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This Is Falling Audiobook

This Is Falling: The Falling Series, Book 1

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First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and 16 days had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it.

When I left for college, I put 1,000 miles between my future and my past. I'd made a choice - I was going to cross back to the other side, to live with the living. I just didn't know how.

And then I met Nate Preeter.

An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn't supposed to notice a ghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn't want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn't.

My heart was dead, and I was never supposed to belong to anyone. But Nate Preeter had me feeling, and he made me want to be his. He showed me everything I was missing.

And then he showed me how to fall.

©2014 Ginger Eiden (P)2015 Ginger Eiden

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    Sam 05/11/2015
    Sam 05/11/2015
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    "Terrible story line"
    Would you try another book written by Ginger Scott or narrated by Melissa Moran?

    doubt it


    Has This Is Falling put you off other books in this genre?

    No


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    the performance was nice and relevant, but the story line is very silly.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Me & My Girls
    Va United States
    9/08/15
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    "Really Good"

    This is a great story about a young girl (Rowe Stanton) who survives a school shooting that takes her best friend and her boyfriend. After two years of hiding from the world she heads to college where she meets baseball star Nate Preeter and begins to resurrect her life. For the first few hours of this audiobook I was totally expecting to be granting a five star rating to this one. Then there were a few scenes featuring Rowe McHypocrite and at that point there was a great deal of teeth grinding, then fast forwarding going on. She throws what we in the mountains call a hissy fit and Nate the whipped pup accepts it all. Which brings me to a point that I just have to make; why is it that all female romance writers make the male leads of these books into wimps or women?
    I am more into women than men, but when I'm with a man, I want a man. The frame of reference this author uses seems to be that the guy is always at fault. Then in the last 10 to15% percent of the story Rowe has reason to be upset but then she becomes Whiny Girl for way too long. I can and do understand that PTSD deeply affects people but Rowe's actions don't seem consistent with the diagnosis. Given those weaknesses I still like this book enough to give it four big stars.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Lynne
    Vernon, CT
    2/08/15
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    "Sweet"

    Young love with grown up hurdles. A nice Sunday afternoon listen. Not sure if I'm in for the series, but enjoyed this one.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Denise
    LEXINGTON, KY, United States
    6/08/15
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    "VERY Y/A ... cute story"

    This story was a little too young for me. I think it was very sweet/cute and would appeal to a younger audience. The narration was fine, although I did not care for the female performance of a male voice. This story is a story of a young woman who survived a brutal experience and began a healing journey with the hero. Sale worthy .... I used a credit and didn't return it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jeffinner07
    TAMPA, FL, US
    4/07/15
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    "Good, but not great!"

    I felt the story was really sweet and worth reading!
    Rowe's sad story was just too annoying around the end. I'm glad the story had a happy ending.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Corinne
    9/02/15
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    "Excellent book"

    I couldn't stop listening! The book was very well written and read very well too. I can't wait to fill my library with all of Ginger Scott's books!

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Ju
    19/03/15
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    "not my cup of tea"

    it was a good storyline but not very well developed. i thought it was interesting the idea of writing a version of what might happen to victims of school shootings, it is a terrible reality of our country and after all the media buzz right after, we dont really know what happens to the survivors, how they deal with their losses and trauma.
    however, the writing is quite amateur, to me it seems more like high schooler behavior/dialogue than college kids. i just didnt connect with the characters, and i dont think they were well developed.
    the narrator was so so, kind of made some of the dialogue sound forced and fake... maybe it was the combination of the narrative and the amateur writing... but not my cup of tea.

    14 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • sagem39
    Minnesota
    7/12/15
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    "I think I am too old for this book. I'm 28."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I do not regret listening to this book, but it definitely wasn't one of my favorites. I usually listen or read books for young adults, but this seemed too juvenile for me. The issues in the relationship and how the characters dealt with them seemed so immature to me; so it was somewhat annoying to listen to.


