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.
Yes. very good.
Nicholas Sparks. Had a very interesting family.
When his brother rejected him.
I had reservations about this being as good as his novels but was very please that I listened to it. My husband loved it too.
The best book by Nicholas Sparks ever! Very moving and real.
I really enjoyed this book as it gave an insight into the author, Nicholas Sparks, that I did not know previously. It sheds light on why he wrote some of his fictional books that I have read. I had to pay close attention to the storyline to realize when he was shifting from his current adventures and reflecting on his past life with his family of origin.
As much as I love the characters Sparks introduces in each novel, the real-life inspirations have shown equal intensity. I so enjoyed listening to the parallels in the author's life to the story lines he developed. Seeing where he was in his own life while he wrote has now given me more meaning in which to read/listen to his novels. He is a very well-rounded author and family man. As usual, I loved his stories.
Biomedical entrepreneur. Lifelong Libertarian. Yoga enthusiast.
First the good news. The author writes clearly and with a reasonable sense of observation and some humor. He also seems like an all-around nice guy. Now the bad news. About one third into the book I started feeling like that it was written to be sold as the material for a movie of the week on Lifetime, Hallmark or some other cable channel that carries sop stories. Sure enough, two thirds into the book the author explains that his books are picked up for scripts of sappy movies (e.g., the ultra-sappy "Message in a Bottle" with Kevin Costner). All told, I was expecting something with insight and depth. What I found was just a midge above trivial. The book may have been meant to tell a moving story of self-discovery, but as the author states many times, what you want and what you get are often entirely different things. Also, I have a difficult time feeling sorry for this guy no matter how hard he tries to tell us that he's led a tough life. Losing relatives is very rough, but myriad poor souls on Earth would feel blessed if that was the worst that ever happened to them.