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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Benjamin Alire Saenz

Narrated By: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: April 2013

Duration: 7 hours 32 minutes


A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship-the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.


  • kari d

    This book is trash garbage over dramatic bad bad boys

  • Russell S

    Please just hear me out here. I don't know where all of these high reviews are coming from. I read this book for a project and was really looking forward to reading this book because of all the great reviews. This book is very boring and has such a "poor pitiful me, woe is me, sky is falling" attitude. I can imagine that all of the good reviews are probably from English teachers. Seriously, don't waste your time. I can't count how many times I roled my eyes while reading this book because things being overly dramatic. On top of this, the author tried way too hard to insert profanity, and it's pitiful because I can tell they don't know how cuss properly without sounding cheesy. Again, eyes rolled constantly. Also, the entire time I read this book I said the phrase, "oh, please" constantly. I just can't emphasize enough the cheese factor of this book.

  • Britney S

    The audiobook version of this book made me love it even more than the first time I read it!!!

  • Abby Gillette

    I feel like I've been punched in the gut in the best way.

  • Allan Camba

    A very wonderful reading of a wonderful book. I first knew Lin-Manuel Miranda from this...

  • Anna Lee-Diemert

    Really sweet, poignant story with fun narration and likeable characters. My only complaint is that the last section felt a little rushed and contrived at times. Lin-Manuel Miranda's reading is calming and hypnotic. Perfect book for listening to on the go, since the chapters are very short.

  • Brennan Hines

    This book is a beautiful story of love, friendship, loyalty, and what it means to be human. Captivating and soul-warming.