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Dash and Dingo: In Search of the Tasmanian Tiger

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  423 ratings  ·  55 reviews
Stodgy British archivist Henry Percival-Smythe slaves away in the dusty basement of Ealing College in 1934, the only bright spot in his life his obsession with a strange Australian mammal, the thylacine. It has been hunted to the edge of extinction, and Henry would love nothing more than to help the rare creature survive.

Then a human whirlwind spins through his door. Jack
Paperback, 310 pages
Published September 28th 2009 by Dreamspinner Press (first published September 1st 2009)
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Ethan Day
Dash & Dingo: In Search of the Tasmanian Tiger by Catt Ford & Sean Kennedy – This book really plays into my secret fantasy where Indiana Jones decides he’s through with women and while traveling through Missouri, sweeps me up into one his adventures and I live happily ever after surrounded by antiquities and Harrison Ford. Dash & Dingo doesn’t actually follow that plot line, but it does quite successfully fulfill my adventure fantasy where a charismatic, hot man runs off into the wil ...more
I've been eagerly awaiting this book. Sean Kennedy is one of my favourite m/m writers and I was interested in seeing how his writing would blend with that of Catt Ford. I also have a great love of adventure stories, especially those in the mould of H Rider Haggard and GA Henty. It's hardly surprising then, that I found this tale of love and adventure in the forests of Tasmania to be a enjoyable romp, with a message of caution about how humans, and particularly the imperial British, have trampled ...more
4.5 stars. I am a TOTAL SUCKER for adventure romance, especially in the m/m genre, and this book successfully hit all my buttons. Compelling characters, engaging story, ADVENTURE, lush setting--just overall a very enjoyable read.

The authors did a great job on both the historical 1930’s setting, and also with describing all the places. You really felt the humidity as they traipsed around in the forests of Tasmania. Everything was very easy to imagine, and you just get swept up in the story.

I wanted to like this book more than I did, but I found that, far too often, just as it was getting good, it hit me between the eyes with yet another predictable m/m trope.

One of the major successes of this novel is the focus on the Tasmanian tiger. Far too often, authors who do research to this extent feel the need to crib every single note they have on the subject into their work, and it begins to read more like a Wikipedia article than a novel. Ford and Kennedy avoid this completely: it is cl
And here I thought adventure was dead. Convinced, was I, that it had died at some point while I was in high school or something, too busy with other things to notice its quiet demise and mourn the loss of a childhood friend. But I am happy to report that it is alive and well! Found here in the wilds of Tasmania, adventure takes the form of this lovely dual-authored novel about two men in the 1930s trying to save the thylacine, otherwise known as the Tasmanian tiger. It's thoroughbred adventure, ...more
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Emanuela ~plastic duck~
I enjoyed this book. The beginning was a bit slow, but when the real adventure began, it became really compelling. I also found that the Australian setting was very intriguing and since I was not aware of the history of the thylacine, apart from some trivia reminiscence, I appreciated that the authors wrote their book around this very specific subject.

The sensitivity of the characters to the fate of the animals was quite modern, maybe even a bit too modern. I guess that there were people that in
Ije the Devourer of Books

This is a great adventure story centred on a hunt for the Tasmanian Tiger. Apparently the last known Tasmanian Tiger died in captivity in 1936 in Hobart Zoo, Tasmania.

This story set in 1934 has two characters - Dash (Henry Percival-Smythe) and Dingo (Jack Chambers) hunting for the tiger in the wilds of Tasmania.

Dash is kind of introvert, quiet, sometimes a bit unsure of himself and devoted to his work as an archivist in London. He is obsessed with the Tasmani
Although I try not to read reviews prior to writing my own, in this information sharing age it’s hard to avoid all mention. So when I –finally- sat down to read Dash & Dingo (released Sept ’09!), I knew it had been generally praised from all quarters and hailed as greatness. So many reviewers, readers, and authors really really loved it. About halfway through I was wondering if it was just me or perhaps I wasn’t in the right mood since I struggled with this book quite a bit. I found the pace ...more
I don’t like reading at my PC much, and I often start an ebook for SIN with a feeling of dread- especially when one is – like Dash and Dingo – over 300 pages. But I was immediately pleasantly surprised by being drawn in, and it was not until my eyes started to get tired that I realised I was 100 pages in and enjoying myself immensely.

