to encompass all things he truly enjoyed within the narrative.

Call Me by Your Name received the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction in 2008 and has garnered widespread acclaim from literary critics. In The New York Times Book Review, Stacey D’Erasmo called it "an exceptionally beautiful book”, which has held true through the audio interpretation.

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