I love Nicholas Sparks' books, so I knew I would enjoy this one. Rebecca Lowman does a fantastic job as narrator--just the right tone and pace. At points, the story seemed to get a little bogged down, and I found myself skipping over parts. At the end, though, I had to think--wait, wait, I have to go back. All those parts that seemed so slow and that seemed to have little to do with the love story that was unfolding were clues that I nearly missed--so don't be tempted to skip over anything. The ending really caught me off guard!
I am a huge Nicholas Spark fan. However, I did not enjoy this book as much as some of his other pieces of literature. The majority of this book was great but in my opinion the ending was terrible. I felt like Nicholas got 3/4 through the book before deciding to go a completely different route with the final conclusion. It felt to me like he all of a sudden shifted gears with the main focal point of the novel but he didn't think to go back and change the beginning to fit the ending better. I was very disappointed because to me, the storyline completely shifted gears towards the end and it ruined the imagery I had played out in my head. Besides that, it was the typical Nicholas Spark book filled with intense emotion, suspense, and the vivid portrayal of characters that makes you want to start and finish the book in one sitting!
No I haven't listened to any other books by Nicholas Sparks.
I believe the narrator did a pretty good job with this novel. This might sound so silly, and I am almost hesitate to share, only because some people choose to interpret things negatively, but because of the narrators accent I kept getting the idea that Joy was an African American women. I'm just pointing this out because when listening to the novel, I was almost seeing a Michelle Obama when visualizing Joy's character, but after seeing the movie trailer, that will obviously not be the case, so its going to be hard to adjust my imagination to the character on the screen lol!
There is already being a movie made and I look forward to seeing it! I am very glad with the actors and actresses chosen to play the main roles. I know some people are upset that the physical features of the characters in the book do not match that of those in the movie, but I think thats pretty typical in any movie you go see based on a book. I will also go out on a limb and say that this could possibly be the first movie that will be better than the book, only because of how disappointing the ending of the book was. I look forward to seeing if the ending of the movie is better than that in the the book.
Although I personally didn't prefer the ending, doesn't mean the book isn't worth reading/listening. I'm very happy with my purchase and look forward to reading plenty of Nicholas Sparks books in my future!
This was an enjoyable audiobook. I got it on sale, but it was worth full price. The narrator was great. The story was pretty predictable...but still good.
I love reading Sparks' works! I can't wait to see the movie. I believe it is a must to read the book before seeing the movie...the books are always better!.
I liked how there was an element of danger and mystery sometimes lacking in Nicholas Sparks. He masterfully creates love stories, but some have seemed too similar. Safe Haven keeps with his romance theme, but adds elements of danger to the main conflict/plot. A little sappy, but overall nice.
The Notebook, Dear John, The Vow are similar to the writing and story.
I don’t believe I have, but enjoyed her reading this story. I think her narration adds to the story by emplacing the emotions felt but the main characters.
Kids melt my heart, so when Alex’s little girl gives Katie a drawing, I was mush
I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
Generally speaking, I enjoy reading books that are made into movies prior to the movie's release. I was really excited about Safe Haven, as I had seen the movie previews, and had very high hopes for the book. That may have been the problem, though...perhaps my hopes were too high, because, I really didn't fall in love with this novel.
I will say that the ending had an unforeseen twist that perked me up, and started to change my point of view to be more favorable. Having said that, I will say that this novel is credit worthy, but not an amazing tale.
Romantic, Love, Friendship.
No. I love how she reads this book by Nicholas Sparks, but i don't think it would compare in any way to anything else she read.
This book was such a great one, I watched all his movies, but this is the 2nd i read from the books he wrote. I loved this story than the notebook. Now going to look forward to reading Best of me!
I really enjoyed the mature and patient love in Safe Haven. I found myself caught up in the story very quickly.
One of the most memorable moments was when Katie reads the letter at the end. I cried and laughed and it was a great ending.
My favorite scene was when Jo and Katie are drinking wine and completely opening up about Katie's past.
Jo was my favorite character, because she is the friend I wish I had.
A great read! Some parts were hard to read due to domestic abuse and the reality that it happens, but justice is served in the end, so it was worth reading!!
Love, suspense, well-written
The ending was awesome! It was the perfect ending to an already excellent book!
Jo was my favorite as I loved her bubbly attitude and loved how the reader preformed her accent.
The ending. All I could think was "I knew it!"
I loved this book. Not only was it well-written, but the reader did an excellent job with the character portrayals, especially with the range of accents in the book. Cannot state how much I loved this book and wish I could read it for the first time all over again!