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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (15 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: May 2012 ISBN: 9781455886685
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jettcatt | 1/1/2014

    " I suppose I would described this book as nice. Nice story, nice characters and nicely written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 12/31/2013

    " I enjoyed the story. I like reading about college times but it wasn't a page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 12/27/2013

    " This was an excellent story with great character development. It really drew on the life-altering experience that college can be for some individuals. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and didn't want to put it down until the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karrie | 12/19/2013

    " Interesting. Not a page-turner. A little predicable. The 'big reveals' of the book were not that surprising. I enjoyed it because it was about New England college students' experiences in the autumn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Conor | 4/29/2013

    " The Fall reminded me of The Rules of Attraction, but it takes itself much more seriously. The characters are realistic, the journey believable, and the message clear. Quinn writes with a creative and unique style which leaves me excited for his next novel! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Fajardo | 3/13/2013

    " Excellent book. Very engaging and easy to follow. Reminded me a lot of my college experience. Would definitely recommend to freinds as a must read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wil | 2/19/2013

    " For a first novel, it was a good try, but he attempted entirely too much, and ended with some loose ends. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 11/20/2012

    " I could not finish this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven Kruger | 11/1/2012

    " An OK "fluff" piece. The situations are good and bring back similar memories, but the story gets cliched, and the dialogue can be stilted. When you don't want to think too much, it's a nice story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 10/27/2012

    " I thought this was good. Maybe not as good as it could have been, as the characters were not really believable and not very sympathetic. But overall it was a solid read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 9/20/2012

    " It's not a bad story, can't say the author did a poor job in writing, it just didn't do much for me. "

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About the Author
Author Ryan Quinn

Ryan Quinn attended the University of Utah, where he was an NCAA champion and an All-American athlete. After graduation, he worked for five years in New York’s book-publishing industry. A native of Alaska, he now lives in Los Angeles.

About the Narrators

Kate Rudd, actress and award-winning narrator,was born and raised in Michigan. As an actress she has appeared in several independent films and shorts, as well as in multiple episodes of the television show Perks. As an audiobook narrator she was a finalist for the 2013 Audie Award for The Fault in Our Stars. She is also a member of the multinarrator productions for October Mourning and Wonder, which were also 2013 finalists for Audie Awards. She has won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Nick Podehl is a professional voice actor. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, many of which have won prestigious awards, including fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He currently lives and works around Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife.

Benjamin L. Darcie has been on the stage since he was six years old, performing in everything from musicals to Shakespeare. He drifted from the stage to the screen, acting in and directing short films, as well as doing voiceover work and narration for trailers, films, and audio books. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.