Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £9.99

Buy Now for £9.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

A love story with a difference—an unforgettable tale of life, loss and making each day count in the international number one best-selling book of TikTok fame, clocking up 80 million views and counting.

On 5th September, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: they're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they're both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: there's an app for that. It's called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.

Another beautiful, heart-breaking and life-affirming book from the brilliant Adam Silvera, author of More Happy than Not, History Is All You Left Me, What If It's Us, Here's to Us and the Infinity Cycle series.

©2017 Adam Silvera (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, UK

Critic reviews

"There isn't a teenager alive who won't find their heart described perfectly on these pages." (Patrick Ness, author of The Knife of Never Letting Go)

"Adam Silvera is a master at capturing the infinite small heartbreaks of love and loss and grief." (Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything)

"A phenomenal talent." (Juno Dawson, author of Clean and Wonderland)

What listeners say about They Both Die at the End

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    153
  • 4 Stars
    57
  • 3 Stars
    26
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    159
  • 4 Stars
    44
  • 3 Stars
    13
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    130
  • 4 Stars
    55
  • 3 Stars
    22
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    3

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

heartbreakingly beautiful

*sobs* life isn't fair and this story translated that beautifully definitely worth listening to.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Will be thinking about this one for a while

Stunning story. Seriously, I will be thinking about it for a long time now. Performers were great (their female characters took some getting used to but it wasn’t enough to lose a star) and I really got attached to it all. Obviously heart-wrenching.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful

This is one of the most beautiful and authentic stories I have listened to in a long time. Maybe it hits different as the voice actors bring the characters to life so well that you cannot help but fall for them, maybe as a gay man reading a narrative about gay romance that didn’t feel forced or cliche or maybe its the brilliant premise that makes it great, who can say but do yourself a favour and listen right now cos you don’t know when you might be getting the call,

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Not got me

I struggle to finish this book, there are no memorable moments for me. However, I will listen to the end.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful & Heartbreaking

After seeing some of the negative reviews I was sceptical but after the fittest few minutes I was hooked and couldn’t stop. I felt like I was on the emotional rollercoaster with the character and yes I sobbed. Although it’s one of the most heartbreaking books I’ve read the beauty in the storytelling makes it all worth while. A must listen/read.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

I don’t get the hype

The story was pretty dull. I listened on 1.5 to find out how they die. I may be hard-hearted, but I didn’t find it life-affirming and struggled to finish it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Surprisingly good listen

the story starts a little slow as you begin to get your head around each character but a once you understand the general idea of "the End" it becomes a sweet tale of two people brought together by chance. You get to also hear of others who are in a similar position and even though they are not the main focus you grow fond of them, if even for a brief moment. Fully enjoyed it up until the end and although left with wanting to know exactly what happens next, the author left a good cliffhanger that is up to interpretation of how it could have ended for our protagonist. A 100% must listen for sure

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

amazing

a really beautiful peace. it makes you think so much after and don't forget your tissues

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

So much potential!

I mean, I don’t regret listening to it, it’s an easy listen and I enjoyed it. I found it a bit slow at times and the premise of the book was incredible but it just didn’t his the spot. I just think it could have been mind blowing, so found it underwhelming!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

mixed feelings love the story but

i dont know if this was the right person to read it. when i read it to my self, i was literally crying on metos death, but now the voice did not capture the moments as match, but at the end it still got me to cry

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 02-05-22

good book

I like the book a lot, i feel in love with the characters, but i did find it hard to follow along at times, it jumped from one character perspective to another with out warning. but other than that I loved this book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 22-11-21

This book was incredible to listen to. Easy to follow along and had many lessons.

The narration and storyline were both incredible. The novel made me think about the world in ways I haven’t before and made me realize that we need to live every day as if it’s our last.