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3.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 5 3.55 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tess Callahan Narrator: Abby Craden Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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April and Oliver have been soul mates since childhood, and the attraction between them has always been palpable. Now, years after being completely inseparable, they have become strangers, but the wildly different paths of their lives are about to collide once again with the sudden death of April's brother.

Sexual tension builds as Oliver, the responsible, newly engaged law student, finds himself drawn more than ever to the reckless, mystifying April - and cracks begin to appear in his carefully constructed life. Even as Oliver attempts to save his childhood friend from her grief, her menacing boyfriend, and herself, it soon becomes apparent that Oliver has some secrets of his own - secrets he hasn't shared with anyone, even his fiancée.

Yet April knows. Is it really her life that's unraveling, or is it his own? The answer awaits at the end of a downward spiral...toward a surprising revelation. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 TJ | 2/20/2014

    " All I can say is random. Not sure what to think. Don't know if I liked it or not. Random "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 2/15/2014

    " loved this book! finished it in 2 days!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/2/2014

    " Even though this book was full of sad and depressing life situations, I found it beautiful and compelling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maka | 1/31/2014

    " Great book! great storyline with developed characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellie Fabry | 1/29/2014

    " decent read....nothing to write home about or anything. Disappointing ending unless there is a follow-up book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/28/2014

    " April and Oliver are stepcousins, childhood best friends who took different paths in adolescence and then meet up again as young adults. Afairly predictable story line told nicely with some interesting side characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 1/14/2014

    " This book was sweet and twisted at the same time. It shows how hard life can be for some people and how choices affect the rest of our lives. It did not end the way I expected it to end though. I believe a sequel could definately be written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Nelson | 1/10/2014

    " Enjoyed this book - it was a different kind of love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 1/10/2014

    " Very intriguing relationship story... well written! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 12/23/2013

    " I'm not a fan of abstract endings...if I wanted to imagine it myself I'd write my own book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina | 12/12/2013

    " I really loved the plot but the writing was atrocious. Also, what was with that ending?! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chara | 12/11/2013

    " Not as deep as it needed to be but a good read none the less.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 12/8/2013

    " All this story needed was one big fat kiss, nothing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vixx | 9/12/2013

    " bittersweet, but i enjoyed it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa | 7/22/2013

    " In some ways, highly predictable; in other ways, truthful to the ways we lie to ourselves, others, and make life's discoveries painfully, by deception & honestly, and often, by accident. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikcole | 7/7/2013

    " This book was really rather good...but I had to read nearly half the book to truly start to enjoy it. So just know to really appreciate this book you have to stick it out through the slow beginnings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne Parker | 1/29/2013

    " Thoughtful peek into two complicated lives - engaging. You want them to kiss... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Arbkdbarb | 1/23/2013

    " Honestly I want to give this zero stars but I didn't want anyone to think I just forgot to indicate my "like" or better yet, strong dislike for this book. It was just awful! My bookclub read this and we all hated it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Kendig | 4/6/2012

    " A compelling romance/drama with interesting characters and not too much melodrama, even if the events themselves are pretty intense. The ending makes sense with the understated nature of the entire book, and that's what makes it a cut above the average "will they, won't they" love story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 8/13/2011

    " Callahan is a talented writer, and the story was compelling: I couldn't put the novel down. However, the primary themes of sexual longing and violence seemed a little too similar to the plot of a soap opera, and some of the secondary characters (and even Oliver at times) were unconvincing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna Knowles | 8/7/2011

    " What!! No sequel! As you can see I really enjoyed this book. Tess Callahan did a fabulous job of portraying the characters and their character flaws. With all the twists and turns and angst, it was well worth my time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nibal | 5/23/2011

    " Loved this book. Beautifully written. Haunting characters that I carried with me for days and that kept drawing me back into their stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 5/17/2011

    " A dark and dreary book, but good nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 3/30/2011

    " The entire book was a build-up of this palpable tension, confusion, and curiosity shared between April and Oliver. I loved the book but I found the ending a bit baffling. While I often enjoy open ended books, this one seemed as if it was trying to convey closure but didn't quite make it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/24/2011

    " The ending is what got me. I was very disappointed. There has to be another book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 3/20/2011

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    Really well written story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 3/5/2011

    " Okay, not great. It seemed to go on too long toward an inevitable conclusion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya | 3/1/2011

    " great writer, but unlikable characters, although understandable how they turned out based on life circumstances; read for book club "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 G'Niel | 2/19/2011

    " I expected more from this book. I wanted April and Oliver to really have some type of an affair. It was more about April's mental state than any actual romance. A good read, though. The way of Tess Callahan's writing style really captured me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 2/5/2011

    " I was truly amazed at how the author was able to weave a beautiful story with a family that is very unconventional. I started and finished this book in one day and when I finished I wanted much more.



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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 1/23/2011

    " I really liked this book. The characters had a lot of depth, with so many layers. It kept me reading because I kept looking to uncover new layers. I just hope there is a sequel because I want to know so badly where their lives are going next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 1/22/2011

    " I found the way the author handled the interpersonal relationships to be very good and quite perceptive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/21/2011

    " Even though this book was full of sad and depressing life situations, I found it beautiful and compelling. "

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About the Author
Author Tess CallahanTess Callahan has written for a range of publications including the New York Times Magazine and New York Newsday. April & Oliver is her first novel.
About the Narrator

Abby Craden has been a professional actress and voice artist for over sixteen years and can be heard in numerous television and radio commercials, video games, and audiobooks. She has twice won the AudioFile Earphones Award.