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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (32,896 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rachel Cohn, David Levithan Narrator: Emily Janice Card, Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9780739381199
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The New York Times bestselling he-said/she-said rock n’ roll romance that inspired the hit movie!

"I know this is going to sound strange, but would you mind being my girlfriend for the next five minutes?" 

Nick frequents New York's indie rock scene nursing a broken heart. Norah is questioning all of her assumptions about the world. They have nothing in common except for their taste in music, until a chance encounter leads to an all-night quest to find a legendary band's secret show and ends up becoming a first date that could change both their lives.

Co-written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green (The Fault In Our Stars), Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist is a sexy, funny roller coaster of a story that reminds you how you can never be sure where the night will take you… Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The wattage goes way up as two of the bright lights of contemporary writing for teens come together for an incandescent he said/she said night of storytelling.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “There are many heart-stopping, insightful moments in this supremely satisfying and sexy romance. A first-rate read.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Nick and Norah, both recovering from lousy relationships, lug around emotional baggage that helps them to connect. The would-be lovers are funny, do stupid things, doubt themselves, and teens will adore them…Repartee spices up the dialogue-perhaps a tribute to William Powell and Myrna Loy, the Nick and Nora Charles of the 1934 film The Thin Man.”

    VOYA

  • “A novel that is sure to become a staple among high school kids. It is written in highly engaging alternating chapters from the perspectives of Nick and Norah, who spend one really long evening (into morning) together in New York City.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Compulsively readable…The novel has that pumped-up feeling of a story passed among friends who each add a section, spontaneously incorporating unforeseen elements. Levithan again creates outrageous characters and witty wordplay…and Cohn brings to life another rich punk rock girl.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Electric, sexy…and genuinely poignant, this is a compelling story of the risks and thrills of burgeoning intimacy.”

    Bulletin (starred review)

  • Electric, sexy . . . and genuinely poignant, this is a compelling story of the risks and thrills of burgeoning intimacy. The Bulletin, Starred
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cody Myers | 1/24/2014

    " I saw the movie and it was quite disappointing, so I figured I'd give Rachel Cohn the benefit of the doubt and give the book a chance. Disappointed, again. The way it is written - one chapter in Nick's prospective explaining his thoughts and words, and the next chapter in Norah's prospective, thoughts, and words. There's a reason why not many other authors write like that, it's shit. Kat Dennings fits Norah's character, but Michael Cera and Nick.. no.. he is too dorky and boring I couldn't paint the picture in my head. Perhaps that's why I didn't enjoy the book, or the movie. If you want an honest opinion, don't waste your time reading the book. If you want a lie, the book was great, read the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nelly | 1/24/2014

    " Very different from the movie but I enjoyed it a lot, made me laugh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonya Kalani | 1/1/2014

    " A quick and enjoyable read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Apen | 12/27/2013

    " This book is BORING. The characters are like super emo, I hated them. It all happens in one night, and they change sooo much that it's impossible to believe, plus the end was like "that's it?". Trully I didn't lauugh, not even once! I hate it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhainvow | 12/22/2013

    " To explain how much I loved this book, I need to quote a different book and say: "in that moment I swear we were infinite". And that's it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Willa | 11/30/2013

    " Way better than the movie!!! So funny and sweet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah M | 11/9/2013

    " It was a little blah for me. I pretty much skimmed over it, I'm not sure why. Maybe because the situation just felt weird and uncomfortable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 10/15/2013

    " It is fun to read. Especially fun because it's set in New York and its music scene. The place I dream about and expect to be everything it's said to be when I get there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Presley Lynne | 9/30/2013

    " Every teenager needs to read this book. It's funny, crazy, romantic, and best of all has lots of great music mentions! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaja | 9/26/2013

    " I liked only last 30 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nevena | 4/25/2013

    " I really enjoyed it. It was easy to read and I related with the characters. Great for breaks between study sessions. I recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs Bond | 9/24/2012

    " Nick and Norah take turns chronicling their thoughts and actions the night they meet. Chock full of music references, punk culture, and F bombs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blake Anderson | 6/10/2012

    " I thought this book was so sweet, just a bit short, I so wished it was longer. I also like the movie :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ashlee | 5/14/2012

    " Oh my. I cannot believe it took me this long to read this book. When I first heard about it, I was like no. But oh my gosh. This book was so well written. It's about damn time I read about a girl who speaks her mind. I cannot give this book enough praise. I just loved it so so much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Semina | 2/9/2012

    " An amazing novel. I loved the musical references. I loved how the author showed Nick's and Norah's lust. Absolutely amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 8/1/2011

    " Exteremly interesting and fast-paced and different. It's quite "sensual" to say the least, so maybe not for the shy at heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorota | 7/31/2011

    " Completely different to the film but still very enjoyable! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Tarun | 5/23/2011

    " Very clever. Love this author and will check out all her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 5/18/2011

    " Finally got around to reading this.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicola | 5/17/2011

    " Edgy, fast-paced, frank YA written by 2 authors.

    Loved the concept and the individual voices. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caitlin | 5/14/2011

    " Blech! All tell, no show. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 5/12/2011

    " Children of the 80s will love the music. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Willa | 5/7/2011

    " Way better than the movie!!! So funny and sweet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ange | 5/3/2011

    " This has got to be the best book i ever have and will read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jess | 4/28/2011

    " I was with the book until the very end. Norah is very very difficult to like/relate to; plus she thinks Green Day is better than The Beatles. It was an interesting read at least. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/27/2011

    " It's sort of embarrassing how engrossed I was while reading this book. I honestly, truly, absolutely love it. "

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About the Author
Author Rachel Cohn

Rachel Cohn is the bestselling author of You Know Where to Find Me, Gingerbread, Shrimp, Cupcake, Pop Princess, and, with David Levithan, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares. Born in Washington, DC, she graduated from Barnard College in New York and has lived on both coasts. She now lives in New York City.

About the Narrators

Emily Janice Card (a.k.a. Emily Rankin) is an actor, writer, and singer from North Carolina, now residing in Los Angeles. In addition to being a narrator, she has directed numerous audiobooks, including the 2007 Audie and Earphones Award winner Hubris, Legacy of Ashes by Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Weiner, and Them by Nathan McCall. Her own audiobook narration has won her four Earphones Awards.

Kirby Heyborne is a musician, actor, and professional narrator. Noted for his work in teen and juvenile audio, he has garnered twenty-two Earphones Awards. His audiobook credits include Jesse Kellerman’s The Genius, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and George R. R. Martin’s Selections from Dreamsongs.