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The Gravity of Us

Written by: Phil Stamper
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Teen boys find love when their parents' NASA mission uproots their lives in this sweet debut perfect for Adam Silvera fans.

As a successful social media journalist with half a million followers, 17-year-old Cal is used to sharing his life online. But when his pilot father is selected for a highly publicized NASA mission to Mars, Cal and his family relocate from Brooklyn to Houston and are thrust into a media circus.

Amidst the chaos, Cal meets sensitive and mysterious Leon, another "Astrokid", and finds himself falling head over heels - fast. As the frenzy around the mission grows, so does their connection. But when secrets about the program are uncovered, Cal must find a way to reveal the truth without hurting the people who have become most important to him.

Expertly capturing the thrill of first love and the self-doubt all teens feel, debut author Phil Stamper is a new talent to watch.

Narrated by Michael Crouch

The Shooting Stars TV show is brought to life with a full cast featuring:

Jonathan Davis as Josh Farrow

Gabra Zackman as StarWatch announcer

January LaVoy as Grace Tucker

Angelo Di Loreto as Mark Bannon

Chris Andrew Ciulla as Calvin Lewis, Sr.

Dorothy Dillingham Blue as Donna Szleifer

Cynthia Farrell as Ariana Rogers

Soneela Nankani as Halima Ali

Sullivan Jones as Leon Tucker

Bahni Turpin as Kat Tucker

Author's Note read by Phil Stamper

Includes an About the Audiobook conversation between Phil Stamper and producer Diane McKiernan

©2020 Phil Stamper (P)2020 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"I'm so starry-eyed for this wise, romantic gem of a book." (Becky Albertalli, New York Times best-selling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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  • Jon David
  • 07-02-20

An Amazing Queer Love Story (with FULL CAST!!!)

So happy to have another amazing LGBTQ+ book to listen to. Stamper’s story is incredible and Crouch, along with the rest of the cast, brings it to life perfectly. 100% would recommend!

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  • Ahdem
  • 15-02-20

True gem

Great story. Couldn’t have enjoyed it more. We listened as a family and my kids loved it as much as I did.

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  • Anibal soto
  • 12-02-20

this book is amazing!!

I really enjoy this book. the performance was amazing. the story was something refreshing, something modern and different

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-04-20

Makes me feel like I want to be in the story

Basically I think he story was really good, I wanted to interfere with the story a lot of the times but it means it's unexpected and new, also I kind of felt me in the main character, but not that part, but the brillance of the rest

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  • Juan
  • 30-03-20

Great Sorry !

I’m not much into reading books but I’m a gay space geek. As soon as the cover caught my eye, I was intrigued. After reading the description I decided to give the audiobook a try. And I enjoyed it till the last second.

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  • Michele Evans
  • 09-03-20

Awesome beyond this world!!!

Loved this story! Amazingly told and captivating!!! The love story between these two leading men was so captivating- I didn’t want it to end!!!

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  • Inkish Kingdoms
  • 04-03-20

When reading do you ever feel like an accomplice?

The Gravity of Us is simple the story that all teenage boys or girls of a millennial age or even younger should read to understand that with hard work everything is possible. If this book does not resonate with this generation, I am not sure what will. Not only is this book dealing with typical topics of what comes next after school or even how to find one’s path, like any other coming of age story, but gives a modern approach on how to use social media to propel your life goals. As a master in Digital Marketing and Social Media, I can see modern topics that this generation can understand and aspire to be, from Influencing exposure to followers to managing one’s brand in the many endeavors of finding the perfect niche to where develop and exploit one’s creativity.

The approach to sexuality is done without many details in a sense that it does not get vulgar, so stop asking if it is “clean” because young adults need to see themselves reflected in the work of authors. This makes them feel comprehended and help them see that they are not alone. These are small oasis for those who need an escape of this highly censored society. Cal with all his intensity was a nice character that honestly annoyed me too much from time to time. His need to plan everything ahead of time, I see myself in that trait, and that everything all the time is about himself!

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  • k
  • 03-03-20

Lovely story but I sort of hated the pacing

I think the story and the message was really good but the pacing felt too fast and almost rushed.

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  • Renae McBrian
  • 18-02-20

Such a Great Book

I seriously loved this book so much. There were so many aspects knitted together to make such a wonderful story. And being an LGBT YA book makes it that much more special!

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  • Jarred
  • 17-02-20

Slow burner

It’s great to see a queer love story but the whole plot was lackluster and seemed rushed. Worth skipping

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  • A. Listener
  • 09-03-20

Excellent!

I really enjoyed this audiobook. First of all, I have always loved Michael Crouch's readings, so when I found out he was going to be the reader for this book, it was automatically one of my selections. I wasn't disappointed, either with Michael's performance, or with the author's writing, which is the first book I have heard or read by them. I hope Phil Stamper writes more in this genre.

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  • Clare Doran
  • 29-02-20

#OwnVoices shoots for the stars

I really enjoyed this. I love stories about space and while this isn't set in space, it gives me enough space talk to keep me hooked. The world building was solid considering this is a debut novel. This is a story that's so full of heart and personal touches. It's so stinking cute. There's a lot of important topics in here too. Mental health (in both adults and teenagers) exploration of queer relationships and the dichotomy of personal life and social media presence. Almost all the characters are very likeable. And there's enough balance between the light stuff and the heavy to not bog it down too hard. I highly recommend this.

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  • Alfredo
  • 05-02-20

A perfect audiobook!

I loved so much this story! My new favorite author. The best book I read in 2020.