Let me just comment on the cover. It’s great. There’s no two ways about it. So what that it doesn’t yell “gay romance”? A woman holding an apple doesn’t scream Vamp
Oct 14, 2014 Tonileg marked it as to-read
Shelves: historical, romance, m-m
Historical M/M romance about a nerdy researcher and an Indian Jones type adventurer who find love while searching for the lost "Tasmanian Tiger".
I recently read Whyborne and Griffin, Books 1-3: Widdershins, Threshold, and Stormhaven and Necropolis so I was hoping to find another book similar with a clueless smart geek finding sweet sweet love with a hot hunky muscle-bound guy.

Stodgy British archivist Henry Percival-Smythe
Ealing College in 1934, the only bright spot in his life his obsession wit
Missy Welsh
One of the longest M/M stories I've read, it was sweet and hot romance with an Indiana Jones-like adventure. The ending is satisfying for the time period and leaves room for sequels that I would happily snatch up. Catt and Sean made a wonderful team!
J.L. Merrow
Took me a little while to get past the first few pages, but when I did, I was hooked! A really warm story, plus it made me think about an area of history I knew nothing about.
Ok, where's the sequel?
Barb ~rede-2-read~
May 28, 2013 Barb ~rede-2-read~ rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Barb ~rede-2-read~ by: Susan A
This was a fantastic adventure with a hot romance mixed in. Dash, aka Henry Percival-Smythe, was an archivist with a college which his wealthy and titled father supported. His passion was the Tasmanian Tiger and when Jack Chambers, aka Dingo, shows up with a proposal to search for the famed tiger, Dash agrees to undertake the adventure on behalf of the college.

What happens is that Dash's life is turned inside out and upside down and he learns more about himself than he had ever believed. Dingo
What a great story! Devastated? Yes, I'm devastated that I've finished this novel and there is no sequal. Dingo and Dash, although historical characters (1930's)became my friends within the first few chapters. I read "T&D's" a couple of years ago, downloaded "Tigerland" a couple of weeks ago and decided to download this novel two days ago.
I was initially (after reading "Tigers and Devils") put off downloading "Dash & Dingo" due to negative reviews and the fact that the novel i
This is a conservationist story set in the 1930s and as far as I can tell done very authentically, (disregarding the american spellings they have obviously had to use). It addresses a lot of issues to do with colonisation that are pertinent to other countries as well as Australia.

The relationship between the protagonists is satisfying although those who are looking for an HEA might be disappointed. It seems safe to say they have one, but it and the bedroom/tent scenes are delivered in a fairly l
4.4 stars. I greatly enjoyed every moment of Dash and Dingo's adventure, their love story, the humorous dialogue and interactions, the underlying care and research which went into crafting this memorable book. All in all, a wonderful reading experience!
Adventure/Romance - M/M

I enjoyed this -- a solid, absorbing adventure plot, exotic locations, very likeable characters. A winner :-)
Franz E
It has probably become one of my favorite books! Dash and Dingo are complete opposites at the beginning, but they are so perfect for each other. I liked how they didnt immediately admit their attraction, but actually go to know each other a little too. I would have liked some more of Henry's family, especially at the end, but it was just as well without them. A great and quick read! It reminded of the butterfly hunter, which has a similar idea, with an aussie guide and a british guy looking for ...more
Patrick Riedling
Ford and Kennedy have managed to create an unlikely team of adventurer heroes who manage to grow as human beings over the course of the action. If you don't know the story of how or why the Tasmanian Tiger (thylacine) went extinct, you'll get a little history lesson along with the Indiana Jones-style adventure.

