I love audiobooks so hard!
Send Taylor to a therapist immediately.
Probably not. It would be too sappy. And I was mostly annoyed with Taylor.
This story is about love... familial love and romantic love brought together by a raging storm, and a lost 4 year-old boy.
Taylor McAden is a volunteer fireman who is more than willing to risk his life in order to save lives. Taylor feels compelled to take terrifying risks. The reason he is motivated to risk his life is one of the mysteries of this story. Romantic love is another mystery surrounding Taylor McAden. While he is willing to take the leap of faith to save a life, he is unwilling to take the leap of faith by daring to risk romantic love.
This is a good storyline and it was very easy to become concerned and care about the characters. I thought the author could have done a better job of setting up the story to show why it was so difficult for Taylor to pursue romantic love, but overall it's a heart-felt story and was 'all good' in the end.
Johnny Heller, the narrator, did a wonderful job. He did the best he could with the 4 year-old's voice (a difficulty for any mature male). I enjoyed this novel, narration and all.
I have nothing good to say about this book. As soon as it started I was PRAYING that the man reading the acknowledgements was NOT going to being reading the whole book. His voice was beyond annoying. But alas, he was the narrator. I decided to forge ahead anyway. It is boring. Not once was I ever concerned with what would happen. The main character was whiny. The kids dialect aggravating. I made it about halfway through and then asked for a refund.
I cannot listen to this Sparks novel because One Book has over ridden it and will not let me proceed. I would not use such a busted app if you paid me to! Please remove it and let me listen to my downloaded books in peace!
This isn't Nicolas Sparks best, but I haven't listened to one I didn't like from him.
The narrator did a fantastic job with this book, especially with the interpretation of the little boy, which is so important to a book being a success.
I like the story and it was an easy listen and it ended up with a lot of emotion. Of course I was hoping it would end well. Sparks always has a clincher and he did it again.
I liked this book and would recommend it to any Nicholas Sparks fan.
I would really have enjoyed this audiobook, except for the narrator. I found myself really wanting to hear what came next in the story but was reluctant to play it due to the whiny, "smiley " voice of the narrator. if I hadn't already purchased it, I would have ditched it and headed for Barnes and Noble. But Nicholas Sparks never disappoints.