The Upside of Falling Down

Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: Children's Audiobooks
4.1 out of 5 stars (597 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For Clementine Haas, finding herself is more than a nice idea. Ever since she woke up in an Irish hospital with complete amnesia, self-discovery has become her mission.

They tell her she's the lone survivor of a plane crash. They tell her she's lucky to be alive. But she doesn't feel lucky. She feels...lost.

With the relentless Irish press bearing down on her, and a father she may not even recognize on his way from America to take her home, Clementine assumes a new identity and enlists a blue-eyed Irish stranger, Kieran O'Connell, to help her escape her forgotten life...and start a new one.

Hiding out in the sleepy town of Waterville, Ireland, Clementine discovers there's an upside to a life that's fallen apart. But as her lies grow, so does her affection for Kieran, and the truth about her identity becomes harder and harder to reveal, forcing Clementine to decide: Can she leave her past behind for a new love she'll never forget?

©2018 Rebekah Crane (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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Narration?

I should have listened to a sample first. The narrator reads in an up and down cadence and I can't hear the story for that unending roll. When she is being the characters it's actually good. But the narration doesn't work. I'll pass on the audio and read it!

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A "Lovely" Read

Well developed characters and a delightful story. Rebekah Crane does a great job of mixing wistful and relateable and Alana Kerr Collins does yet another great job of bringing the characters to life.

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Sweet baby Jesus, please send avoid at all costs

I was really looking forward to listening to this book. This is my first time with this author and narrator. The story is interesting but after 2 chapters I'm not sure I'll purchase the Kindle version to finish it. The overall writing isn't done in a concise manner. The catalyst of this story is the woman is a sole survivor from a plane crash. Her male nurse is working to help her recover her memory. It seems so forced that you're not really feeling a connection. Although the female is in a dark spot of being a survivor with no memory, it just doesn't translate well. It's truly hard to pinpoint the main issue but it falls apart pretty quickly. It is a Kindle Unlimited book, so I might give it a try to finish it. The narrator was so bad and annoying, I tapped out after 2 chapters. It was so frustrating to listen to and became unbearably annoying.

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there is an upside!

slightly predictable but lovely! I loved the performance by the narrator as well. hope to read more by Rebecca Crane

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Narration is HORRIBLE!!!

This is the worst narration ever!!! Her intonation is off a 100% of the time.... she is HORRIBLE!!! The story line is GREAT, but the narrator destroys the desire to carry on & listen. Her voice is a pleasant one, she may be good for children's story telling, but listening to her with this book stresses me out!!! I will NEVER listen to a book she narrates again!!!

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interesting twist

kept me engaged and entertained. interesting plot twists and an overall nice story. good narrator.

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Captivating roller coaster ride of life.

I'm new to audible and listening to audio books. I've held onto enjoying the experience of reading with the actual book in my hands or reading on my kindle tablet. This is my second audio book that I have listened to. The first book was a good mystery thriller. Total opposite of this book genre. Now on with it. This story's opening was intriguing and held my attention to the last chapter. I truly enjoyed the characters in the story especially Steven and Clive. Also, the honesty the story expressed about life's unpredictability in everything we know called life. Each character has their own personal life story. People can relate to experiencing life's ups and downs with growing up, discovering one's self, friendship, relationships, family matters, and of course falling in love. All is interconnected like an intricate web. Each web unique to the person who spins its thread. I do thoroughly always enjoy a happy ending. Especially, an unexpected one. The performance of the Audible narrator was spot on and helped to bring vivid pictures of what they were describing to life in my minds eye as if I was watching it play out like on a TV or movie theater screen. Her tone was pleasing and her various voice inflections to match the characters made the story entertaining and enjoyable. Glad I selected this book. I look forward to discover more books by the same author and to continue being an Audible and Kindle book reader.

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Meh

Not for me. I don’t usually not finish a book I’ve started, but this is doing nothing for me. Not interesting, the story lacks depth and the way the reader reads it is off putting. Everything is read as though every sentence is a question.

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Amazing story that you can't stop listening to!

This book was recommended to me by a friend, because I like Irish things. Well she was right when she said I would like it!!

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Good commuting story

Snippets of life in Ireland were fun. The narration was a bit off like it was being done by machine. But the accents were good.