road show junkie
I learned so much about the Sparks family - and where Nicholas found the beautiful & inspiring books/movies that we all love to cry through. I was not sure what I expected, but I found the interweaving story of Nick's growing up with the amazing trip he took with Micah to be deep and meaningful. I shed a number of tears along the way... in true Sparks fashion. Nicholas is a deeply spiritual man - and in that is his strength and source of all things flowing through to his stories. I think most of us would be rubber-roomable after his childhood experiences & fears. A deeply human story - filled with inspiration & flaws.
Nicholas. He is strong despite his innate fears that should be crushing him. His trust in God is inspiring. He keeps putting one foot in front of the other and trusting that God will see him through. He deeply & truly feels for others; he puts their feelings first.
he was believable. I truly enjoyed listening to him. It was as if Nicholas himself was reading the story... and I have never heard Nicholas' Sparks voice! Henry read the story as if the words & story were his own personal reflections & memories.
His sister's death. I really hoped her optimism would see her through. That Nicholas was astute enough to back off when he realized how much more important it was for her husband & inlaws to have their time to say their goodbyes actually had me sobbing as I walked down the street.
Highly recommended. Have tissues handy - you'll need them. For both laughing & crying.
I haven't read a lot of Nicholas Sparks' books, but this sounded interesting. I couldn't put it down. It makes you feel very connected with the author. He talks about his family and personal tragedies with openness, warmth and humor. After reading this, I am going to go back and read some of his other stories as he explained what his inspiration was. It was a wonderful read and I would highly recommend.
This story was inspiring, it shared love loss, humor and adventure. It was so nice to hear the bright side, even with the losses & struggles that they experienced.
No, too much of an autobiography for me I guess.
Unsure, I have many downloaded.
No, it was almost painful.
I love everything else by Nicholas Sparks but this was long and drawn out.
NO! I have never read a Nicholas Sparks' novel so I was excited to read this one. I was so very disappointed because his style of writing was very simplistic and elementary. I could have written this book. How he got to be so famous is beyond me.
Nice and soothing, pleasant
Anger at having spent the money and time to read this book, sadness because it was so boring and disappointment because it was so shockingly insipid. His characters were so one dimensional and predictable.
Well, since I've had the "Notebook" on my wish list for some time now, I can take it off since I probably won't read another Sparks novel again. Meh.
Reconnecting. Kinship. Tragedy.
In one word--Life.
No I haven't. But the performance was outstanding. He really understood the voice of the narration, and was unafraid to go to the places that the story went.
This was a book that I personally wanted to savor. The story was rich and emotional, and even though it was a page turner, I wanted to take breaks to absorb the story that was being told to me. Every chapter, every event that was depicted I wanted to remember and experience and relate to. To me this book was meant to be experienced.