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Before I Fall Audiobook

Before I Fall

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Publisher's Summary

Now a major motion picture.

They say 'live every day as if it's your last' - but you never actually think it's going to be. At least I didn't. The thing is, you don't get to know when it happens. You don't remember to tell your family that you love them or - in my case - remember to say goodbye to them at all.

But what if, like me, you could live your last day over and over again? Could you make it perfect? If your whole life flashed before your eyes, would you have no regrets? Or are there some things you'd want to change?

©2010 Lauren Oliver (P)2012 HarperCollins Audio

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    roxanne 18/03/2017
    roxanne 18/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "couldn't put it down"

    I couldn't stop listening to this. A great story. I could picture everything clearly as I listened.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    23/05/2017
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    "Cried a few times. Such a great story."

    Loved the story. The reader was ok. The valley girl voices got annoying real quick and the voice she chose to use for Kent was a bit annoying but other than that it was so good. Towards the end it got so good I had to spend hours finishing it.

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  • Keelie
    Thornbury, Australia
    19/03/14
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    "Another gem from Lauren Oliver"
    What did you love best about Before I Fall?

    The realism of the characters and the growth and development of the protagonist during the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's something anybody can relate to having been in high school. Most people would fall into one social category and identify with the protagonist by either being LIKE her or being around (or victimised by) someone like her. This is the story of is like watching Mean Girls through the eyes of one of the plastics- but with her growing as a person and realising that maybe the way she behaves isn't perfect.


    What about Sarah Drew’s performance did you like?

    Sarah Drew is flawless in any of the books she reads. Being an actress, she's really expressive and able to get the inner feelings of the characters out for you. She has a "voice" for every character that is distinctly different or at least different enough that you don't get confused in moments with a lot of dialogue.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I really identified with one of the characters who is bullied a lot, and there's also a scene in the toilets with a "not cool" girl that makes a big impact. I can't give away too much without spoiling it, really.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must read for high school age kids, parents with teenage children or people who (like me) really like intelligent YA fiction or the writing of Lauren Oliver. Once you get over the initial chapter of the story (which makes it seem like a happy-go-lucky story from a tween movie until the plot takes a sudden turn) , you will be hooked and unable to stop listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Miss
    United Kingdom
    23/11/12
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    "Captivating"

    The story captivates you from the start, capturing the horror of bullying and what one person will do to save another. Excellent read

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    12/04/17
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    "Schöne Geschichte"

    Ich höre Hörbücher häufig zum einschlafen. Dieses hat mich wach gehalten. Aus dem positiven Grund weil die Geschichte so gut ist und sie die kleinen Vernetzungen im Leben darstellt. Aus dem negativen Grund weil die Stimmt der Erzählerin schnell und hoch ist. Schönes Buch.

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  • Ella Kolodziej
    15/03/17
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    "Before I fall"

    Very enjoyable, Sarah Drew is fantastic, her voice I feel was perfect for this story.

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  • Sophie Gillanders
    13/01/17
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    "Gripping, heartwarming and heartbreaking!"

    Beautifully written, but still felt real. The characters are all imperfect. I looked fiat's to my commute so i could listen in the car!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Krystie Maddox-lue
    England
    16/10/16
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    "One of those stories you can just listen to again and again"

    I love this story! If you like YA stories like 13 Reasons Why and Every Last Word, you'll like this. Great story, a little cringey at times maybe, but that's probably because I'm an adult reading a book detailing a teenagers thoughts and feelings. Good characterisations and good plotline, clearly and competently delivered by the reader: can't ask for much else.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • R. Gough
    Birmingham
    8/05/16
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    "Good, but characters unlikable
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    liked but Lynsey is aweful and doesn't have a good reason to be a bully

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  • Lauren
    24/02/16
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    "my heart just broke"

    Amazing. I loved it. Now I'm going to live my life to the absolute full

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Claire
    Rugeley, United Kingdom
    5/03/15
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    "The End"

    Greatly enjoyed the book definately one to keep you listening to the end, at which point you want more, and leaves your imagination to make it up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mrs
    27/02/15
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    "Before I fall"

    Reading was done very well, this is nice reasonably quick read good to read on an airplane or in spare time.

    Have fun reading and make sure to get a god lesson our of it to all you girls like Lindsey or Elody xxx

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C. Thurlby
    Ascot, UK
    27/08/15
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    "Good enough but predictable"

    The story was good enough, but rather predictable and there were no plot twists to keep you guessing. The idea was a good one, but could have been explored much more fully. Not bad to listen to whilst baking or cleaning though.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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