Although the exposition wasn't hurried, I did find myself longing for a more detail on the thylacine, the geography and interesting micro-climates of Tasmania, and the native people of th
In 1934 Henry Percival-Smythe spends most of his time tucked away at Ealing College studying the almost extinct thylacine. A shy and rarely seen creature that has been hunted to the brink of extinction, the thylacine fires Henry’s imagination and he becomes obsessed with cataloging what is left of this strange and unusual animal. When he is given the chance to go into the wilds of Australia and actually see the tiger he is apprehensive and excited. But, in order to do this he has to travel with ...more
Feb 05, 2011 Sylvie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
4.5 stars

I was expecting an Indiana Jones type of story, and it kind of delivered. Both Dash (Henry) and Dingo (Jack) are immensely fun characters, fully fleshed out. Characters who have drive, chasing dreams, are my favorite types of characters. It's nice to read a romance, but I like it when it is incidental to a shared common goal despite the initial attraction. That was exactly what we got in this book. Even though the topic and setting was mostly fictional, it brought up some painful truths
Dash and Dingo was as good - no, even better - than I'd heard it was.
So much to love here:
The chiefly Australian setting made a refreshing change from the US or UK (not complaining about the latter as a Brit, mind you, but it seems more common than Aus in m/m romance).
The historical details seemed accurate, although I'm not an expert in the period. I appreciated the note at the start about the term 'Aborigines', which was the norm in those days but definitely has unpleasant connotations tod
Where to start?

I adored Sean Kennedy's previous outings with Tigers and Devils and then the follow up Tigerland, so decided to try another novel involving the same author. This book was co written with Catt Ford, who I haven't read before. I have to say Dash and Dingo didn't really gel with me. I felt the plot was a bit weak, when trying to build up the villain of the piece Hodges. Hodges just didn't feel menacing enough to me. This meant that the ending to his part in the story felt anti clima
Most of the historical romances I read seem to be set in 1800’s England, so when I saw that this book took place in 1930’s Australia – well, I hit the “buy” button pretty quickly. An added bonus was the cover. I love, love, love illustrated covers!

Henry “Dash” Percival-Smythe: Henry starts out every bit as “stodgy” as the blurb describes him. He’s reserved and bookish and not a little bit stubborn, but he evolves during his adventures with Dingo. He’s very much
I really enjoyed this adventure romance story by Sean Kennedy and Catt Ford. I have read other works from both authors and was happy to find the elements of their writing that I enjoy on this story.

I loved the historical, cultural and conservationist aspect of this story. I like reading historical books as I love to be transported to previous times and how life was lived back then. Ford and Kennedy did a great job at painting the setting of the late 1930's on this story. I enjoyed reading about
Jimmy Hanson
An interesting story, cheerful and heartening and in the end very sweet, with just enough action. On a subject that would have otherwise been boring [to those who had no idea even what a thyalacine was], the fascination and love that both Dash and Dingo had for the tigers kept the reader interested as well.

I was enamored of both characters from the very beginning, Dingo especially, but Dash grew on me very quickly. Separately I would have happily continued to read any novel they were in - togeth
I've heard about this book for years here and there and finally, finally I got time and desire to read it. I was delighted to learn it was nothing like what I expected - not sure why I thought it'd be a struggle with this book, but it was anything but.

It was a nice, light and exciting read - aside from the protagonists: yeah, well, nothing astonishingly new about them, but then again, it didn't take them any time to grow on me. However, what I absolutely loved about this book is all the unusual
This book is very straightforward about the depredations of the encroaching colonists on the indigenous peoples of Tasmania, as well as on the flora and fauna. Written some seventy years after the events depicted, the authors depict a paradise lost, an indigenous people decimated, by thoughtless (or worse, opportunistic) settlers.

This longer novel, over 300 pages in its paperback format, is a worthwhile reading experience, especially if you are a fan of historical fiction.

I suggest you look up
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Catt Ford lives in front of the computer monitor, in another world where her imaginary gay friends obey her every command.

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