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Fallen Crest High Audiobook

Fallen Crest High: Fallen Crest Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend Samantha's school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school, and now Samantha has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn't care at all - about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parents' divorce. But maybe that's a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.

©2013 Tijan Meyer (P)2014 Tantor

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    Yvonne australia 23/05/2016
    Yvonne australia 23/05/2016
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    "not for me"

    Well narrated. Story lacked depth and very immature. Extremely bitchy. Definitely aimed at teens however sex scenes are not really appropriate for that age group.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 27/05/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "Great listen!"

    This story had everything i love! Bad boys an evil mother and love what more could you need.
    Fantastic narrating. I really felt the ups and downs of the characters.
    When Sam's whole world betrays her she could break but instead she finds unexpected support from the hottest trouble makers in town. Mason and Logan come to love and protect Sam. But is she ready for what there friendship brings with it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • N.S.
    NYC
    20/09/14
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    "Amazingly Bad"
    Any additional comments?

    Its hard to even comment on a book that was so bad. I was curious about Tijan's books and since this one was on sale I tried it out. There is absolutely no plot. The characters are ridiculous and completely one dimensional. Its reads like a 9th graders attempt at a novel. Its hard to separate the narrator from the book content, but both seemed boring. Often there was far too much dramatic emphasis placed on mundane text. I listen to a lot of books on my long commute and for me this was top 5 worst of all time. I truly can't imagine where these 5 star reviews are coming from but to each their own. BTW - I have nothing against this genre. Just the story itself.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Slim
    Bedford, Virginia
    4/04/17
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    "Part 1"

    Spoilers. When Becky click her heels together, I started laughing. That part was hilarious because I could see through my eyes. Lol, Becky, has me dying laughing. I hope Sam continues to be her friend lol. Throughout the next books. This book has some funny parts in it more so, when Logan and Becky around lol. He Adam may as well gone and date Becky because everyone he ends up with always ends up banging Logan lol. Tsk, the kid can't catch a break. Omg, he said "bees must of bit my Ass cheek to see you here." her dad her real father Is hilarious, and Logan is funny man whereas Mason is so serious. I hope to read the book about him soon. But I do feel like Samantha, can and is RUDE as heck. Especially to her "FATHER'S" David and um Garrett. Like bih your mom is so rude and disrespectful to you. And your dad's want to be there, and you mean. Like all these children who wants their father in their lives. I know this book fake but man she annoying at times with that attitude. Logan, I love that boy, freaking hilarious omg. I'm dead. He like me speaks his mind and funny asl. Lordy, the things he said to his parents and Samantha parents Lord man funny omg. Dude, I'm done. The other part of the ending chapter 39 where her friends thinks Samantha is dating Logan and not Mason. Lmao, not only them but everyone else. Like um, no one assume it's Mason like what? This book was good can't wait until I read well start to listening to part 2 of this book. I been wanting to READ this book for awhile now and finally did. I want Logan to find some type of happiness.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • N. Spross
    Juniper Drive
    13/11/14
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    "Mixed Emotions About This Book"
    Would you listen to Fallen Crest High again? Why?

    No, I can't listen to it again. Although I was hooked right from the start, I couldn't figure out just why. The story rambled quite a bit. After the first half of the book, I wasn't really sure where it was going and what the point was. It was like the book was finished at the halfway point and then the author added page after page of pointless and over-the-top confrontations between various characters.
    The way the teenagers treated the adults was appalling. The way the teenagers treated each other was appalling. The way Samantha interacted with the guy she ends up with made me cringe. For example, he would walk up to her, say a few words, PICK HER UP LIKE A CHILD, holding her with his hands under her bottom and her arms around his neck, and have a conversation with her. A serious non-sexual conversation. Then he'd have a conversation with someone else who happens to walk by, while still holding her this way. This happened more than once. UGGGHHH. I couldn't stand it. Keep in mind I'm an adult. Maybe teenagers wouldn't be bothered by the things that bothered me.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending? Hahaha! Nothing happened. I can't even remember the ending because nothing got wrapped up. This is book 1 in a series though, so...


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

    I think she did a decent job because her narrating didn't stand out while I listened. That's good. But, she's not my favorite. I've heard better.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was addicting. It was nauseating. I can't decide if I liked it or not.


    Any additional comments?

    There are several books in this series. I haven't decided if I will listen to book 2 or not. Maybe the writing gets better? Maybe there's an actual plot? If so, I would definitely take a chance on the next book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • BRUCE L. MANSFIELD
    HURST, TX USA
    29/09/14
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    "being rich and hot excuses being an ass"
    Would you listen to Fallen Crest High again? Why?

    No. I thought the story of Samantha was a good story and had something to say but her falling for Mason ruined it. Mason because he is so handsome,good athlete, rich and charismatic is given a free ride with no consequences to being a total spoiled ass. He is a bully and treats all lesser people as he sees them as pawns.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I wouldn't made the main love interest a spoiled brat and ass. Mason is the stereotype of what is wrong with most professional athlete. His behavior ninety percent of the time was inexcusable. I kept waiting for Sam to wake up and see what he was but the story endorses the fantasy and behavior.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None really except frustration when I realized how the book was going to end. The story of Samantha was a good one if it had not been tainted by the Mason story line.


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

    Sam's long runs and how she felt about them and the inability of any adult in her life to see her downward spiral


    Any additional comments?

    The author has real talent. if she can get away from the fantasy that the male love interest has to be a bad boy, rich, incredibly handsome, super athlete, and have disdain for everyone and everything and act like an ass to show how special he is she could write a really good novel. .

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    2/09/16
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    "It was good"

    It was a little long, but started out really good. I was probably 3/4 through the book when I started skimming pages. The kids were cruel and since I am a mom I had a hard time siding with Sam. I know that teenagers would love this book though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sheila
    30/06/15
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    "Worst Writing - Possibly Ever"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I can't think of anyone.


    What was most disappointing about Tijan’s story?

    The character development, writing, where to begin?


    Did Saskia Maarleveld do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I liked the narrator. She she did what she could will a terrible script.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Fallen Crest High?

    Can someone please provide Tijan with a thesaurus and an ability to describe a scene, character, and/or situation? The basic premise was interesting enough, but how many times can she say the lead male character was "going in for the kill", "gave a look that could kill", etc. The male leads command respect - but I can't quite grasp why they receive it. Because they are good looking? (It's hard to say, because I still don't know what color hair they have, how tall they are, or what kind of build they posses - that's all left out!) Because they have money? (They say they have their own money quite frequently, but it's never explained how/why.) The female lead has an eating disorder that is apparently championed by the author, and a chip on her should so large it should stem from years upon years of abuse - but, at least from this book, she is only dealing with the separation of her "parents". Which, understandably could cause turmoil, but at this level? It's beyond putting aside basic common sense for the purpose of enjoying a story - it's all completely silly.


    Any additional comments?

    Pass on this book. It's frustrating. You'll find yourself yelling at the narrator and questioning the characters motivations. I don't hold high expectations while reading this sort of "young adult" drivel, I enjoy them more for the entertainment value, but even I was disappointed in this. I can't believe this was published.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ashes
    22/05/15
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    "The worst book I have ever read."

    The sex scenes are pitiful and there are too many secondary characters to keep track of. The characters have no depth and the love story with Mason ( SPOILER ) seems fake. Really I paid 27$ for this. Waste of money and time.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • HD
    10/09/17
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    "I am addicted!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because the storyline is fantastic! The narrator I was unsure of right at first, but within a chapter I really enjoyed her voice. Plus this was my first audiobook ever!


    What other book might you compare Fallen Crest High to and why?

    Maybe the Fall Away series by Pen Douglas just because of the High School aspect


    Which character – as performed by Saskia Maarleveld – was your favorite?

    Sam.


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

    Family isn't always blood


    Any additional comments?

    Tijan is one of my top favorite authors. I own this series on PB, Ebook and audio. I can't get enough of Sam, Mason and Logan! #Kade4va #FCRocks

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elena
    18/08/17
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    "The worst"

    Wow. The main characters in this book are pure evil. Hard to empathize and root for them yet the author puts the art of bringing other people down in horrible ways on some kind of weird pedestal. Clearly never heard the phrase two wrongs don't make a right. Terrible terrible terrible book. Scary that people fantasize about being like this. Stay away.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    Michigan
    23/07/17
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    "Great narration, story okay"

    The narration was good, but the story lacked depth and development. I feel like the author hinted at details that would convince the reader to believe that there was a reason for the main characters deeper emotional issues, but nothing was really explained...maybe this will be revealed in future books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • LilleyLoohLah
    17/09/15
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    "Love this audio as much as the book, maybe more!"
    Would you listen to Fallen Crest High again? Why?

    Definitely. Timeless story. Love YA.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fallen Crest High?

    All the parents, and Mason, Logan and Samantha meeting in the hotel room


    What about Saskia Maarleveld’s performance did you like?

    Loved the narration.


    Any additional comments?

    Oh my.....what a start to this series Loved this book from the get-go. I'm a huge fan of YA, and American high school drama is one of my favourites. This book provides it all. Following Samantha, Mason and Logan who are forced to live together through Sam's mum's marriage break up and her affair with the brothers' dad. Everything seems to be going badly wrong for Sam - boyfriends, friendships, parents, high school. As time goes by the only people that she can rely on are her two, soon to be stepbrothers, Mason and Logan. Love the story, it had me nearly in tears in places, and at a few points towards the end it was like a comedy scene, when the whole family got together, had me laughing to myself. So looking forward to hearing more from Sam and The Kade brothers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kat P
    UK
    3/12/14
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    "Love this story!! Awesome book!! "

    Love this story!! Awesome book!!

    Samantha (Sam) was happy or so she thought. She had her best friends Lydia and Jessica and her boyfriend of three years Jeff. She lived with her mum and dad and when to school at Fallen Crest Academy. Why do people lie and keep secrets? How could the people Sam love destroy her world?

    Mason and Logan Kade are brothers who do their own thing. Their parents had money. Mason and Logan were expected to attend Fallen Crest Academy but Mason and Logan had other ideas. Fallen Crest Public was their chosen school. Mason and Logan always get what they want, no question asked. Until Sam and her mum move in!!

    Will Sam get her family back? Will she survive her new life? Will she survive her new family? Could her year get and worse?

    I would recommend this book and the Fallen Crest Series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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