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The Upside of Falling Down

Written by: Rebekah Crane
Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
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Publisher's Summary

For Clementine Haas, finding herself is more than a nice idea. Ever since she woke up in an Irish hospital with complete amnesia, self-discovery has become her mission.

They tell her she's the lone survivor of a plane crash. They tell her she's lucky to be alive. But she doesn't feel lucky. She feels...lost.

With the relentless Irish press bearing down on her, and a father she may not even recognize on his way from America to take her home, Clementine assumes a new identity and enlists a blue-eyed Irish stranger, Kieran O'Connell, to help her escape her forgotten life...and start a new one.

Hiding out in the sleepy town of Waterville, Ireland, Clementine discovers there's an upside to a life that's fallen apart. But as her lies grow, so does her affection for Kieran, and the truth about her identity becomes harder and harder to reveal, forcing Clementine to decide: Can she leave her past behind for a new love she'll never forget?

©2018 Rebekah Crane (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • CydLHH
  • 2018-06-26

Narration?

I should have listened to a sample first. The narrator reads in an up and down cadence and I can't hear the story for that unending roll. When she is being the characters it's actually good. But the narration doesn't work. I'll pass on the audio and read it!

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  • Leozpride
  • 2018-05-11

Sweet baby Jesus, please send avoid at all costs

I was really looking forward to listening to this book. This is my first time with this author and narrator. The story is interesting but after 2 chapters I'm not sure I'll purchase the Kindle version to finish it. The overall writing isn't done in a concise manner. The catalyst of this story is the woman is a sole survivor from a plane crash. Her male nurse is working to help her recover her memory. It seems so forced that you're not really feeling a connection. Although the female is in a dark spot of being a survivor with no memory, it just doesn't translate well. It's truly hard to pinpoint the main issue but it falls apart pretty quickly. It is a Kindle Unlimited book, so I might give it a try to finish it.

The narrator was so bad and annoying, I tapped out after 2 chapters. It was so frustrating to listen to and became unbearably annoying.

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  • dhouston1231
  • 2020-05-30

A "Lovely" Read

Well developed characters and a delightful story. Rebekah Crane does a great job of mixing wistful and relateable and Alana Kerr Collins does yet another great job of bringing the characters to life.

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  • Vanessa Y
  • 2019-10-11

Clementine’s actions

The story overall was good, but I couldn’t get over how Clementine/Jane treated her father. Especially after she found out about here mother. She was sooo selfish to do that to him....he didn’t do anything to deserve that. That’s why I gave it less than 5 stars for Overall & the Story.

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  • WAYNE
  • 2019-05-25

Meh

I thought it was unrealistic with too many coincidences. I didn’t think the Irish accents of the narration sounded authentic either. WHAT ALICE FORGOT is a much better book about amnesia and new starts.

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  • CLL
  • 2022-07-31

surprised!

This story was a surprisingly good story considering the description that was provided, was so much better than expected. The twist at the end wasn't entirely surprising... but it wasn't expected.
Definitely worth the time.

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  • Sweetpea
  • 2022-05-11

AS MUCH FOR ADULTS AS YOUNG ADULTS

I really liked this book. This is a YA book but it would appeal to adults as well. It has much more substance than even the average adult romance book. There are some deep thoughts and difficult issues in here, and the twisty climax took me by surprise which almost never happens.

Jane Doe (Clementine) loses her memory after a plane crash and tries in her own way to find it again. While doing so she is given a rare opportunity to redefine herself and learn who she wants to be, not just who she is. She looks at herself with a clean slate and is given valuable insights from her friend Kieran. Kieran is on a journey of his own and in helping Jane, he confronts his own issues as well.

I love the insights in this book and I love the beautifully painted picture of Ireland. It was a really delightful, compelling read. Highly recommend.

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  • Shanda Bever
  • 2022-01-13

This lovely story is a must read

This story had me from start to finish and took me by surprise more than once. loved it!

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  • Josh Wilson
  • 2020-06-25

there is an upside!

slightly predictable but lovely! I loved the performance by the narrator as well. hope to read more by Rebecca Crane

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  • Beth M
  • 2020-06-08

Narration is HORRIBLE!!!

This is the worst narration ever!!!
Her intonation is off a 100% of the time.... she is HORRIBLE!!!
The story line is GREAT, but the narrator destroys the desire to carry on & listen. Her voice is a pleasant one, she may be good for children's story telling, but listening to her with this book stresses me out!!!
I will NEVER listen to a book she narrates again!!!