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Before I Fall Audiobook

Before I Fall

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Publisher's Summary

What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death - and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.

©2010 Lauren Oliver (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Oliver, in a pitch-perfect teen voice, explores the power we have to affect the people around us in this intensely believable first novel...This is a compelling book with a powerful message and should not be missed." (Booklist)

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    Susan 06-18-15
    Susan 06-18-15

    This is my granddaughter's picture! She is my love.

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    "A High School Tragedy with Deja Vu"

    When I finished this book, I needed a vacation! I know teens have much more energy than I do and this story has it all. I was caught from the very first and it never let go. Even though the people in the book were mostly in High School, I did enjoy it. The first half of the book, I allowed my attention to wander. Then things started to move and I knew I would have to start over if I wanted to get the most out of it. I am glad I did! This was written in a very different way. Think of the movie "Ground Hog" Very similar, but more intense. I loved the energy of the characters, the feeling of invincibility. The innocent but intense actions kept me involved and wondering where we'd go next. This is a story about teens, but it is too intense for young teens. I was left wondering and wanting more at the end although that, also, was just as good as the rest of the book!

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    Doris 05-07-15
    Doris 05-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "VERY Relatable and not as clique as you think."

    I absolutely love how the author takes the predictable things and manages to express it in a fun and original way.

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    Melissa 04-29-15
    Melissa 04-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I loved it"

    I loved the story, the performance was amazing!
    I only wish it had not ended. 😌 But then again, I always say that about a good book!

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    Linda 04-19-15
    Linda 04-19-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved the book, almost hated the ending!"

    Wish she ended it by learning her lesson and living to continue the new her! And marrying Kent too.
    The book was great and the narrator was awesome. The right person for the age of the characters in the book! Great job to you all!

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    BobbieJo Leander, TX, United States 03-17-15
    BobbieJo Leander, TX, United States 03-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Same story over and over again"

    I had high hopes for this book sadly I just couldn't like it. I just couldn't get into the fact of the story kept repeating itself changing little things here and there but I did enjoy Sarah Drew narrating the story.

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    Trisha L. Tricozzi Arizona, USA 02-23-15
    Trisha L. Tricozzi Arizona, USA 02-23-15

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    "Before I Fall"

    This book is one of my very favorites! I loved it the first time I read it a year or two ago and I love it now, the third time I've read it.
    Sarah Drew is phenomenal at narrating books and has become one of my favorites since I listened to Delirium, also by Lauren Oliver. She brings so much emotion to the story that it nearly knocks you off your feet. I have found myself in tears listening to heavy scenes that she reads because she makes everything sound so real. Absolutely love this whole book! I would recommend to ANYONE!

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    BeckyD 01-10-15
    BeckyD 01-10-15

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    "Brilliant"

    Beautiful story, beautiful performance. First book I've read by this author. Will definitely read more. And Ms Drew's performance was stellar, the perfect voice for this story.

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    Alexandra 12-27-14
    Alexandra 12-27-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Blah"
    What disappointed you about Before I Fall?

    The story is repetitive and frankly boring


    What was most disappointing about Lauren Oliver’s story?

    I hated the main characters and the story just wasn't interesting.


    What didn’t you like about Sarah Drew’s performance?

    she really shouldn't have done different voices for different characters....they were awful


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Before I Fall?

    The whole book... The entire book would have to be changed


    Any additional comments?

    Don't bother with it really...

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    Bmore Lovely 11-06-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Read!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I discovered Lauren Oliver with her Delirium Series and love it and have been reading her books. I am 30 and this bright me back to High School. A good read about life, love, and second chances. I wish it had ended differently but that is just my opinion. Overall I would recommend!


    Which character – as performed by Sarah Drew – was your favorite?

    Sam was the best character.


    Any additional comments?

    Sarah Drew is a GREAT GREAT performer!!!

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    Hyena 10-27-14
    Hyena 10-27-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Beautiful, Darkly Humorous Homage to Groundhog Day"
    Where does Before I Fall rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to numerous audiobooks, and "Before I Fall" is, by the far, the best one I have heard so far. While it isn't the best book I've read, the performance was amazing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The protagonist, Sam, was my favorite character because her character arc is the driving force of this story. She revealed the more genuine side of the "popular girl" stereotype that geeks like me don't want to acknowledge.


    Which character – as performed by Sarah Drew – was your favorite?

    Aside from the main character, Sarah Drew fantastically portrayed Lindsay, the insecure, dry, cold, and brutal best friend to Sam.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    This is a really irrelevant and unhelpful question… ("Groundhog Day for Teens")


    Any additional comments?

    Great performance, great book. Some reviewers claim this isn't for kids or teens. NO! This book is exactly what teens need to read!

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