Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition) by Jesse Andrews audiobook

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition)

By Jesse Andrews
Read by Thomas Mann , R. J. Cyler , and a full cast

Listening Library, Listening Library (Audio) 9781419719608
6.16 Hours Unabridged
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The book that inspired the hit film!   Sundance U.S. Dramatic Audience Award Sundance Grand Jury Prize   This is the funniest book you’ll ever read about death.    It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. But on the first day of his senior year, Greg Gaines thinks he’s figured it out. The answer to the basic existential question: How is it possible to exist in a place that sucks so bad? His strategy: remain at the periphery at all times. Keep an insanely low profile. Make mediocre films with the one person who is even sort of his friend, Earl.         This plan works for exactly eight hours. Then Greg’s mom forces him to become friends with a girl who has cancer. This brings about the destruction of Greg’s entire life.         Fiercely funny, honest, heart-breaking—this is an unforgettable novel from a bright talent, now also a film that critics are calling "a touchstone for its generation" and "an instant classic."         Also available from Jesse Andrews, The Haters STARRED REVIEW “One need only look at the chapter titles (“Let’s Just Get This Embarrassing Chapter Out of the Way”) to know that this is one funny book.” –Booklist, starred review STARRED REVIEW “Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2011), it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor and heart.” –Kirkus Reviews, starred review New York Times bestseller! Capitol Choices 2013 - Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2013 list - Young Adult Fiction YALSA 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers YALSA 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults YALSA 2014 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

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Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2013 YALSA Pick of Best Fiction for Young Adults

A Cooperative Children’s Book Center Best Book for Young Adult Fiction

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

The book that inspired the hit film!
 
Sundance U.S. Dramatic Audience Award
Sundance Grand Jury Prize
 
This is the funniest book you’ll ever read about death. 
 
It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. But on the first day of his senior year, Greg Gaines thinks he’s figured it out. The answer to the basic existential question: How is it possible to exist in a place that sucks so bad? His strategy: remain at the periphery at all times. Keep an insanely low profile. Make mediocre films with the one person who is even sort of his friend, Earl.
        This plan works for exactly eight hours. Then Greg’s mom forces him to become friends with a girl who has cancer. This brings about the destruction of Greg’s entire life.
        Fiercely funny, honest, heart-breaking—this is an unforgettable novel from a bright talent, now also a film that critics are calling "a touchstone for its generation" and "an instant classic."
        Also available from Jesse Andrews, The Haters


STARRED REVIEW
“One need only look at the chapter titles (“Let’s Just Get This Embarrassing Chapter Out of the Way”) to know that this is one funny book.”
Booklist, starred review

STARRED REVIEW
“Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2011), it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor and heart.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

New York Times bestseller!

Capitol Choices 2013 - Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens
Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2013 list - Young Adult Fiction
YALSA 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
YALSA 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults
YALSA 2014 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One need only look at the chapter titles (“Let’s Just Get This Embarrassing Chapter out of the Way”) to know that this is one funny book.” Booklist (starred review)
“Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor, and heart.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Narrator Thomas Mann is flawless as insecure high school senior Greg Gaines…First-person narration allows Mann to channel the paradox that is Greg. We hear his muttered responses to girls while at the same time being privy to his humorously insightful self-examination. R. J. Cyler portrays Earl, whose street-talking honesty is in sharp contrast to Greg’s reticence. As the two friends make their movies, listeners are treated to scenes—complete with narrator, setting, and script notes. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“The story employs a number narrative devices, including screenplay-style passages, bulleted lists, movie reviews, and fake newspaper headlines, which are expertly handled by a chorus of voice actors (Keith Szarabajka, Hillary Huber, Kirby Heyborne, Abigail Revasch, and Adenrele Ojo). The use of multiple voices textures the story and increases the entertainment value of the entire audiobook.” Publishers Weekly (audio review)
“In his debut novel, Andrews tackles some heavy subjects with irreverence and insouciance…[Greg] brings self-deprecation to new heights…both funny and tragic, mixing crude humor and painful self-awareness.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Jesse Andrews

Author Bio: Jesse Andrews

Jesse Andrews is a writer, musician, and former German youth hostel receptionist. He is a graduate of Schenley High School and Harvard University and lives in Los Angeles.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 6.16
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English