What a great concept!
Call Me Maybe had been in my audible queue for a while and, because it was a short listen (5hr 55min), needed a special kind of day to read it.
Enter – the week before Christmas. Driving between Geelong, Fisherman’s Bend, South Melbourne and Docklands, I had plenty of time to stare at tail lights while I got through this one. The old adage says not to judge a book by its cover, but I do, and that’s exactly what drew me to Call Me Maybe. Turned out, it was a good move.
This book was cute as. One of the first things I noticed was the background noises. Most audiobooks I’ve experienced don’t offer the listener any sound effects, so I loved hearing the tap, tap, tap of a keyboard as Kal got into his customer service groove, or the din of afternoon traffic as Vera realised she’d broken down. This addition made for both a great atmosphere and an all consuming listen.
Main characters Vera and Kal gave me some serious neurodivergent vibes – but I think that’s why I identified with them both so well. Oh, and Kal’s cat was a scream – as was the spoiler at the end of the book. But don’t worry, you’ll have to listen to find out.
Overall, this book gave me solid Mr Wrong Number vibes. Not a bad thing; I loved that read from Lynn Painter. If you’re after a quick, fun listen on a weekend road trip, Call Me Maybe is for you.
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