    Do you think This Is Falling needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I wouldn't be interested in a follow up book. It ends on a fine note, and I wouldn't know where else it would go.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there was a male and female narrator for the different characters. This book has sections that are done in first person by Rowe, and alternates with chapters that are done in first person by Nate; but there was just the female narrator. I think a male and female narrator would have added a lot to the listening experience!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christine M. Butler
    North Carolina USA
    18/07/15
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    "beautiful story"

    this was such a beautiful story, and so refreshing to have a male character be a genuine nice guy too.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jacqueline's Reads
    24/10/17
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    "Emotional, heart-warming, a must!"

    4 Falling to Stars

    If you are looking for a NA novel, set during college with mild drama and sweet romance, then This is Falling is for you

    Rowe is a damaged girl. She was home schooled for the past two years and now that she is a freshman in college, it’s time to start fresh and new. She’s working on opening up, making friends and doing things on her own, but it’s hard to get over a rough past.

    Nate is a star baseball player and could play anywhere, but he picked the same school as his older brother. His brother is in a wheelchair and can’t play baseball anymore. Nate is living his brother’s dream. He notices a girl in the hallway in his dorms late at night and runs into her. He can’t get Rowe out of his mind, even if she’s a bit stand offish, there’s something about Rowe Nate is fascinated about.

    Rowe

    Rowe is the damsel in distress girl I love to read and no, she isn’t weak or annoying, but sweet and very adorable. Something happens in her past and it has left Rowe a little battered and scared. She doesn’t have any friends and she doesn’t open up easily. She wants to get to know Nate better, but she’s still reserved around him. She rooms with two roommates. The roommates are twin sisters and are complete opposites. I love them. Even though one of the sisters’ a complete you know what, I love the interaction between Rowe and her friends. The friends will be in the next books.

    Nate

    Nate is your typical college guy. He’s good looking, popular and everyone wants to hook up with him. He isn’t a typical book player, in the sense, he’s mostly focused on his brother and his baseball life. He likes Rowe because she isn’t like other girls and he actively goes for her. I like that Nate was into Rowe because Rowe isn’t girlie or flirty. I liked that Nate found the whole fresh and clean look attractive.
    I liked Nate a lot. He seemed like a good guy with great intentions, although at times he was too much like a typical guy. At one point he did mention to Rowe that he wouldn’t wait forever when Rowe was acting flaky.

    Overall

    I did an audio re-read. I’ve read a few Ginger Scott books and what I notice is that Ginger likes to write real emotions and real drama. I was drawn with the cover and the summary. Originally, I was surprised on how much I enjoyed it. The storyline is adorable and fairly simple. Damage girl meets boy and boy tries to fix girl.

    At times Rowe does act a little too young for her age. I understand she is innocent and she has been home schooled for two years, but she did have a normal life before all the stuff that happened. Other than that, I really liked how the relationship between Nate and Rowe develops.

    It’s a slow developing relationship, so the steam level is mild, but I kind of like it like that. You get to know the characters fairly well and really believe the relationship.
    Audio Questions

    If you could sum up This Is Falling in three words, what would they be?

    Emotional, Youthful, Romance

    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the college setting. I like finding lasting love during college, maybe because I found mine there. I liked how real Rowe and Nate’s relationship was. There wasn’t really anything defined between them and it just slowly progressed and built into something more. I liked that. I liked that they got to know each other and it wasn’t insta-lust at first.

    What does Melissa Moran bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    This was my first Melissa Moran narration. This is actually my first narration where the female narrator reads the male parts as well. I will be honest and say I am spoiled with male narrators. I love listening to a deep male voice and I felt a little disappointment when I didn’t get that. However, Melissa did a great job in transition into Nate’s voice. I’m a huge fan of narrators that can transition well between characters. I found Melissa’s voice very sweet and her pace was good.

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

    I liked that Rowe’s past was revealed fairly quickly in the book. It wasn’t a huge secret and because of her past it kind of shaped the tone and feel for the rest of the book. I thought her issues were valid and I felt her pain. I also thought the body scars and imagine problems added nice dynamic to the read. It was very emotional.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alice L. Micka
    Sarasota, Florida
    15/01/17
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    "Nice easy listen"

    Nothing you can't predict from beginning to end but sometimes for long periods in the car I prefer that as I don't have to concentrate so hard and drive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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