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Be More Chill

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ned Vizzini

Narrated By: Jesse Eisenberg

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: July 2005

Duration: 5 hours 18 minutes

Summary:

Jeremy Heere is your average high school dork. Day after day he stares at beautiful Christine, the girl he can never have, and dryly notes the small humiliations that come his way -- until the day he is told about the 'squip.' A pill-sized supercomputer that you swallow, the squip is guaranteed to bring you whatever you most desire in life. By instructing him on everything from what to wear to how to talk and walk, the squip transforms Jeremy from a supergeek to one of the most popular guys in class. Soon he has made friends and has the attention of the hottest girls in school. But his real dream, Christine, remains out of his reach. Jeremy eventually finds out that there is also a dark side to having a computer inside your brain -- and it can lead to disastrous consequences.
Performed by Jesse Eisenberg

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  • Gabi

    Warning - don't bother reading or listening to this book, it is really really dumb. The reader reads too fast, hacks off endings. It's painful to listen. The story in itself is dumb, even a teenager won't like it. It lacks any intelligence, worse then "Reality TV"..... hahaha

  • Dennis Fahlstrom

    What a terrible audio book. Absolutely the worst book I have rented from your collection. I listened to only the first CD and returned it. The narrator sounds as though he is a high school boy himself, talking quickly and as hard to follow as some kid spun up on uppers. The story line sounds interesting. Too bad I couldn't get past the objectionable part to enjoy it.

  • Anonymous

    It is too bad I could not get pass the nasally, irritating narration to really enjoy the story. after the first 2 chapters I returned this audiobook ASAP.

  • Sabrina

    Be More Chill was one of the worst books I have read this year. Although the language and references to pop culture may interest teenagers out there, the lack of real depth to the novel is irritating. The author had a chance to take a very imaginative storyline to the next level. With a little characterization, this could have been a pretty decent book. I was really hoping to see some sort of growth in the main character of the book, but was sorry to see that Jeremy learned very little of his own inner strength. Overall, there were too many pop culture references pieced together with a science fiction storyline that tries to sell itself to teens. Teens may read it, but I want to believe that most have more depth and higher expectations to enjoy it.

  • J. Stephens

    The best thing is the narration by Jesse Eisenberg, who stutters his way through this high school fantasy with wonderfully neurotic aplomb. Unfortunately, the book itself, which has a promising concept, is too busy trying to be cool to tell a decent or complete story. It ends on a phoned-in payoff that doesn’t fit the setup and the entire tale concentrates too much on would-be controversial scenes to dictate the storyline rather than on an internal growth in Jeremy. It’s like a music video that desperately tries to be cool, but in the end, doesn’t mean anything. It would be nice if the story were a better vehicle to carry some of the heavy issues it does, such as drug use, teen sex, etc, but ultimately it does nothing with these but use them as fodder to appear cool in hopes of winning the reader’s love. Young teens will likely appreciate the many pop culture references (which lose relevance as each day passes) and the somewhat graphic but pointless scenes involving teen partying.

Be More Chill

by Ned Vizzini

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Be More Chill, Ned Vizzini