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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ryan Quinn Narrator: Kate Rudd, Nick Podehl, Benjamin L. Darcie Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Nestled in the Pennsylvania countryside, Florence University frames an idyllic college world, complete with cute coeds and handsome jocks—not to mention plenty of booze and sex with virtually no responsibility. For three seniors approaching graduation, the vagaries of life have rarely been so terrifying. Film buff Ian is at a loss as to what to do with the rest of his life—or what to do about the football player he has been fantasizing about. Haile is an accomplished classical musician, a veteran violinist who is taking a break from touring to finish her education, explore her dream of becoming a singer-songwriter, and escape her controlling mother. Casey is the handsome football star whose seemingly perfect existence masks an unsatisfactory love life and an inexplicable restlessness for something … more.

Drawn together by their struggles for identity, the three students form a fateful friendship that will change the courses of their lives forever. Sexy, fast paced, and layered with intimate insight about life’s most formative years, The Fall is a compelling coming-of-age story about what happens when we are forced to confront who we are and who we want to become.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Deb | 2/16/2014

    " Insightful handling of college aged angst and the social pressures imposed by our peers and our families. I couldn't stop reading until I was finished in the wee hours! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karisa | 2/6/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. In the Fall, You will read about 3 characters that go to Florence University and find themselves. While at college (and like most college students) these 3 individuals learn things about themselves that will change their existance and force them to become who they really are. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Michael | 1/15/2014

    " I found the Fall to be hard to care about at times. Right off the bat, the style was a bit hard to get into, how it didn't always clearly identify who was speaking, but I caught on. It was an interesting idea to try but I feel it failed. The plots, I guess, were of college kids leading interlaced lives, making friends, coming out, finding yourself against your parents' ideals...and those sort of worked. The story of the college professor and his secret lover was interesting until it was made not to be. The situations were a tad implausible for me. All that being said, I did enjoy portions of it, and the characters were interesting, although so much had been left out of them to make me wonder for more, it was odd that the author then sort of tacked on wrapping their suggested futures all up in a bow. Casey's last minute switch? unnecessary and too sudden. Ian's doing what? Where now? Halie's mom said what? Something about this didn't ring true. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Suzanne | 1/9/2014

    " I totally fell for The Fall. Such beautiful writing, such engaging characters, and a nice little revenge plot that had me cheering. This view of the college lifestyle is one of the more realistic I have read. My only complaint is the awkwardness of Eva's dialogue. It bordered too closely to ebonics. But, there wasn't a focus on her as a developed character, so I will forgive that as a small mistake and still reward this engrossing novel its full five stars. It just goes to show that "rich people/white people problems" can still suck pretty hard. "

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