Written By: Lauren Oliver

Narrated By: Sarah Drew

Date: March 2010

Duration: 12 hours 26 minutes


With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others.

For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—'Cupid Day'—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night.

However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.

Before I Fall is now a major motion picture Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, and Kian Lawley. Named to numerous state reading lists, the novel was also recognized as a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, The Daily Beast, NPR, and Publishers Weekly.

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.

  • Kim B.

    Loved this book so much.

  • 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.

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