AudioBook Review: When Harry Met Harry by Sydney Smyth

What’s the Story (From Goodreads):

Ever since their chance encounter as seatmates on the plane ride from hell, Harry “Harrison” Fields and Harry “Henry” Lee have had a love-hate relationship. But every time their paths have crossed over the years, they’ve grown to like each other more and more, even developing an unlikely friendship.

Now, Harrison is a fun-loving music teacher who wears his heart on his sleeve, and Henry is a hard-driving business man who’s still striving to get out of his father’s shadow.

As they go through life’s inevitable heartaches and losses, their friendship only deepens. Sure, there’s always been a simmering attraction between them but nothing worth threatening their friendship over…until one of them takes things too far. But when a valuable friendship hangs in the balance, is a chance at romance worth the price?


Audiobook romances are becoming a new thing that I enjoy in the car. I can’t listen to them any other time. I am also learning that narrators are everything. I find that if the voices I’m listening to are not expressive or soothing, I zone out. Teddy Hamilton has such a beautiful voice. He was the perfect voice for Harrison. I will definitely be looking for more of his audiobooks in the future.

This book is a re-telling of When Harry Met Sally with gay men. You knew what to expect if you saw the movie. There are some classic scenes, but there are enough additional moments that are unique to Harrison’s and Henry’s story. I loved the banter between the two characters. I especially loved all the additional characters that were added as the friends to both Henry and Harrison. I liked that we had some different sexualities represented and that there was such good humor mixed into the dialog.

There were a few times that Malcolm Young’s audio went strange, which did take me out of the story. However, he read and emoted Henry very well.

This is a fun listen. It isn’t very challenging or deep. You will laugh, you will smile, and feel good. It’s not deep, but enjoyable.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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