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Author: Sarah Dessen Narrator: Ali Ahn Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781101079324
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From the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Once and for All
She’s got it all figured out.
Or does she? When it comes to relationships, Remy’s got a whole set of rules.
Never get too serious. Never let him break your heart. And never, ever date a musician.
But then Remy meets Dexter, and the rules don’t seem to apply anymore.
Could it be that she’s starting to understand what all those love songs are about?
“Remy and Dexter jump off the pages into the hearts of readers, who will wish for a romance like this of their own.” —Booklist
Sarah Dessen is the winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her contributions to YA literature, as well as the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award.
Books by Sarah Dessen:
That Summer
Someone Like You
Keeping the Moon
This Lullaby
The Truth About Forever 
Just Listen
Lock and Key
Along for the Ride
What Happened to Goodbye
The Moon and More
Saint Anything

Once and for All Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • A winning story about coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith, and that a soft landing is never guaranteed. School Library Journal
  • “Remy’s voice rings true with realistic dialogue and emotional traumas. Insightful writing, distinctive characters, and a contemporary scene where sex and music rule, compose a melody worth reading.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Sarah Dessen’s characters are always finely drawn and those in This Lullaby are no exception. Remy’s bitter cynicism, the attitudes of her friends and family, and Dexter and his bandmates’ slightly off-kilter world [are] spot-on. Ali Ahn’s narration enhances the day-to-day realities of young adulthood and, at times, conveys a poignancy that is palpable. This audiobook will be popular with fans of realistic fiction and those who enjoy more-than-fluffy chick lit.”

    School Library Journal

  • “What is good about this book is the humor mixed with reality, with the honest portrayal of smart, articulate teenagers struggling to make sense of a world of nonsensical expectations. Remy, Dexter, and their friends and families are exasperating, funny, smart, and quite interesting.”


  • “This modern-day romance narrated by a cynical heroine offers a balance of wickedly funny moments and universal teen traumas…Those expecting a Cinderella finale for Remy will find a twist consistent with the plot’s development. Contrary to any such implication in the title, this one will keep teens up reading.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Sarah Dessen’s adventure is enlivened by Ali Ahn’s favorable narration. Her youthful voice brings freshness to the production as she narrates 18-year-old Remy Starr's transformation from skeptic to true believer in love.”


  • A 2003 ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • A 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Young Adult Fiction

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carli | 5/20/2011

    " If you loved the movie 'How To Deal' with Mandy Moore in it, you will love all of Sarah Dessen's novels. The movie is based off of The Truth About Forever and This Lullaby. Also I believe it is also based off of That Summer, and Someone Like You. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marly | 5/10/2011

    " THIS IS MY FAVORITE ONE OF ALL HER BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marissa | 5/8/2011

    " I've always like Sarah Desson. This book didn't disappoint me either. I'd recommended this book to anyone as a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte | 5/7/2011

    " one of my all time favorite books now "

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

    " My favorite Sarah Dessen book, I still remember the song in my head. "This lullaby is only a few words, a simple strain of chords..." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/7/2011

    " Read this a long time ago. I have always loved Dessen's work. True to female nature and deals with real life issues and circumstances. Recommended to teen girls. "

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

    " I have read all the Sarah Dessen books. but this is my all time favorite "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kourtnie | 5/6/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. The whole time it kept me wanting more. Dessen is my favorite writer and this is hands down my favorite book. It's quirky and funny, heartwrenching and tear jerking. There was always something that was relatable to my life. I would recommend this book to anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jesse | 5/5/2011

    " I didn't care about it until about 150 pages in, and then I all of a sudden I did. "

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

    " I've been wanting to read Sarah Dessen books since some time ago and finally got to read one. I enjoyed this book a lot and for sure I will read more of her books. "

About the Author

Sarah Dessen is the author of more than a dozen novels, including What Happened to Goodbye, a New York Times bestseller. Her first two books, That Summer and Someone Like You, were made into the movie How to Deal. Her books are frequently chosen for the top-ten list for teens and young adults. She is the winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her contributions to young-adult literature and the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She graduated with highest honors in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

About the Narrator

Ali Ahn is a film, television, and voice actor. Her acting credits include appearances on Law & Order, Ugly Betty, White Collar, and Zero Hour. She has also narrated numerous audio books, such as Honolulu by Alan Brennert, This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen, Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas, and Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart.