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Before I Fall

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Lauren Oliver

Narrated By: Sarah Drew

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: February 2010

Duration: 12 hours 27 minutes


'You'll have no choice but to tear through this book!''Jay Asher, author of the New York Times bestseller Thirteen Reasons Why

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.

Cover Art © 2016 Open Road Films. All Rights Reserved.


  • Anonymous

    This story written by Oliver is quite gripping. Right off you know what the end will be but the journey to it is what holds you. However, it's the narration by Sara Drew that really made the book come to life for me. Her renditions of the characters was so fabulous that I would know who was speaking before she even said "X says". The only some what negative comment I could make is that the book could have been cut down by a day (if you "read" it, you know what I mean") but even still, I would highly recommend Oliver's book as a wonderful read. I will also look for other books narrated by Drew.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Quinn K

    For a teen book not bad. Had some good morals but not very original

  • Don S

    I love this story. Great writing The story had me riveted until the end. The narrator of this book however was absolutely horrendous. Might be top five worst narrators I have ever heard. It’s so bad maybe just go see the movie.

  • Nicole S

    Couldn't stop listening. The narrator's voice was a bit annoying, but overall a very enjoyable listen.

  • Crystal S

    I'm gonna start with I thoroughly enjoyed this book, so much I listened to it twice back to back, however I was so disappointed with the end. I'm not sure if I was expecting more or less just really hollowed out by the end. The narration was amazing, really made the audio sensational!! I can't wait to watch the movie and compare!

  • Alexandra F

    listening to the first days of her adventure was a bit hard for me because it was a bit too much immature teenager blabla and so I sometimes found myself thinking about something else,missing whatever they did at that moment. but then it got really interesting.was a bit disappointed at the end though.

  • Shannon A

    A fantastic, thought provoking book. I couldn't stop listening and found myself excited to have the opportunity to hear more. Wonderful narrating and a great book!!!

  • Shauna P

    Great book. Struggled with the ending. Slightly confusing.

  • Kadance A

    The story itself, is filled with unimaginable detail and has numerous hilarious aspects. Sarah Drew did an amazing job narating this book and it really comes alive though I do not suggest this book for anyone under 12, it is definitely a Great book for teens.

  • Aimee M

    I hate this book. Period.