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- Listening Length: 6 hours and 40 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Listening Library
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 16 Nov. 2010
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004CMH7D0
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Dash & Lily's Book of Dares Audio Download – Unabridged
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Dash & Lily's Book of Dares opens in the Strand, New York: the bookstore of all bookstores. It's Christmastime, and a boy named Dash is perusing the shelves just because he can. It's there that he finds a red Moleskine notebook that first sends him on a bookish treasure hunt and then prompts him to enter into correspondence with its author, Lily. Soon Dash and Lily are exchanging messages in the Moleskine, sharing stories and compelling each other to seek the notebook out in hiding places around the city. And before long, they're wondering just what they mean, or might mean, to each other.
As in the much-loved Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares is narrated by its leads in alternating points of view, with Rachel Cohn writing Lily's chapters and David Levithan writing Dash's. Less cool and a little more contemplative than Nick and Norah, Dash and Lily share that same sweet brand of hesitant chemistry that soon has the reader utterly convinced that these two would be great together. I have to confess I initially found the hopeful and insecure Lily easier to believe in than Dash, whose unfaltering literariness is probably as unlikely as it is magnificent, but eventually I realised that's kind of the point. There's an element of fiction to everyone, even in real life. This book knows it, and so does Dash.
While Dash & Lily's Book of Dares is both captivating and entertaining, most of all it's a book overflowing with ideas.Read more ›
But that aside - I bought the book because it followed the same concept, and therefore, I had a feeling it would be just as great.
I was wrong, because it surpassed greatness.
I have not been obsessed with a book this way in such a long time. This book is absolutely incredible in every way possible. I know I'm gushing here, but I honestly cannot help it! Dash and Lily are both such great characters. In fact, I've decided I'm calling my children Dash and Lily (and not Dash short for Dashiell, but just Dash, as in the connector of words).
Dash is, as Lily likes to put it, quite dashing. And Lily is the perfect teen model. It is extremely easy to fall for the both of them, and from the very beginning you root for them, wanting this to work out so bad. When Lily messed up at one point, I was literally at the edge of my seat wanting to scream, "NO! NO! NO!" Thankfully, it didn't last long, I couldn't have handled it otherwise.
Dash is such a clever, smart-mouthed, witty, yet cynical guy with information flowing out of him in such a remarkable, yet amusing manner that it makes him seem almost unreal. Whereas Lily is a little more believable, more human - if you may.Read more ›
Both Dash and Lily, our protagonists who alternate POVs between the authors, have been left alone over the Christmas period for different family reasons. This leads Lily to leave a notebook in one of the biggest second-hand book stores in NYC. A notebook full of riddles and dares. Dash and Lily pass the notebook between them, daring them to do outrageous things but never actually meeting each other. Through just this little notebook, the pair get to know each other personally. Sounds romantic, right? Well, that’s what I thought. I thought this would be a super-cute, fluffy read to settle me into a real Christmassy mood, and while it did make me feel Christmassy, it didn’t make me feel gooey and angst-y with the power of a strong couple (in other words, for the geeks like me out there, a ship).
Dash and Lily seem to have a lot of chemistry at first, but it seems to fizzle out pretty quickly. The dares aren’t really as crazy as it seemed to be - every dare was mildly embarrassing and/or tame. But the dares weren’t really what the book was about, despite being in the title. It was more about how Dash and Lily seemed to open up to each other through this notebook, and a great big build up to their meeting… BUT DAMMIT, COHN AND LEVITHAN! The meeting sucked. It felt like I was on the tip top of a roller-coaster, right before the dip, only to have it break down and have to be removed from the ride.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A quirky love story meets treasure hunt. Dash and Lily are two opposites brought together by their curiosity and love for literature.
I have mixed thoughts on this book. Read more
It was really cute but I wanted more action between them, not just words,if that makes sense, idk I just wanted more from the endingPublished 1 month ago by Emily Hughes
I read this book in four days! It's a great book and I feel like it so unlike anything else out there. I found this book very relatable and had a great ending.Published 5 months ago by Abbie
Hated this book- the characters are poorly written and the storyline is dullPublished 7 months ago by Fateha
I thoroughly enjoyed 'dash and kilts book of dares' and I would recommend it to anyone. Lilly is the type of girl thats strange and hangs out with books more than friends. Read morePublished 9 months ago by forever.amber
I loved the style that the author used to write the views of Dash and Lily, was a very refreshing read. LOVED ITPublished 10 months ago by kelly mcalister
This is such a good book.
I would recommend it to all teenagers or readers of romcom books.
Define must read.
(Just letting you know, I'm 13) I really really REALLY love this book- it's so clever and relatable, and the characters seem so real: the way they talk, act and react is so well... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Rorie